References in classic literature ?
My dear children, what a task would you think it, even with a long lifetime before you, were you bidden to copy every chapter, and verse, and word, in yonder family Bible
He mentioned, likewise, that the oracle had bidden him be guided by a cow, and inquired of the strangers whether they supposed that this brindled animal could be the one.
Also, on my honour I swear that, had she bidden me cast myself from the summit of the Shlangenberg, I should have done it.