Phrases with "lords"

James Joyce The words are those of my lords bishops of Maynooth. An original sin and, like original sin, committed by another in whose sin he too has sinned. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

William Morris There we stood, and I knew that the eyes of all those lords and warriors were set upon me wondering. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

As now for a sample: my lords the proposers had no sooner said your minds, than they found it to be that which heart could wish. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Walter Besant Yet they were on Tower Hill by hundreds, and were cursing the Hanoverian in whispers, and shedding tears for the two lords long before the time for the execution. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

John Locke And forfeiture gives the third despotical power to lords for their own benefit, over those who are stripped of all property. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

Not but that wine-merchants are as good as other people; only Sophie Chalk had somehow imparted the notion of their living up to lords and ladies. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

My lords bade sink it in the Rhine, and there it must verily lie till doomsday. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Marjorie Bowen And all the stairs and corridors and gallery were alive and brilliant with the magnificent guests of the Visconti — lords and ladies, the finest the dismantled court of France could boast. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Anthony Trollope Prudish women have to be laughed at, and despotic kings, and parasite lords and bishops. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Andrew Lang The Grand Vizier and the lords of council had just gone in as she entered the hall and placed herself in front of the Sultan. He, however, took no notice of her. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jonathan Swif We are now in all nine lords and ten commoners. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Victor Hugo I called them my lords and gentlemen. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

D. H. Lawrence Certainly they were lords of the Alps, or at least lords of the Alpine hotels this summer, let prejudice be what it might. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope No doubt a time would come when those little lords would want shillings. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The lords of Demonland marked each his lot and cast it in the helm of Gaslark, and Gaslark shook the helm, and there leapt forth the lot of the Lord Spitfire. Right wrathful was he. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is true that the over-population was at least as dense in the epoch of lords and ladies, and that now-a-days some customs which made Edinburgh notorious of yore have been fortunately pretermitted. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

All was high joy in halls and chambers with lords and ladies as pleased them best. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

And his eldest son and the other lords also, and the ladies, and all that sit with the emperor have tables alone by themselves, full rich. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The affairs of government, especially all those relating to peace and war, were settled in a senate or council, consisting of the four lords with their inferior nobles. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Thomas Hardy She went on peeling the lords and ladies till Clare, regarding for a moment the wave-like curl of her lashes as they dropped with her bent gaze on her soft cheek, lingeringly went away. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope But when the marriage was spoken of, or written of, as an ‘alliance’, then he would say a hard word or two about dukes and lords in general. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Crummle had been with him, but had now returned to London. He had a posse of secretaries, but none of the great lords of the Council. . The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Charles Dickens All this time, the debauched lords and gentlemen and the shameless ladies danced and gamed and drank, and loved and hated one another, according to their merry ways. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

H. Rider Haggard My lords who have dropped from the Stars should know,” he answered with a quick look. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

And then men give to the other lords that be about him. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

William Morris But sometime tomorrow morning my lords will come, save mischief hath betid, which God forbid. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Anthony Trollope There are no longer any lords to stop him, and the House of Commons, who want their seats, will do anything he bids them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope To me that is as good as though aged lords had gloated for months over the details of his licentious life. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Jack London These, then, were the cool captains of industry and lords of society, these snarling, growling savages in evening clothes. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope I like having lords in my drawing-room. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Charles Dickens At the instigation of the EARL OF MONTROSE, a desperate man who was then in prison for plotting, he tried to kidnap three Scottish lords who escaped. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Victor Hugo Of lords and princes expect nothing. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle But you hear, my lords of Gascony, that these gentlemen had no thought to throw a slur upon your honor or your valor, so let all anger fade from your mind. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

And after they make to come in other damsels bringing cups of gold full of milk of diverse beasts, and give drink to lords and to ladies. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Victor Hugo The stroke of the hatchet which decapitated Charles I. is an encroachment, not on the king, but on the peers, and it was well to place on the gibbet the carcass of Cromwell. The lords have power. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

And the herald cried aloud and said: “From Corund of Witchland unto the lords of Demonland: thus saith the Lord Corund, ‘I hold this burg of Eshgrar Ogo as a nut betwixt the crackers. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

On the benches round the walls sat the lords of Witchland sullen of countenance, for the wine was dead in them. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

William Morris So she did what she might to make herself the trimmer; and in a while came two fair swains of service, who brought her in all honour into the great hall, where were the three lords abiding her. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

William Morris I wot well there is little force between Canterbury and Kingston, for the lords are looking north of Thames toward Wat Tyler and his men. A Dream of John Ball by William Morris [1888]

Anthony Trollope You lords of creation lead your slaves sad lives when it pleases you to change your billing and cooing for matter-of-fact masterdom and rule. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

According to Sir Anthony Weldon, he knelt down in the midst of them, and said, “My lords the judges, it is lately come to my hearing that you have now in examination a business of poisoning. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Darcy maybe, and unnamed lords in the north . The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Andrew Lang The king and queen sat on their thrones, with the princess beside them, and the lords and ladies were all round the hall. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Then men, lords of the earth, came forth. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

The warriors, the liegemen of the two kings, then parted on either side and many of the knights were seen to walk with Siegfried. The lords were now come to the rooms where they should lie. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Anthony Trollope Do you go with papa and put him in good humour; and it he says anything about the lords and the bishops, don’t you contradict him, you know. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo Our lords are extravagant and magnificent. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope It is nothing to me if he knows all the young lords on every race-course in England. I shall not interfere with him, nor shall he with me. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith When the South was a fervid nightingale, And she a chilling moon, ’Twas pity to see on the garden swards, Against Love’s laws, those rival lords As willow-wands lie strewn. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

So came that lady into the great hall; and there were the lords and captains of the Witches all in a restless quiet of expectation. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

She made those lords of Demonland sit down before her face, and there were brought forth by the agency of unseen hands tables before them and precious dishes filled with unknown viands. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

They were soon visited by the principal lords of the place, who seemed solicitous to provide them with accommodations. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope It did not as yet affect much fashion, having hitherto secured among its members only two lords — and they were lords by courtesy. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

And if each of you love other and help other, ye shall be lords and sovereigns of all others. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Their spears and arrows were tipped with copper, or, more commonly, with bone, and the weapons of the Inca lords were frequently mounted with gold or silver. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope Two opening speeches were then made by two young lords — not after all so very young — which sounded like lessons recited by schoolboys. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Such girls do not marry tailors, and will always prefer lords to tradesmen! “I hope that you do not think that my calling is intrusive,” he said. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

And thus went many diverse lusty bachelors for to slay great lords in diverse countries, that were his enemies, and made themselves to be slain, in hope to have that paradise. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Thou, Bacchus, god of joys and friendly cheer, And gracious Juno, both be present here! And you, my lords of Tyre, your vows address To Heav’n with mine, to ratify the peace. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

William Makepeace Thackeray But Lady Griffin and Miss would not have his insinwations; they knew too fu lords ever to refuse an invitatium from any one of them. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Anthony Trollope But I did not think, sir, that you believed in lords so absolutely as that. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Galley-slaves doomed to tug the oar and wear the chain, whilst my lords and dandies take their pleasure, and hear fine music and disport with fine ladies in the cabin! But stay. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

In Cyprus is the manner of lords and all other men all to eat on the earth. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The lords rose from their seats; through their great chivalry this was done. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

William Morris Or what is gone with my lords your brethren?” Said Ralph: “They have departed at all adventure, north east, and west, each bearing our father’s blessing and a bag of pennies. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray The lords of the world have run to seed. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Buy one of these and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re eating off the same ware as lords and dukes. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope There were some lords in the Upper House and some of the sons of lords in the Lower — with pedigrees going back far enough for pride — who found it irksome to recognise Sir Timothy as a master. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

And no man dare not come nigh the chariot, by a bow draught, but those lords only that be about him. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

George Gissing This sort of thing won’t do for ‘the lords of human kind. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope I doubt whether she ever brought it home to herself that those whom she now recognised as the established and well-credited lords of the creation had ever been young men themselves. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The lords and countesses, and rich county members, and leading politicians, who were delighted to welcome him, would not care for his wife; nor could he very well take his wife among them. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Some suppose that he wanted to gain over the Scottish Parliament, as he did in fact gain over, by presents and favours, many Scottish lords and men of power. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

H. G. Wells The dusky peoples, who were formerly the lords of these still imperfectly assimilate areas, are becoming exploited workers, slaves, serfs, hut-tax payers, labourers to a caste of white immigrants. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Generation upon generation of the fierce lords of Thralldom had been born there, and always the lust of strife and conflict had flowed strongly in their veins. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Charles Kingsley Never mind, lords do not visit Penalva every day. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

But the estate of lords is full great, and rich and noble. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Forsooth I have sworn an oath, that I would not show the hoard, the while and any of my lords still live; so I shall give it to none. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I’ll tell the tale at court myself and make plaint to my lords of my great dole. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Down in Barcelona they were lords of the street, but up here they were quintos (rookies) and palled up with militia children of fifteen who had been in the line for months. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Meredith All cloaked and masked, with naked blades, That flashed of a judgement done, The lords of the Court, from the palace-door, Came issuing silently, bearers four, And flat on their shoulders one. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

G. K. Chesterton Feudal lords went in fitfully for fights and forays; they put collars round the necks of some serfs; they occasionally put halters round the necks of a few of them. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

A love of pleasure or sway seems to divide mankind, and the husband who lords it in his little haram thinks only of his pleasure or his convenience. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

H. Rider Haggard But let my lords have patience, and we will lead them. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling Here was a people whom after their works thou shalt see wept over for their lost dominion: and in this palace is the last information respecting lords collected in the dust. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

He let void out of his chamber all manner of men, lords and others, for he would speak with me in counsel. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Victor Hugo My lords and gentlemen, I have spoken. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dickens He caused England to be so respected abroad, that I wish some lords and gentlemen who have governed it under kings and queens in later days would have taken a leaf out of Oliver Cromwell’s book. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Karl Philipp Moritz An Englishman who joined me during this my reverie, pointed out to me on my enquiring, princes and lords with their dazzling stars; with which they eclipsed the less brilliant part of the company. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Anthony Trollope Then the strong squire becomes a baronet and a lord,—till he lords it a little too much, and a Manchester warehouseman buys him out. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

But to our modern married fair, Who’d give their lords to save their hair, No stellar recognition’s given. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Sinclair Lewis He fell often and joyously into his old irreverence about the lords of Gopher Prairie, but always — with a certain difficulty — he added something decorous and appreciative. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens Other lords who were taken into council, recommended that a Parliament should at last be called; to which the King unwillingly consented. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

D. H. Lawrence Lords or doctors or Jewish financiers SHOULD not have more money than a simple working man, just because they were lords and doctors and financiers. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon And lords and kings were only leaders among brothers. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens The little woman had been passing a long time with her sick mother in New York, and had left her home in St. Louis, in that condition in which ladies who truly love their lords desire to be. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Essex knelt at the foot of the table, round which the assembled lords of the Council sat in all their gravity. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Jonathan Swif I dined with Lord Treasurer and seven lords to-day. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

William Morris She smiled faintly, and said: If I might but see thy lords then, since thou art not master here. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Jack London But here they come, in all the pomp and certitude of power, and still they come, these men of steel, these war lords and world harnessers. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Charles Dickens She was then at Sion House, near Brentford; and the lords took her down the river in state to the Tower, that she might remain there (as the custom was) until she was crowned. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

H. G. Wells The older and still prevalent conception of government is bullying, is the breaking-in and subjugation of the “subject,” to the God, or king, or lords of the community. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

The King’s thanes had the like jurisdiction in their thane lands as lords in their manors, where they also kept courts. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Found her in bed, feverish, and making use of simple remedies, such as herbs, the knowledge and use of which have descended from the ancient Indians to the present lords of the soil. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jonathan Swif Four of the new lords voted against the Court in this point. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

James Joyce Kyrie Eleison! The closetmaker and the cloacamaker will never be lords of our spirit. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

But the other lords of Demonland stood up and flung down their jewelled swords on the table beside Lord Brandoch Daha’s. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

H. G. Wells They are the lords of the world who will not take the sceptre. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

George Meredith Those two were pleasanter to look on than amorous lords and great ladies, who are interesting only when they are wicked. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sinclair Lewis This countryman gave her a companionship which she had never (whether by her fault or theirs or neither) been able to find in the matrons and commercial lords of the town. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

They were smiths — white-smiths — and they got a good deal of business to do from the lords of the court, and the knights, and all the grand people of the city. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

The monarch arrayed in seven colours ascends the steps of his throne with no prouder mien than that in which the naked child of the sun lords it over the empty spaces. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Sinclair Lewis I tell you that you are, ever since yesterday noon, the highest lords of the land — the aristocracy — the makers of the new America of freedom and justice. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle It was awful to me to think of all those lords and ladies sitting round that breakfast-table and waiting for me to come back. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope But, in lieu of this, he had the assurance that she was in possession of enormous wealth, and that she was the recognised cousin of lords and ladies by the dozen. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

William Morris Also my counsellors and lords warned me often that I must be wary and of great forbearance if trouble were to be kept back. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Mark Twain Men say his bones lie bleaching in the fields of Palestine.” “And now?” “Now! God ‘a mercy, the cruel Leonardo lords it in the castle. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

She said, “My lords and guests in Ishnain Nemartra, there be beds of down and sheets of lawn for all of you that be aweary. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Daniel Defoe Beggars and bastards by this new creation Much multiplied the peerage of the nation; Who will be all, ere one short age runs o’er, As true-born lords as those we had before. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

Bring the man forward that my lords may see him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Dangerous stuff to be abbey-bred!” The lords looked at Peter incuriously. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

No sooner had Cortes learned the particulars of this formidable plot, than he arrested Guatemozin, and the principal Aztec lords in his train. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Daniel Defoe French cooks, Scotch pedlars, and Italian whores, Were all made lords or lords’ progenitors. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

George Gissing You remember Goldsmith— ‘Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope I knew all the great lords and their castles, the squires and their parks, the rectors and their churches. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Virginia Woolf All I can do, once I set foot on English soil, is to pour out tea and ask my lords how they like it. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Not the poor only tasted of his bounty, but great lords did not disdain to rank themselves among his dependants and followers. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

And after he fell into sickness; and when he felt that he should die, he sent after his sister and after all the lords of his land; and when they were come he let command them to prison. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Washington Irving How different was their state while yet the undisputed lords of the soil! Their wants were few, and the means of gratification within their reach. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Andrew Lang Directly the sultan was up he summoned his lords and nobles into his great hall, and commanded that the cords which bound Virgilius should be taken off, and the prisoner brought before him. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

When that the many strangers had been lodged, these same lords were gazed upon full oft. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

But now was the battle done and the victory with them of Demonland, and the lords Juss and Goldry Bluszco and Brandoch Daha with certain of their fighting men came into the banquet hall. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Ralph Waldo Emerson These lords are the treasurers and librarians of mankind, engaged by their pride and wealth to this function. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Victor Hugo Diamond dust, a night thick with stars, such is the night of the happy! Even amongst themselves these high and mighty lords have their own distinctions. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The king and queen sat down to it And all the lords beside: And what they couldn’t eat that night The queen next morning fried. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thereby my lords and I may know who be the best hunter on this woodland journey. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

H. G. Wells This pretty historical world of yours, of kings and priests, lords and ladies, rich and poor, is going to pieces under your very eyes. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

But their different attitude towards us, their natural lords and masters, directly we are no longer necessary to them as stepping-stones to a home and a recognised position revolts me. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

In the large country houses around lived squires and baronets and lords who employed armies of indoor servants, gardeners, and estate workers. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Like men held in a trance those lords of Demonland listened to the last echoes of the great sad chord where that music had breathed out its heart, as if the very heart of wrath were broken. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

George Meredith The trained, the grave, the partly grey, were fitting lords and mates for women aspiring to moral beauty and distinction. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Walter Scott Shift for yourselves, my lords and gentlemen. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

The Norman lords and their English dependants no longer formed two separate elements in the body politic. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

The latter, on seeing these two noble lords who came to visit him, endeavored to raise himself up in his bed; but he was too weak, and exhausted by the effort, he fell back again almost senseless. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy Men of her class, that is, parsons, marry squires’ daughters; squires marry lords’ daughters; lords marry dukes’ daughters; dukes marry queens’ daughters. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Sinclair Lewis I guess you know an awful lot of English folkslords and everything, don’t you?” After that, Hurd resentfully gave up telephoning. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

It was also the temporary abode of the great lords of Tezcuco and Tlacopan, who shared nominally, at least, the sovereignty of the empire. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jonathan Swif Lord Keeper is suddenly taken ill of a quinsy, and some lords are commissioned, I think Lord Trevor,17 to prorogue the Parliament in his stead. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Aphra Behn He made officers of the kingdom —Fergusano was to have been a cardinal, and several lords and dukes were nominated; and he found no opposition in all his prosperous course. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Richard Burton The Holy Land drains off Turkish gold and blood in abundance, and the lords of the country hold in it a contemptible position. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Morris Then he went out into the gallery with his Queen, still holding her hand, and his lords and wise men stood behind him. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Now falls Atli to thinking of where may be gotten that plenteous gold which Sigurd had owned, but King Gunnar and his brethren were lords thereof now. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

Benjamin Disraeli Some lords and signors were there without their dames. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

The Queen kneeled awhile in silence on the cold ground, and those lords of Demonland stood together in silence watching her. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Thomas Love Peacock You must remember, too, that these lords were petty princes, and made war on each other as legitimately as the heads of larger communities did or do. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

William Makepeace Thackeray As an instance of the intense veneration for lords which distinguishes this county of Cork, I may mention what occurred afterwards. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Those lords of Demonland came down from their tower, and walked among the heaps of dead men slain toward a place of slabby rock in the neck of the ridge. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anthony Trollope It may be different with lords and titled ladies. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Jonathan Swif She pretended illness; but I believe they were not ready, and they expect some opposition: and the Scotch lords are angry,2 and must be pacified. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Walter Besant On Thursday, when three out of the seven lords were already reprieved, the Countess made another effort to see the King. She was, as before, accompanied by her friends. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

And he let make an image in the likeness of his father, and constrained all his subjects for to worship it; and anon began other lords to do the same, and so began the idols and the simulacres first. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

I call to you again, lords of the spirit, postulants of infinity, put away all desire but to be fulfilled in yourselves. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Samuel Johnson The Highland lords made treaties, and formed alliances, of which some traces may still be found, and some consequences still remain as lasting evidences of petty regality. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

For without any dread, ne were not cursedness and sin of Christian men, they should be lords of all the world. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Charles Dickens Now, my lords and ladies and gentlefolks all, I’ll let you into a secret, though you won’t believe it. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Jonathan Swif The question is yet only carried in the Committee of the whole House, and we hope when it is reported to the House to-morrow, we shall have a majority, by some Scotch lords coming to town. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Theodore Dreiser These little proprietors of businesses are lords indeed on their own ground. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Kingsley Until a few more of these Irish lords are gone where the Desmonds are, there is no peace for Ireland.” “Humph! not so far wrong, I fear. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith We are the lords of life, and life is warm. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Victor Hugo To suppress the lords was an idea which Orestes, mad as he was, would not have dared to entertain. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Gissing Blessed state! How enviable above all waking joys the impotence which makes us lords of darkness, the silence which suffers not to reach our ears so much as an echo of the farce of life. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle But I have tidings for you, my lords and lieges, that our brother of Lancaster is on his way for our capital with four hundred lances and as many archers to aid us in our venture. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

There were mercantile families in the district boasting twice the income, but the Keeldars, by virtue of their antiquity, and their distinction of lords of the manor, took the precedence of all. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The lords of Witchland took their weapons and the men-at-arms bare the goods, and the King went in the midst on his bier of spearshafts. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Ralph Waldo Emerson This monopoly of political power has given them their intellectual and social eminence in Europe. A few law lords and a few political lords take the brunt of public business. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

The times had by no means come to an end when many of the higher clergy sought to vie with the lay lords in warlike prowess. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Victor Hugo Lucius, the most ancient king in England, was spoken to by Saint Telesphonis as my Lord Lucius. The lords are peers — that is to say, equals — of whom? Of the king. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Meredith Lots of lords and ladies want the drilling, then! I’ll send some over to you for Swiss air and roots of the English tongue. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Lady Morgan Yet at other times, when reason lords it over prejudice, she will laugh at that weakness in others, she sometimes betrays in herself. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

William Morris For all we are bound by oath not to suffer a woman to abide in this castle till our lords take the bann off, and bid us open to women. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath showed me all his heart. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

I am but a maid and young in years, albeit my memory goeth back two hundred springs, and ill it befitteth me to counsel great lords and men of war. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Victor Hugo Several lords had come from Windsor. For some hours past the adventures of Gwynplaine had been the subject of conversation. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dickens Then, there were gardens, courtyards, terraces, fountains, green banks, more King and Queen, more Bull’s Eye,more lords and ladies, more Long live they all! until he absolutely wept with sentiment. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Robert Burns Tho’ wit and worth in either sex, St. Mary’s Isle can shaw that; Wi’ dukes and lords let Selkirk mix, And weel does Selkirk fa’ that. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

I’d gladly know,” so spake the maid, “what ye lords desire, sith ye be thus come to court. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

And ye shall understand, that the emperor, in his proper person, rideth not as other great lords do beyond, but if he list to go privily with few men, for to be unknown. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

And vie other lords of Witchland without word spoken followed after. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

H. Rider Haggard Fare ye well for ever, Incubu, Macumazahn, and Bougwan, my lords and my friends. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling They are enthusiastic over princelings of little-known fiefs, lords of austere estates perched on the tops of unthrifty hills, hard riders, and good sportsmen. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Walter Besant The lords were allowed to stop on their return at the Fountain Tavern, in the Strand, where for the last time they took dinner and a bottle of wine together. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Jonathan Swif The Whig lords are doing their utmost for a majority against Friday, and design, if they can, to address the Queen against the peace. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope Every little want belonging to them,—for even little lords have wants,—was a care to her. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

My sorrow, that I should have led my lords so ill. Greenmantle by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim The housewives of the place are still busy with their weekend’s cleaning, and their lords and masters are away toiling on the land. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jack London The lords of society stole legally or else legalized their stealing, while the poorer classes stole illegally. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence The French—they thought themselves lords of the world—signori del mondo! Lords of the world, and masters of the world. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Jonathan Swif I stayed with Lord Treasurer till ten; we had five lords and three commoners. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope Her husband is alive, and though he is a drunken brute — after the manner of lords of that time — she is thoroughly loyal to him. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

All the men were as drunk as lords and the ladies had reached a certain point also, feeling so warm that they had to loosen their clothes. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola