- 1904, E. Nesbit, The Phoenix and the Carpet:
- Nicked the bloomin' lot 'e did--and me with not a farden to take 'ome to my brother and his missus.'
- 1908, James Blyth, Edward FitzGerald and "Posh":
- He was off with the letters and all, and never gave me a farden for what he had or what he l'arnt off o' me.
- 1915, John Hartley, Yorksher Puddin':
- 'If tha weant, tha weant,' he sed, soa that settles it, but awd rayther let th' bums tak away nearly ivvery stick aght o'th' haase nor awd take a farden less nor seven shillin'; that's th' lowest aw ivver will tak, an if tha doesn't buy'em at that price tha'll rue, for tha'll niver have sich a chonce ageean.'