[Edited] The Oxford English Dictionary (2nd ed.) gives on pride (v.):
4.a. refl. To make or show oneself proud; to take pride, take credit to
oneself, congratulate oneself; to
plume oneself. Const[ructed with]
on, upon, in (†for, of, about, with), that.
Here are the examples it quotes - I left out the ones from before 1600:
1674 Boyle Excell. Theol. ii. ii. 138
The variety of inventions ... make us
pride ourselves about things, that
1691 tr. Emilianne's Frauds Rom. Monks
(ed. 3) 361, I know ... Reason, why
the Priests should pride themselves
1756–7 tr. Keysler's Trav. (1760) III.
108 At Mantua, where they pride
themselves not a little on account of
their city being the birthplace of
that great poet.
1806 Med. Jrnl. XV. 437, I prided
myself that my hands had never been
guilty of communicating that disease.
1807–8 W. Irving Salmag. (1824) 35 We
pride ourselves upon giving
satisfaction in every department of
a1849 H. Coleridge Ess. (1851) II. 146
The impotence of that which some women
pride themselves in.
1850 D. M. Craik Olive I. v. 71 How
Elspie then prided herself for the
continual tutoring which had made the
image ... an image of love.
1882 A. W. Ward Dickens iv. 91 He
prided himself on his punctuality.
I only just consulted the 3rd edition, which presents a different picture:
3.a. trans. (refl.). Originally: †to show oneself proud, plume oneself (obs.). Later: to take
pride in or congratulate oneself
(for some achievement, ability, etc.).
Now chiefly with on, that.
It has three new quotes as well:
1910 ‘H. H. Richardson’ Getting of
Wisdom (1982) iv. 35 If there was
one thing‥all of them prided
themselves on, it was the good manners
that had been instilled into them
since their infancy.
1953 H. Clevely Public Enemy vi. 32
He prided himself that his voice
sounded quite ordinary; he was giving
1992 H. N. Schwarzkopf It doesn't
take Hero p. x, For the entire first
part of my career, I prided myself on
being unflappable even in the most
chaotic of circumstances.