Phrases with "children"

Robert Green Ingersoll And yet, see what children the children of God have been. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Virginia Woolf They would soon be out of it, Mr. Ramsay was saying to old Macalister; but their children would see some strange things. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

The children might come in and cheer you, you so lonely here —” The self‐satisfied, soft smile died off his face; the little girl hid hers and screamed. Signa by Ouida

Wilkie Collins You will say this is a horribly discouraging result of experience, for it tends to show that children come into the world at a disadvantage on the day of their birth. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Thomas Paine Whatever is given on this account to children answers two purposes. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

And then the children ran out for their morning romp. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

If that is so, we cannot be certain that school, at any rate boarding school, is not still for many children as dreadful an experience as it used to be. Collected Essays by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton MacIan drew in his breath, as children do at anything they think utterly beautiful. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Henry Adams So he read Longfellow and Tennyson as their poems appeared, but the children took possession of Dickens and Thackeray for themselves. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Nothing daunted, the other children would have been only too happy to change places with their favoured little brother. The Child that went with the Fairies by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Louisa May Alcott The children were inconsolable, and Mr. Bhaer’s hair stuck straight up all over his head, for he always rumpled it wildly when disturbed in mind. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I don’t know how you manage this, Mr. Holmes, but it seems to me that all the detectives of fact and of fancy would be children in your hands. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Charles Dickens My children are pleasant to look at, and they wait upon me, and get my meat and drink ready, and are useful to me. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Ford Madox Ford That was her father’s ambition!’ She thought of them as children running races. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Wilkie Collins And your father said yes, if he would make no noise, because the wife was ill, and the children were asleep. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Baldwin Spencer Column 3 are the children of men of column 1 and of women of column 2. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

In Ethiopia, when the children be young and little, they be all yellow; and, when that they wax of age, that yellowness turneth to be all black. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

John Galsworthy The children are up in the schoolroom with Mam’selle. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Theodore Dreiser I presume that you have no children of your own, or that if you have you lack the parental instinct; otherwise you could not have injured me in this fashion. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence Her mother was lenient, careless The children played about as they would all day. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Baldwin Spencer My Ipmunna are Bulthara. My Unkulla women are Kumara, and they must marry Bulthara men, and their children are Mura to me. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arthur Machen They are such nice, comfortable people, and the children would have been company for you. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Edgar Rice Burroughs There were naked children running and playing in the village street. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

I believe that children and dogs have, in their innocence, a special power of perception as far as spectral apparitions and coming misfortunes are concerned. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The Sixtb. What schooling had these four? The Seventh. They walked the roads Mimicking what they heard, as children mimic; They understood that wisdom comes of beggary. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Charles Dickens It seemed that a couple of poor families lived in this hovel, for two women, each among children of her own, occupied different portions of the room. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George MacDonald The children enjoyed the spectacle, siding some with this one, some with that, for we had never seen such beasts before, and thought they were only at play. Lilith by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope And when the succour came it was all too late, for the mother and the two children never left the cabin till they left it together, wrapped in their workhouse shrouds. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

The sports of children in the streets of mighty cities are but sad, and too painfully recall the circumstances of freedom and breezy nature that are not there. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

This was snobbish, if you like, but it was also necessary, for middle-class people can-not afford to let their children grow up with vulgar accents. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope He did not much care about any heir as yet unborn, and felt by no means so certain in regard to children as did the lady. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Folks that has brought up children know that there’s no hard and fast method in the world that’ll suit every child. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

The motor-buses and the electric drill, by sheer power, cancel each other out, and become as a roll of drums, where the other noise was as of children playing with fire-irons and coal-scuttles. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

AS marriage produces children, so children produce care and disputes; and wrangling, as is said (at least by old batchelors and old maids) is one of the sweets of the conjugal state. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

The children cried in the nursery. In the World by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence I asked for Meg. “Oh, Missis is gone to church — and the children — but Miss Saxton is in, she might —” “Emily!” I exclaimed. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Abraham Merri Score upon score of men and women and children plucked from their own times and set down in this timeless world. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

William Makepeace Thackeray It nobly represented, to my mind, the dark children of the Egyptian bondage, and suggested the touching story. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Henry Handel Richardson I don’t care a rap about myself; I’ll put up with whatever you like; but I can’t and won’t sit by and see my children degenerate. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith There were expressions of regret that the village children of Ipley would miss the supervizing eyes that had watched over them—perchance! at any rate, would lose them. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Bronislaw Malinowski The children are never chastised either by the father or the mother. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

James Anthony Froude His case was passed over and he was left in prison, where his wife and children were allowed to visit him daily. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

The children all send love to grandmamma and Aunt Elizabeth: and (it is Miss Nelly calls out this) to little brother Arthur. Nelly is growing prettier every day: she is now going on for eleven. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

D. H. Lawrence His children don’t take after him. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Morrison That’s my lan’lord, that is; look at ’im! ‘E comes ‘angin’ round my door waitin’ for a chance to turn my pore wife an’ children out o’ ’ouse and ‘ome. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

The men who had work to do had gone about it; the idlers were still in bed; the more respectable among the women were occupied with their children or their housework. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Katherine Mansfield I never ceased crying once—not even to put the children to bed. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Looking at the sullen, attentive faces around her, she resumed with soft force: “Our children are going in the world toward happiness. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Charles Dickens Her cry was so terrified, that the children started from their sleep and from their beds, and clung about her. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

G. K. Chesterton The man who cannot appreciate it goes along with the man who cannot appreciate beef or claret or a game with children or a brass band. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Gissing A wife and children are strong persuasions to conservatism. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon Homes were broken up for ever, parents bereft, children orphaned, and lovers, seizing delight even under the wings of death, were suddenly mingled in a hideous and undesired union. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett A strange repast! A strange father! The children had difficulty in speaking naturally. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

D. H. Lawrence There were the children — but the children belonged to life. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf The children were dropping in still. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Wilkie Collins He manages his children instead of his regiment, and establishes discipline in the servants’-hall instead of in the barrack-yard. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

I believe this is a common habit of children and adolescents. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Mankind seem to agree that children should be left under the management of women during their childhood. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman As a matter of fact, I had never seen, in any group of homes that I could recall, so much time given to children by so many parents—unless on a Sunday in the suburbs. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson In these sheds children play or visitors shelter while peeping forth at the great waves which, in stormy weather, toss up over the breakwater; and the storehouses are closed and deserted. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Hardy They were the only two children of Lord and Lady Luxellian, and, as it proved, had been left at home during their parents’ temporary absence, in the custody of nurse and governess. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Sigmund Freud Now it is precisely by these anxiety dreams that children are so often haunted (cf. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Rudyard Kipling The Girl came out of the hut where she had been keeping the children quiet, and talking woman-talk to the wife, and they all ate the evening meal together. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

E. F. Benson His father, Hugh Brunty, small peasant farmer, with ten children to rear, can hardly have done so, and it is improbable that he could have saved enough himself. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Under our feet the white shirts disappeared; the ragged crowd gravitated to the left; the small children strung into the square cage-door. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Mark Twain Joshua reported favorably, and the children of Israel journeyed on, with Moses at the head of the general government, and Joshua in command of the army of six hundred thousand fighting men. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

John Lewis Burckhard The children of Indians, born at Mekka, of course speak Arabic as their native language. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope But fathers and mothers are sometimes apt to think that more should be done for their own children than a friend’s best ability can afford. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Indignantly she snatched the candle from him and blew it out, saying: ‘No one will harm you, Mr. Winch. Your place is with the children upstairs. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Thomas Hardy To wonder how many of these cups the landlord possessed altogether was a favourite exercise of children in the marvellous. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson Women, when they did not absorb, were only children to be shoo’d away. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy The model wore too much of an educational aspect for the children not to tire of it soon, and a little later in the afternoon they were all marched back to Lumsdon, Jude returning to his work. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Marjorie Bowen She was evidently smarting under some reprimand from Grandmamma, and Elsie understood from what Sarah said in a low, careful voice, that all Grandmamma’s children had been useless and nuisances. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Abraham Merri The children were little blue-eyed angels. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch There were three children — all boys. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Andrew Lang As soon as she had gone out of sight the children took the comb and the handkerchief, and, taking one another by the hand, they started and ran, and ran, and ran. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Miles Franklin The children rattled on my door-handle and jeered: “She thought she’d hit me, but ma settled her. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Awfully tiresome those children were, and Mrs. Knox said they wore her out. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Andrew Lang It was not long till the prince and princess had their children with them, and then they set out for their own palace. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Out of my way, please, babies!’ A group of children round a red-headed man who was telling them stories, scattered laughing. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

A. E. W. Mason The news spread quick as a spark through the town; already crowds of men and women and children flocked to this rare and pleasant spectacle. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Strange that we always punished children for sliding down unsuitable things and never provided suitable ones. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Before the wide gateway a small mob of children were playing. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Radclyffe Hall Delicate, spoilt by her father and entirely self-centred; yet she was a good enough child as children go, easier far to manage than the elder girl. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

They’ve got three children and Mrs. Larose is as delightful a woman as her husband is a nice man. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

T. E. Lawrence The lad was of the outcast Heteym, pariahs of the desert, whose poor children were commonly sent on hire as shepherds to the tribes about them. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Eliot They all sat up to listen, while the children trotted or crawled towards her, and pulled her black skirts, as if they were impatient at being all that long way off her face. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Thomas Wolfe These were the masses of the nation, the poor ones of the earth, the humble ones of life, the workers and the wives, the mothers and the children — and day after day they came and stood and waited. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence But for herself, nothing but this dreary endurance — till the children grew up. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Such beings pity alike the children that are languishing in death, and the children that live only to languish in tears. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Robert Green Ingersoll I intend so to live that when I die my children can come to my grave and truthfully say: “He who sleeps here never gave us one moment of pain. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

In 1814, her husband died, leaving her with two children and the regency of the principality. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Geoffrey Chaucer And in hir swough so sadly holdeth she Hir children two, whan she gan hem tembrace, That with greet sleighte and greet difficultee The children from hir arm they gonne arace. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Frances Hodgson Burnett Through what means children so quickly convey to each other—while seeming scarcely to do more than play—the entire history of their lives and surroundings, is a sort of occult secret. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

My children are not like that; if Marietta thinks Irene has a bigger piece than she has, she will leave the room and go to the wall. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

I might heap high the scale with logic, courage, and resignation — but let one fear for Idris and our children enter the opposite one, and, over-weighed, it kicked the beam. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The widow’s three younger children were playing on the road, and their voices mingled with the evening song of the birds. The Child that went with the Fairies by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Andrew Lang And then the folding doors were opened, and a crowd of children rushed in, as though they wanted to knock down the whole tree, whilst the older people followed soberly. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

We have many pupils from the best families of Flanders — and some even from Paris, whence parents are glad to remove their children from the confusion of the time. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Later, while he shaved, Nicole awoke and marched around, giving abrupt, succinct orders to children and servants. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Maria Edgeworth The parents of these poor children were eager to trust them to her care, and they strenuously endeavoured to promote what they perceived to be entirely to their advantage. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

John Locke And my children also, being born of me, had a right to be maintained out of my labour or substance. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

James Joyce The children of the avenue used to play together in that field — the Devines, the Waters, the Dunns, little Keogh the cripple, she and her brothers and sisters. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Gissing Pretty play for children of five and seven, isn’t it?’ Rolfe made a gesture of disgust. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope Why should the colonies remain true to us as children are true to their parents, if we grudge them the assistance which is due to a child? They raise their own taxes, it is said, and administer them. North America by Anthony Trollope

Both children then twined their arms round their mother and kissed her repeatedly, while her head sank lower and lower, and the paleness of death overspread her features. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence And this job was to make the children spell the word “caution” correctly, and put a capital letter after a full-stop. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Katherine Mansfield The three other children who shared the same bed with the Child-Who-Was-Tired, accustomed to brawls, slept on peacefully. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Anthony Trollope Of all her children he was the one she loved the best; but him she was never allowed to see under her own roof. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen There was nobody thereexcept three children playing some game or other. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Walter Scott The process seems to have consisted in confronting the children with the witches, and hearing the extraordinary story which the former insisted upon maintaining. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The children were screaming and Nicole was screaming and cursing and trying to tear at Dick’s face. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Willa Cather The chemist remarked the other day that children are like certain salts which need not be actualized because the formulae are quite sufficient for practical purposes. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Where my husband is I dont know but I received a vile letter from him where he even accused his inocent children of things and sarcasticaly asked about the star boarder. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Arnold Bennett One only of the seven children was missing. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

But no such ravings were to be heard at the bed-side by which the children knelt. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Jack London He yielded to the master’s children with an ill but honest grace, and endured their fooling as one would endure a painful operation. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Henry Lawson The two younger children go to sleep, and now and then Jacky complains of being “skeezed. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Wilkie Collins This change in my life is, perhaps, not worth mentioning, but I am reminded of my two little children when I speak of my mistress in her present position. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Lucy was going to die, and motherless for ever would my children be. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Theodore Dreiser Good heavens! The children could almost come to forget him in five years. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

What’s done too quick has to be done twice my mother used to say, and she had eleven children and two husbands, though most of them was before I was born, being the youngest. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

R. D. Blackmore The children are eating for their very lives. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Arnold Bennett The momentary vision of Mr. and Mrs. Orgreave in the large house close by, now practically deserted by all their children except Janet, saddened him. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You children want to go off by yourselves. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Gissing I want, Mr. Starkey, to make myself—something—so that my daughters and my sons-in-law would never feel ashamed of me—so that their children won’t be afraid to talk of their grandfather. Topham's Chance by George Gissing

See that pretty bird, in its beak a writhing worm! All Nature’s children live to take life; none, indeed, so lavishly as man. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The men, for the most part, stood erect and stately with folded arms, awaiting their doom; but the women and children clung to one another, hiding behind the males. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Charles Dickens I was then at the Foundling, in London, waiting to take some children to our institution in the country. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

People have now so many things to “do” that they are like children in a toyshop. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Henry Lawson She brings the children in, and makes them get on this table. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson Four ragged, dried-up-looking children are playing about the house. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

His wife had broken his head with a cut-glass whisky decanter, a wedding present which they had had for fourteen years, and then fled to her mother’s house, taking the children with her. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Baldwin Spencer Of course the children go out with the women, and from the moment that they can toddle about they begin to imitate the actions of their mother. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arthur Machen Missus was away for three days, and the children were all in bed. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

The children catch small grasshoppers for their birds with a shovel-shaped instrument of open rattan work. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

When the clothes of the two children had been exchanged, she took our baby in her arms and prepared to leave. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith They are the children of fair weather. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Was that short step further so important that he could murder his brother’s children to achieve it? It was an odd set-up altogether. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

These children were baptized in February of the year 1585; so that Shakspeare’s whole family of three children were born and baptized two months before he completed his majority. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Wilkie Collins The children in the room were healthy, well-behaved little creatures — but the name of the innocent one among them was Selina. Before dinner we were shown over the farm. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Sigmund Freud Compare with this the allusion Stuhlrichter (presiding judge) and the wish of the dream: to stand before one's children great and undefiled. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

I slaved for him for fifteen years, and he turned me and the children out of the house, and has barely allowed us sufficient money to keep life in us since. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson Indeed, the ideal story is that of two people who go into love step for step, with a fluttered consciousness, like a pair of children venturing together into a dark room. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence The children were carrying away books and inkwell, and rolling up maps. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Green Ingersoll Let us teach our children the other way, that the happy man is the successful man, and he who is a happy man is the one who always tries to make some one else happy. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Isabella Bird Six children is the average in a monogamous household, and the rate of infant mortality is very low. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Virginia Woolf So we may begin it, reading quickly in the spirit of children wanting amusement to find out what happens next. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Nellie Bly Men, women and children turn out to play shuttle-cock and fly kites. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Sigmund Freud This aroused in her the old sensitiveness, which is a leading characteristic of children who are destined to become hysterical. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Those are precocious children who learn their first lessons in the school of poverty; and the girl had been vaguely conscious of the degradation involved in this process at the age of five. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Henry James She’s up there in the Avenue d’Iena.” “So you are regularly fixed — house and children and all. The American by Henry James [1877]

Sigmund Freud My uncle’s children are very fond of playing with matches. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Guy de Maupassant Thus, for instance, in extreme cases a special excitement may cause the breasts of men to give milk; children deprived of their mothers have often thus been saved in time of famine. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

The children had to shift for themselves from the time they could run. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Maria Edgeworth Dreadful public disturbances, she saw, were inevitable; and whilst she trembled for the fate of all who were dear to her, these poor children had a share in her anxiety. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Green Ingersoll Think of the women, of the sweet children who listened for the footsteps of the dead — who waited through the sad and desolate years for the dear ones who never came. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

I have known him soothe me as only mad people and children are soothed, and I have chafed against his petty devices, I have resented even his indulgence. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sinclair Lewis As children of the final Anglo–Saxon civilization, they were machine-gunning a sad-eyed brown woolen pup and a doll with a glass necklace and a broken nose. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis You want to see the children get along, and help ’em. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Green Ingersoll They act as though they really thought that He made that remark simply to get the children within striking distance. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells Two or three little children were playing here, and shrieked and scattered at his apparition, and forthwith doors and windows opened and excited mothers revealed their hearts. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Henry James Fortunately they had no children — I soon divined that. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Maria Edgeworth The sense of duty, it is true, raises me to some degree of exertion; I hope that I do not neglect the education of the two children whom my poor sister bequeathed to my care. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

What can the mystery be?” The children were buried on the Sunday afternoon, all the parish flocking to the funeral; and the next morning Abel Crew was released. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They had things to do for the children more important than his visit here. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Henry Lawson The children must be brought inside. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Willa Cather I think of our house, our garden, us children — the lawn, the gate, and Mother coming in. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

March, march, march: like the sun he is surrounded by a crowd of satellites, children of his own spirit. The March of Man by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope Mary and Emmeline had altogether surrendered themselves, and were the centres of clusters of children who hung upon them. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Mr. Vanstone the elder was a manufacturer in the North of England. He married early in life; and the children of the marriage were either six or seven in number — I am not certain which. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Gissing In the meanwhile the three children had gathered round him, and were watching him curiously as he swallowed the last drop out of the half-pint mug. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang But the King went so often to his dear children that the Queen was offended at his absence. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The children were behind them, and their presence there was making them move south. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

H. G. Wells Sometimes I think we bore young children with premature gardens. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

He couldn’t bear the children to touch him. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Richard Burton I resist, and we continue like children till the camels are at their speed, though we have eighty-four miles before us, and above us an atmosphere like a furnace blast. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The camp was silent, for the women and children had been sent some miles away. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Robert Louis Stevenson Half-way down a gate opened, and a troop of Christmas children sallied forth in the most cheerful humour, followed more soberly by a smiling mother. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Joyce Is it only half fun? Or children playing battle. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

She carried an infant in one arm, and a gigantic basket in the other, and four children of ages from four to ten clung to her skirts. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

H. G. Wells It is rare that children come into this world without a parent or so being traceable. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

On entering the Indian precincts, he was met by several of the chiefs, who, stretching forth their emaciated arms, exclaimed, “You are the children of the Sun. But the Sun is swift in his course. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Elizabeth Gaskell I have no place to gather the children together in, that I may teach them the things necessary to salvation. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Cowardly, because they are afraid of putting their children to a little pain; unnatural, because they expose them to die one time or other of the small-pox. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

They looked around for more “dares” to bring off, as children play “last across the road. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Henry Handel Richardson Her companion on the platform was a cousin of Laura’s, of at least twice Laura’s age, who invariably struck awe into the children by her loud and ironic manner of speech. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Brinsley Street was a school in a poor quarter, and she had had a taste of the common children of Ilkeston. They had shouted after her and thrown stones. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens It was a Saturday. The window was open, and the children were gone. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

Guy de Maupassant The drunken man, who had stopped outside the door, was crying by that time, like drunken men and children cry, when they are vexed, and the others went away. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

The children did what he told them, and suffered dearly for it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

This would have sounded pathetic if I hadn’t known the Fyne children who were at the same time solemn and malicious, and nursed a secret contempt for all the world. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Rudyard Kipling The children liked all these things because they knew them so well. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

But we buried our youth and strength and health in those graves, too, and what for? I don’t own the farm that we worked so hard to pay for, and my children won’t. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Jean-Jacques Rousseau From special causes, the State died an untimely death, as new-born children sometimes perish without reaching manhood. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Helen Zimmern To make a distinction between tales for children and for adults is proper and right; to draw a fine distinction between classes, unfit and childish. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Sigmund Freud Now children never read about forbidden subjects in an encyclopaedia calmly. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Ah! children ought always to heed their mother. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

This propensity is widely diffused; it exists in children and adults, in the gross-minded and the refined. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Three children sledding past shouted a warning in some strange language; he heard them yell at the next bend and a little farther on he heard sleigh-bells coming up the hill in the dark. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald