Phrases with "heart"

Nathaniel Hawthorne Even the ponderous depression which constantly weighed upon Donatello’s heart could not compel him into the kind of repose which the plastic art requires. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

George MacDonald For a while he could not come quite awake, for the noise kept beating him down, so that his heart was troubled and fluttered painfully. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George Meredith The liquid darkness of his large eastern eyes cast a light that brought her heart out: she confessed it, and she comforted him. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Rudyard Kipling His heart had felt the strain, and fret or disappointment of any kind must be avoided. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

G. K. Chesterton But nothing of my heart or my imagination went with these wide generalisations; and something inside me was always subconsciously burrowing in the very opposite direction. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson Even while he was driving me, I had begun to find my heart go out to Mr. Henry; no doubt, partly in pity, he was a man so palpably unhappy. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Let me gain her person, and her heart will follow. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He released her instantly, and was departing, wounded; but his heart counselled wiser proceedings. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Every thought that was devoted to it was an extreme anguish, and every word that I spoke in allusion to it caused my lips to quiver, and my heart to palpitate. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Anthony Trollope But in Mrs. Bolton’s heart there was a feeling which made her return home very uncomfortable. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

My heart thumped in my ribs, and I gasped in amazement. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle Last Martinmas my heart bled for you when I saw how sorry was your harness, and yet you held your own against the stout Sir Oliver with his Milan suit: When go you to Tilford?” “Even now. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Anthony Trollope The rendering of a piece by Dickens was composed as an oratorio is composed, and was then studied by heart as music is studied. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

He gripped his automatic in his jacket pocket, and his heart beat very rapidly when from out of the hot noonday sun he tiptoed softly inside. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

At all these signs one half of Mrs. Dodd’s heart used to boil with indignation, and the other half melt with pity. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Barbara Hare’s heart leaped, as the saying runs, into her mouth, and her face became deadly white in the moonlight. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope There are saints to whom a trusting religious heart can turn, relying on their apparent physical capabilities. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton But in my heart I was a reluctant Socialist. I accepted the larger thing as the lesser evil--or even the lesser good. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

He assured her in his answers that his heart and hand were totally disengaged, and She thought that upon these grounds She might proceed without danger. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Thomas Paine The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

E. Phillips Oppenheim Is this just some ghastly change, or are you an imposter? My heart is growing chilled. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell I sicken at heart to see the old spot once again. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Thomas Hardy What a proud moment it was for Elfride then! She was ruling a heart with absolute despotism for the first time in her life. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Guy de Maupassan He waited for some time, not daring to speak; he looked at them, his own heart oppressed with an incomprehensible melancholy. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

D. H. Lawrence The father, who was perfectly sober, except for the contagion from the young people, felt a wild tremor go through his heart as he gazed on the face of his boy. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Once I was part of the music I heard On the boughs or sweet between earth and sky, For joy of the beating of wings on high My heart shot into the breast of the bird. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

Robert Louis Stevenson When the corp was examined the leid draps hadnae played buff upon the warlock’s body; sorrow a leid drap was to be fund! but there was grandfaither’s siller tester in the puddock’s heart of him. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton The mother’s heart was beating in her throat, and her words seemed to force themselves out through the throbs. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Edith Wharton The heart of the young man began to beat. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Thomas Wolfe For he had always loved the night more dearly than the day, and the energies of his life had risen to their greatest strength in the secret and exultant heart of darkness. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson What a sight is this sleeping city!’ she exclaimed; and then, with a most thrilling voice, ‘“Dear God,” she quoted, “the very houses seem asleep, and all that mighty heart is lying still. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim I must not have you catch cold!” He spoke with an air of fond proprietorship which made my heart tremble, but I had no more words left with which to fight my battle. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Mark Twain Ben’s gait was the hop-skip-and-jump — proof enough that his heart was light and his anticipations high. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Nathaniel Hawthorne My heart keeps dancing within me, and all the foolish things which you see me do are only the motions of my heart. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Theodore Dreiser Vessels from the lakes came into the heart of the city. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

He felt it tremble, and his heart ached for her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

A happy, happy home from henceforth; and Mrs. Hare lifted up her full heart in thankfulness to God. Perhaps Richard’s went up also. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

It wrung the heart of the honest amiable gentlewoman to have her daughter do this; but the h. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Jules Verne My heart beat as if it would break. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Anthony Trollope The thing which had been told him had gone into his heart like a knife; but he did not intend that Madame Faragon should know that he had been wounded. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

The Neapolitan’s heart beat violently. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

I beg them therefore to lay to heart these two weighty sayings of the herald of Modern Science:— “Syllogismus ex propositionibus constat, propositiones ex verbis, verba notionum tesserae sunt. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

D. H. Lawrence Because it must be unfair to you for me to go on with this affair when I can’t feel in my heart that I really love you. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton There is a great deal of fallacy and folly about the ordinary talk of confidential conversation; to say nothing of the loathsome American notion of a heart to heart talk. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Rudyard Kipling It is in my heart that when Akela misses his next kill — and at each hunt it costs him more to pin the buck — the Pack will turn against him and against thee. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Wilkie Collins She said, very prettily, that her heart and my heart beat together in heavenly harmony. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

D. H. Lawrence Her heart beat painfully as she went up with them to her bedroom. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Now, how about Colonel Stoddart?” My heart beat suddenly. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Was it their friendship and mutual trust that made her heart beat? But when she put her hand in his all the nonsense was over. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

What he really had at heart in offering his resolution was not any supposed attack upon himself or his shop from the pulpit of this church. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

He loved her — and though she was an orphan, destitute of fortune, he married her, considering the treasure of her virgin heart of far greater value than the most magnificent dowry. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Knowing all this, knowing that the woman’s heart was like an empty sepulchre, George Varney was not the less determined to win her for his wife. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Olaf Stapledon And if not man, then surely some other will in the end fulfil his office as the cosmical eye and heart and hand. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope Then, indeed — it being so that he was a man with a heart within his breast — there would have been no comfort for him, in his outlooks on any side. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev He could find no satisfactory answer to his own question, though his heart was filled with some bitter feeling. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

His heart sank within him, but he acted like a Briton. He determined to take no notice of the contretemps, but return boldly to the attack. My Fascinating Friend by William Archer

With one of them, named Catalina, the susceptible heart of the young soldier became enamoured. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Thomas Hardy Milly shivered, and bowed her head, saying, ‘I feel as if I had become a corpse’s bride!’ But from that moment the maiden was heart and soul in the substitution. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope But now she wished with all her heart that there might be some one to whom she could submit with perfect faith. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

We’ve been here so often that we know it all by heart — just how it looks at high tide, and how it looks at low tide, and how it looks after a storm. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

But he was ardent and tender of heart beyond the common nature of man, and had already learnt to love, while the beauteous Greek smiled benignantly on the boy. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jack London Woman she was, and he had long known that the only way to win from her treason of her tribe was through the woman’s heart of her. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Charles Dickens For pride, she said with great severity, was one of the seven deadly sins, and humility and lowliness of heart were virtues. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Charles Dickens With a hope ever darkening, and with a heart always growing heavier and heavier, Mr. Lorry passed through this anxious time. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Jane’s heart yearned for her. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Algernon Blackwood It ran downhill like the pathway on a mountain side, and as he tiptoed softly down it he felt that by rights it ought to have led him clean out of the house into the heart of a great forest. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Arthur Conan Doyle I go to Gascony, but my words stay here in your memory, and long after Etienne Gerard is forgotten a heart may be warmed or a spirit braced by some faint echo of the words that he has spoken. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Arthur Machen My heart beat faster and faster, and something rose in my throat that choked me and made me want to cry out, but I shut my lips, and went on. The White People by Arthur Machen

Robert Louis Stevenson I began to grow sick at heart for my fellow- emigrants. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

F. Scott Fitzgerald I want to tell you about your heart — you’ve probably been neglecting your heart — and you don’t know. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

James Joyce Your heart is in the system of the Shewolf and your crested head is in the tropic of Copricapron. Your feet are in the cloister of Virgo. Your olala is in the region of sahuls. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her heart was pounding wildly. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

But my heart failed me at the sight of her cold face above the splendor she had bought with her charms, and I was saved a humiliation I might never have risen above. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli The heart of Cleveland relented; his stern manner gave way; all his former warm and generous feeling gained the ascendant; he was in turn amusing, communicative, and engaging. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

John Galsworthy This second living through those moments was making her heart beat. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins And yet, my heart — What a coward I have become all of a sudden! More knocking and louder voices. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells Many of these brave, ingenious men to whom the Lord Paramount came were sick at heart with hope deferred. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Jules Verne At that moment a loud voice, the voice of a man whose heart was inaccessible to fear, was heard. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hardy No sooner had the telegram been despatched than his heart sank within him at the want of foresight shown in sending it. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Now, I feel my conscience discharged and my heart lightened. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Hope Thus we travelled home, heavy at heart for the death of our friends, sore uneasy concerning the King, and cut to the quick that young Rupert had played yet another winning hand with us. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Louisa May Alcott She had not heart enough even to make herself pretty as usual by putting on a blue neck ribbon and dressing her hair in the most becoming way. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

My heart inclines me to speak to you; you compromise me by a reception almost uncivil; you are wrong, monsieur; and you confound your friends with enemies. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Wilkie Collins Without being aware of my own success, I had won the mother’s heart in winning the goodwill of her children. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

William Morris And now the streets seem gay and the high stars glittering bright; And for me, I sing amongst them, for my heart is full and light. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

Anthony Trollope She meant her nephew to understand that duty commanded her to shut her heart against any cousin who could marry a tailor. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope In Joshua’s heart was that tale of the whip’s discomfiture. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

D. H. Lawrence So that when he came into the house after choir-practice his face was dark and his heart black. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Then she said: “I’m afraid right down in my heart that Alfred Perrot won’t do. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

His heart galloped, and the blood pounded in his quiet veins. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

The first good impulse of her life made her heart beat more quickly. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Poor John Mellish! Talbot reproached himself for his hardness of heart in nourishing one spiteful feeling toward a man who was so deeply to be pitied. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry Adams She was bitter at heart about it. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope Her heart at any rate was light. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

E. Nesbi Bobbie knew it was something nearer the heart than money could be. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Jane Austen Everybody’s heart is open, you know, when they have recently escaped from severe pain, or are recovering the blessing of health, and Nurse Rooke thoroughly understands when to speak. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Passing the arbour, and peering into its damp recesses, I started back with my heart in my mouth. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

At the same time I was genuinely touched and penitent, I used to shed tears and, of course, deceived myself, though I was not acting in the least and there was a sick feeling in my heart at the time. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Maskull’s heart beat quickly. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

M. P. Shiel My heart gave one bound, and then seemed wholly to cease its travail. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Henry James Her generosity had tried to screen them, but Newman’s heart rose into his throat at the thought that they should go scot-free. The American by Henry James [1877]

Andrew Lang And again the old man smiled, saying, ‘You are a dear child, but my heart is not in the doorway. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I own the ‘Daily Telephone!’” Scampy’s heart was thumping hard. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

He was a Cockney, heart and soul, and had no sense of any enjoyments that were not of a Cockney nature. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Charles Dickens Once again, I think my heart is broken. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

Anthony Trollope Bold wished with all his heart that the Australian scheme was in the act of realisation, and that he and Eleanor were away together, never to hear further of the lawsuit. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Henry James This was merged, in turn, in an examination of the Italian heart per se. The American by Henry James [1877]

My heart is — hot as sulphur; — sigh, and it will flame. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

His heart was filled with a different memory, the vision of her who had appeared to him in his hour of peril in the snowy forest and had promised him everlasting life. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Maria Edgeworth Olivia. L—— Castle. Pity me, dearest Gabrielle, for I am in need of all the pity which your susceptible heart can bestow. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

I could find in my heart to wish I had a cloak to wrap her in. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

For a long while Larose remained prone upon the floor, exactly where she had left him, with his heart beating violently and feeling so giddy that he had to keep his eyes closed. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Jane Austen For a few moments her imagination and her heart were bewitched. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

The mystery of it is killing us all; me above others, for I’ve had to show you a cheerful face, with my brain reeling and my heart like lead in my bosom. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf Many a time did Orlando, pacing the little courtyard, hold his heart at the sound of some nag’s steady footfall on the cobbles, or at the rustle of a woman’s dress. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Haven’s heart jumped at her words. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Gaston Leroux Ah, I knew well enough, messieurs, in the bottom of my heart I knew that I could not be mistaken. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

And day after day my heart grows, thank God! It grows in goodness, and I wish good for everybody. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George Meredith His blood was on the heads of those who permitted him to face the danger! She would have felt for him still more tenderly if it were permitted to a woman’s heart to enfold two men at a time. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

I had found out at school in the last term that if you gave your whole mind and heart to anything, you learned it very quickly and thoroughly. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Henry Handel Richardson For at heart his whole sympathy was with Mary and Mary’s ineradicable generosity. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Jane Austen Miss Harville only died last June. Such a heart is very little worth having; is it, Lady Russell? I am sure you will agree with me. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

The heart existed as a simple pulsating vessel; and the chorda dorsalis took the place of a vertebral column. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Robert Green Ingersoll My heart was filled with sympathy for those people who have nothing to be proud of except ancestors. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jonathan Swif The Bishop of Clogher writ me word you were in the country, and that he heard you were well: I am glad at heart MD rides, and rides, and rides. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Charles Dickens You have been in every line I have ever read since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

For the truth is, my heart was no more in my subject. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Anthony Trollope Of this she was quite sure within her own heart — that it should not be abandoned at her sister’s instigation. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Katherine Mansfield Sabina woke, tired, feeling as though something heavy had been pressing under her heart all night. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

My heart stood still, for, thinks I, that’ll be the priest of Baal who presently will stick a knife into me. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

Sir Richard Burton Then in my heart of hearts their shapes I trace, And love and longing care and cark renew. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Ye asked not then what grief of heart I had; and now, too, it is well that things are even so. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Thornton’s heart beat quick and strong, and for the time he utterly forgot the Outwood lane. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope Never — never! Does a man give up his joy — the pride of his life — the one only delight on which his heart has set itself! No, my darling, I have not given it up. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Sir Richard Burton And when he saw me he said: “All night long my heart hath been heavy, fearing for thee from wild beasts or other mischances. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

His heart seemed to stand still and he stared at Sir Arnold with the face of a ghost. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

I think it is the form of a woman who has passed over, and who loved you once, but whose heart is now full of hatred. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Margaret Oliphant Oddly enough, Julia, the wronged, who at heart was full of good nature, was almost her only comforter. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sometimes the human heart has fantastic ways of expressing itself. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Her heart never beat the harder when he was coming. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

A shadow kindly enveloped the woman, warming her heart with love for the unseen people, who in her imagination united into one huge person, full of inexhaustible, manly force. Mother by Maksim Gorky

James Joyce He knelt to say his penance, praying in a corner of the dark nave; and his prayers ascended to heaven from his purified heart like perfume streaming upwards from a heart of white rose. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Ivan Turgenev And suddenly my heart sank, and I came to myself. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

George MacDonald His brain was a little clearer now, his temper a little smoother, and his heart not quite so dirty. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

But his was not the heart to despond; and he gathered strength from the very extremity of his situation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Once more he was in the chamber with the wood fire; once again he was peering at the door and wondering with tremulous heart what lay beyond. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Benjamin Disraeli It could not be the wind! His heart was full, his hopes were sweet, his fate pledged on a die. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

She had offered her master a fidelity which involved the abnegation of all impulses of her own heart and mind, and he rejected her love and her service. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle MacCoy, of course, was expecting me, and he had spent the time between Euston and Willesden in saying all he could to harden my brother’s heart and set him against me. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Olaf Stapledon Yet what, what could thus be signified? Intellect, peering beyond the star, discovered no Star Maker, but only darkness; no Love, no Power even, but only Nothing. And yet the heart praised. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Frances Hodgson Burnett Donal! Donal! Her heart was a mere baby’s heart but it beat as if she were seventeen—beat with pure rapture. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Do you?” “No, I do not,” answered Rex, and thought, if all women were like this one, how much easier it would be for men to lead a good life! His heart stopped its heavy beating. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

John Galsworthy And again his heart WOULD not bound. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I almost screamed with apprehension; and yet the hope of pressing her to my heart made me half regret that she had not done so. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Anthony Trollope He is a sturdy little man, that shall yet live to make your heart dance with joy. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling In this posture she cheered the passing ships, and set about repairing her hurts with good heart and a smiling countenance. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Thomas Hardy Therefore her ingenuous heart rose with a bound into her throat when, in response to his leading questions, or rather hints, she allowed her troubles to leak out of her. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Were it not in the bitter corrosion of heart that I was called upon to face, I should have carried over to the present no connecting link whatever from the past. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Twice my bearers missed their footing, and my heart ceased beating as we plunged toward instant death among the tangled deadwood beneath. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Her heart began to beat violently. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

James Joyce I went up the slope calmly but my heart was beating quickly with fear that he would seize me by the ankles. Dubliners by James Joyce

F. Scott Fitzgerald There’s something about you — I can’t tell what — that just puts my heart through the wringer every time I’m round you. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Abraham Merri His heart was beating uncomfortably, his hands felt hot and his lips dry. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Rafael Sabatini Woe me! that never may I counsel thee for thine own glory as my heart prompts me, but I must earn thy coldness. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

At that the doctor’s heart was touched, and even began to fancy it had originated that noble speech. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Of a sudden her heart wrenched, and turned over as she realized what it was. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bram Stoker I had it from the coffin man to give to Arthur.” My heart sank within me, for I felt that there was some fearful ordeal before us. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope She just feels that she has a heart to be touched. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins In place of the laws I had no friend near to open my heart to. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Andrew Lang Now the princess was as beautiful as the sun, and when Ciccu looked upon her his heart went out to her, and he longed to have her to wife. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A clammy sweat came over me and my heart hammered so fiercely that I felt as if my very head would burst. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells It has been like a heart stopping. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Anthony Trollope She had never whispered a word of love to Gregory. It might be that his heart was as sore, but he had not been injured as she had been injured. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Machen Still I struggled to refrain my heart from these things, to keep my spirit under the severe discipline of abstention; and with a constant effort I succeeded more and more. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Oh, with what agony of heart I retrace his manly tenderness! We waited for my companion, — he descended the wall. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

I have an idea that one or two, in the sheer largeness of heart that seizes one after occasions of popular emotions, asked me in exulting voices if I had seen the nigger’s tongue sticking out. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

M. R. James He had the heart to feel and the hand to accommodate. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Robert Louis Stevenson It seemed to him as if his love had gone from him, indeed, yet gone but a little way; as if he needed but to find the right touch or intonation, and her heart would recognise him and be melted. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I do not call to mind when I have seen any people who seemed of so great a heart and so high of enterprise. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Mrs. Gaskell Your father sits and sighs till my heart aches to hear him. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

She had not a pure enough heart to do so. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

William Makepeace Thackeray I think there is not a day since I lost him but his bright face and beautiful smiles look down on me out of heaven, where he is, and that my heart does not yearn towards him. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Sir Walter Scott I would that my heart itself lay before you, barer than the tongue of any servant could strip it. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Henry Handel Richardson To Mary it seemed as if they had been dumped down in the very heart of nowhere. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Elizabeth Gaskell She must be conscious, thought Mary — heart answering to heart. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Andrew Lang The frog’s heart beat high when her litter drew up before the steps of the palace, and leaning forward she beckoned to her side one of the guards who were standing in his doorway. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D.H. Lawrence His heart stood still with wonder. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence And among all the torture of the scene, the torture of his own heart and bowels, he was glad, he had won. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon And because I have had an ideal imposed on me, by outside influences, and I haven’t the strength (or the effective will) to live up to it, deep in my heart I hate the things I love. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing As she stood at Miss Barfoot’s door he heart quailed. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins Innocent as I had been of any intention to terrify and agitate her, my heart smote me as I looked at the poor, pale, frightened face. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Edith Wharton And I want another eye to help me!” My heart was beating rather excitedly. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Robert Louis Stevenson I am caustic, and sometimes offend people at first sight; but I am a good friend at heart to such as you. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Indeed, indeed, aunt, I cannot bring my heart to quarrel with him; and I am quite, quite sure he would never wish to quarrel with me. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith My heart throbbed; yet she was within range of a mile and a half, and I did not wish to be taken to her. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She has rich gifts of heart and mind, a suggestive power, a magnetic influence, a sympathetic knowledge, which, wisely and religiously exercised, are what your condition needs. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

D. H. Lawrence It made his heart go hot and stifled in his breast. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith The simple act set his heart thumping, and from the look of love, she saw an expression of pain pass through him. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Anthony Trollope Mark did think of opening his heart to his brother, and of leaving a message with him. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I know you’ll bring home a foreign Princess to break the heart of your faithful. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]