General Reference: this is covered in the dictionary, viz.:
[From the OED2]
II. Connecting co-ordinate clauses or sentences.
7. Simply connective.
- 1502 Arnold Chron. (1811) 223 ― He was howsled and anelid and soo died.
- 1751 Johnson Rambl. No. 165 ⁋3 ― The brightest hours of prosperity have their clouds, and the stream of life··will grow putrid by stagnation.
- 1756 Burke Vind. Nat. Soc. Wks. I. 9, ― I then thought, and am still of the same opinion.
- 1832 Carlyle in Remin. (1881) I. 9, ― I often wondered and admired at this.
- 1879 Tennyson Lover’s T. 54 ― Love mourn’d long, and sorrow’d after Hope.
- 1481 Caxton Reynard (Arb.) 69 ― He complayneth and I playne not.
- 1611 Bible Matt. xxii. 30 ― Hee said, I goe sir, and went not.
8. Introducing a consequence:
a. the historical sequel or consequence of a fact.
- C. 1000 Ælfric Gen. i. 3 ― God cwæþ þa · ʒeweorþe leoht: and leoht wearð ʒeworht.
- 1382 Wyclif Gen., i. 3 ― God seide, Be maad liȝt: and maad is light.
- 1611 WyclifGen., i. 3 ― God said Let there be light: and there was light.
- Wyclif Luke vii. 8, ― I say vnto one Goe, and he goeth; and to another Come, and hee commeth.
- 1667 Pepys Diary 30 June, ― A pretty young woman, and I did kiss her.
- 1821 Keats Lamia 441 ― You have dismiss’d me, and I go From your breast houseless.
- 1879 A. Clark tr. Rydberg’s Rom. Days, ― A few paces from the trattoria, and I stood on the Forum Romanum.
- Mod. ― He spoke, and all was still.
b. the predicted consequence or fulfilment of a command, or of a hypothesis put imperatively, or elliptically.
- C. 1000 Ags. Gosp. Matt. viii. 8 ― Cweð þin án word, and mine cnapa bið ʒehæled.
- 1386 Chaucer Miller’s T. 344 ― Werke by counseil, and thou schalt nat rewe.
- 1388 Wyclif John xvi. 16 ― A litil, and thanne ȝe schuln not se me.
- 1557 (Genev.) Wyclif John, xvi. 16 ― A litle whyle, and ye shal not see me.
- 1611 Bible Luke x. 28 ― This do, and thou shalt liue.
- 17·· Sc. Paraphr. xxxv, ― My broken body thus I give For you, for all-take, eat, and live.
- 1799 Allingham Fort. Frol. i. iii, ― Gee’ us a buss, and I’ll tell thee.
- 1826 Disraeli Viv. Grey vi. ii. 296 ― Five minutes more, and our son must have reigned in Little Lilliput.
- A.1884 Mod. ― Give him an inch, and he will take an ell. Speak one word, and you are a dead man!
- 1896 A. Austin Eng. Darling iii. i. 63 ― Face a head gust and it will steady you.
- 1933 D. L. Sayers Murder must Advertise iv. 72 ― Spray with Sanfect and you’re safe.
9. Introducing an explanatory, amplificative, or parenthetic clause or phrase.
- C. 1386 Chaucer Prol. 43 ― A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man.
- C. 1460 Townl. Myst. 259 ― Into this dongeon depe I soght, And alle for luf of the.
- 1610 Shaks. Temp. ii. i. 317, ― I heard a humming (And that a strange one too).
- 1710 Rowe J. Shore i. i, ― Yet there is one, and he amongst the foremost.
- 1818-1884 [see mistake sb. 2 c].
- 1843 Dickens Christm. Car. i, ― Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ’Change.
- 1853 [see wonder sb. 6 e].
- 1855 Macaulay Hist. Eng. III. 323 ― He and he alone has done all this.
- 1869 A. Morris Open Secret xi. 194 ― To think that we are, and we only are, to blame.
- A. 1884 Mod. ― You doubt his capacity, and with reason.
- 1890 F. Goldie Ven. Ed. Arrowsmith (C.T.S.) 2 ― Robert Arrowsmith’s father··was often thrown into gaol-and we know what gaols were in those days.
- 1914 S. A. Hirsch in A. G. Little R. Bacon v. 128 ― Another large portion of the Greek Grammar is taken up by Bacon’s treatment of accentuation and prosody (pp. 95-144), and no wonder!
- 1930 G. K. Chesterton Resurr. Rome v. 202 ― The French would certainly have recovered the stolen French provinces whenever they could; and quite right too.
10. Connecting two verbs the latter of which would logically be in the infinitive, esp. after go, come, send, try; familiarly and dialectally after various others.
- 1526 Tindale Acts xi. 4 ― Peter began and expounde the thinge.
- 1671 Milton P.R. i. 224 ― At least to try and teach the erring soul.
- 1780 Mrs. Thrale Let. 10 June (1788) II. 150 ― Do go to his house, and thank him.
- 1819 Moore in N.Q. Ser. i. (1854) IX. 76/1 ― Went to the theatre to try and get a dress.
- 1878 Jevons Prim. Pol. Econ. 42 ― If every trade were thus to try and keep all other people away.
- Mod. ― You will come and see us sometimes, won’t you?
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