Phrases with "kindle"

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the ground floor he ventured to kindle his briquet. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith Man and Angels, ye, Whom stain of strife befouls, A light to kindle souls Bear radiant in the stain. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Francis Bacon But since I want to quicken the industry and rouse and kindle the zeal of others, it is fitting that I put men in mind of some things. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Henry James Littlemore sat there with his hands crossed on his stick; he looked at his friend with an eye that failed to kindle at the mention of this lady’s name. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

If Cobden could, above all other men, convince the intellects of his hearers, Bright could, as few other speakers, kindle their spirits for a fray. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Breaking it up with his fingers, he directed his steps towards the cook-shed, where, squatting on his heels, he proceeded to kindle a small fire under a very sooty kettle, possibly to make tea. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

William Makepeace Thackeray Bless ye, bless ye, pretty ones! I am old now; but not so old but that I kindle at the tale of love. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

E. F. Benson At that age nobody takes any further interest in her for herself, and so she invents Roman Forums to kindle it again. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

D. H. Lawrence He saw Ursula kindle and flare up to the romance of the situation. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

For, after all, if political incendiaries come here to kindle conflagration in the neighbourhood, and my property is attacked, I shall defend it like a tigress — I know I shall. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Joseph Furphy Don’t kindle a fire, unless you want to get lagged. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Henry Handel Richardson How often have I told you that!” His moderation swept over into the feverish irritation she knew so well how to kindle in him, and his lisp became so marked that he was almost unintelligible. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

It is for you to show us how to kindle a holy war, for clearly you have the secret of it. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Meredith Cecilia’s intuition told her that by leading to a discussion of politics, and adopting Beauchamp’s views, she could kindle him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Andrew Lang One morning when she had finished everything he had set her to do, he told her to go out into the woods and get some dry leaves and sticks to kindle a fire. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He had half a mind to kindle a fire, he felt so chilly; but he had blocked up the vent, partly to keep out the cold, partly to shun the temptation of burning fuel. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Thomas Hardy To the hot sorrow of the previous night had succeeded heaviness; it seemed as if nothing could kindle either of them to fervour of sensation any more. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

To allow him to effect this, would be to leave a formidable enemy in his own neighbourhood, who might at any time kindle the flame of insurrection throughout the country. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Robert Louis Stevenson His brother, a dark man with a vehement, interested countenance, who made a god of the fiddler, sat by with open mouth, drinking in the general admiration and throwing out remarks to kindle it. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

We kindle or we shudder at the thought, and our feeling runs through our whole logical nature and animates its workings. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Nathaniel Hawthorne As the sum of all, there are recollections that kindle the soul, and a gloom and languor that depress it beyond any depth of melancholic sentiment that can be elsewhere known. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Jules Verne The Major, like a prudent man, extinguished these carefully, for a spark would be enough to kindle a tremendous conflagration in this forest of dry trees. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

William Morris But whereas I am your guide, I bid you kindle your fire under yonder big tree, and leave me to deal with the men of Utterbol; only whatso I bid you, that do ye straightway. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Bronislaw Malinowski They construct the hut, kindle the fire, and have to provide all the vegetable food. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

By this time the sun had gone down, but I thought it better to kindle no light. Prester John by John Buchan

I pulled out several bottles, and carried them up into the kitchen, meaning to light the gas, kindle a fire, and have a good time generally. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anne Bronte And when you have once extinguished my love, you will find it no easy matter to kindle it again. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Robert Louis Stevenson The fire in the forge had been suffered to go out, and we were one and all too weary to kindle another. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James She had expected to kindle some responsive blaze, but had barely extracted a spark. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Nathaniel Hawthorne As Peter stood on the uneven bricks of his hearth looking round at the disconsolate old kitchen his eyes began to kindle with the illumination of an enthusiasm that never long deserted him. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Andrew Lang He found the giants busy trying to kindle a fire and get some light; but after a bit someone cried out: ‘Where is the princess?’ ‘Here, in my arms,’ replied the fox. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith There dost thou shine a light transferred, not lost, Through love to kindle in our souls the more. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

But who is going to kindle the flame?’ ‘You,’ I said. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Willa Cather She seemed so easily excited, to kindle with a fierce little flame if one but breathed upon her. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Robert Green Ingersoll There was nothing to kindle a fire with. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

At midnight, my friend and I were sitting together in our little tent, trying to kindle some damp logs, and talking over the day’s disappointment. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

William Cowper In every heart Are sown the sparks that kindle fiery war, Occasion needs but fan them, and they blaze. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Andrew Lang And further, he bade every one to snatch fire from the maiden, and to suffer no neighbour to kindle it. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

All the while we dined, a boy tried to kindle a fire to warm us, and beguiled his incessant failures with stories of inundation on the road ahead of us. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Francis Bacon The weakest heat of all, I think, is that from tinder, such as we use to kindle flame with; and in like manner that of touchwood or tow, which is used in firing cannon. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George Meredith The comic of it, the adventurous, the tragic, they make devilish, to kindle their Ogygian hilarity. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Marie Corelli A black rage began to kindle in Gherardi’s soul — rage all the more intense because so closely suppressed. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

H. G. Wells Is it any wonder that its name ceases to kindle and its phrases are passing out of use? But in the late eighties and for us students it was different. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Edith Wharton A small spark was enough to kindle Lily’s imagination, and the sight of the grey dress and the borrowed prayer-book flashed a long light down the years. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

What the Pythia had foreshown to himself, she might foreshow to others; and, when tempted by the same princely bribes, she might authorize and kindle the same aspiring views in other great officers. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

Andrew Lang But why do your eyes kindle with the flames they shot forth on that fearful day? Calm yourself and tell me what I can do to help you. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The prospective assassins having piled a little wood where they intended to kindle a fire, went off to search for more. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Far from recalling with renewed affright the remembrance of the apparition that had so appalled him, the recollection only served to kindle and concentrate his curiosity into a burning focus. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

George Meredith And the Brocken witches congratulate him on his prize! Almost better would it be, she thought, that circumstance should thwart him and kindle his own demon element. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Francis Bacon The Italian says, Sospetto licentia fede; as if suspicion, did give a passport to faith; but it ought, rather, to kindle it to discharge itself. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

D. H. Lawrence There was a sound of oars, and a boat passed from the pallor into the darkness under the wood, where her lanterns seemed to kindle into fire, hanging in ruddy lovely globes. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James The final effect of its predecessors had been to kindle this instinct. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Goldwin Smith Again, before we can prove the practice to be immoral, we must prove immorality in the design of those who use it; either that they intend a deception, or to kindle unlawful desires in the beholders. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell I could only hope she would hear the voices of those who were now busy in trying to kindle a light, swearing awful oaths at the mislaid articles which would have enabled them to strike fire. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Richie, kindle the cruisie, for our job is better done indoors. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Jules Verne Wilson wanted to kindle a fire to prepare the NARDOU bread, and he went out to pick up the dead wood scattered all over the ground. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

His indignation began to kindle against Mejnour, who owned he had tempted, and who now abandoned him — abandoned him to the presence of a spectre. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

But a spark of his ancient spirit seemed to kindle in his bosom, as it was clear he did not mean to survive his disgrace. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

E. F. Benson For a brief space before the Parliamentary election of 1835 Charlotte tried to kindle Ellen’s interest in politics with dithyrambic outbursts. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Olaf Stapledon Religion was a much greater power than on my own planet; and the religious teachings of the prophets of old were able to kindle even my alien and sluggish heart with fervor. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The preoccupied faces of those people flashed up in her memory who, from day to day, without cease, in perfect confidence kindle the fire of thought and scatter the sparks over the whole earth. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Andrew Lang With a rush of pain at her heart, there his wife found him, and she tried with all her strength to kindle in him a sense of shame, but in vain. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Audley watched those poor, withered, tremulous fingers dropping shreds of tobacco upon the hearth rug, and scarcely able to kindle a lucifer for their unsteadiness. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope A little spirit of rebellion already began to kindle itself within her bosom; but in it there was nothing of mutiny against her husband. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Jules Verne It was a difficult matter to kindle it, though, and still more to keep it alight. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Carlyle To kindle the world; the world’s Maker had ordered it so. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Robert Louis Stevenson That night upon his pillow, Somerset began to kindle once more into the hot fit of the detective fever; and the next morning resumed the practice of his art with careless hand and an abstracted mind. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was too kind-hearted to kindle false hopes. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Jack London But the old red anger began to kindle in me. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Wilkie Collins As the fresh coals began to kindle feebly, he looked again at the lamp. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

She was shivering in her wet clothes in spite of my coat which I insisted on her wearing, and I determined, if possible, to kindle a fire. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins He tried another, and struck it too lightly to kindle the flame. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The sea with ships will soon be cover’d o’er, And blazing firebrands kindle all the shore. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Washington Irving He raised his head and gazed around: he sat up on his couch, his eye began to kindle — at length, leaping upon the floor, he called for sword and buckler. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Andrew Lang And much more useful was he than a greyhound, for in the evening he brought large logs in his mouth to kindle a fire, and killed a fat buck for dinner. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He had not trifled with her, hardly flattered; he had done no more than kindle a young girl’s imaginative liking. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anne Bronte Meanwhile Rachel came in to kindle the fire, which was soon effected by thrusting a red-hot poker between the bars of the grate, where the fuel was already disposed for ignition. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Francis Bacon And therefore, when men are ingenious in picking out circumstances of contempt, they do kindle their anger much. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

We had only flint and iron-stone, and it took half a day with us to kindle a fire, and then it flayed our knuckles with continuous knocking. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Their imagination is quick to kindle and they are as bold in merchant-craft as Charlemagne in war, They saw what I was after before I had been a month at it, and were quick to profit by my foresight. The Wife of Flanders by John Buchan

But his eye, which had never failed to kindle at this sight before, shone dully in the semi-gloom. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith Imps have their freakish wickedness in them to kindle detective vision: malignly do they love to uncover ridiculousness in imposing figures. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson I made him no reply, therefore, in words; and presently the evening fell so chill that I was glad, for my own sake, to kindle a fire. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Watkin Tench Slung to the knapsack are the cooking kettle and the hatchet, with which the wood to kindle the nightly fire and build the nightly hut is to be cut down. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Thomas Carlyle Dante burns as a pure star, fixed there in the firmament, at which the great and the high of all ages kindle themselves: he is the possession of all the chosen of the world for uncounted time. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

D. H. Lawrence Point after point the steady roses shone out to them, seeming to kindle something in their souls. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal of his deliverer by promises of reward and wealth. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Arnold Bennett Could she excite lust now? Ah! the irony of such a question! To be young and seductive, to be able to kindle a man’s eye — that seemed to her the sole thing desirable. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Each was a cause alone; and all combin’d To kindle vengeance in her haughty mind. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Charles Dickens Twenty or thirty men, lamps, torches, litters, ropes, blankets, wood to kindle a great fire, restoratives and stimulants, came in fast. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

George Meredith She required, since she suffered, the positive of events or blessings to kindle her glow. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

No factious lusts reason’s just power control, Nor kindle civil discord in his soul. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch