References in classic literature ?
You seem to forget the orders I received to conduct you safe and sound to his highness the prince
I have undertaken to convey Madame safe and sound to France, and I shall keep my promise.
I have been in a mouse-hole--and in a snail-shell--and down a cow's throat-- and in the wolf's belly; and yet here I am again, safe and sound.
said Joe, as the Victoria skimmed closely along the ground, at scarcely the elevation of one hundred feet, and immediately over a village, "I'll throw them an empty bottle, with your leave, doctor, and if it reaches them safe and sound, they'll worship it; if it breaks, they'll make talismans of the pieces.