- 1652, Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, Chocolate= or, An Indian Drinke:
- And therefore my desire is, to take this paines, for the pleasure, and profit of the publicke; endeavouring to accommodate it to the content of all, according to the variety of those things, wherewith it may be mixt; that so every man may make choise of that, which shal be most agreeable to his disposition.
- 1602, William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor:
- Tis not vnknown to you, The feruent loue I beare to young Anne Page, And mutally her loue againe to mee: But her father still against her choise, Doth seeke to marrie her to foolish Slender, 10 And in a robe of white this night disguised, Wherein fat Falstaffe had a mightie scare, Must Slender take her and carrie her to Catlen, And there vnknowne to any, marrie her.
- 1592, Philippe de Mornay, A Discourse of Life and Death:
- Behold him now, according to his wish, at libertie: in that age, wherein Hercules had the choise, to take the way of vertue or of vice, reason or passion for his guide, and of these two must take one.
- 1504, Nicholas Udall, Roister Doister:
- Ye shall haue choise of a thousande as good as shee, And ye must pardon hir, it is for lacke of witte.