Phrases with "immortal"

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

D. H. Lawrence They were very good: all the well-known vision come to life, Dante incorporate, and white as a shroud, with his tow-haired, silver-crowned, immortal Beatrice on his arm, strutting the dark avenues. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

It is not the repartees of Benedick and Beatrice, but the immortal fatuity of Dogberry, that the name of Much Ado About Nothing recalls. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Matthew Arnold What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield, And what is else not to be overcome. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Hey! I suppose they gave the immortal Shakspeare a squeeze in his day; he understood ’em. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

They gathered in a group, waiting for that fourth of their company in whose train they had been brought there, the incarnate epiphany of immortal conquest. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H.P. Lovecraft The black thing facing me had become only a head with eyes, impotently trying to wriggle across the sinking floor in my direction, and occasionally emitting feeble little spits of immortal malice. He by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Rafael Sabatini He waited for his coming happiness with the confidence of an immortal in the future. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

He had an immortal soul, and they had not. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Cowper Ask him, indeed, what trophies he has raised, Or what achievements of immortal fame He purposes, and he shall answer—None. His warfare is within. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

They blossomed to immortal mirth. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

She gains her immortal life partly by bathing in a secret essence or vapor whose emanations give her mystic force and immortal beauty. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Virginia Woolf A great novelist, Dickens for preference, could have formed out of this swarm and diffusion a prodigious, an immortal character. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Henry James I don’t want to be arrogant, I don’t want to offend the immortal gods. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

For an infinitesimal fraction of time the immortal dance stood still to receive the recollection of that ever-moving and never-broken repose of sovereign being. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Jack London What immortal end did you serve? or did they? Consider yourself and me. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Louisa May Alcott Four sisters, parted for an hour, None lost, one only gone before, Made by love’s immortal power, Nearest and dearest evermore. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

M. P. Shiel Olympus quivers with gay, immortal paunches; the very apes and turkey-cocks stutter merriment. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Ian Maclaren By the mellow wisdom of his books and the immortal hope of the greater writers, he is kept from peevishness and discontent, from bigotry and despair. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

George Borrow His very misfortunes were the means which secured him immortal fame; his disastrous route, bloody death, and finally his tomb on a foreign strand, far from kin and friends. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The whole production exhibits a beautiful specimen of that artful and singular distribution of light and shade which has rendered the name of Schalken immortal among the artists of his country. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Inert matter giving interest to the immortal man, not the immortal man to the inert matter. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Edgar Allan Poe This is about all that I personally know of the now immortal Von Kempelen; but I have thought that even these few details would have interest for the public. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

William Blake Restless turnd the immortal inchain'd Heaving dolorous! anguish'd! unbearable Till a roof shaggy wild inclos'd In an orb, his fountain of thought. The Book of Urizen by William Blake [1794]

Andrew Lang Elohim, or El, the creative, differs from a ghost in kind, because he, in Hebrew belief, never was a ghost, he is immortal and without beginning. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Tobias Smolle I fight, I vanquish, murder friends and foes; Nor dare the immortal gods my rage oppose. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

It is not my design to destroy your immortal soul; or bid you seek the grave, burthened with the weight of sins unexpiated. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

From sage to sage, From age to age — An immortal part of speech! Of an ancient man the tale is told That he lived to be ten centuries old, In a cave on a mountain side. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Virginia Woolf The exactions of the Decline and Fall meant, of course, the death and dismissal of many words deserving of immortal life. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arthur Machen A wayside station and a darkening country; and it was as if they were welcomed by shining, immortal gladness — even into paradise. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

E. T. A. Hoffmann Signor Pasquale, I came to request you on my bended knees to allow me to put your immortal works, as far as circumstances will admit, on my humble stage. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

AND thou, O matron of immortal fame, Here dying, to the shore hast left thy name; Cajeta still the place is call’d from thee, The nurse of great Aeneas’ infancy. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Robert Louis Stevenson She sees the snowy islets dot The sea’s immortal azure, And If, that castellated spot, Tower, turret, and embrasure. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Schopenhauer The answer is contradictory, I admit; but it is so simply because your life is in time, and the immortal part of you in eternity. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

John Morley We have more than one description of this too immortal niece. Voltaire by John Morley

By this means we are enabled to live through the whole immortal future which he projects for himself, though he never in reality achieves any of it. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

The most illustrious example of a convert, that Flower of chivalry, Don Quixote de la Mancha, remains for all the world the only genuine immortal hidalgo. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

They recall to mind the old woman who told “Monk Lewis” that if a glass of gin were at one end of the table, and her immortal soul at the other, she would choose the gin. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

It must have been within a few days of that merry-meeting that Burns fell into another and very different mood, which has recorded itself in an immortal lyric. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

William Godwin It was his ambition by the most sounding appellations of this nature to advance his claim to immortal reputation. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

This was it — bed and note and river, the small cold piercing pain of immortal separation. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Philip Sidney Lastly, to believe themselves, when they tell you they will make you immortal by their verses. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

Villon, pander, thief, and man-slayer, is as immortal in their eyes, and illustrates in the cry of his ruin as great a truth as Dante in abstract ecstasy, and touches our compassion more. Synge and the Ireland of His Time by William Butler Yeats [1911]

A single poem, a solitary drama—nay, perhaps one isolated figure, poetic or dramatic—avails, and but barely avails, to keep the immortal from putting on mortality. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Sir Walter Scott The deed of devotion was useless; save to give an immortal name to her by whom it was done, and whose blood flows, it is said, in the veins of my house. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Rudyard Kipling For this I take no credit — Hone being a mine any one can work — but that I rechristened that dance, after I had revised it, ‘The Gubby’ is my title to immortal fame. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

William Makepeace Thackeray Jones is immortal until he is found out; and then down comes the extinguisher, and the immortal is dead and buried. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Anthony Trollope He catches the guitar, however, gracefully in his left hand, and sings his own immortal ballad of King Canute — than which Thackeray never did anything better. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

The immortal thing was the broken human heart that could say in its frailty that its Redeemer liveth. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Edgar Allan Poe But it could have been neither the execution of the work, nor the immortal beauty of the countenance, which had so suddenly and so vehemently moved me. The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

He knew it for the sunrise melody of Memnon’s statue, and thought he stood in the Nileside reeds hearing with exalted sense that immortal anthem through the silence of the centuries. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

He ought not to have fooled with Mother Gooly’s immortal part, to the neglect of the wheat crop. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Arthur Machen A wayside station and a darkening country, and it was as if they were welcomed by shining, immortal gladness — even into paradise. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

H. G. Wells Whatever’s immortal isn’t that, our looks or our habits, our thoughts or our memories—just the shapes, these are, of one immortal stuff. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

I confess that it is indeed a return to empiricism, but I think that the return in such accomplished shape only proves the latter’s immortal truth. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

I would stuff birds and beasts, and preserve them in cabinets, but not the remains of immortal man. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Charles Dickens Why didn’t you say so sooner? Yes. It was a immortal figure that I had altogether left out of my Calculations. Neither man’s, nor woman’s, but a child’s. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Walter Scott But to Lady Ashton’s yet more vindictive temper the conduct of Ravenswood, or rather of his patron, appeared to be an offence challenging the deepest and most immortal revenge. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Rudyard Kipling And Sapphires evening remembered skies Pearl perfect, as immortal tears must show. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Nathaniel Hawthorne They played together like children, or creatures of immortal youth. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Ev’n time, that changes all, yet changes us in vain: The body, not the mind; nor can control Th’ immortal vigor, or abate the soul. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

I said that every man is an immortal to himself: he only dies as far as others are concerned; to himself he cannot, by any conceivable possibility, do so. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Andrew Lang In the end of the “Iliad,” Helen sings the immortal dirge over Hector, the stainless knight, “with thy loving kindness and thy gentle speech. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

It seems symbolic that in his old age and failing powers, he should have been thinking of immortal youth, of deathless life. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H. P. Lovecraf From this setting came the immortal tale — New England’s greatest contribution to weird literature — and we can feel in an instant the authenticity of the atmosphere presented to us. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Benjamin Disraeli His memory was embalmed in immortal verse, and he had breathed his passion to his Venetia in language that lingered in the ear, and would dwell for ever on the lips, of his fellow-men. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

To die for another is immortal glory. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Caroline Lamb But the spirit of liberty once flourished at least; and every name that perishes in its cause shall stand emblazoned in eternal splendour— glorious in brightness, though not immortal in success. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Before the danger of the situation it sprang, full of life, up in arms — the undying child of immortal love. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

John Galsworthy He could play the ukulele now, and they sang to it — negro spirituals, songs from comic operas, and other immortal works. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang The Helen of “Troilus and Cressida” is not one of Shakespeare’s immortal women, and Mr. Rossetti’s ballad is fantastic and somewhat false in tone — a romantic pastiche. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Mark Twain His name even went into immortal print, for the village paper magnified him. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Henry Kingsley At Eugby he would have had his place to win all the same; but to help him he would have had all the traditionary school policy which a great man has left behind him as an immortal legacy. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Rudyard Kipling The immortal wreck of the Grand Army of the Republic is a political power of the largest and most unblushing description. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

There are, I confess, moments when I don’t regard the child’s immortal welfare sufficiently to make her present existence less enjoyable. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Marie Corelli The thought is from the immortal and invincible soul — the poem has to be conveyed through the grosser body, clothed in language which must always be narrow and inadequate. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

He is pouring his immortal spirit down the drain, half a pint at a time. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Thus we find strange bed-fellows, and the mortal and immortal prematurely make acquaintance. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London Why, toward the last I would have given a large portion of my immortal soul for a few pounds of dynamite to which I could confess. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

The inventive powers of man are divine; and also his stupidity is divine, as Cowper so playfully illustrates in the slow development of the sofa through successive generations of immortal dullness. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Walter Scott The Immortal, so called, becomes now, if priests say true, an immortal indeed, and Sebastes of Mytilene’s bow is broken ere his quiver is half emptied. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Henry Kingsley Up on your bare boughs, it is dripping, dreary autumn: but down here in the vineyard, are bursting the first green buds of an immortal spring. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

In your case it will be your wealth or your chances hereafter, in plain English your flock or your —” ‘“My immortal soul,” I gasped. Journey of Little Profit by John Buchan [1898]

James Joyce A wandering crone, lowly form of an immortal serving her conqueror and her gay betrayer, their common cuckquean, a messenger from the secret morning. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

D. H. Lawrence That little toe won’t at once rear on its hind legs and begin to announce: “I’m an isolated individual with an immortal soul. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

From her he received the story of John Gilpin, which he forthwith turned into his immortal ballad. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George MacDonald Treasures of immortal sound seemed to be buried in it. Lilith by George MacDonald

I would give anything to live in a house like that — wouldn’t you?” “I? My immortal soul!” And Tiny sighed, but Ruth, looking round quickly, saw laughter in her eyes, and said no more. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

James Anthony Froude King and subject were alike creatures whose sole significance lay in their individual immortal souls. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

But in leaving her for his immortal good and hers, he was not to neglect her temporal weal. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Machen The evening redness appeared, and in those fires the ash tree became of immortal growth, the round hills rose above no earthly land, the winding river was a faery stream. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

God — what I’d meant by God — immortal life, Heaven and Hell — everything. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Theodore Dreiser Don’t destroy your immortal soul. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Henry David Thoreau But how actually is it? His Dialogues, which contain what was immortal in him, lie on the next shelf, and yet I never read them. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

George Eliot A bachelor’s children are always young: they’re immortal children — always lisping, waddling, helpless, and with a chance of turning out good. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He foresaw for himself an immortal name, for his country a greatness beyond the wildest dreams of her most sanguine ministers. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Percy Bysshe Shelley His language is that of an immortal spirit, rather than a man. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The power of generalizing ideas, of drawing comprehensive conclusions from individual observations, is the only acquirement, for an immortal being, that really deserves the name of knowledge. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Augustine Birrell The poet who sings them may die, But they are immortal and live, For they are the life of the world. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Anyhow, though you seem to know a bit about German, you could scarcely invent immortal poetry. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins Clearer and clearer, in the light of its own immortal life, the truth rose before her from the ashes of her dead passions, from the grave of her buried hopes. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Rudyard Kipling They held the shale-sprinkled grass for an hour, swept round the shoulder of an immortal cliff, and climbed into a new country entirely blocked off from all sight of Chini valley. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Henry James Don’t you know the soul is an immortal principle? How can it suffer alteration?” “I don’t believe at all that it’s an immortal principle. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arthur Machen On the outside I was playing games and going up in the school with a rush, and in the inside I was being gathered more and more into the sanctuaries of immortal things. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Robert Green Ingersoll They struck down with one immortal blow, that infamous spirit of caste that makes a god almost a beast, and a beast almost a god. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Immortal vairse widded t’ immortal sounds; that is what I understand b’ a song. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

G. K. Chesterton She was strong with deep roots where all the Stoics were only stiff with despair; she was alive to an immortal beauty where all the Pagans could only mix beauty with mortality. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

The crowd at the kirkyard, those toil-worn folk whose immortal souls had been given into his charge, moved him to a strange exultation. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Mr Mackenzie’s natives call the mountain the ‘Finger of God’, and to me it did seem eloquent of immortal peace and of the pure high calm that surely lies above this fevered world. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

I rubbed my eyes and asked myself if I was not the most immortal fool on earth. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Clouds of greedy selfishness, the subtle dialectics of revolt or fear, may obscure it for a time, but in very truth it remains an immortal ruler invested with the power of honour and shame. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

William Godwin Man is a mortal, or an immortal being. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

They may try to render their road pleasant; but ought never to forget, in common with man, that life yields not the felicity which can satisfy an immortal soul. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Therefore, when our young man reads in the poets such passages as these — This law th’ immortal gods to us have set, That none arrive at virtue but by sweat; (Hesiod, “Works and Days,” 289. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

G. K. Chesterton It is the whole point of Dickens that there is nobody more worth living with than a strong, splendid, entertaining, immortal nuisance. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Anthony Trollope I remember myself, when I was already well acquainted with the immortal Jeames, asking who was the writer. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Bram Stoker I know, and you know, that were I once dead you could and would set free my immortal spirit, even as you did my poor Lucy’s. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells What is the orthodox theology of madness? Here is an immortal soul and it goes mad. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

There was some strange, ghastly wrestling going on in his own immortal spirit, a struggle that made him faint, which he had no power to determine. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Willa Cather And for him she had no geographical associations; unless with Crete, or Alexandria, or Veronese’s Venice. She was the immortal conception, the perennial theme. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Wilkie Collins But we must die before we can become immortal as they are; and their language to us in this life is often as an unknown tongue. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Virginia Woolf One, high up, very distant, had hardened to golden alabaster; was made of immortal marble. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

And, therefore, it behooved the legislature of this great state to make appropriation for the purchase of Lonny Briscoe’s immortal painting. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

John Keats But the gods and all nature helped her, and in process of time she was reunited to Love, forgiven by Venus, and made immortal by the Father of gods and men. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

The end! Good heavens! how coolly I talk of it; and a year ago I thought she was as immortal as Fairfield yonder. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

There was no mercy in it, and the elements were pitting their immortal strength against two pigmies who had profaned their sanctuary. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Lucy Maud Montgomery All the Beyond was hers with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming yearseach year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H.P. Lovecraft There he would meditate upon the visions that filled his mind, and there devise the forms of beauty which later became immortal in breathing marble. The Tree by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Davidson’s idea of the universe was that of a republic of immortal spirits, the chief business of whom in their several grades of existence, should be to know and love and help one another. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells He was quite prepared to find himself immortal or at least not ending with death, in whole or in part. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Andrew Lang By bonny Doon he “fell into a passion of tears,” for he had all of Keats’s sentiment for Burns: “There never was immortal poet if he be not one. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Within that power the presence of his friend grew more defined to him, and the room in which he sat was but the visible extension of an immortal state. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

John Donne Righteousness is immortal;57 I know thy wisdom hath said so; but no man, though covered with the righteousness of thy Son, is immortal so as not to die; for he who was righteousness itself did die. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

G. K. Chesterton Nor is his horse a stock and stale subject; it is as immortal as the horses of Achilles. The notion of a fat old gentleman proud of his legs might easily be vulgar. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Nathaniel Hawthorne All that she would henceforth attempt and that most reverently, not to say religiously was to catch and reflect some of the glory which had been shed upon canvas from the immortal pencils of old. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Virginia Woolf Standing upright in the solitude of his room, he vowed that he would be the first poet of his race and bring immortal lustre upon his name. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

William Cowper Their blood is shed In confirmation of the noblest claim, Our claim to feed upon immortal truth, To walk with God, to be divinely free, To soar, and to anticipate the skies! Yet few remember them. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

D. H. Lawrence I hope so, anyway, for how should I know? Anyhow I’ve no starry calculations to be interfered with, and no immortal works to write. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens In the Tonga Islands everything is supposed to have a soul, so that when a hatchet is irreparably broken, they say, ‘His immortal part has departed; he is gone to the happy hunting-plains. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Robert Green Ingersoll It was then and still is believed that these sacred books are the basis of the idea of immortality, to give up the idea that these books were inspired is and to renounce the idea of immortal life. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Latium be Latium still; let Alba reign And Rome’s immortal majesty remain. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Ralph Waldo Emerson In the true mythology, Love is an immortal child, and Beauty leads him as a guide: nor can we express a deeper sense than when we say, Beauty is the pilot of the young soul. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Mr. Derham contemplated the duties and objects befitting an immortal soul, and had educated his child for the performance of them. Lodore by Mary Shelley

It is true that both Cervantes and Bunyan wrote their immortal works in the confinement of a prison. Fielding by Austin Dobson

You would be capable, I don’t doubt, to deny the possession of an immortal soul to your own father. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Meredith Love, that had robbed us of immortal things, This little moment mercifully gave, Where I have seen across the twilight wave The swan sail with her young beneath her wings. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Jack London I held that space was an apparition of God, and that soul was a projection of the character of God; and when he called me his sweet metaphysician, I called him my immortal materialist. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As for the well-known Amory, he would write immortal literature if he were sure enough about anything to risk telling any one else about it. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing Her own eyes had shed but few tears; she only wept on hearing those passages read which, by their promise of immortal life, were to her as mockery of her grief. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I could laugh, moreover, in its ugly face! It is absurdly monstrous, my dear friend, thus to fling the dead weight of our mortality upon our immortal hopes. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

It is the fate of men that even in their contests with the immortal gods they must render an account of their conduct. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

I have an immortal part, and Jesus is my friend to show to me that I have. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Why, you poor little brute of a foundling, Latchetts is your belonging-place, and you have the immortal gall to pretend that you don’t care a rap about it!” “I didn’t say I didn’t care. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

George Meredith The sunny vistas, dim with hurrying shade, And old romantic haze:— Again as in past days, The spirit of immortal Spring doth every sense pervade. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

H. G. Wells In that sarcophagus was the casket of lead and silver, and in the casket of lead and silver was the queen, the dear immortal cause of all this beauty. The Pearl of Love by H. G. Wells [1924]

James Joyce And remember, my dear boys, that we have been sent into this world for one thing and for one thing alone: to do God’s holy will and to save our immortal souls. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope This was sometimes done after so magnificent a fashion as to have become an immortal fact in history. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Th’ immortal islands, and the well known sea. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Robert Louis Stevenson I sometimes sit and yearn for anything in the nature of an income that would come in — mine has all got to be gone and fished for with the immortal mind of man. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells He spoke of the greatness of self-abnegation, of his belief in an immortal life of Humanity in which we live and move and have our being. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Nor is this my sense; but the Egyptians who say Apis was conceived by the influence of the moon, and make no question but that an immortal god may have communication with a mortal woman. Symposiacs by Plutarch

He had partially unveiled the face of Nature, but her immortal lineaments were still a wonder and a mystery. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Edgar Allan Poe In its size both dogs and men must have seen a type of his acquirements — in its immensity a fitting habitation for his immortal soul. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Sir Walter Scott Her natural good sense taught her that, if, as we are assured by high authority, music be ‘married to immortal verse,’ they are very often divorced by the performer in a most shameful manner. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

The immortal sadness of youth possessed her, and a sorrow of which youth is not always conscious, the lucid knowledge of her unsatisfied desires. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Mother of Heaven! an he hath not flung his immortal soul upon the panel. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

All the hearers, even Sampson, were thrilled, astonished, spell-bound: so can one wave of immortal music and immortal verse (alas! how seldom they meet!) heave the inner man when genius interprets. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

James Joyce Glorious, pious and immortal memory. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Virginia Woolf I am forced to agree that they do not pour out three immortal masterpieces with Victorian regularity every autumn. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

So felt Lincoln when on the field of Gettysburg he spoke those immortal words which Pericles could not have bettered, which Aristotle could not have criticised. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

He was remembering a moment—an immortal moment—in their joint lives, when Ivy had certainly loved him, in her fashion. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Edmund Burke Corporate bodies are immortal for the good of the members, but not for their punishment. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

It seemed therefore, to the heathen, a doctrine neither new nor strange, that Christ had been sent from heaven, that an immortal had indued mortality, and tasted the bitterness of death. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

D. H. Lawrence But it served Manchester House. James bought very little stock in these days: just remnants and pieces for his immortal robes. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Suppose the bar isn’t magnetized yet! Suppose purpose has to come; suppose the immortal stuff isn’t yet, isn’t being but struggling to be. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The advent of that pure content struck at the foundations of the Hill and the wail went up from all the mortal who writhed in sickness and all the immortal who are sick for ever. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

George Meredith Her notion of the passion was parasitic: man the tree, woman the bine: but the bine was flame to enwind and to soar, serpent to defend, immortal flowers to crown. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

The immortal book which all subsequent generations have agreed to call a possession for ever, is the unapproachable ideal of this class. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Behind the curtain an immortal soul was alone with God and the Reverend Adolphus Schwartz, priest of the parish. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Thomas Hardy O, if any man wants to make himself immortal by painting a picture of wretchedness, let him come here!” “Why do you say so?” “I cannot help feeling that I did my best to kill her. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence He’s so wrapped up in his own immortal self, that when he does get a shock he’s like a mummy tangled in its own bandages. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

To render him immortal by new strains, to render him immortal by the Lesbian lyre, becomes both thee and thy sisters. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Willa Cather She seemed to take on the look of immortal loveliness, the youth of the golden apples, the shining body and the shining mind. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Jack London He is God. Truly I tell you He is God.” “He is immortal you say,” I contended. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Virginia Woolf Books: the treasured life-blood of immortal spirits. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

The word is found in an immortal couplet by that eminent poet and domestic economist, Senator Depew: A cube of cheese no larger than a die May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

D. H. Lawrence Who could help worshipping you and loving you: immortal and mortal together. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton Plato and Walt Whitman knew, with its endless days and its immortal nights. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

The High Executive of the African Allies desires, in its first public summons to the creative powers of the world, to honour the immortal finalities of the past. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Wilkie Collins The ages remember me, and the poets sing my praise in immortal verse!” The strident wheels turned at the far end of the room and came back. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Richard Burton At Shaykh Hamid’s house, however, I cannot accuse the women of “Swearing into strong shudders The immortal gods who heard them. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Of our enchanting time Posterity’s great poets will sing immortal songs, and its archæologists will reverently uncover the foundations of our palaces and temples. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

It meant the decay and min of a mind, the wreck of an immortal soul. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

This Chinese monstrosity, disguised in the trousers of the Western Barbarian and provided by the State with the immortal Mr. Stiggins’s plug hat and umbrella, is with us. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Charles Kingsley But what are these things, while the holy virtue of Catholic obedience still flourishes in their hearts? The Church cares not for the conservation of body and goods, but of immortal souls. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

I was feeling the kind of immortal light-heartedness which only a boy knows in the dawning of his days. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Thomas Hobbes THOUGH nothing can be immortal which mortals make; yet, if men had the use of reason they pretend to, their Commonwealths might be secured, at least, from perishing by internal diseases. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Andrew Lang They were, naturally, from the beginning, from before the coming in of death, immortal Fathers, now dwelling on high. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather Such silence and stillness and repose — immortal repose. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]