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Before my God, I might not this believe Without the sensible and true avouch Of mine own eyes.
But worse than length is the monstrous immodesty of Lynch's letter, which overflows with archaic, obsolete, seldom-used words and phrases, including avouch, astringent, arrant, assiduous, and rampageous.
13) Elsewhere, the insufficiency of a skeptical view of reality is made apparent when Horatio sees the Ghost in Hamlet and exclaims "Before my God, I might not this believe / Without the sensible and true avouch / Of mine own eyes" (1.
Abruptly, with a flourish of his sword, Endicott slices the red cross of England from the British flag, crying as he does so: "Before God and man, I will avouch the deed.