Phrases with "house"

Daniel Defoe The house was immediately beset and searched, but there were witnesses enough that the gentlemen had been gone over three hours. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

John Gourlay, standing in front of his new house at the head of the brae, could hear the swash of it when it fell. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

William Morris Now I think there is nothing about a house in which a contrast is greater between old and new than this piece of architecture. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

G. K. Chesterton I could see them, I mean, in memory; for when I came down that road again after a sixth of a century the house was very different. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

It was a dull, rainy day in February, and Mrs. Marks sat in her parlour in Pimlico. The house was one of a long row, and the parlour just about large enough to turn in. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

But as we approached the house I was suddenly recalled to my senses. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Miles Franklin Having traversed the half-mile between the house and river, we pushed off from the bank in a tiny boat just big enough for two. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Sinclair Lewis They had a thin tall house in Georgetown and they entertained senatorsperhaps twice — and he and Peony and Carrie were happy — anyway, Peony was happy — anyway, Peony said she was happy. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Almost immediately we heard him leave the house down the verandah steps. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch It was a magnificent patio, at all events, and the house was a palace. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Borrow It is not my custom to admit people into my house for the sake of lucre. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Henry Handel Richardson Just now he spent his time weeping from sheer happiness, as he strayed from room to room of the little house . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

The house belonging to the duke in Montaignac would afford him a refuge. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

William Makepeace Thackeray His house was shut up as completely as his opposite neighbor’s; and a new tenant is just having it fresh painted inside and out, as if poor Dixon had left an infection behind. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Edith Wharton Through their veil Archer caught the glint of the Lime Rock, with its white-washed turret and the tiny house in which the heroic light-house keeper, Ida Lewis, was living her last venerable years. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Guy de Maupassan The house commanded a view of the level district of Caux, covered with farms surrounded by their four double rows of tall trees which enclosed the courtyard planted with apple trees. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

It is a house of blood, for murder has been done and we are groping for the murderer. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle Inside it was all panelling and tapestry and half-effaced old pictures, a house of shadows and mystery. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Ford Madox Ford There wafted over her a sense of the dreadful darkness in the old house at Gray’s Inn on that dreadful night. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Willa Cather Two years ago, when this Templeton family came to Skyline and moved into the house next door, Mrs. Rosen was inconsolable. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony Trollope I couldn’t for a moment think of living in the same house with such a man. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson In the Norse heaven of our forefathers, Thor’s house had five hundred and forty floors; and man’s house has five hundred and forty floors. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

James Joyce On week days he did messages between the house in Carysfort Avenue and those shops in the main street of the town with which the family dealt. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Edith Wharton The house had formed a part of the convent of the Perpetual Adoration, which had been sold by the nuns when they moved to the new buildings the late Duke had given them. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Thomas Hardy He said nothing of this, however, and, regretting that he had gone out of his way to choose the house for their bridal time, went on into the adjoining room. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith He buys my house over my head, and offers me the Crouch to live in at an advanced rent. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Leaving the bank about five minutes earlier than my usual luncheon time, I slipped quickly round to the veterinary surgeon’s house where we had once taken the poisoned dog. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Edith Wharton He would sit quietly where he was, taking care to reach his house only just in time to dress and join her in the motor. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

An uncle was going to meet him, and to house him for a day or two before he went to the barracks. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jane Austen The house is by no means bad, and when the yard is removed, there may be a very tolerable approach to it. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Oscar Wilde On coming to the last house in the street, she went up the steps, took out a latch-key, and let herself in. The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde

The lonely country house they were bound for was said to be four miles from the hamlet; but, long before they reached it, the distance seemed to them more like forty. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

A large private house on the opposite side of the road was being decorated, as if for some festive occasion. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Robert Louis Stevenson The house was all decorated with scented greenery above and below. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Owing to slight ailments, she had been advised to order her life more restfully, and with a view to this she took a house at Richmond, where Mrs. Delph and Irene again came to live with her. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

His house is in the churchyard itself, right against one of the walls. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Arnold Bennett Sophia felt the house thrill as the side-door banged. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I heard a glass clink inside the house when we were talking to Broome, and man, he just reeked of brandy when he asked us to go in. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

G. K. Chesterton What kind of house would you desire me to get for you, sir?” He opened his blank blue eyes on Rupert, who seemed for the second staggered. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

George Gissing As if satisfied, he went hack into the house and to his room. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft The house of Jermyn no longer existed. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

D. H. Lawrence It was more than the house was worth. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins One of his father’s innumerable bargains was a house at Aldborough — a rising watering-place, or Mr. Michael Vanstone would not have invested a farthing in it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Ford Madox Ford She had said Paddington outside the house at dawn and he had taken it as a farewell. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

George Meredith You can date your Address from Riversley. You’ll have your house in town. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

I don’t wish to make you envious of Colonel Lapham, and modesty prevents my saying, that his house is prettier — though I may have my convictions — but it’s better built. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Suddenly there was a loud, long buzzing heard outside, and the house of God turned into a gossiping fair. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She left the house and I rang the bell as soon as I could get away from Hale, who did not wish me to draw attention to the murder. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Elizabeth Gaskell I have heard that Miss Branwell always went about the house in pattens, clicking up and down the stairs, from her dread of catching cold. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

There is no greater nuisance in a house than engaged sweethearts. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

James Joyce I’ll take my oath that’s Alf Bergan or Richie Goulding. Wrote it for a lark in the Scotch house I bet anything. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Trollope Sir Harry before he left his house saw his wife for a moment, but he did not see his daughter. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Morrison Nothing had been seen of Mrs. Mallett at her sister’s since she had received the message the day before to the effect that the house had been broken into. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

His house tumbled about his ears, but he died in it and I was born in it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins The drink — that vile habit which lost me your love and banished me from your house — the drink is not to blame for this last misfortune. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

For an instant I think I imagined the house was on fire and I was going to jump up, but I couldn’t smell anything more, so I turned over again and went to sleep. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

It was pleasant to hear unusual, literary words used in a house where every one spoke a colorless language, which had hardened into well-worn, un diversified forms. In the World by Maksim Gorky

This old maid had a house on the left bank of the Seine furnished in the most eccentric manner. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Willa Cather In the new house you have a beautiful study downstairs, and I have a light, airy room on the third floor. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Algernon Blackwood It is very simple: you must leave this house at once. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H.P. Lovecraft Her tales, however, commanded a wide audience, and were the more readily accepted because the house indeed stood on land once used for burial purposes. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

James Joyce The high hall of Horne’s house had never beheld an assembly so representative and so varied nor had the old rafters of that establishment ever listened to a language so encyclopaedic. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle I rushed into the street as the Spaniard had done, eager only to leave that house of gloom behind me, and I had run as far as the cathedral before my wits came back to me. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

The room, especially when it be known that it was part of a house standing in a grimy, if not exactly sordid, London thoroughfare, was exceptionally clean and well-cared-for. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Anthony Trollope From Mr Gresham’s house he went by appointment to Mr Monk’s, and told him of the interview. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang They walked on through the night, and at daybreak reached their father’s house again. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Mr. Heelas, Mr. Kemp’s nearest neighbour among the villa holders, was asleep in his summer house when the siege of Kemp’s house began. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. P. Lovecraf Maule’s carpenter son consented to build the great gabled house for his father’s triumphant enemy, but the old Colonel died strangely on the day of its dedication. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

W. H. Hudson I had gone to pay the herdsmen their wages when the Indians came unexpectedly; and my house at La Chilca, on the banks of the Langueyú, was burnt, and my wife taken away during my absence. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Anthony Trollope But to the red house with the three gables there was no other approach than by the narrow passage which ran between the river and the back of Heisse’s workshop. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Andrew Lang And now the most extraordinary thing happened, for from this moment everything in the old man’s house was changed. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang But in a few minutes a maid saw him, and said to her master, ‘I pray you, sir, to drive away that beggar who is sitting on the steps, or he will fill the whole house with his dirt. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James It was the habit of the ladies of the Stannace family to be extremely waited on, and I’ve never been in a house where three maids and a nursery-governess gave such an impression of a retinue. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Towards morning there was a rustle of movement within the black house and the beam of an electric torch shot across the floor. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

The house was too well-bred and disdainful to seek to captivate. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

A house was taken, and the first warm days of spring found the ladies established in the metropolis. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Bram Stoker A house cannot be made habitable in a day, and after all, how few days go to make up a century. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

We all hoped she would make a brilliant marriage with somebody very rich and of high position, have a house in London and in the country, and entertain us all splendidly. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Wilkie Collins He was just descending the steps of a house — as if leaving it after a visit. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Arnold Bennett For them it was a house that rightly apologized for itself, and whose apologetic air deserved only a condescending tolerance. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope He went to the Earl’s house just at eleven, not wishing to seem to avoid the Earl, but still desirous of seeing as little of his friend on that occasion as possible. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

James Joyce It crept onward among ruinous house and over the twinkling river. Dubliners by James Joyce

Walter Scott He loved to have his house in order — loved to look on a pretty woman too; and was somewhat strict in life withal — matrimony did all this for him. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Leon Trotsky At night, the cockroaches filled the house with their rustlings as they crawled over table and bed, and even over our faces. My Life by Leon Trotsky

By the time we entered the house I had arrived at a determination. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Wilkie Collins My early departure from London enabled me to reach Mr. Dawson’s house in the forenoon. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

His house is not very fine, but genteel, and stands upon a mount close to the mountains. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

He groped about him in the darkness till he discovered a narrow passage which went under a house at the back of Marjory’s, and opened into an alley. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

By the way, it may surprise you to learn that every one who enters or leaves this house is watched and followed. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

William Godwin He invited a number of them to meet him at a house of public reception, in a hamlet adjoining to the city. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

William Makepeace Thackeray Nor need it be said here, that it is as cheap to have a house clean as dirty, and that a raw leg of mutton costs exactly the same sum as one cuit a point. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

The house was roused betimes, and Mr. Wainwright, the surgeon from West Lynne, summoned to the earl’s bedside; he had experienced another and a violent attack. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

It was on the evening when Mrs. Evitt took to her bed, and the house was entrusted to the care of Jemima, that Mr. Leopold and Mr. Sampson came to make their inquiries at the house in Cibber-street. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I therefore went into the house with the intention of clearing up this point. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Edith Wharton These thoughts were in her mind when, a day or two before sailing, she came out of the Washington Square house with her boy. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

D. H. Lawrence I have telegraphed Mrs. Squire to get the house ready for me. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Geoffrey Chaucer And if the cattes skyn be slyk and gay, She wol nat dwelle in house half a day, But forth she wole, er any day be dawed, To shewe hir skyn, and goon a caterwawed. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

So fierce was the heat that they were all kept at a good distance, and the efforts that were made to approach the house closely all failed. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

No one had been from the great house since, but all were well then. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Virginia Woolf The house with its basement would never let this side of Christmas — so they told her. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Leo Tolstoy When they had secured all they wanted they stopped working and the “noblemen” did not get his house more than half finished. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

Henry James His house the Baroness mentally pronounced a very good one; more articulately, she declared that it was enchanting. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

He stared, as he passed, at the old house listlessly and peevishly. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

To their surprise, they found the farmers gone, their dogs gone, and the house locked. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

H. G. Wells Were they less happy now than they had been in the little house in Chelsea? It had really been a horrible little house. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Wilkie Collins My notion was that the proceedings of the persons in Mrs. Crosscapel’s house had not been closely enough inquired into yet. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins She left the carriage in the road, and got into the house by way of the garden — without being discovered, this time, by Dexter or by anybody. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Wilkie Collins In London, she had begun cautiously by only giving him some of the useless old keys which accumulate about a house in course of years. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

We only know that all the angels could not pull us past her house with a chain cable, without giving us one look at that astounding feature. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

F. Scott Fitzgerald My house was at the very tip of the egg, only fifty yards from the Sound, and squeezed between two huge places that rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. Phillips Oppenheim That is why your house has been searched. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Thomas Hardy It would never have done, she said, for his future daughter-inlaw to see the house in its original state. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle A merrier party never met, and the house rang with their laughter and their chatter. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

G. K. Chesterton Probably he was the only man in the world who could have had these things happening in his own house without realizing how far they had gone. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

The catechist asked about a house called Darkwater, and was met with a shake of the head. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Guy de Maupassant My mother said nothing, and lived in that noisy house like a little mouse. The Will (Le Testament) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

This is noticed in many stories, as in Bulwer-Lytton’s story of the haunted house where the dog dies of terror in the face of the ghostly phenomena. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jacob’s house was within a stone’s-throw, and they carried Mr. Chandler to it on a hurdle, and sent for Cole. The Squire went in with the rest; Tod and I sat on the opposite stile and waited. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

H. G. Wells The artilleryman agreed with me that the house was no place to stay in. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

H. G. Wells We have not found a house yet, but we have hardly hunted for it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

M. R. James When they assembled again, at the earliest possible moment, the engraving was there, but the figure was gone, and the house was quiet under the moonbeams. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

There is all the usual para-phernalia — lock-up, roll-call, house matches, fagging, prefects, cosy teas round the study fire, etc. Collected Essays by George Orwell

If you dream you have lost a tooth, you may be sure that you will shortly lose a friend; and if you dream that your house is on fire, you will receive news from a far country. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith He obtained Carlo’s promise that he would not quit the house without granting him an interview; after which he passed out to Vittoria, where Countess Ammiani and Laura sat weeping by the door. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton Mr. Ranford’s house stands close to the road: a plain old-fashioned building, with a flagged path leading to the door between box-borders. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

George Meredith Even then they left her without aid, their feeling being that she had debased the house by her familiarity with this woman before Tracy. “Stay! didn’t ye both—” Mrs. Chump was saying. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

If I have not sinned as other women have sinned, I have stooped to be the companion of gamblers and roués; I have allowed my house to become the haunt of reckless and dissipated men. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I know a gentleman who had been looking at some sheep upon an island in the Rakaia, and, after finishing his survey, was riding leisurely to the bank on which his house was situated. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Robert Louis Stevenson A house of more than two stories is a mere barrack; indeed the ideal is of one story, raised upon cellars. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

As the distance to be covered was barely twenty miles they would be making their several ways on foot, leaving the doctor’s house upon the Tillingham marshes quite early in the day. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

William Godwin He purchased himself a house to which to retire in 1636 at Hersham near Walton on Thames, having, though originally bred in the lowest obscurity, twice enriched himself in some degree by marriage. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arthur Morrison For a landlord outside his own house it was, indeed, disgraceful. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was the memory of the empty house as its emptiness had struck to the centre of her being when she had turned from her bedroom window after watching the servants drive away in their cabs. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins THE porter who let me into the house where Monkton lived directed me to the floor on which his rooms were situated. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

John Locke But conquest is as far from setting up any government, as demolishing an house is from building a new one in the place. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

Then the old man who had laughed on leaving Mr. Adams’s house was not the father to whom those few lines in Mr. Adams’s handwriting were addressed. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

We hear that the shells from the citadel have destroyed part of the beautiful house belonging to Judge Pena y Penas, in front of the Alameda. 11th. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Gissing Will you permit us to leave your house without the customary notice? We should feel very grateful. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Mr. Wilmington has built a very fine house on this side, and there are several pretty Queen Anne cottages going up. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Walter Scott They entered the house of the Earl of Murray himself, and such other mansions as were not fenced against them by vigil and prayer, and feasted on the provisions they found there. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Now how do you search a house for a living man? You look in all the rooms. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

G. K. Chesterton I know, from experience of bereavements only a little later, that children feel with exactitude, without a word of explanation, the emotional tone or tint of a house of mourning. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson So that to live in a house of many pictures was tantamount, for the time, to a liberal education in itself. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

But in the fluctuating life of the town, where a family stayed perhaps six months in a house and moved elsewhere, interest was superficial where it existed at all. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

H. G. Wells I found the house a cheerless one. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Edgar Allan Poe Had opened an account with his baking house in the spring of the year —(eight years previously). The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

His house was the seat of revelry; the noise of singing and tambours was heard there from night till morning. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

George Gissing I was down in the Midland Counties yesterday; had to go on business; and I saw a house that would just suit us. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Kingsley The house was terrible lonesome when they were all away. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Jules Verne But in spite of all these elements of discord and noise, the burgomaster’s house was as calm as a desert. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Sir Richard Burton I brought thee to my house and fed thee with my best, after which thou dist empower thy Satans and Marids to disport themselves with my wits from morning to evening. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Mr. Basil left the house and ain’t been near since. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Emily Dickinson We paused before a house that seemed A swelling of the ground; The roof was scarcely visible, The cornice but a mound. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Next was set out in detail the suspicious nature of my sudden flight from the house and how that alone had at once convinced everyone that there was something very wrong. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It seemed shameful for all that beauty and personality to have arrived in a cheap boarding house at the world’s end. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Borrow He now entered a house and sold a copy, and likewise a second. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Wilkie Collins The messenger sent with the letter had found the house in the occupation of strangers, and had been referred to the agent employed in letting it. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

He did not quit the house again that afternoon, and no one intruded on his solitude; till, at eight o’clock, I deemed it proper, though unsummoned, to carry a candle and his supper to him. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arthur Machen The Stingo in the barrel was lower than of rights, and more than once she had caught her husband looking almost happy, at which she beat the house about his ears. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

F. Scott Fitzgerald But he knew that he was in Daisy’s house by a colossal accident. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope On this occasion he travelled down alone, and as he approached the house he, who was not by nature timid, felt himself to be somewhat cowed. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Down the hill I saw a bevy of hussars ride under the railway bridge; three galloped through the open gates of the Oriental College; two others dismounted, and began running from house to house. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Theodore Dreiser He put the house up for sale, consulted with his father and found that he also was willing to move. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy It was the house to which the writer of the note had gone — the Three Mariners — whose two prominent Elizabethan gables, bow-window, and passage-light could be seen from where he stood. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence And if you have a Tudor house and old, beautiful furniture, it is only the past perpetuated on top of you, horrible. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells That house they decided upon; but they did not remain in it long that night, because they were resolved to feast upon nature. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

M. P. Shiel Arrived at Lord Pharanx’s door, and finding it locked, a lantern is procured, and Randolph leads them through the house and out on the lawn. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

The sergeant went off with his prisoners and Larose returned with the others to the red-gabled house in the hollow. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

My cousin had a wire from a friend who had taken Machray forest, begging him to find somebody over fifty to kill his stags, since his house was full of boys who could not get up the hills. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry James But they were not always together; there were other hours that she passed in wandering through the empty house and listening for a voice that was not poor Ralph’s. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

D.H. Lawrence The house was silent of her, empty. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Then keep by the side of the Drain for nearly another mile, until you see a house far away in the distance on the left. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Walter Scott If folk will come to my house on dangerous errands, egad they shall not find Joe Crackenthorp a cat’s-paw. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

She had seen him frequently during his residence at the Hawbuck cottage, not at her mother’s house only, but at all the best houses in the neighbourhood. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Margaret Oliphant I shall be happy to see you, and I have some nice friends, and one or two good pictures; so there you have an account of all the attractions my house can boast of. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Anthony Trollope She is afraid of Barry; and though she didn’t say so, she won’t agree to tell him, or to let me tell him, or just to let the priest walk into the house without telling him. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

In the hall of the doctor’s house stood Pierre, in dress coat and white cravat, throwing open the door as each carriage rolled up. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Wilkie Collins His thoughts, roused by the prospect of seeing his sister again, had led his memory back to the night when he had parted from her, leaving the house on foot. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells The house he occupied had been built not so much to his designs as to his suggestions. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

She felt a house rising close above them. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

I saw such a door in a house I looked at the other day, thinking I might hire it. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Rudyard Kipling There he met with the ambulance, the bell within the house gave one last peal, and bounded from the far end of the hall to the inner side of the hall-door, where it stayed fast. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson My father was ill; my mother confined to his bedside; and I was suffered to go, under the charge of our driver, to the lonely house some twenty miles away, where our packages were left for us. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Living in this lonely house so far away from all help, he dreaded the publicity his valuable gold coins would get and how it might suggest to others to come after them. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

This house is a good way out, but the boy can take the car at the corner of Cobble and Slush streets. The Fourth Estate by Ambrose Bierce

H. G. Wells I remember how mockingly bright the day seemed as I went back on my melancholy pilgrimage to the little house at Woking, how busy the streets and vivid the moving life about me. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Henry James Before he left the house the Doctor had a few words with Mrs. Almond. “I should like to see his sister,” he said. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Oh yes, there always will be, when a house is left so; foolish folk will always be talkin’; but I han’t heard a word about it this twenty year. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Kingsley Accordingly, in a very few days the house felt her presence, submitted with the best grace to her not unkindly rule, and in a week they all felt as if she had been there for years. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope He does little or nothing, but roams about the house and talks to Peter. He did not even go to mass last Sunday. He says that the whole congregation would accuse him of being a liar. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Balatka’s house stood in a small courtyard near to the river, but altogether hidden from it, somewhat to the right of the main street of the Kleinseite as you pass over the bridge. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens We lived at the top of the last house, and the wind rushing up the river shook the house that night, like discharges of cannon, or breakings of a sea. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Spragg was easily induced to take the same view, but Mr. Spragg had resisted, being at the moment unable either to sell his house or to let it as advantageously as he had hoped. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Jasper was amiable at dinner at the president’s house on Thursday, but he was rather silent, and as his head still throbbed he left the house early — at nine-thirty. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett The house sold, Edwin was bound to secure Ladderedge Hall against no matter what rival; and he would do it. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

No one came near the house and no sign came to him from the outside world. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle He made his little pile, retired from business at the age of sixty-one, bought a house at Lewisham, and settled down to rest after a life of ceaseless grind. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

D. H. Lawrence He could not come again to Nottingham until the end of April. Then he persuaded her to go with him for a week-end to a friend’s house near Oxford. By this time they were engaged. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton His first object was to reach Starkfield before Hale had started for his work; he knew the carpenter had a job down the Corbury road and was likely to leave his house early. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]