Phrases with "fortune"

Jules Verne Là préludaient à cette vie de hasards quelques aventuriers qui allaient chercher fortune en Amérique. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

However fortune may have set us above any bodily wants, the mind will still have many which would drive us into society. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

But when my fortune will allow me to marry, I don’t know. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Wishing you the best of fortune in all ways, I remain. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope She would have little or no fortune of her own, and in money her uncle would have very little to give to her. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

I shall not touch a sixpence of my cousin’s fortune till I can come back to you, a free man, and receive wealth and happiness from you. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

While thus in a fair way of making his fortune he became acquainted with the beautiful Lorenza Feliciana, a young lady of noble birth, but without fortune. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope And though in boasting of her good fortune she must no doubt confess that she had been wrong, still there would be much more of glory than of shame in the confession. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Maria Edgeworth I only wish that I could lay aside my fortune sometimes, as well as my diamonds, and see how few people would know me then. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Her fortune has made her a prize worth disputing, you see. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Madame Gerdy is not my mother; she despoiled me, to enrich her son with my fortune and my name. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Probably he counts on getting the money from Juliet, should she inherit the fortune of Miss Loach. Also he seems annoyed that I should have been in Caranby’s unfinished house at night. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli All the world was to be there, and all the world, who were not invited, were in as much despair as if they had lost their fortune or their character. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins Only the other day I met with a man who had suffered the loss of fortune and, worse still, the loss of health. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Thomas Hardy While old Timothy Petrick was lying ill, his elder grandson’s wife, Annetta, gave birth to her expected child, who, as fortune would have it, was a son. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is well that cavaliers of fortune should show that an engagement is with them — how do ye say it?— unbreakable until the war is over. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Bram Stoker After that, fortune favoured the Company more than she had appeared likely to do at the start. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Maria Edgeworth Deceived by these appearances, Mrs. Luttridge thought that his affection for Belinda either was or might be conquered, and her hopes of obtaining his fortune for her niece Annabella revived. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Edith Wharton It would cost a fortune to heat. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

It was a will, leaving the bulk of Sir Oswald’s fortune to his nephew, Reginald, unconditionally. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Raoul has no fortune other than I possess, poor child! and I must take care of it for him, since I only lend him my name. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Anthony Trollope Her fortune will be very material to you, but she herself is better than any fortune. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Starter jeune ajoutait que cette fortune valait déjà la peine d’être recueillie. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

He said to himself that the day when the dreamt-of fortune came would be more welcome if there were an heir to whom to leave it. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Among the many gentlemen whom it was my fortune to please, one, ere long, established himself in my mother’s good graces, to the exclusion of all less important aspirants. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Bacon had, as he says, “good reason to think that the Earl’s fortune comprehended his own. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

In March, 1850, at the age of twenty-one, Ibsen stuck a few dollars in his pocket and went off to try his fortune in the capital. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Henry Kingsley And of a sudden he burst out and said, ' I have risked my soul and my fortune to save him: Lord, remember it!’” “Did he say that, William?” “The very words. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Maria Edgeworth The doctor, I dare say, has good reasons for what he does; and I understand his ward is reconciled to the idea of living in the world, and enjoying his fine fortune like other people. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Arnold Bennett For himself, if he could have secured a fortune by breathing one business word to Auntie Hamps just then, he would have let the fortune go. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Charles Dickens Bark on, ill-favoured, ill-conditioned cur; fortune has ever been with me — I like to hear you. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The folk hir follow wepyng in hir weye, And fortune ay thay cursen as thay gon; But she fro wepyng kept hir eyen dry, And in this tyme no word spak she noon. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

H. Rider Haggard Such rivers are well known to exist in many parts of the world, but it has not often been the evil fortune of explorers to travel by them. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Henry Fielding I do assure you, rather than I would act such a part, I would submit to the hardest sentence that fortune could pronounce against me. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope In his early days he was a man of some small fortune and of higher hopes. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon The secret sense of their own unmerited good fortune may drive them to irrational fear and hate of the frustrated. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anthony Trollope It seemed to him that it was her duty to do as much for the estate with which all her fortune had been concerned. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Alas, to a beautiful son it is not often that beauty can be a fortune as to a daughter. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu On the Bourse in Paris, and in Vienna, I made a fortune by speculation; I improved it in London. You may take it all by my will. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope The doctor, before he left her, bade her hold her peace, and say nothing of Mary’s fortune to any one till her rights have been absolutely acknowledged. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Marjorie Bowen His meditated treasons were ripe for execution, and he could scarce contain himself at the good fortune of it; Visconti’s messenger had reached him the same day that della Scala rode away. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

George Gissing Why, there’s the biggest fortune on record waiting for the man who can supply the drink for total-abstainers. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

The fortune of the Poetical Magazine was made, new editions being called for so rapidly that the old plates were worn out and new ones had to be etched. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

Oddly enough, the real trouble came after the fortune was found. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Washington Irving If thou hast faith and courage, follow me, and thy fortune is made. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Maria Edgeworth He seemed, by his answer, to think that such an opportunity of making my fortune was not to be neglected: my hopes, therefore, prevailed over my fears, and I accepted the proposal. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

My father had divided his fortune among all his children; my share was L500. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Wilkie Collins Not long since, he had inherited a fortune from one of his uncles. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

It was supposed that he never went near the city, that he had shaken the dust of Lombard Street and the House off his shoes, that his fortune was made, and he had no further need of speculation. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells What matters now is that justly or unjustly we Americans have been favoured by fortune and granted unequalled privileges. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Jules Verne Il regarda Mr. Fogg. Mr. Fogg était impassible, et cependant sa fortune entière se jouait à ce moment . Le Tour du Mond en Quatre-vingts Jours by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Vanstone has died, leaving a fortune of more than eighty thousand pounds — a fortune invested in excellent securities. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Thomas Hardy But whether I should ever have contemplated it without the great good fortune of my meeting with you is doubtful. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

This man would she marry and no other; this man’s fortune would she follow for good or evil. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Would he be glad about it, fortune or no, or would he hate his brother? The coming-of-age celebrations would have to be postponed, that was clear. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope He gets no fortune with her, and she will expect everything that fortune can give. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

In little more than a month Simon would be twenty-one, and would inherit his mother’s fortune and the lean years would be over. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Tobias Smolle My present appearance, therefore, was the least of my care, which was wholly engrossed in laying up a stock of instruction that might secure me against the caprice of fortune for the future. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Then he put his fortune to the touch. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Oliver Goldsmith He now saw that his money must all go to enrich one who had no fortune of his own. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Ralph Waldo Emerson For I could not stoop to be a circumstance, as they did, who put their life into their fortune and their company. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Mr. Bellingham was a man of strong emotions and would probably be somewhat overcome by the sudden change of fortune and the news of his brother’s tragic death. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Anthony Trollope She is going to marry a rich man, and so it don’t much signify; but if she married a poor man, she would be as good as a fortune to him. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

He had sacrificed all his fortune in Europe to the service of his king, had fought against the French, had a price put upon his head by a special proclamation. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne The others were of the same opinion, and only thought of enjoying the fortune acquired at such a price. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Charles Kingsley Claude Mellot seems to have come into a fortune of late years, large enough, at least, for his few wants. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Books were, in fact, his passion; and wandering, I can with truth affirm, was mine; but this propensity in me was happily counteracted by inability from want of fortune to fulfil my wishes. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

H.P. Lovecraft And so the cruel days sped on, while all in ignorance young Jack Manly was seeking fame and fortune in the great city. Sweet Ermengarde by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Had it ever been my fortune to spend a honeymoon, I should have thought seriously of inviting my bride up thither, where our next neighbors would have been two orioles in another part of the clump. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Arthur Morrison What arter that? Why, there’s fifty quid reward offered, fifty quid — a fortune to a pore bloke like me. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

She told him that he had chosen wisely in selecting so lovely a girl, with a fortune large enough to pay off his mortgages and start him afresh in life. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Paragraphs found their way into the newspapers, no one knew how, and society marvelled at the good fortune of Sir Oswald’s widow. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

William Makepeace Thackeray The lady brought the painter a handsome little fortune of a couple of hundred pounds; and as long as this sum lasted no woman could be more lovely or loving. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

And let me tell you, my young master, my conscience it pricketh me even now for letting you turn your back thus on fortune and peaceful days. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence For the Skrebenskys were now moderately well off, Millicent Skrebensky having some fortune of her own. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James As every one knew him for a good fellow who had made his fortune this free and even surface offered by him to contact couldn’t be attributed to stupidity or moroseness. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

So true it is, that if fortune is a parasite, grief is a republican, and visits the hall of the great and wealthy as it does the humbler tenements of the poor. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

His estate was sufficient to content a parent who was not regardless of fortune and splendour; and his proposals were accepted. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Only, I fear,” Dan sighed, “that some people will call me a fortune hunter, seeing that I, without a penny, am marrying a rich woman. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli My fortune is yours; as we are twins, it is likely that I may live as long as you do. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Gissing The sooner Humplebee arrived the better; fortune awaited him. Humplebee by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope In some respects the man’s fortune in life had been good. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Henry James In Manchester Square on this second Sunday he esteemed his fortune less good, for she had three or four other visitors. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Consider, sir, with your abilities and experience five thousand pounds may yet be the nucleus of a fortune; a fortune built on an honourable foundation. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Daniel Defoe I told him I had good reason not to go there to live, because if his plantations were worth so much there, I had not a fortune suitable to a gentleman of £1200 a year, as he said his estate would be. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Henry Kingsley There’s some in this parish would have paid a hundred pounds for such a fortune as that from her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

We’ll have a long evening’s bridge, and then, if you’re energetic enough, you shall get up before it’s light and try your fortune with Mr. Texworthy among the ducks. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Henry James Is that what you mean? Having no fortune she can’t hope to marry as they marry here; so that Isabel will have to furnish her either with a maintenance or with a dowry. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

The fight had now lasted more than an hour, and the fortune of the day was turning against the followers of Almagro. Orgonez being down, their confusion increased. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Maria Edgeworth Miss O’Shane, with her father’s fortune and her aunt’s, would be a great prize; besides, she was thought quite a beauty, and remarkable elegant. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

I knew, too, that Sir Hannibal wanted money, and fancied that he had tried to get the fortune in that way. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Maxim Gorky Any one else in your place would have made his fortune out of the situation, would have become a landed proprietor and have ended by making one of a pair of drunkards. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

George Gissing This they had in common: both aspired to something that fortune had denied them. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope This was the first good fortune of my life. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Lady Susanna, will you have your fortune told?” “No,” said Lady Susanna, very shortly. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Wilkie Collins There was a gleam of sunshine in her life! The poor teacher was an heiress in a small way, with her fortune at her own disposal. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

I doubt that he once thought of the little fortune he had so impotently squandered. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

He had great dreams for his own Northern peoples, and his life was dedicated, as in the case of Cecil Rhodes, to building up a fortune for their benefit. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope And now she has to bear the fortune which her fates have sent her. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The bulk of my fortune is left to Lesbia. I have taught her to consider herself my heiress; and it would be unjust to alter my will. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Leslie Stephen Garrick’s rapid elevation in fame and fortune seems to have produced a certain degree of envy in his old schoolmaster. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

I therefore did not conceal from her the fact that my business had something to do with that Haygarthian fortune awaiting a claimant. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli The truth is, that if it be the lot of man to suffer, it is also his fortune to forget. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Guy de Maupassan But becoming disgusted with military life, he determined to try his fortune in Paris. When his time of service had expired, he went thither, with what results we have seen. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Such was the fortune of the General Belisarius, into whose hands Fate had not long before given Gelimer and Vitiges as prisoners of war. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Anthony Trollope Such for some years had been his good fortune, but such could be his good fortune no longer. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Nevertheless, his unquenchable good humour and his determination to make his name famous and to acquire a fortune saved him from the impotence of melancholy. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Anthony Trollope His habit was to breakfast at home at his lodgings with Harry, and then to dine, as best he might, at some tavern, if he had not the good fortune to be dining out. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

The Colonel and his wife, who had always liked Ida, liked her all the better now that they saw her established in a stately home — the only daughter of a man of fortune and position. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell Good fortune cannot spoil her. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Willa Cather Fantastic, too, that this tramp boy should amass a fortune for someone whose name he had never heard, for “an extravagant and wheeling stranger. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Jules Verne Now will you still refuse me?” “Yes,” replied Joam, “but in return for that paper the half of my fortune is yours. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Larose made a wide detour and crept up round the other side of the trees, hoping with any good fortune to get close enough to hear what they were talking about. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Tobias Smolle As soon, therefore, as I was relieved, I went to his lodging, according to a direction given me by the Swiss, and had the good fortune to find him at home. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Leslie Stephen Decay of mind and fortune coinciding with the demands of a rising family might certainly be some apology for the neglect of one amongst many nephews. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Joseph Furphy This here mare’s got a fortune in her for a man like you. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Samuel Johnson If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Anthony Trollope But now it seemed that fortune was to reward him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Morton’s fortune was in her eyes small, and she was beginning to learn that he knew how to take care of his own money. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Perhaps he had made a fortune at the diggings and died without children and without making a will. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Henry James You will make a fortune and become a great celebrity. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Edmund Burke Commencing their labors on a principle of sloth, they have the common fortune of slothful men. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Arthur Machen As he read over his notes, trusting that he would find some hint that might light up the dead fires, and kindle again that pure flame of enthusiasm, he found how desperately his fortune had fallen. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Louisa May Alcott Amy knew her good points, and made the most of them with the taste and skill which is a fortune to a poor and pretty woman. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Gissing In a man of no fortune this is inevitable; I hope there is nothing to be ashamed of. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Robert Burns The star that rules my luckless lot, Has fated me the russet coat, An’ damn’d my fortune to the groat; But in requit, Has blest me with a random shot O’ countra wit. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

What he design’d, what mischief might arise, If fortune favor’d his first enterprise, Was left for him to weigh, whose equal fears, And common interest, was involv’d in theirs. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Walter Scott The tale, properly detailed, might have made the fortune of a romancer. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

You will allow me that, now that Fabrizio’s fortune is assured. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

I don’t suppose Haughton’s wanted, eh, Goring?” ‘This was held to be a capital joke, and I laughed too in a way that would have made my fortune on the stage. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith It is clear to me that Rose’s fortune is calculated upon the dear invalid’s death! Is not that harrowing? It shocks me to think of it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Jules Verne Déjà il avait en main la moitié de la fortune du docteur. Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

Charles Dickens I want to know whether the boy has any foreglittering of that glittering fortune now, when he treads these stones, hungry. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Indeed, it might well have seemed an incredible thing that a young beginner, as I seemed to be, should not be overjoyed at such good fortune and profit by it to the utmost. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Charles Dickens She stepped at once into the politest and best circles, and I stepped into a fortune which I assure you was very necessary to my comfort — quite indispensable. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Theodore Dreiser It was merely another example of the brilliant fortune which seemed to pursue the man, the star that set all their plans at defiance. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Oliver Goldsmith Miss Wilmot therefore perceiving that her fortune was irretrievably lost, turning to my son, she asked if the loss of fortune could lessen her value to him. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

But ay fortune hath in hir hony galle; This mighty queene may no while endure, Fortune out of hir realme made hir falle To wrecchednesse and to mysádventure. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Anthony Trollope Early in this year he had divorced Terentia, and seems at once to have married Publilia. Publilia had been his ward, and is supposed to have had a fortune of her own. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

It seemed still more strange that a woman of Lady Eversleigh’s rank and fortune should go on a Continental journey with no other attendant than a maid-servant. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

What’s the matter with them? Want to go to bed so early, or what?” “I reckon you don’t lose a fortune by their wanting to go to bed,” said Schomberg, with sombre sarcasm. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Wilkie Collins You are guilty of an infamous conspiracy! And the gain of a fortune of ten thousand pounds was your motive for it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was a young man of fortune and natural gifts, who had embraced journalism as a career, and was really in love with his profession. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Anthony Trollope Undy himself meanwhile lay by, hoping that fortune might restore him to Parliament, and haply put him on that committee which must finally adjudicate as to the great question of the Ballydehob branch. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

What can it matter? The fortune of France is invincible. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He again redirected the man and was driven to Milden Square. Now, for the first time, fortune began to favour him. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Samuel Johnson An adventurous projector heard of a fertile coast unoccupied, and led out a colony; a chief of renown for bravery, called the young men together, and led them out to try what fortune would present. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

There’s Amy’s fortune to begin with, only waiting for such an occasion. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

D. H. Lawrence If Alvina wanted to make her fortune — or even her living — she should have gone to a strange town. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

If I had a fortune to spend upon them, I should not build one hospital or sick-room, but would repeat and extend my services, keeping them in their own environment. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne La voile de fortune carguée, les dispositions furent prises pour une assez longue station. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Anthony Trollope There was that woman Fleabody making a fortune in their hall, and would take none of this expense upon herself. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

The whole of the family fortune was already settled upon the elder son, Ascanio del Dongo, the worthy image of his father. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Wilkie Collins My father’s fortune was gone: a mere pittance, derived from a small estate that had belonged to my mother, was all that was left to us. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Marjorie Bowen His bargain with my father cannot save him, my fortune has gone like sand through his fingers, and your noble House will come very surely to utter ruin. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Much damage have I ta’en because of you; for this I shall now be repaid, if fortune favor. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Yet I would fain Charlotte’s fortune had come to her in any other fashion than as the result of my work in the character of a salaried private inquirer. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Louisa May Alcott Brooke will scratch up a fortune somehow, carry her off, and make a hole in the family, and I shall break my heart, and everything will be abominably uncomfortable. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

But I stopped where I was, as everyone who wants their fortune told, and their friends cursed, knows where to find me. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Edmund Burke I had not the good fortune to know a great many of the parochial clergy: but in general I received a perfectly good account of their morals, and of their attention to their duties. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Jusqu’ici la fortune et la victoire mêmes Cachaient mes cheveux blancs sous trente diadèmes. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Thoughts have crossed me at times of making a fortune for you and the lads: I was working on and laying by for it. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Samuel Johnson He was willing enough to improve his fortune by other arts than poetry. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Theodore Dreiser It is only in chance cases, where a fortune or a state of success is wrested from them, that the lack of ability to do as they did formerly becomes apparent. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim Our object has been not only to make a fortune but to make it in such a way that no one is the worse for our prosperity. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Jules Verne Cette fortune qui m’appartient, je n’en veux pas sans lui! . Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Wilkie Collins I saw him in his study overnight, and told him all that had happened; keeping one circumstance only concealed — namely, Oscar’s insane determination to share his fortune with his infamous brother. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Marjorie Bowen His fortune is his own concern, and it would be mightily ill-bred of him to trouble the ladies of his family with the buying and selling of horses and dogs. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Did she lose half her fortune upon that race she talked to me about? I’ll ask her presently. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Marcel Prous Mais qu’importe? Dussé-je, pour qu’Albertine soit ici ce soir, donner la moitié de ma fortune à Mme Bontemps, il nous restera assez, à Albertine et à moi, pour vivre agréablement. Albertine disparue by Marcel Prous

Edith Wharton By this simple expedient she had attained fortune and liberty at a stroke — there had been nothing difficult about it but the boy’s crying. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Henry James In putting such elements into her hand fortune had given her an inestimable chance; she knew how rarely well things had gone with her and that she had tasted a happiness altogether rare. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Thomas Wolfe For several years New York had been the place that he called home, and love was his already; and now he felt, with the assurance of deep conviction, that the time for fame and fortune was at hand. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilkie Collins I leave him to share Mr. Andrew Vanstone’s fortune with Mr. Andrew Vanstone’s daughters — or to persist in his present refusal and face the consequences. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. Rider Haggard I was one of Lord Chelmsford’s guides in that unlucky Zulu War, and had the good fortune to leave the camp in charge of some wagons on the day before the battle. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

This man has made a fortune by Walter Scott’s novels, though, as I was told, he refused his first and best, Waverley, and at last gave but a small sum for it. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Jules Verne Il y a là la fortune d’une flotte de baleiniers. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Edith Wharton Helen, (he approaches and lays his hand on her letters), let’s sacrifice our fortune and keep the excursionists out! Mrs. Dale (with a responsive movement). Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Charles Dickens Then, began negotiations between France and England for the sending home to Paris of the poor little Queen with all her jewels and her fortune of two hundred thousand francs in gold. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thomas Love Peacock The lady’s fortune disappeared in the first year: love, by a natural consequence, disappeared in the second: the Irishman himself, by a still more natural consequence, disappeared in the third. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

Miles Franklin Why, there is a fortune in such a voice if it were, trained! Such chest-notes, such feeling, such rarity of tone!” “Don’t be sarcastic, Mr Grey,” I said shortly. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Theodore Dreiser It is quite another to see middle age coming on, your principal fortune possibly gone, and avenue after avenue of opportunity being sealed to you on various sides. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The wheel of fortune turned with a sudden rapidity; and he found, in the arms of Victoria, the irrevocable assurance of his overwhelming fate. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Robert Louis Stevenson It is certainly not poverty that drives them to the great cities or across the seas, for many peasant families, I was told, have a fortune of at least 40,000 francs. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Ayant entendu vanter le méthodisme anglais et la froideur proverbiale des gentlemen, il vint chercher fortune en Angleterre. Mais, jusqu’alors, le sort l’avait mal servi. Le Tour du Mond en Quatre-vingts Jours by Jules Verne [1873]

Tobias Smolle As for me, I propose to try my fortune in the great city, and I doubt not but Providence will provide for me and my little ones. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Morrison So his placid fortune endured for years. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

The happiness of one young life given away to secure the fame and fortune of another and dearer life. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope He had made up his mind that the best way to make his fortune was to send out good articles,—and he did his best. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins The founders of my fortune are three in number. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Willa Cather When he was working on that gas, he once remarked to me that there might be a fortune in it. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

William Morris So fared they, giftless ever, and no help of fortune sought. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

How happy she would have been! How willing to give up fortune and station, and to have lived for ever and ever in that queer old cottage, ministering to him and loving him! Presently the face changed. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

As the mania increased, prices augmented, until, in the year 1635, many persons were known to invest a fortune of 100,000 florins in the purchase of forty roots. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Many a man will be ready to forget her want of fortune for the sake of her face. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

She is my very own spiritual child; and I tell you, Señor, that the unholy intrigue of that man endangers not her happiness, not her fortune alone — it endangers her innocent soul itself. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne Elle posséderait un jour cette fortune de cinq cent mille dollars, qui serait probablement très accrue par le travail de cet habile défricheur de forêts. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon the succession of a proprietor so young, with a character so well known, to a fortune so unparalleled, little speculation was afloat in regard to his probable course of conduct. Metzengerstein by Edgar Allan Poe [1832]

Jane Austen Where there is fortune to make the expenses of travelling unimportant, distance becomes no evil. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]