Frazier's final chapter ends with a "tableau" of Inman's reclining, shot and wounded, in Ada's lap and the author's characterization of it: "A scene of such quiet and peace that the observer on the ridge could avouch
to it later in such a way as might lead those of glad temperaments to imagine some conceivable history where long decades of happy union stretched before the two on the ground" (353).
Not only does Horatio confirm the independent existence of the external object with "the sensible and true avouch
of [his] own eyes"(I.
Thus much I dare my felfe avouch
, that cryftall [quartz] groweth within certain rockes vpon the Alps, and thofe fo fteep and inacceffible, that for the moft part they are con-ftrained to hang by ropes that fhall get it forth.
Then, he must avouch
, Or follow, at the least, sufficiently, The form of faith his conscience holds the best, Whate'er the process of conviction was: For nothing can compensate his mistake On such a point, the man himself being judge: He cannot wed twice, nor twice lose his soul.
Before my God, I might not this believe Without the sensible and true avouch
Of mine own eyes.
They invoke deities to avouch
, to shield, and to execrate: "Angels and ministers of grace defend us
In Shakespeare's play, it is Lysander, not Hermia, who mentions Demetrius's change-of-heart and infidelity: "Demetrius, I'll avouch
it to his head, / Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena, / And won her soul" (1.
There was at that moment nothing Gerry could ask me I wouldn't avouch