Phrases with "golden"

This woman, humbly born, was proud of her origin, and sought a plebeian for her son-in-law, to put into his hand a golden tool powerful enough to move the world. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

D.H. Lawrence Up above I saw the olive trees in the sunny golden grass, and sunlit grey rocks immensely high up. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

My queen came forth with eyes like spring violets, hair a golden brown, and witching smile. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Andrew Lang Last night I dreamed that I was walking in a wood, where the trees were covered with golden apples. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Soon a golden day shone upon sea and land. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli After this banner, amid frequent incense, walked two of the most beautiful children in Rome, dressed as angels with golden wings; the boy bearing a rose of Jericho, the girl a lily. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Meredith Irma had shed all her hair from a golden circlet about her temples, barbarian-wise. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Sir Walter Scott Everich tree well from his fellow grew, With branches broad laden with leaves new, That sprongen out against the sonne sheene, Some golden red and some a glad bright green. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Her figure was growing dimmer and dimmer in a golden mist. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Abraham Merri The golden pygmy followed me, shrilling, javelins in left hand, sickle-sword in right. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle His shoulder-straps, however, were of golden lace, and he had a bright metal helmet upon his head, with a coquettish white plume upon one side of its crest. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Charles Dickens The ruddy sign-board perched up in the tree, with its golden letters winking in the sun, ogled the passer-by, from among the green leaves, like a jolly face, and promised good cheer. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Even in their bereavement they too had remembered that it was autumn, and their tiny curled fronds protecting their downcast faces were golden and ruddy. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle The King was in the center of the front line, Geoffrey de Chargny with the golden oriflamme upon his right, and Eustace de Ribeaumont with the royal lilies upon the left. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

That golden ray is the signal. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Sinclair Lewis The dust became golden in the low sun; the street was filled with the fragrance of burning leaves. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith Redworth was rising to be a Railway King of a period soon to glitter with rails, iron in the concrete, golden in the visionary. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

G. K. Chesterton Sometimes walking upon bare and lustrous pavements, wet under numerous lamps, a man seems a black blot on all that golden looking-glass, and could fancy he was flying in a yellow sky. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

D. H. Lawrence And the hotel, with the golden light glowing under the porch, seemed like a home. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis But now it don’t seem to matter like it did when I used to talk about golden road to Samarkand and when we got near there, Istanbul, etc. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Gertrude Stein A touching spoon a real touching spoon is golden and show in that color. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

In these you will find the history of Egyptian theology, from the golden age of the god Râ to the dark and troubled period of Persian invasion. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Richard Burton We sailed among ledges of rock, golden sands, green weeds, and in some places through yellow lines of what appeared to me at a distance foam after a storm. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Robert Louis Stevenson Everything was defined and glorified in golden light. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

D.H. Lawrence The dark-faced pansies, in a little crowd, seemed gaily winking a golden eye at her. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf The Bank of England emerges; and the Monument with its bristling head of golden hair; the dray horses crossing London Bridge show grey and strawberry and iron-coloured. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

William Morris Also long lances, that had forked knights’-pennons, half purple and half scarlet, strewn with golden stars. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

H. G. Wells And in the evening they came to the deserted village, with its houses that seemed so small and odd to them: they found it golden in glory of sunset, and desolate and still. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Ian Maclaren While other books are like the humble craft which ply from place to place along the coast, this book is as a stately merchantman which compasses the great waters and returns with a golden argosy. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

Andrew Lang It was so golden that the gold dripped off it, and the trees, and the branches, and the flowers, and the leaves were all of pure gold. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gaston Leroux At that time, there was nothing but sky and sea and a stretch of golden beach. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson A golden summer played its part, dealing them out endless hours of sunshine, and nights of cloudless or starry skies. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Maidens, with flowing kirtles and crisped yellow hair, danced before great wagons loaded with golden wheat. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George MacDonald Orion in particular was making the most of his bright belt and golden sword. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

As they had long been acquainted with the king, they were not much excited; but d’Artagnan, with his Gascon imagination, saw in it his future fortune, and passed the night in golden dreams. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Elio But Mr. Tryan has entered the room, and the strange light from the golden sky falling on his light-brown hair, which is brushed high up round his head, makes it look almost like an aureole. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

George Gissing When the sun made a golden glimmer upon the wall, Mary withdrew, and was absent for a quarter of an hour. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

M. R. James The flash flickering slowly away in the pan,’ said Cooper, with what he considered an appropriate gesture — ‘the golden bowl gradually ceasing to vibrate. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Henry David Thoreau We walked in so pure and bright a light, gilding the withered grass and leaves, so softly and serenely bright, I thought I had never bathed in such a golden flood, without a ripple or a murmur to it. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

George Gissing With a little sigh of impatience she rose from her seat, shaking the golden ringlets from her face. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Oscar Wilde All her bright golden hair Tarnished with rust, She that was young and fair Fallen to dust. Poems by Oscar Wilde [1881]

D. H. Lawrence Marjory had brought forth a golden apple, red on one cheek, rather garish. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis But Elmer insisted on changes, on keeping the robe for crucial meetings, and Sharon went out for embroidered golden velvet frocks, and, at meetings for business women, smart white flannel suits. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George MacDonald I can only say that it suggested an anemone, was of a pale rose-hue, and had a golden heart. Lilith by George MacDonald

Andrew Lang The old man begged him hard to stay, but he would not, so his hairy friend gave him a golden apple out of which came a horse with a golden mane, and a golden staff with which to guide the horse. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Aske me no more whether doth stray The golden atomes of the day; For in pure love heaven did prepare Those powders to inrich your haire. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

H. G. Wells She looked out on the big church and the big trees behind it against the golden quiet of a summer evening with extreme approval. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Samuel Johnson He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monsters; he delighted to rove through the meanders of enchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of golden palaces, to repose by the waterfalls of Elysian gardens. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

F. Scott Fitzgerald THE YOUNG MAN: (Still puzzled) What was that banging noise? JULIE: One of the fish snapping his golden jaws. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Duke laid his hand upon my golden curls. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Andrew Lang Scarcely had the canary drunk when she became a beautiful girl, tall and straight as a poplar tree, with black eyes and a golden skin. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser Given the spring, the sunshine on the lake, white sails of ships, a few walks and talks on pensive afternoons when the city swam in a golden haze, and the thing was done. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The Square was quite deserted and beautifully still in the dusty golden sunlight of the hastening summer afternoon. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing But in her heart she thought with delight of the future, which this one evening had made golden before her imagination. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang The old woman counselled her to go to the mill-pond the next full moon and play upon a golden flute, and then to lay the flute on the bank. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

So not only will I change clothes, but I will give thee two golden angels to boot. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

George Meredith It was as if she had been eyeing a golden door shut fast, that might some day open, but was in itself precious to behold. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing She was fascinated by his rough vigour and by his visions of golden prosperity. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Benjamin Disraeli He took out of it a cushion of the same regal material, on which reposed, in solitary magnificence, a golden coronet of antique workmanship. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Then I could comfort them in their sorrow, and bring golden rays of hope and faith into their drab lives. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

E. F. Benson I didn’t get as far as wearing none in town, though I remember you did; but in the country I felt that golden hours were wasted if I had a hat on. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

She had rifled no tomb, but honestly paid down golden ounces, in exchange for her lawful property. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Charles Dickens In ten minutes I had ceased to believe in such fables of a golden time as youth, the prime of life, or a hale old age. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sinclair Lewis H.R.M. Terry sat down, very royal, his left hand on his hip, his right waving an object which resembled a weed but which to him was a golden scepter. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Above it shone the de Sigognac arms—three golden storks upon an azure field, with this noble motto—entirely obliterated of old—“Alta petunt. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Abraham Merri For the little azure and golden stars paled, trembled, then flashed out like galaxies of tiny, clustered silver suns. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

What did he see there if he looked hard enough? The mountains opened, and, carried by the wind, you struck with your golden shoes the centre of a group of hills like men watching you. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson And there he saw a lady, a beautiful lady, in a long white dress that hung down to her ankles, with a golden belt and a golden crown. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Abraham Merri From their graceful branches strange fruits, golden and scarlet and pear-shaped, hung pendulous. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Thus, having swallow’d Cupid’s golden hook, The more she striv’d, the deeper was she strook: Yet, evilly feigning anger, strove she still, And would be thought to grant against her will. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

Little curls of golden hair stuck were stuck to her skin by perspiration. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Sinclair Lewis The proverbial old-time country doctor’s library, just Shakespeare and the Bible and Gray’s Anatomy, contained plenty for the man who dug out every word as though it were a golden nugget. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

H. Rider Haggard For you, fame and fortune lie in an inkstand; your mind is a golden key that will open to your sight all that is worth seeing in the world, and pass you into its most pleasant places. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

In a week Mr. Kendrick told me that he had heard golden opinions of me from a dozen visitors. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

D.H. Lawrence The traffic swung past the lamplight shone warm on all the golden faces; but Siegmund had already left the city. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton The golden coils drooped above her chips. The Spark by Edith Wharton

At the moment that they touched him the organ and the singing ceased; and it was to Joe a sudden wakening from a golden dream to a black and raw reality. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

And in her ears rang the echo of a boy’s laughter, golden and equivocal. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Wilkie Collins For the rest, the waters of oblivion had closed over the old golden days at Greenwater Broad. When You last saw me, I was a boy of thirteen. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Sinclair Lewis He felt lost in the round of ocean, one universal gray except for a golden gash on the western horizon. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

He drew one golden curl through his fingers until it was lank and drooping; save the end only, that was still a ripple of gold. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

George Meredith Her fiery fancy, unchained from the despotic heart, illumined her under the golden future. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Guy de Maupassan She took from the wall the little card which bore in golden figures the date of the current year, 1819. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Untouched by autumn, the furze bushes of Ardmeen covert were darkly green, save for a golden fleck of blossom here and there, and the glistening grey cobwebs that stretched from spike to spike. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Abraham Merri His feet pressed a golden moss spangled with tiny starry bluets. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

She had shining golden hair, finely chiselled features, beautiful deep-blue eyes and a perfect complexion. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning We are but orphaned spirits left in Eden A time ago: God gave us golden cups, and we were bidden To feed you so. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Andrew Lang He came from the five fairies, and brought for the Princess a crown, a sceptre, and a robe of golden brocade, with a petticoat marvellously embroidered with butterflies’ wings. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells I shouldered my golden clubs, one on each shoulder, and went on out of the ravine of the gold-veined rocks. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

It was like a wonderful dream in a golden dusk. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Andrew Lang At last they happened to let fly their arrows both together, and when they fell to earth again the tail feather of a golden hen was found sticking in one. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The first is that hereafter the greatness of a judge or magistrate shall be no sanctuary or protection of guiltiness, which is the beginning of a golden world. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson Days of April, airs of Eden. How the glory died through golden hours, And the shining moon arising, How the boat drew homeward filled with flowers. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Richard Burton Drawing forth from the press the key of the Ka’abah, he partly bared it of its green-silk gold-lettered etui,24 and rubbed a golden knob quartrefoil-shaped upon my eyes, in order to brighten them. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Theodore Dreiser Now behold in the autumn of 1897 all rival Chicago street-railway lines brought to Mr. Cowperwood on a platter, as it were — a golden platter. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence Being newly cleared of hay, they were golden green, and they shone almost blindingly in the sunlight. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

George Gissing For pictures little space could be found; but over the mantelpiece hung a fine water-colour, the flood of Tigris and the roofs of Bagdad burning in golden sunset. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Fanny Fern A little, bright-eyed creature, crept to Ruth’s side, and lifting a long, wavy, golden ringlet from a box on the table near her, laid it beside her own brown curls. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Arthur Conan Doyle The heath was covered with golden patches of flowering gorse, gleaming magnificently in the light of the bright spring sunshine. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Arthur Machen And he heard the voices of a praising host, or the clamour of golden trumpets and the unceasing choir of the angels. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Abraham Merri His feet were on green moss; gone was the soft golden carpet with its blue starlets. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

For an instant — and then they passed out of the prison archway into the free air of heaven — and the sunlight glowed golden on their faces. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Virginia Woolf To the right and left bushes of some sort, golden and crimson, glowed with the colour, even it seemed burnt with the heat, of fire. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

William Henry Hudson On her arms were broad golden armlets, and the drapery, a long flowing robe, was blue, embroidered with yellow flowers. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

They all wore broad-brimmed hats, and the one who seemed to be chief had on his some golden ornaments. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle A golden star shines in the hair. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Andrew Lang He saw the coffin on the hill, with the beautiful Snowdrop inside it, and when he had read what was written on it in golden letters, he said to the Dwarf: ‘Give me the coffin. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Morris Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wind up your hair! See on the marble parapet, The faint red stains with tears are wet; The long years pass, no help comes yet To free my golden hair. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Arthur Conan Doyle The sun shining slantwise through the trees threw delicate traceries across the road, with bars of golden light between. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Heemskirk had seen plainly enough on the verandah Freya’s golden head with another head very close to it. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Anatole France The light air of September agitated the curls of her hair, and the sun made golden darts shine in the profound gray of her eyes. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

He saw a golden Lion against that background, and again a Butterfly of sprinkled azure, and a crimson Phoenix and a white Lamb, and others which he could not know, so swift were the transmutations. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Charles Kingsley On, past rich woods, past trim cottages, gardens gay with flowers; past rhododendron shrubberies, broad fields of golden stubble, sweet clover, and grey swedes, with Ogwen making music far below. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Edith Wharton There hung the golden sun, the twilight stretched its wings across the valley, and lights were coming out in the windows of the abbey church of Belle Pais. “Now tell me,” she said. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Fanny Fern The last bright golden beam of the Sabbath sun had slowly faded away. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

D. H. Lawrence The sun sinks into a golden glow in the west. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang She had ridden only a few miles further, when she saw a golden curl lying on the road before her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rafael Sabatini Kynaston tossed his golden curls, and with his whip he pointed across to the Dolphin. ‘I am staying for Sir Charles Sedley,’ he replied in that gentle and wonderfully musical voice of his. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Abraham Merri Fanned by the gale rushing through the open window the brazier flamed like a torch: the heavy golden curtains were bellying; the little lights along the wall all blown out. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

John Galsworthy Young Jolyon stood looking dazedly at the familiar golden object. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Benjamin Disraeli Your golden dreams are over, your cunning plans are circumvented, your ambitious hopes are crushed for ever, you are blighted in the very spring of your life. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Andrew Lang As soon as the next moon was full the hunter’s wife went to the mill-pond, played on a golden flute, and when she had finished placed it on the bank. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang He was about to enter the golden gates, when there sprang at him a wondrous beast, whose like he had never seen. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I may be tempted to postpone my retirement, and for a while longer to continue to gather the golden harvest that ripens round me. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The wild St. John’s wort held towards them its tiny golden stars. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Ford Madox Ford He fingered his very large, golden fountain-pen. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Andrew Lang It was almost entirely made of pure gold and diamonds, and she also got a noble horse with housings embroidered with gold, and a golden bridle. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

At last he came to where a little stream spread across the road in a shallow sheet, tinkling and sparkling as it fretted over its bed of golden gravel. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

H. Rider Haggard It lights upon Gudruda’s golden hair, that hangs about her breast and falls from the bed to the ground. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang It was of green velvet, scattered over with large golden thistles, and lined inside with silver brocade embroidered with pink roses. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

All was as a dream that falls upon a restless, feverish night, and fades away as the eyes unclose on the peace of a cloudless heaven, on the bliss of a golden sun. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

This Prince used as his favourite and personal badge the beautiful design of three white ostrich feathers within a golden coronet, and with the motto 'ich dien' on a blue ribbon. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

The low sun was shining redly through a golden haze, was sending long burning shafts across the glade where Charles was pacing. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

He had never heard of a lunatic whose delusion was that a whirling snowstorm shut him up in a golden cloud, where cold hands touched his. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Henry James Upon the uses of money, upon what one might do with a life into which one had succeeded in injecting the golden stream, he had up to his thirty-fifth year very scantily reflected. The American by Henry James [1877]

William Makepeace Thackeray The golden curls — fair curls that his mother had so often played with! — fell under the shears and round the lad’s knees, until he looked as if he was sitting in a bath of sunbeams. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Henry Handel Richardson She was to be there, beside him, day after day, in a golden paradise of love. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

My attention is attracted, while I write, by the apparition of a beautiful girl in the opposite balcony, with hair of a golden brown hanging in masses down to her feet. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

H. G. Wells A sort of golden gloom, a massive and yet humorous solemnity, had slowly but surely replaced the rhythmic glittering of his earlier mental state. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They were perhaps too clever to kill the goose who knew all about the golden egg, yet it was not like the Lambs to leave a job undone. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Abraham Merri Around her waist was a golden ring, and from that ring dropped three golden chaias fastened to the rock floor. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

William Morris So the King bade bring him in to the garden to him straight-way; so the man went, and came back again leading in a knight somewhat stricken in years, on whose green surcoat was beaten a golden lion. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

Andrew Lang The king watched her till she was quite out of sight, so as to make sure that she was not spying upon him; then he took the golden lion into his room and lifted some loose boards from the floor. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing His voice was the voice in which he had spoken to Mrs. Ormonde, when he uttered the golden words that said he loved her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Abraham Merri If we dared leave Ruth — could only, see —” Ruth leaped to her feet; cried out — a golden bugling that might have been Norhala’s own wrathful trumpet notes. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence And I must say she’s very lovely — she’s very, very lovely, with her golden skin and her reddish amber eyes and her beautiful, beautiful carriage. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

The bright flood of May-morning sunshine completely enveloped her girlish form, clad in a simple, fresh-starched calico gown, and shone in golden patches upon her light-brown hair. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Wilkie Collins He was wrapped in a splendid blue dressing-gown, with a golden girdle and trimmings. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Andrew Lang One day, when the king was lying on his bed racked with pain, he heard the noise of a scuffle going on in his antechamber, and rang a golden bell that stood by his side to summon one of his servants. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He drummed on the table spasmodically with his thin fingers; his stained nails shone, and his golden eyebrows moved up and down. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

In his right hand he wielded a bow, and in his left a bunch of golden arrows, which a mystic legend had connected with the victories of his people. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Abraham Merri A hand stole forth from beneath her veils, slender, long-fingered with nails like rosy pearls; above the wrist was coiled a golden dragon with wicked little crimson eyes. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

G. K. Chesterton Along the crest of Campden Hill lie the golden crocuses of West Kensington. They are, as it were, the first fiery fringe of the whole. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Arthur Conan Doyle Already the first thin wisps of it were curling across the golden square of the lighted window. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

H. G. Wells His baldness, his curious general pinkness, and his golden spectacles had become a national possession. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Her skin had flushed to a sort of golden ivory, and her lovely eyes had become deeper by contrast. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Sir Richard Burton At his head is a man hending in hand a golden javelin and behind him another with a great mace of gold whose head is an emerald a span long and as thick as a man’s thumb. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

For a parting present she gave me five beautiful golden sovereigns, with the stern injunction that I was not on any account to let my father get hold of them. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Andrew Lang The knight had golden armor, and the horse a golden saddle and bridle, and these were all so bright that they shone and dazzled everyone, even while the knight was still at a great distance. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The moon began to be now eclipsed by twilight; a golden band surrounded the horizon, announcing the approach of the day. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

On the red-velvet hangings of the bed was an immense coat-of-arms, worked in silk and surrounded by a collar, with the golden sheep hanging from the ring. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Specimens of the very richest kind were displayed in Melbourne, and the confiding public suddenly woke to the fact that a golden tide was flowing past their doors. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence But she saw the golden dawn, a golden sun coming out of level country. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy In front of these people, too; it’s positively disgusting!’ Young Strumolowski shook his head violently; his hair, thick, smooth, close as a golden plate, did not fall off. To Let by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang As for the donkey’s tail, it was impossible to get rid of that; it was as firmly fixed on her forehead as was the golden star on Lizina’s. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anything so lovely! The orange-trees were covered with their golden fruit and fragrant blossom; the lemon-trees, bending over, formed a natural arch, which the sun could not pierce. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

A flow’r’d simar with golden fringe she wore, And at her back a golden quiver bore; Her flowing hair a golden caul restrains, A golden clasp the Tyrian robe sustains. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Rudyard Kipling Then, a golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizona beautiful winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindu temple-spire. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Sinclair Lewis On the couch, crushing her golden evening wrap, Fran lay sobbing. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

But if dulness and disregard to good learning wait upon the wine, Minerva’s golden lamp itself could not make the entertainment pleasing and agreeable. Symposiacs by Plutarch

John Galsworthy The silver-coloured carpet felt wonderfully soft beneath his feet, the furniture was of a golden wood. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence The solid wooden floor resounded to the knocking heels of the men, the air quivered with the clapping hands and the zither music, there was a golden dust about the hanging lamps. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton A purple mansion seemed to be built inside a green mansion and a golden mansion inside that. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

The tables fill’d the spacious hall around, And golden bowls with sparkling wine were crown’d. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

He enters, but the King is not there; there is no living thing, only the body of a knight on a bier, with tapers burning in golden candlesticks at head and foot. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Sinclair Lewis The sun roared on the green jungle but in the shade was sleepy peace, and the water was golden and rippling. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang Then they got into a golden boat, which carried them to a clearing in the forest, where three tall trees stood by themselves. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

We knew that the weather about the line was often calm, but had pictured to ourselves a gorgeous sun, golden sunsets, cloudless sky, and sea of the deepest blue. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

D. H. Lawrence And the skin on them seemed almost coarse, opaque, and white, with fine golden hairs. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell After the field is crossed, you come to a common, richly colored with the golden gorse and the purple heather, which in summer-time send out their warm scents into the quiet air. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Sinclair Lewis He thought of Vestal’s face serene on her pillow, and Biddy curled in a golden ball. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle A huge warrior in black, bearing a golden banner, appeared suddenly in a gap of the shredding ranks. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle He spoke of life and of death, of the present, and their hopes of the future; and the black cloud of their misery began to show a golden rift or two. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have heard the chimes of Oxford playing their symphony in a golden autumn morning, and beautiful it was to hear. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling Her brows are bound with bracken-fronds, And golden elf-locks fly above; Her eyes are bright as diamonds And bluer than the skies above. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Why is the woman terror-struck? Can there be mercy in that look? THERE all the golden codgers lay, There the silver dew, And the great water sighed for love, And the wind sighed too. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

ACACIA AULACOCARPA displays in pendant masses golden tassels rich in fragrance. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Radclyffe Hall The cottages were badly in need of repair; a melancholy spot it looked, this Hameau, in spite of the birds that sang in its trees and the golden glint of the afternoon sunshine. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The golden stepping-blocks were brought and placed on shining carpets for the ladies, who were gay of mood. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Nathaniel Hawthorne So she strayed sadly onward, up the nave, and towards the hundred golden lights that swarm before the high altar. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

The fog was thinning, and a full moon made of what remained a half-luminous, golden haze. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

He pushed back the pretty golden hair (no more blue ribbons in it now), lost in thought. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

The eastward facing windows were golden with the rising sun. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Love Peacock Let me find the seven purchasers of my seven copies, and they shall be the seven golden candle-sticks with which I will illuminate the world. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

George Meredith This golden head has wit in it. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Ralph Waldo Emerson From air the creeping centuries drew The matted thicket low and wide, This must the leaves of ages strew The granite slab to clothe and hide, Ere wheat can wave its golden pride. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

In a sea which shone like polished silver the islet was a gem — green enamel, amethyst rocks, golden sand. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Locksley Hall, again —“every door is barred with gold, and opens but to golden keys. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

William Makepeace Thackeray Towards the spot which the golden fish and royal purdahs, floating in the wind, designated as the tent of Holkar, led an immense avenue — of elephants! the finest street, indeed, I ever saw. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Virginia Woolf Its golden grain falls, fertilizing, upon the rich soil of my imagination. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]