Phrases with "jewel"

F. Scott Fitzgerald And she for her part was not aware that a large sapphire which had dropped one day from her simple coiffure was stowed away tenderly in John’s jewel box. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Willa Cather With every sorrow he brought upon himself for failing in a plain duty, the immortal jewel he carried within became brighter, and his faith in the way his fathers had chosen more sure. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Well, thought I, I will perish before the jewel reaches the Portuguese’s hands. Prester John by John Buchan

William Makepeace Thackeray There she goes! She’s a jewel of a girl, though I say it that shouldn’t. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Jules Verne At the bottom of the circle, as if enclosed in a jewel case, sparkled for one instant two or three eruptive cones, like enormous dazzling gems. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Machen The jewel was like an opal, but from a long experience of the shop-windows he knew there was no such thing as an opal one-quarter or one-eighth of its size. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

George Meredith The cabman must be paid, of course; so a jewel must be pawned. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

John Galsworthy Ah! what a jewel of a nature!” The least little smile twisted Soames’ lips. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

George Meredith Now that her jewel is restored to her, she is not the person to throw it away, be sure. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her exquisite fingers were playing nervously with a jewel which hung from her neck. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling I had neglected my work for listening to Humberstall. Anthony reached out quietly and took over a Secretary’s jewel and a rag. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

D. H. Lawrence The jewel swung from the baby’s hand and fell in a little heap on the coal-dusty bottom of the barge. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry David Thoreau That was the jewel which dazzled me. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

H. G. Wells He gave her a picture of the Popes, Marjorie in her family like a jewel in an ugly setting, so it seemed to him, and the queer dull rage of her father and all that they meant to do. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Tobias Smolle Cardinal Alberoni declared, that it was a jewel that deserved a cover of gold to preserve it from external injuries. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Marjorie Bowen A jewel that might have purchased freedom. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Arthur Morrison Why? The jewel is too great to sell so soon. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Baskets of choice provisions and fruits were brought to his door by porters, who knew not who had employed them, or affected ignorance; and one day came a jewel in a letter, but no words. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The stranger drew a jewel from his finger. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Wilkie Collins You drew the Colonel’s Will leaving his jewel to his niece; and the Will was proved in the usual way. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

D. H. Lawrence Going home, she left the purplish dark of the trees for the open lane, where the puddles shone long and jewel-like in the ruts, the land about her was darkened, and the sky a jewel overhead. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

To him, the disclosure of a probable relic of remote antiquity meant no more than if, walking along a city street, he had stumbled across a wrapped package, opened it, and found a jewel casket. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

William Makepeace Thackeray But yesterday he lived in splendor, had long hair, a flowing beard, a jewel at his neck, and a smart surtout. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Victor Hugo A house for Mab or a jewel for Geo. Gwynplaine sought an exit. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I remember that he and I sat together on the highest point of Snowfell, looking across the empty Channel to Haldar, bright as a jewel in the sunshine. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Marjorie Bowen The sky was bright as a jewel Through the trees on Tower Hill. As her stainèd feet crept onward, I saw the people turn— And I looked at the Mary Martyr whose body and soul must burn. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Sinclair Lewis It’s a jewel of a stove, a rose, an eagle, a Bedlington of a stove, a stone, a leaf, a door, and I love it more than I do virtue — at least, it’s more practical. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli She was a jewel set in gold, and worn by a king. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

At the heart of it stood the house like a jewel well-set. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

George Meredith Beppo had no jewel to give, little money to spare. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Abraham Merri Upon the gallery of the rosy cabin one tiny figure stood — Sharane! He touched her — jewel hard, jewel cold, a toy! And yet — Sharane! Like returning wave his berserk rage swept him. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling And they know, also, the insolence of the greatest Masters, who were too pressed to wait on perfection in their haste to reveal to us some supreme jewel scarcely cleansed from the matrix. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Abraham Merri Up from the rock a hundred yards behind the girl jutted an immense fragment of the same yellow translucent stone that formed the jewel in my ring. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

G. K. Chesterton One dim ancestral jewel hung On his ruined armour grey, He rent and cast it at her feet: Where, after centuries, with slow feet, Men came from hall and school and street And found it where it lay. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Charles Kingsley Will make some man a jewel of a wife, if she don’t go mad, or die of the hospital fever. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

James Joyce In this cold old worold who’ll feel it? Hum! The jewel you’re all so cracked about there’s flitty few of them gets it for there’s nothing now but the sable stoles and a runabout to match it. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Arthur Morrison Already he goes each day to Hatton Garden, leaving his wife to keep the Cafe des Bons Camarades. Perhaps he is selling the jewel to-day! Who can tell? So that it will be well that you begin at once. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Walter Scott Florise, we have done frightfully wrong, and, for my own part, I would buy with every jewel I have that our fatal jest had remained unacted. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

William Cowper True, we may thank the perfidy of France That picked the jewel out of England’s crown, With all the cunning of an envious shrew. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

R. D. Blackmore All such coarse gear was shipped off inland, as they vigorously expressed it; and what they were concerned with now was the cream and the jewel of their enterprise. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

The despatch box on the dressing table had been broken open, and the jewel cases lay scattered on the floor. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

George Meredith We are victims already, my Agostino.’ ‘But I do stipulate,’ said Agostino, ‘that my jewel is not to melt herself in the cup to-night. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Olaf Stapledon Indeed, in my case it was not till I found myself thus exiled that I came to realize fully the little jewel of personal union that I had left behind. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

No jewel polished by the skill of man flashes forth more vivid and more varied splendour. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Anatole France She locked herself in her room and drew from her jewel casket the lamentable letter. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

It was the broken half of a chain of gold, with a jewel in each link. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

He followed the bank of the stream through the gap in the cliffs, and then for the first time saw the real Matterplay. A valley appeared, like a jewel enveloped by naked rock. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

You are like a jewel in a toad’s head. Signa by Ouida

Elizabeth Gaskell She was like one who finds a jewel of which he cannot all at once ascertain the value, but who hides his treasure until some quiet hour when he may ponder over the capabilities its possession unfolds. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

There, floating on the smoke-wreaths, was the jewel which may once have burned in Sheba’s hair. Prester John by John Buchan

George Meredith My tutor called them Germanisms. If so, I have stolen a jewel from my enemy. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Wilkie Collins Such was Mr. Franklin’s narrative of events at Frizinghall. The Indian clue to the mystery of the lost jewel was now, to all appearance, a clue that had broken in our hands. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins It was said he had got possession of his Indian jewel by means which, bold as he was, he didn’t dare acknowledge. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He took the jewel in his hand, examined it attentively, held it up to the light, admired its brilliant scintillations, and said: “It is a very handsome stone, but I didn’t notice it. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

I’ll kiss it morn and night till he that owned it first comes back to us three, Oh, bless you, my jewel of gold and silver, for being marked like your own daddy, to comfort me. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anne Bronte He says there’s not such a jewel in all England, and swears he wouldn’t take a kingdom for her. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Benjamin Disraeli The world is malicious, but the world had agreed that Lady Aphrodite was an unblemished pearl: yet this jewel was reserved for him! Intense gratitude almost amounted to love. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Uncle Louis said that they once failed to stop a jewel robbery because the jeweller neglected to wipe his shoes on the shop doormat, as Mr Carrados had told him to do. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

M. P. Shiel She was the grey symbol of apathy beside me, a grey pen in the gloom of the recess, still wearing on her pensive forehead the jewel without name of her lost celestial home. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

George Gissing The half-dozen readers who could appreciate it cried aloud that this man had a great future, that his genius was a jewel which the world would for ever prize—and so on. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

But not a rupee or a jewel belonging to her ever came into my possession. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

M. P. Shiel I opened to her the pit whence I had digged the lost jewel of the melody. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Like a jewel among stones, a pearl before swine, maybe. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Nothing valuable was in view, but, after pulling open several drawers, he found in one in the wardrobe what he was looking for, a jewel case. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

But then they are only the lustreless setting in which that jewel the seventh shines so gloriously. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

The best girl in the world she was, and a jewel of a wife, and had two of the most beautiful children that ever were beheld. Lodore by Mary Shelley

She was as different from those harpies whom one hears of in Paris as a wild rose in the hedge is different from a jewel that has gone the round of every Mont-dePiété in the city. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Ne’er heard I so mighty, ’neath heaven’s dome, a hoard-gem of heroes, since Hama bore to his bright-built burg the Brisings’ necklace, jewel and gem casket. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

D.H. Lawrence He turned the jewel of memory, and facet by facet it wounded him with its brilliant loveliness. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Marjorie Bowen His act of bribery occurred to him, and he remembered with a savage vexation how he had flung a jewel to his jailer for a light. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

D. H. Lawrence And she came out to examine the jewel on the child’s neck. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

I have a fortune, Juliette; let us fly!” She had already opened her jewel box, and was throwing everything of value that she possessed pell mell into a little travelling bag. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

G. K. Chesterton It is at once exhibiting and withdrawing, in one flash, a series of aspects of a thing; like a man twirling a jewel with twenty facets. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Wilkie Collins If it’s a jewel lost, trust them for prophesying that it will never be found again. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

William Morris Isn’t it a jewel of a house after its kind? Well, come along, for it is getting towards dinner-time. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

How contrary things goes! How long is it since me an Captain Waller fought the jewel at New Castle?” “Six years, Masther Dominick, and ye broke his thigh with the bullet the first shot. Sir Dominick’s Bargain by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Tell me where to go, and whom to attack, and if human wit and strength can compass it, you shall have the jewel back before morn-ing. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassan It disgusted him to hear her call him: “My rat — my dog — my treasure- -my jewel — my blue-bird”— and to see her assume a kind of childish modesty when he approached. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

E. Phillips Oppenheim By her side stood a pleasant, friendly looking person in the uniform of a nurse; a yard or two behind, a maid carrying a jewel case. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Walter Scott But presence of mind amid danger and tumult, is a jewel I have always possessed. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Jules Verne Its globular shape, perfect clearness, and admirable lustre made it altogether a jewel of inestimable value. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

H. G. Wells Either the toad which is struggling to express itself here, has engendered a jewel in its head or it is nothing worth troubling about in the way of toads. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

James Hogg But the laird delighted not in this: he wished to have his jewel to himself; and, slipping away quietly from his jovial party, he retired to his chamber to his beloved, and bolted the door. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Incidentally, you wished me to set confidential enquiries on foot amongst the best-known jewellers and jewel merchants in case any portion of the stolen property should be offered to them. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The safe was opened in a trice and jewel case after jewel case was emptied and their contents thrust into his pockets. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Arthur Machen How I should have wondered once if I had seen a stone by the roadside become a jewel of fire and glory! But if that were to happen, it would not be so strange as what happened to me. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Sir Walter Scott And here,” she added, giving him a jewel of gold, in the form of a chess-man, “I give thee this to wear at the collar. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Henry Handel Richardson But till then? With a jewel of a wife like mine, I’d be a scoundrel to take risks. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Nathaniel Hawthorne For it is affirmed that from the hour when two mortals had shown themselves so simply wise as to reject a jewel which would have dimmed all earthly things its splendor waned. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Wilkie Collins You have shown me how I entered the room, and how I came to take the Diamond. But Miss Verinder saw me leave the room again, with the jewel in my hand. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

She stood near the helmsman, a slim graceful figure in a white gown of some soft material, with never a jewel or a flower to relieve that statuesque simplicity. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

A few things, however, had been salvaged from it and one of them had been a jewel case which turned out to be Mrs. Culloden’s. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Meredith She’s quick as light to hit on a jewel where there is one, whether it shines or not. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith It was the jewel of all the earth to win back to himself; and it subjected him, through his desire for it, to a measurement with her idol, in character, quality, strength, hardness. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells Every child passes into this secret stage; it closes in from its first frankness; it carries off the growing jewel of its consciousness to hide from all mankind. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

In front of the window, on two chairs, was the oak coffin lined with satin, looking like some huge jewel casket. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle With this intention, I called a cab and drove out to my house at Streatham, carrying the jewel with me. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Willa Cather The Queen had a jewel of great value, a turquoise that had fallen from the sun, and had the image of the sun upon it. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Charles Kingsley O tell me, sir, tell me for the love of God, did you take that ship?” “We did take that ship, and the jewel too, and her majesty has it at this very hour. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Asked to account for the broken jewel case upon the floor she had at once replied that, of course, it was Lady Vane’s. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Ida looked dreamily across the bold grassy downs, with here and there a patch of white, which shone like a jewel in the sun. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Henry James There have been times when I’ve been frantically distressed and, to tell you the truth, wretchedly homesick, because my maid — a jewel of a maid — lied to me with every second breath. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was taken, as will be remembered, from the jewel case of the duchess two months ago during the night, and though the police have made every effort, no real clue has been obtained as to the thief. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

This might be a lie, he conceded, for it was indeed a strange thing for any one to do: on the other hand, there could be no doubt she wore the white man’s jewel concealed upon her bosom. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The other was an old man dressed soberly in black, who wore a rich chain of gold and a jewel on his breast. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Within the paper was a white pasteboard box, and inside that another box of Morocco leather, unquestionably a jewel case of some sort. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

E. F. Benson The storm had altogether passed away, and a jewel of a morning star hung in a pale heaven. The Cat by E. F. Benson

He went on to say what he would do if he were monarch of the realm, affirming that the brightest jewel of his crown would be his queen. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Henry James She opened it, pressing on the spring, and, inclining her head to one side, considered afresh the mounted jewel that nestled in the white velvet. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle Remember you! I’ll never forget how you lectured us all on causes and inferences and effects in the Bishopgate jewel case. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Abraham Merri Its surface was jewel smooth, hyaline — yet beneath it was a suggestion of granulation, of close-packed, innumerable, microscopic crystals. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Frances Hodgson Burnett She kept watch over every jewel in his casket, great and small. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Her coif of fine silk was neatly adjusted, and the great robe of marten’s fur which cloaked her shoulders was fastened with a jewel of rubies which glowed in the lamplight like a star. The Wife of Flanders by John Buchan

George Meredith A tried stedfast woman is the one jewel of the sex. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell His was not the poor vanity that thinks more of the possible mortification of a refusal than of the precious jewel of a bride that may be won. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One felt, although his manners were quite perfect, that all the time he was searching for a notorious murderer and a few nimble jewel raiders when he looked round the room. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

The workmen have been in the house for a whole fortnight; they have made such a jewel of his room!” She here paused, observing that Helene’s attention was being aroused. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It’s the Burlington Gardens jewel raiders they wanted. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry James It hung before him this morning, the vast bright Babylon, like some huge iridescent object, a jewel brilliant and hard, in which parts were not to be discriminated nor differences comfortably marked. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Andrew Lang There was no indication of price on the box where this jewel was lying; the book, though unbound, was perfectly clean within. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

When heaven’s jewel had fled o’er far fields, that fierce sprite came, night-foe savage, to seek us out where safe and sound we sentried the hall. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

I never fought a jewel yet, Puddock, my friend — and this will be the ninth — without cause. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Zona Gale He was wearing garments of grey, cut in unusual and graceful lines, and his throat was closely wound in folds of soft white, fastened by a rectangular green jewel of notable size and brilliance. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Had the old Sabasans used such a jewel in their rites in the Grove of Ashtaroth? Then I heard footsteps pass the window. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Virginia Woolf That was what he was protecting rather hot-headedly and with too much emphasis, because it was a jewel to him of the rarest price. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

For he knew that he was looking upon the King. He was plainly dressed, with trunk hose of brown leather and a green doublet with a jewel at his throat. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

It was as though some jewel of unimaginable splendour had flashed for an instant, filling the doorway with green light, and then faded. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins There, on either side of her, knelt the two Bouncers, devouring the jewel with their eyes, and screaming with ecstasy every time it flashed on them in a new light. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

In his last he recommended my jewel to be careful of his; and kind to her when he got her. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

It was he was the cause of my jewel with my cousin, Art Considine, and I wanting to be the very pink of politeness to him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Zona Gale Since his time every king of the island has upon his death bequeathed to the casket the finest jewel in his possession; and its contents are now therefore of inestimable value. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Anthony Trollope He wag a jewel of a cousin, and she must begin to call him Will as speedily as possible. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang You stole my most precious jewel from me, and do you expect to live happily as the King’s son-in-law? Now the tables are turned; you are in my power, and I will be revenged on you for your crimes. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Her Life of her husband, in which she rates him above Julius Cæsar, was said by Lamb to be “a jewel for which no casket was good enough. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Tobias touched the jewel at the belt, and it fell from the decayed leather. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

George Meredith She had her thoughts, and went down to Redworth at the breakfast-table, marvelling that any husband other than a madman could cast such a jewel away. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Gissing Madame Rossignol was the sweetest little woman—you know that kind of Frenchwoman, don’t you? Soft-voiced, tender, intelligent, using the most delightful phrases; a jewel of a woman. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

I tell thee plainly, I loved thy daughter, old as I am, and would have taken her up like a jewel from the sty, yet, truly, I knew not that she did love this fellow, and was beloved by him. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

With all these jewel robberies about, many people hesitate to buy precious gems. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Theodore Dreiser This house, the papers were fond of repeating, would be a jewel of rare workmanship. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells I think I can see why this should be so, but I cannot tell why in so many cases no jewel is given back again at last, alight, ripened, wonderful, glowing with the deep fires of experience. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Charles Dickens Miss Havisham beckoned her to come close, and took up a jewel from the table, and tried its effect upon her fair young bosom and against her pretty brown hair. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Morrison What is he to do with those diamonds? He can’t sell them yet, because the robbery is publicly notorious, and all the regular jewel buyers know him. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Algernon Blackwood The jewel has been lost, and the casket is filled with sand, sand, sand. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Wilkie Collins A few days were allowed to elapse (as a precaution agreed to by both parties) before the jewel was actually taken out of the bank. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Robert Burns Thy form and mind, sweet maid, can I forget? In richest ore the brightest jewel set! In thee, high Heaven above was truest shown, As by his noblest work, the Godhead best is known. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Ford Madox Ford His mind, given over from boyhood to the contemplation of the largest jewel in the British Crown, spewed up those romances. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Theodore Dreiser Good heavens, where had been his eyes all this while? Here was a jewel lying at his doorstep — innocent, untarnished — a real jewel. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Zona Gale And he opened the heart of the green jewel that burned upon his breast. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Wilkie Collins I drew his Will, leaving the Moonstone to Miss Verinder. I persuaded his executor to act, on the chance that the jewel might prove to be a valuable acquisition to the family. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Walter Scott On this point Touchwood was a jewel of a customer. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Wilkie Collins What with the vexation about the dinner, and what with the provocation of the rogues coming back just in the nick of time to see the jewel with their own eyes, I own I lost my head. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now please pick me up, Roger. Some day I will show you my jewel safe. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins We are already in the month of June. Towards the end of the month (I can’t be particular to a day) a year will have elapsed from the time when we believe the jewel to have been pledged. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Louisa May Alcott To examine and arrange these things gave Amy great satisfaction, especially the jewel cases, in which on velvet cushions reposed the ornaments which had adorned a belle forty years ago. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She’s offering the jewel for a friend and won’t tell her name. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Anthony Trollope Pray do not let the case be sent to me, or there will be so much trouble, and we shall have another great jewel robbery. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein I still have my bag and jewel box. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

I was no jewel merchant to guess their value, but I knew enough to see that here was wealth beyond human computation. Prester John by John Buchan