- In the morning before daybreak, the damsel, agreeably to the injunctions of her mistress, offered to retire; but Edgar, who had no reserve in his pleasures, and whose love to his bedfellow was rather inflamed by enjoyment, refused his consent, and employed force and entreaties to detain her. - "The History of England, Volume I", David Hume.
- Lots of men, hundreds and hundreds of 'em, have slept tight o' nights with you for bedfellow; if they could grin and bear you, I believe I can. - "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.
- My generous bedfellow gave her maid the same sum; so that they live in great peace and plenty within half- a- mile of us, and daily put up prayers for our preservation. - "The Adventures of Roderick Random", Tobias Smollett.