Maintain your rank, vulgarity despise;
To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise.
You would not swear upon the bed of death;
Reflect! Your Maker yet may stop your breath.—Cowper
A good old man was once in company with a gentleman who occasionally introduced into conversation the words "devil," "deuce," etc., and who at last took the Name of God in vain. "Stop, sir," said the old man. "I said nothing while you only used freedoms with the name of your own master, but I insist upon it that you shall use no freedoms with the Name of mine."—Selected