Phrases with "famous"

The famous — or notorious — de Barral had lost his rigidity now. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Leslie Stephen The famous line— Man never is but always to be blest, is an example of defective construction, though his language is often tortured by more elliptical phrases. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

It was the famous lavender bark, she said, brought from foreign parts by her sailor son. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Washington Irving Our man Sancho whispered to us that he was Don Ventura Rodriguez, the hero and champion of Loxa, famous for his prowess and the strength of his arm. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

F. Scott Fitzgerald But as for the famous Russian bracelet, you can set your mind at rest on that score. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A famous duel was fought in 1765 between Lord Byron and Mr. Chaworth. The dispute arose at a club-dinner, and was relative to which of the two had the largest quantity of game on his estates. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

It was the smaller remaining portion of the splendid mansion and grounds built for the famous financier, Beaujon, by the architect Girardin in the eighteenth century. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

In the far future, when he should be famous and I an obscure pauper on pension, my generous imagination permitted me to see the loan repaid; but not till then. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

It is hardly without a smile that we resuscitate the old question of the ‘vis insita’ of the muscular fibre, so famous in the discussions of Haller and his contemporaries. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Such is the present condition of the once famous emporium Leukè Kóme. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

One of the most famous bubbles was “Puckle’s Machine Company,” for discharging round and square cannon-balls and bullets, and making a total revolution in the art of war. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith Two hours in advance of them, the earl’s famous purveyors of picnic feasts bowled along to pitch the riverside tent and spread the tables. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sinclair Lewis The whole audience rose, clamorous with applause, and Elmer Gantry had for a second become the most famous man in town. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins In his country — I think I told you in my last letter that he was a Frenchman — a famous physician is ennobled by the State. I shall leave no stone unturned, my dear, to push my husband forward. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Guy de Maupassan The Count, without suspicion or jealousy, found this intimacy of his wife with a famous and popular artist a perfectly natural thing. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Mark Twain Nain, famous for the raising of the widow’s son, and Endor, as famous for the performances of her witch are in view. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

She, herself, had felt very sorry when Eva had asked her to telephone to London for a representative of Madame Domino’s famous establishment. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

John Morley To this Voltaire could only have access from without, for he lacked the famous master's internal depth, seriousness, and veneration of soul. Voltaire by John Morley

Robert Louis Stevenson And now, John, let me see your famous pass — key. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

That doesn’t seem to me particularly fair — for the law to keep famous lawyers to do their prosecuting and not famous lawyers to defend poor criminals. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Augustine Birrell Hull was not wholly unmindful of her late and (William Wilberforce notwithstanding) her most famous member. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

But I forget the treaty—that famous treaty of which we were just now speaking. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Washington Irving Some of their stories turned upon the wonders of the very mountain upon which they were seated, which is a famous hobgoblin region. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Marie Corelli It was true that the famous actor was permitted a license not granted to the ordinary individual — as indeed most actors are. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Sinclair Lewis I always heard it was a famous one, but these stores — why, say, we got a dozen streets in Zenith, say nothing of N’ York, that got better stores. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang The theory of Adalbert Kuhn, one of the most famous of Sanskrit scholars, and author of Die Herabkunft des Feuers, is directly opposed to the ideas of Mr. Müller. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

William Morris Some few months ago I read in a paper the report of a speech made to the assembled work-people of a famous firm of manufacturers (as they are called). Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Henry Adams The matter of quarrel was General Butler’s famous woman-order at New Orleans, but the motive was the belief in President Lincoln’s brutality that had taken such deep root in the British mind. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Goldwin Smith His portrait was taken by famous painters. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

The king’s largest vessels are kept there, and it is famous for its supply of mbugu barks. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Tobias Smolle I must acknowledge however, I have not seen the famous villas at Frascati and Tivoli, which are celebrated for their gardens and waterworks. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Robert Louis Stevenson California boasts her famous stage-drivers, and among the famous Foss is not forgotten. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Take care that you are not seen in the windows of the campanile: the police have your description, and they are to some extent under the orders of your brother, who is a famous tyrant. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

To go to see Cousin Dorcas, as they had been told to call her, was an exciting event to Laura and Edmund, for they hoped to be shown her famous telegraph machine. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Benjamin Disraeli The four hosts greeted the arrivals and assisted the disembarkations, like the famous four sons of Aymon. They were all dressed alike, and their costume excited great attention. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

William Makepeace Thackeray We mounted our horses and galloped swiftly after the brave old General; I not the last in the train, upon my famous black charger. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

G. K. Chesterton Since she was so emphatically a craftsman, she was emphatically an artist and not an aesthete; above all, she was like that famous artist who said that he always mixed his paints with brains. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

After a while Mrs. Burton, who sat on the other side of the Archbishop, remarked “Richard must take you to the Zoo and show you his famous fish. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

The colors of the Lunenberg battalion, borne by a prince of the family of Deux–Ponts, were captured by a famous child star in the uniform of a Parisian drummer boy. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

John Morley The famous quarrel with the President de Brosses about the fourteen cords of firewood is a worse affair. Voltaire by John Morley

E. Phillips Oppenheim They walked down Pall Mall, and from a side street entered a little restaurant famous for its luncheons. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jules Verne Kennedy set off, at once, for Edinburgh, with his famous rifle, for he was in haste to relieve the anxiety of his faithful old housekeeper. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Sinclair Lewis Quite.” “Terry and His Majesty got along just lovely, and I thought it was nice, both of them being famous like they are, to get together like this. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens In Hartford stands the famous oak in which the charter of King Charles was hidden. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Tobias Smolle The famous pickle Garum was made from the Thynnus or Tunny as well as from the Scomber, but that from the Scomber was counted the most delicate. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

These readings are only less famous than his writings, so prodigious was their success. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Charles Dickens How shall I describe him? As one of the most famous practical chemists of the age? That designation will do as well as another — better, perhaps, than most others. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

It was in this year that he executed his famous group of eight designs called The Bottle, which was reproduced in glyphography, and circulated at a cheap price by temperance societies. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

When he emerged from the garret, it was to read Latin with a candidate in theology, a Mr. Monrad, brother of the afterwards famous professor. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Victor Hugo People quoted the famous verses of Corneille, the septuagenarian, to a girl of twenty — “Marquise, si mon visage. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Theodore Dreiser Every evening he had studied the sky from his narrow yard, which resulted curiously in the gift in later years of a great reflecting telescope to a famous university. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

T. E. Lawrence However, they were famous fighters. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The famous Lady Molly Carteron became Countess of Manorwater by her second marriage. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim Grant stopped short and pulled his companion up as they watched a couple descend from an automobile and cross the pavement towards a famous supper place. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The utmost he can make out of the most famous place is, that it is possibly what it is said to be, and is more probably as near that as any thing local enterprise could furnish. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Charles Dickens It certainly has a great quantity of smoke hanging about it, and is famous for its iron-works. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Gissing Wilfrid rode on, and circled back towards the hostelry famous for chops about the hour of noon. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

So you may yet hope to see the morning that shall make your Valentine famous — for a fortnight. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Could I succeed, I should be famous for ever. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Edith Wharton Even now I can’t catch the details, I can’t separate the massed flags, or distinguish the famous generals as they ride by, or the names of the regiments as they pass. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

My father, I must tell you, died when I was only nine years old, and so my mother, who was famous through the district for her beauty and her zither-playing, was left alone to look after us. In Great Waters by Guy Boothby

George Gissing The famous ‘Irish Dairy Company,’ soon to occupy a share of public attention, was getting itself on foot. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

G. K. Chesterton I also remember one occasion when I was walking away from some meeting with him and with Dr. Percy Dearmer, then chiefly famous as an authority on the history of ritual and of vestments. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

He once tried the SPORTING AND DRAMATIC with an article on church edifices in famous fox-hunting centres, but it wasn’t considered of sufficient general interest to be accepted. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Daniel Defoe This county, and this part of it in particular, has been famous for the birth of several eminent men as well for learning as for arts and for war, as particularly:- 1. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

For many a day he sang ballads to the band, until the famous Allan a Dale joined them, before whose sweet voice all others seemed as harsh as a raven’s; but of him we will learn hereafter. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

A horse less sure-footed than his famous black Styx might have stumbled and thrown him. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Mark Twain They had a famous fried-egg feast that night, and another on Friday morning. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Charles Dudley Warner He was then our most famous man of letters, but he was simply free from all self-consciousness and assumption and dogmatism. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Edith Wharton All this passed through her mind as she sat one afternoon in her brother’s studio, encumbered with half-finished stage-settings and models of famous theatres, and waited for him to come in. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anton Chekhov In fact, if I had remained in that vein till today I should have become a famous blackmailer. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Tobias Smolle In the same palace, I saw the famous holy family, by Corregio, which he left unfinished, and no other artist would undertake to supply; for what reason I know not. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

D. H. Lawrence Perhaps these unmarried women of the middle-classes are the famous sexless-workers of our ant-industrial society, of which we hear so much. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard You can become a famous woman, Angela.” She turned upon him sadly. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein likes to quote Browning who at a dinner party met a famous literary man and this man came up to Browning and spoke to him at length and in a very laudatory way about his poems. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

William Godwin Among the Chaldeans the most famous name is that of Zoroaster, who is held to have been the author of their religion, their civil policy, their sciences, and their magic. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Those were the sort of things which, in the stories Bunting was so fond of reading, always led to the detection of famous criminals . The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Louisa May Alcott I saw Goethe’s house, Schiller’s statue, and Dannecker’s famous ‘Ariadne.’ It was very lovely, but I should have enjoyed it more if I had known the story better. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Andrew Lang They looked at each other uneasily as she came forward with her daughter, as they knew by the cloak that this was a famous witch. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Seven days after the receipt of the telegram the French mail-boat “Normandie” came into the Hudson, bringing the famous snuff-box. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

The famous Asclepiads held that respiration was for the generation of the soul itself, breath and life being thus considered to be identical. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

There are some of the finest Greuzes in Europe. There are Meissoniers of the highest quality, and a famous Delaroche. I may not buy any of the pictures. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He glanced at the clock—a very fine, dignified affair with the name of a famous maker on the dial, a clock which was fully in keeping with its austere but seemly surroundings. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Ivan Turgenev And if they set about confuting him in the name of truth, he has but to repeat the famous question, ‘What is truth?’ And so, let us drink and be merry, and say our prayers. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Whitney Hall was situated in it, also the small village of Whitney, also that famous school of ours, Dr. Frost’s, and there was a sprinkling of other good houses. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

I went down one morning to breakfast with them at the Tavistock, and there met Jack Tanerton. Later, we started to take a look at a famous cricket-match that was being played at Lord’s. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

The walls were decorated with etchings of the most famous pictures of the Second Empire. It was a small room; an almost severe simplicity was its chief characteristic. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope They had never met so as to speak to each other since that memorable day, when they had their famous passage of arms in the hall of that very house before which they both now stood. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

William Dampier Old Panama was formerly a famous place, but it was taken by Sir Henry Morgan about the year 1673, and at that time great part of it was burned to ashes, and it was never re-edified since. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

The Herries men had never done great deeds nor supplied to the world famous figures. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

William Makepeace Thackeray Let us leave plays, for a moment, for poetry, and take an instance of French criticism, concerning England, from the works of a famous French exquisite and man of letters. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Arnold Bennett The alert, middle-aged man sat up straight, and gazed placidly at Jules, who was pulling his famous red side-whiskers. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

They are more likely portrait-statues of famous chieftains who led the tribe to many a victory. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is showing one of the Royal Princes who have honoured us with their presence a famous Murillo which came into our family a short time ago . The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

A shiver of delight ran through the crowd at sight of this holy man—the famous Sheykh of the Camel (Sheykh el-Gemel), the “great, good Priest”—the idol of the people. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

I have never seen those famous waxworks, though I’ve heard of the place all my life. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Victor Hugo He would make a famous scoundrel. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

A forty-shilling supper at a famous coffeehouse was to be the wager. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle It ran thus: “A quaint advertisement in the columns of a contemporary shows that the famous Lord John Roxton, third son of the Duke of Pomfret, is seeking fresh worlds to conquer. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Jonathan Swif Pratt and I walked into the City to one Bateman’s,15 a famous bookseller, for old books. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Then, after a few minutes came the famous passage of the gigantic ascending scales, and she immediately had a vision of huge stairs going up . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Daniel Hathorne lived to be eighty-five, and expired only on April 18, 1796, eight years and a little more before his famous grandson came into the world. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Jonathan Swif I went afterwards to see a famous moving picture,13 and I never saw anything so pretty. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Leslie Stephen We are behind the scenes in Vanity Fair, and listening to the talk of three of its most famous performers, doubting whether they most deceive each other or the public or themselves. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

John Lewis Burckhard The country of Taka, or as it is also called by its inhabitants, El Gash (ﺵﺎﻗﻟﺃ), is famous all over these countries for its extreme fertility. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Machen Now there’s James Morris, Penyrhaul, he’s a famous grafter, too, and yet them Redstreaks he grafted for me five year ago, they be all swollen-like below the graft already. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle I once met the widow of the man who, as a young signal midshipman, had taken Nelson’s famous message from the Signal Yeoman and communicated it to the ship’s company. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

If I had known it was the famous Golden Horn I would have looked at it with more interest, but I saw nothing save a lot of moth-eaten barges and some queer little boats like gondolas. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassant His vigor of body was famous in all the countryside. Saint Anthony (Saint-Antoine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Henry Handel Richardson Museums, picture galleries, famous buildings: all had been scampered through and they themselves worn out, before the first week was over: her ship-softened feet still burned at the remembrance. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis I wanted to be famous and dine at large houses with men who shuddered at the Common People who don’t dress for dinner. The Hack Driver by Sinclair Lewis

Then came Cookson’s famous hissing over his loose false teeth. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Jules Verne By Jove, the future of gunnery in America is lost!” “Ay! and no war in prospect!” continued the famous James T. Maston, scratching with his steel hook his gutta-percha cranium. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Washington Irving It is famous in the neighborhood as the scene of strange apparitions and Moorish enchantments. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Robert Louis Stevenson Strong is the wind, and strong And fruitful and hardy the race, famous in battle and feast, Marvellous eaters and smiters: the men of Vaiau not least. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

The wool shorn near the famous Luceria becomes you now antiquated: not musical instruments, or the damask flower of the rose, or hogsheads drunk down to the lees. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

William Makepeace Thackeray This famous fight, as every Slaughter House man knows, lasted for two hours and twenty-nine minutes, by Hawkins’s immense watch. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

I propitiated him, I fancy, by disposing of my L500 according to his advice; he laid it out for me, on what he said was famous security, on a landed estate. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

D. H. Lawrence Somebody had called her the soul of England. It was not ill said, though she was half Irish. But of an old, aristocratic, loyal family famous for its brilliant men. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson God knows what’ll happen now, and the famous riding-whip somewhere in the newspaper office. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

When I got to the bottom I found that the burn was the merest trickle, not the strong stream of the Skyre, which is a famous water for trout. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Cluffe, who was a bit of a boaster, had bragged, one evening at mess, of his swimming, which he said was famous in his school days; ’twas a lie, but Puddock believed it implicitly. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf That a famous library has been cursed by a woman is a matter of complete indifference to a famous library. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

It was there that Browne was to interview the famous Johann Schmidt, of whom Herr Sauber had spoken to him in Paris. What the result of that interview would be he could only conjecture. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

She was embroidering a famous stomacher for herself, and while a sprig of it remained unworked she had neither eyes nor attention for anything else, even for the bleeding hearts around her. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her face was as pale as a famous powder much affected by Spanish ladies could make it. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

To-night Lesbia was curiously silent, depressed even, as it seemed to those who were interested in observing her; and all the world is interested in a famous beauty. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Marjorie Bowen My lord is the most famous rake in town. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Arthur Schopenhauer And Huarte4 in his Examen de ingenios para las scienzias — a book which has been famous for three hundred years — denies women the possession of all the higher faculties. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Theodore Dreiser This was the famous Frank A. Cowperwood whom he had read about, the noted banker and treasury-looter. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Margaret Oliphant That was a famous downright blow. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

The lady was Mrs. Stobart, the widow of a Bristol ship-owner, and the young man was her only son, late of a famous dragoon regiment. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It required, indeed, a more than feminine strength of nerve to sustain the fixed observance of men so exalted and famous throughout the Beet as these were. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Meredith But his little donkey’s quality was famous in the neighbourhood. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

In other words, he reached the famous via media at a bound. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Mademoiselle Duprez claimed kindred with the famous French tenor of that name, and had herself been a small celebrity in her way. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

One day Mr. Cox arranged a grand dinner party and invited all his friends to meet the famous traveller. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Robert Louis Stevenson The rest may have admirers; she only, a famous fair one, counts lovers in her train. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gertrude Stein A famous single candle has a chance to shine so that glaring meant that no more would be reversed by lightning. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Rafael Sabatini His volubility was never at fault, and whatever the Church may have gained when he was expelled the seminary, there can be little doubt that she lost a famous preacher. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

I was informed that he had once been a famous scene painter, but was now a common bar-room loafer, who would do anything if he were well paid for it. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Jules Verne There, amid the wild steppes of the provinces of Omsk and Tobolsk, had the famous huntsman brought up his son Michael to endure hardship. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Sinclair Lewis That famous new paper had been put up two years before. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens The King took with him only SIR WALTER TYRREL, who was a famous sportsman, and to whom he had given, before they mounted horse that morning, two fine arrows. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle This was the famous charger which savaged everything until Marbot, having bought it for next to nothing, cured it by thrusting a boiling leg of mutton into its mouth when it tried to bite him. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Now if you will shelter these two innocents whilst I forage we shall make a famous household. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Wilkie Collins I gave him a letter of introduction to the proprietor of the picture — then on the point of applying for help to London. You have heard of Lord Dalton’s famous gallery. Love's Random Shot by Wilkie Collins [1884]

John Galsworthy The famous Q.C. looked, as James freely admitted, the very picture of a man who could heckle a witness. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Leslie Stephen Swift became intimate with Irish viceroys, and with the most famous wits and statesmen of London. But he received none of the good things bestowed so freely upon contemporary men of letters. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle If I marry, I do want to marry a famous man!” “Why should you not?” I cried. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

But now that, like Byron, he found himself famous among the bacon and eggs, he was in no mood to remember these past vexations. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

The man who writes all that—I mean the Special Investigator—was a famous ‘tec in his time, and he’s just come back out of his retirement o’ purpose to do this bit of work for the paper. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Andrew Lang The famous and excessively superstitious John Wesley was not present on the occasion. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens Among the histories of which they sang and talked, there was a famous one, concerning the bravery and virtues of KING ARTHUR, supposed to have been a British Prince in those old times. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

George Meredith In his boyhood he had been famous for his bountifulness in scattering silver and gold. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Wilkie Collins Who was that famous character you told us about, Miss Sturch, who was blind, and didn’t show it any more than Leonard Frankland?” “Milton, my love. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

George Meredith You perceive? It’s much to be famous for fine intentions, so we won’t complain. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Jules Verne She is a famous craft, you see, and she behaved admirably during the squall which struck us on our return. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The celebrated Bernoulli concluded by his system that the famous comet of 1680 would appear again the 17th of May, 1719. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Gertrude Stein They were however all very grateful to her in later years because after all practically everybody who later became famous had sold their first little picture to her. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

My grandfather was an atheist, famous in his day, in the town of Toulouse. It is true that I was always taught that the Christian influence was a false one, but that has not formed my mind. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jules Verne And these were the sentences, accompanied with oaths, which principally struck Ayrton:— “Our brig is a famous acquisition. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Then, he spent the rest of the twenty sous at old Francois’s, at the corner of the Rue de la Goutte-d’Or, where there was a famous wine, quite young, which tickled your gullet. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jane Austen We had a famous set-to at rat-hunting all the morning in my father’s great barns; and he played his part so well that I have liked him the better ever since. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Alfred Ainger Thoroughly characteristic of Lamb is the admirable paper on The Sanity of True Genius, suggested by Dryden’s famous line as to “great wit” being nearly allied to madness. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

The glittering throngs spreading over the plains gazed at him in the sheer stupor of amazement; they saw that the famous English hero was dead-beat as any used-up knacker. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Maria Edgeworth King Corny set to work compounding plasters and embrocations, preparing all sorts of decoctions of roots and leaves, famous through the country. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells He had come back to London to find himself a quite terribly famous man. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Lots of famous people have doubles. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Sinclair Lewis She urged Raymie, and warned the planners of “stunts,” “We all want you to sing, Mr. Wutherspoon. You’re the only famous actor I’m going to let appear on the stage tonight. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Lombard was a figure in the City, Sandy was a famous man, and I had a reputation of sorts. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

G. K. Chesterton He had not been near the place for years, being permanently paired against a famous Patriot who had accepted an important government appointment in a private madhouse. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Anthony Trollope Madame Goesler was reading the last famous new novel, and the duke was dozing. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Henry James The famous “irony of fate” takes many forms, but I had never yet seen it take quite this one. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

John Morley Macaulay, in a famous passage of dazzling lustre and fine historic colour, describes Burke’s holy rage against the misdeeds of Hastings as due to his sensibility. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Such was the famous battle of Otompan, or Otumba, as commonly called, from the Spanish corruption of the name. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins Doctor Fontaine — famous in his time for discoveries in experimental chemistry — died at Wurzburg on the third day of September, 1828. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Besides Diderot, the band of the Philosophes included many famous names. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Daniel Defoe The famous Cardinal Pole was Dean of this church before his exaltation. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

But they were imitated as well as translated: and the three most famous of the imitations are the work of men of mark in their different ways. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Both the bust and the famous daguerreotype of him belong to the commencement of the Forties. The sculptor Etex had asked him to sit for a bust; but David had the preference, being a friend. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

He’s always thinking people must be coming after him now he’s such a famous man. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He gave vent to a little exclamation of relief as he saw a familiar dogcart draw up at the hall door, and Dr. Whitlett’s famous mare pulled steaming on to her haunches. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

John Morley While loving Molière, he was aware of the incompleteness of his dramatic construction, as well as of the egregious farce to which that famous writer too often descends. Voltaire by John Morley

D. H. Lawrence But so many people, like your famous wind-machine, have only got minds tacked on to their physical corpses. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

And in your grand, famous ways in the future years you will not want us; that is true. Signa by Ouida

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Ginger Bundock knew that Max was a real king, that Terry was a famous actor, but he couldn’t believe it. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Our great man, Mr, Tyssen. A lover of art, a great traveler, a great hunter, a famous aviator. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

THAT a man may retire to his bed unknown and wake up famous is a truism of long standing. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Virginia Woolf She prattled, sitting by the fireside, of famous painters. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

A famous actress had another like it. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

Leslie Stephen Nothing delighted him so much as rubbing shoulders with any famous or notorious person. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

John Morley His sallies against the economists were forgotten, and he now entered into the famous controversy of the free trade in grain with all his usual fire. Voltaire by John Morley

Isabella Bird Its gardens and orchards extend for at least a mile in every direction, and its melons are famous and cheap — only 6d. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arthur Machen The famous clown was a worthy, stolid, solid man outside of his clowning. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Virginia Woolf Somehow or other, as fashions do, the fashion spread; an old monastery was quickly turned into a hotel, while a famous line of steamships altered its route for the convenience of passengers. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

A few instances will illustrate the variety of the applications which reached the Embassy. Captain Beaufort requests a special permit to visit Kars and its famous fortifications. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Henry James The famous reading had begun, only it was the author of “Obsessions” who now furnished the sacrifice. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Sir Walter Scott But if no faithless action stain Thy true and constant word, I’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]