Phrases with "mansion"

The old banker invited Talbot Bulstrode and his young wife to make themselves at home at Felden, and drive down to the Woods as freely as if the place had been some country mansion of their own. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli The mansion itself was immediately surrounded by numerous ancient forest trees. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Then the trees gave way to a long vista of well trimmed lawns and ornamental flower beds, with a big, rambling looking mansion in the background. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

That such a mansion should be provided with a family ghost, goes without saying. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Henry Fielding At length, however, we were all delivered from our fears; and life again visited the loveliest mansion that human nature ever afforded it. Amelia by Henry Fielding

There is nothing so agreeable, to my ideas, as a fine old mansion which time has sobered down to a prevailing sombreness—the mellow colouring of centuries. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Trollope He may even buy a mansion with an incredibly small outlay, and, when once in it, will not easily allow himself to be extruded. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Sir Walter Scott The creak of the screw-nails presently announced that the lid of the last mansion of mortality was in the act of being secured above its tenant. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

The cottage grew to a mansion, and the mansion to a castle. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Marjorie Bowen The mansion was shuttered, the doors barred. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ice was a ghost, and this mansion of it was surely peopled by those shades of the eighties, with pale faces and blurred snow-filled hair. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens The President’s mansion is more like an English club-house, both within and without, than any other kind of establishment with which I can compare it. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Henry Handel Richardson And the building of the finest mansion never gave half so much satisfaction as did that of this flimsy little wooden house, with its thin lath-and-plaster walls. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

John Galsworthy Arriving in Eaton Square before a mansion of large and dreary appearance, she dismissed the cab and rang the bell. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

William Hazlitt Come not to me again; but say to Athens, Timon hath made his everlasting mansion Upon the beached verge of the salt flood; Which once a-day with his embossed froth The turbulent surge shall cover. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

There has been some slight controversy as to the original of the visionary mansion described in this romance. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Anthony Trollope It is true that an entrance for horses, cars, and carriages has been constructed, as it were through one end of the house itself; otherwise the mansion is but one house in the continuous street. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle The mansion was a two-storied one, framed in heavy beams of wood, the interstices filled with rude blocks of stone. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft His diary states that he reached Tempest Mountain on September 20, finding the mansion in great decrepitude. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

George Meredith The palace roof that guards a crown, The mansion swathed in dreamy down, Hovel, court, and alley-shed, Sleep in the calmness of the dead. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

H.P. Lovecraft Jan Martense, whose room I had invaded, was buried in the grave-yard near the mansion . The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Sinclair Lewis The Broom mansion had four drawing rooms, a heraldic limestone fireplace and a tower and a half. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne At the period of our story his whole visible income would not have paid the tax of the old mansion in which we find him. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The next day, by the evening express, the Prince and Princess left for Nice with all their household, and the mansion in the Rue Saint-Dominique remained silent and deserted. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

The neighbourhood seemed to grow calmer: for a fortnight past no cloth had been destroyed; no outrage on mill or mansion had been committed in the three parishes. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

At last he found an establishment that pleased him; a noble old mansion at Fulham, surrounded by splendid grounds, and presided over by two maiden sisters. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli But there was one permanent inhabitant of this princely mansion far more interesting to our hero than the evanescent crowds who rose like bubbles, glittered, broke, and disappeared. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

It was situated in Golden Square, and was a fine old mansion of the days when that locality was fashionable. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton She was, indeed, no other than the strenuous niece whose strength alone upheld that mansion of decay. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

The time seemed very long to him, of course; but at last he saw a light glimmering through the mansion windows, and heard a shuffling foot in the hall. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

For grace and beauty scarce might Koshtra Belorn herself surpass that peak: but terrible it looked, and as a mansion of old night, that not high noon-day could wholly dispossess of darkness. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Around the house ran a boldly-carved stone parapet, bearing the herons and bulrushes which were the cognisance of the noble race for which the mansion was built. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Then across the park to Sir Timothy’s mansion and on to his head gardener’s house and the home farm and half a dozen cottages, and her letters were disposed of. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Walter Scott The Eyrbiggia Saga acquaints us, that the mansion of a respectable landholder in Iceland was, soon after the settlement of that island, exposed to a persecution of this kind. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Robert Louis Stevenson The mansion Had marked his fatuous expansion. Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson

It pleased him to dwell in a mansion consecrated by so many misdeeds. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

There was a large estate with a mansion attached to it, belonging to this family, at Ulswater. A large park was one of its appendages, laid out with great taste, and plentifully stocked with game. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The apparatus for my mansion was but just completed, and Mr. Square had come to inspect it and make sure that all was right. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Sir Walter Scott Tressilian, meanwhile, with hasty steps, pursued the first path which promised to conduct him through the wild and overgrown park in which the mansion of Foster was situated. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

George Gissing At such times the master of the house seldom showed himself, and, on the whole, Highmead reminded one of a mansion left in the care of servants whilst the family are abroad. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

James Joyce The mansion of the Kildares was in Thomas court. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell It had been pulled down only a year or two before, in order to make the great rambling mansion more compact as an hotel. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Sinclair Lewis He felt heavy with silver and importance; he bought the P. J. Broom mansion and became the abject servant of possessions. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott Then note those places marked as commanding points for cutting off intercourse through the mansion — the landing-places of the great staircase, the great gallery, and so forth. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

I saw neither herself nor any one else again till I entered the Dudleigh mansion three days later to witness her nuptials. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

That is, there was a crowd at the entrance-gates, many people in the grounds, and not a few in the very mansion itself. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

You are the sole owner of this place, and I am going to make it the finest mansion in the county. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli I will tell you who ought to be writing Memoirs; Lord Dropmore. Does my Lord Manfred keep his mansion there, next to the Misses Otranto?” “I believe so, and lives there. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

That wall round Lord Caranby’s mansion blocks any exit at the back. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

He could never make out how he had attained the footing of intimacy in the Dunster mansion above the bay — whether on the ground of personal merit or as the pioneer of the vegetable silk industry. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

All things in the house were curiously different from that spacious mansion which Lady Maulevrier had built for herself. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu With the pretty mansion of Hazelden, the relations, as Lord Verney would have said of the House of Ware, were no longer friendly. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Marjorie Bowen He entered his mansion that was modest but elegant, and called for candles to be brought into his study. The Housekeeper by Marjorie Bowen

The mansion is large, and has not as much light, by any means, in proportion to its extent, as modern houses enjoy. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths — so that he could “come over” some afternoon to a stranger’s garden. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope Since Ralph had been in town the Eardham mansion in Cavendish Square had been opened to him with almost maternal kindness. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli The Neuchatel mansion in Portland Place was one of the noblest in that comely quarter of the town, and replete with every charm and convenience that wealth and taste could provide. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Charles Dickens It really had been a mansion in the days when merchants inhabited the City, and had a ceremonious shelter to the doorway without visible support, like the sounding-board over an old pulpit. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

The keys of the club-house had been found lying on a table in the side hall of the Cumberland mansion — the keys which I have already mentioned as missing from my pocket. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Mrs Verloc heard the words again in a ghostly fashion, and then the dreary shadow of the Belgravian mansion descended upon her shoulders. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson Here, in the narrowest of the entry, you find a great old mansion still erect, with some insignia of its former state — some scutcheon, some holy or courageous motto, on the lintel. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Walter Scott A mansion or a farm house, though solitary, is called the town. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Mrs. de Barral was living then in a big stone mansion with mullioned windows in a large damp park, called the Priory, adjoining the village where the refined poet had built himself a house. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Jules Verne So clean, well-arranged, solemn a mansion pleased him; it seemed to him like a snail’s shell, lighted and warmed by gas, which sufficed for both these purposes. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope But that had been in the days of the former Popenjoy, when she, at any rate, had never thought that the dreary-looking mansion would make or mar her own comfort. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Meredith Very desirous to see it! means to build a mansion there! “He said it must be the most romantic place on earth. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Jules Verne The mansion in Saville Row, though not sumptuous, was exceedingly comfortable. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Robert Louis Stevenson Somerset turned in time to see the mansion rend in twain, vomit forth flames and smoke, and instantly collapse into its cellars. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fitzbattleaxe House, in Belgrave Square, is — as everybody knows — the next mansion to that occupied by Amethyst. A communication was made between the two houses. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Into this gloomy mansion was Verezzi conducted by Matilda. The only sentiment he felt, was surprise at the prolongation of his existence. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

He was allowed to drift away from the threshold of the Belgravian mansion while Winnie averted her tearful eyes. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

The Robinson mansion stood well back, with a clear lawn sweep from front to boulevard. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Sir Walter Scott With an aching heart, as may well be imagined, Edward viewed this wreck of a mansion so respected. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Benjamin Disraeli The illness of his wife and the non-possession of parliamentary duties rendered Mr. Dacre’s visits to his town mansion rare, and the mansion in time was let. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

On the side of one of these hills the white turrets of an ancient family mansion gleamed from amid the trees. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

William Henry Hudson There was one large house or mansion in sight, but no town, nor even a hamlet, and not one solitary spire. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

H.P. Lovecraft Then they drove listlessly to the Ward mansion in Prospect Street, and talked to no purpose into the night. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Anthony Trollope The house in Munster Court has of course been left, and the Marchioness was on one occasion roused into avowing that the family mansion is preferable. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

H.P. Lovecraft Meanwhile there grew up about the mansion and the mountain a body of diabolic legendry. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

From her window she could look down into this garden, and see, quite at the other end of it, the large mansion it belonged to, whose lofty, blackened walls testified to its antiquity. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell Opposite to the lowest flight of steps, there is a large old mansion facing you, with a spacious walled garden behind — and to the right of it. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Meredith They throw their mansion open; dicing, betting, intriguing, revellings, maskings, commence. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Thomas Hardy If I have a very large farm, either English or colonial, you will be invaluable as a wife to me; better than a woman out of the largest mansion in the country. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

It was the smaller remaining portion of the splendid mansion and grounds built for the famous financier, Beaujon, by the architect Girardin in the eighteenth century. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Samuel Johnson One of the vaults was inhabited by an old woman, who claimed the right of abode there, as the widow of a man whose ancestors had possessed the same gloomy mansion for no less than four generations. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Thomas Hardy Tess thought this was the mansion itself till, passing through the side wicket with some trepidation, and onward to a point at which the drive took a turn, the house proper stood in full view. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

M. P. Shiel We reached at length the door of a mansion in St. James’s. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Frances Hodgson Burnett So was Robin brought to the tall Early Victorian mansion in the belatedly stately square. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle And then, on the top of it all, I am left with this great mansion on my hands, which I cannot possibly keep up. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

She was pleased to stroll about the West End in the dusky gloaming of the soft May night, and to look up at the lights in that princely mansion in Berkeley Square which George Vane had once occupied. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Ann Radcliffe The mansion was irregular and vast, and he was bewildered in its intricacies. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

I had been so much used to lamplight in my grotto, that the lights of this gloomy mansion did not seem so unusual a thing to me as they would have done to a stranger. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

William Makepeace Thackeray The gentleman who built and owns the house, like many other proprietors in Ireland, found his mansion too expensive for his means, and has relinquished it. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Thomas Hardy When the rider approached the mansion a small turret door was quickly opened and a woman came out. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Charles Dickens At such an hour, he arrived at the deserted mansion which had been his home so long, and looked for the last time upon its blackened walls. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Her chaste and beautiful body was buried the same day, after vespers, in the church of the Cordeliers. Her soul returned to its native mansion in heaven. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Nathaniel Hawthorne From that time Edward’s visits to Dr. Melmoth’s mansion were relinquished. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Lady Morgan In short, everything breathed the deserted mansion of an absentee. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

H.P. Lovecraft The troopers were more skeptical; including the mansion only casually in their investigations, and dropping it altogether when they found it thoroughly deserted. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Walter Scott There was also a mansion at the end of the village, and a little way separated from it, much dilapidated, and in very bad order, but appearing to have been the abode of persons of some consideration. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Since morning, moreover, the unusual events at the De Commarin mansion had caused a great stir in society. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Washington Irving He sought the mansion of the padre. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

After an absence of eight days they had returned to Paris with Madame Desvarennes, and the hitherto dull mansion in the Rue Saint-Dominique was filled with joyful bustle. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Trollope It would have been very nice to come down to Portray Castle as to his own mansion after the work of the courts and of the session. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The mansion was three-story, flat-roofed, extremely ugly and unexpectedly comfortable. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Edgar Allan Poe The mansion was quite a fine one, and, I believe, furnished in good taste. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne If the old culverin of the château, which had not been used since 1385, had been let off in the parlour, the dwellers in the Van Tricasse mansion would not have been more dumbfoundered. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Despite the Snakery and its uncanny associations — to which, indeed, he gave little attention — Brayton found life at the Druring mansion very much to his mind. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Arnold Bennett In that hall, though exterior nocturnal life was but just stirring into activity, it seemed that the middle of the night had come, and that these two women alone watched in a mansion full of sleepers. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

William Makepeace Thackeray The little town of Ballycastle does not contain much to occupy the traveller: behind the church stands a ruined old mansion with round turrets, that must have been a stately tower in former days. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The brilliancy might have be fitted Aladdin’s palace rather than the mansion of a grave old Puritan ruler. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Every nook and corner in the ducal mansion would be full. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope It was said that in Mr. Crinkett’s mansion every sleeper would wake from his sleep as soon as the engine was stopped, disturbed by the unwonted quiescence. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain He moved to a mansion on the opposite side of the canon, because he had noticed the mules did not go there. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Theodore Dreiser His Chicago mansion was a costly sepulcher in which Aileen sat brooding over the woes which had befallen her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Guy de Maupassant We had been spending the evening together at an old family mansion in the Rue de Grenelle, just a party of intimate friends. The Specter (Apparition) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

The woman who gives a reception in a mansion of one of the statelier squares may have merely hired it and an outside staff for the night. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

They got into Paris on the 22nd or 23rd of May. Monsieur de Lovenjoul relates that the two travellers drove up to the Beaujon mansion a little before midnight. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

There is a mansion belonging to a wealthy nobleman within four miles, never inhabited, except when a parliamentary election is going forward. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Sinclair Lewis His welcome in the Jackson mansion was as warm as the forgiveness at Kinnikinick. Whipple Jackson was a rangy, nervous, good-tempered man, with ideas. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Frequently his meals were brought and left at his locked door, and it was not often that the four inmates of the old Herbert Street mansion met in family circle. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

When that fairy mansion was first disinterred from the earth they found in the garden the shell of a tortoise that had been its inmate. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Anthony Trollope Linda, hesitating to advance into so grand a mansion alone, and yet knowing that she should do as she was bidden, entered the wicket and ascended carefully to the first gallery. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

M. P. Shiel The mansion consists of an outer court, facing east toward the sea, and the house proper, which encloses an inner court. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

The prim respectability of the old mansion weighed heavily upon her spirits. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

But this curious excrescence only added to the forbidding character of as gloomy a mansion as one could wish to approach by stealth at dead of night. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Wilkie Collins I arranged to pass the preliminary period of repose, to which I have just referred, in the superb mansion of my late lamented friend, Sir Percival Glyde. HE arrived from the Continent with his wife. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Thomas Hardy Every day seemed to throw upon her young shoulders more of the family burdens, and that Tess should be the representative of the Durbeyfields at the d’Urberville mansion came as a thing of course. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The town house of Mr. Richard Devine was in Clarges Street. Not that the very modest mansion there situated was the only establishment of which Richard Devine was master. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

H.P. Lovecraft There were, it is true, exceptions; indeed, the horror which had caught the world's ear had happened in a treeless space remote alike from the mansion and from any connecting woods. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Wilkie Collins He and my mother have gone to live in the country, near the mansion of the only marquis with whom my father was actually and personally acquainted in his professional days. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Walter Scott The principal part of the ducal mansion still remained uninjured; but the demesne in which it stood bore a strange analogy to the irregular mind of its noble owner. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anna Katherine Green One afternoon in June, there entered the parlor of the old-fashioned mansion of the Roberts family a lady who had asked to see Mrs. Roberts on business of an important nature. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

And then, instead of your little box at Passy, you might have a mansion in the Champs Elysées, among the ambassadors. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

It was a large square mansion of red brick, with stone facings and corners, and with balustrades that hid the garret windows. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She looked back at the stately old-fashioned mansion with a regretful sigh. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Lavendale dined with Lord Bolingbroke more than once that autumn at his house in Pall Mall, the splendid mansion in Golden Square having passed into other hands during his lordship’s exile. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They surged here and there in the square and across the street, breaking the windows of many of the houses, and streaming in, to return often in disgust from a mansion which had been already sacked. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Even Mrs. Tempest’s charities — those doles of wine and soup, bread and clothing, which are looked for naturally from the mistress of a fine old mansion — were vicarious. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The poor in the neighborhood of the Yorkshire mansion had good reason to bless the coming of the banker’s daughter. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray Godfrey and Rafael passed from the street into the outer shop of the old mansion in Holywell Street. It was a masquerade warehouse to all appearance. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Benjamin Disraeli She herself much preferred it to the great mansion — and so on. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Gissing The Manor satisfied her idea of the ancestral mansion so frequently described or alluded to in the fiction of her earlier years. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The mansion would seem smaller to her, doubtless, beholding it with the eyes of womanhood, than childish memory made it. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Charles Dickens The tale connected with the mansion borne in mind, it seemed, as has been already said, the chosen theatre for such a deed as it had known. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

She had no experience beyond her father’s cottage; and the mansion of the lord of the manor was the chiefest type of grandeur she could conceive. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

William Makepeace Thackeray It was no easy task to keep a mansion in Bernard Street and save money out of 470_l. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sir Walter Scott Let it be as it may, I will visit the old mansion at least once more. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Thomas Hardy I struck my elbow last week so hard against the door of my aunt’s mansion that I feel the ache now. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson By six in the evening, when Somerset went forth to dine, he was able to look back upon the mansion with a sense of pride and property. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Lord Augustus should be authorised to ask Lord Rufford to meet him in the library of the Piccadilly mansion — so that there should be some savour of the dukedom in what might be done and said there. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Leaving the gossips to feed on their curiosity — “cannibals of their own hearts,”— we must give a glance towards the interior of the inhospitable mansion of the ex-solicitor. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

James Anthony Froude Ten summer suns have rolled over the mansion of his misery whose reviving rays have never once penetrated his sad abode,’ &c. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

I confess that fine old Tudor mansion pleases me better than this abode of straight lines and French windows, plate glass and gilt mouldings. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sir Walter Scott At the foot of the path which led up to this modest mansion was a small cottage, pretty much in the situation of a porter’s lodge, though obviously not designed for such a purpose. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Ann Radcliffe This spot, so lately the mansion of despair, seemed metamorphosed into the palace of pleasure, and the walls echoed only to the accents of joy and congratulation. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

A gentleman who knew him had told, many years before, in answer to a doubt, that Crosby was as free to go home and establish himself in a mansion in Piccadilly as the best of them. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope You entered the mansion by a court that was enclosed on two sides altogether, and on the two others partially. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ford Madox Ford Anyhow, we had a stiff set of arguments up at the Hurlbird mansion which stands on a bluff over the town. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Florence Dixie The old family mansion and property had been advertised for sale, the horses likewise. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

In the Beaujon mansion the workmen soon accomplished prodigies, transforming its dilapidated rooms into ship-shape and elegance. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope He had his magnificent new mansion in Rome, and his various villas, which were already becoming noted for their elegance and charms of upholstery and scenic beauty. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Sinclair Lewis The Benham house was the proudest mansion in town. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

They assigned to Petrarch for his own residence a large palace, called the Two Towers, formerly belonging to the family of Molina. The mansion was very lofty, and commanded a prospect of the harbour. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

F. Scott Fitzgerald She with a mansion building in Westbury Hills, and Emily was mixed up with a deported adventurer in disgraceful scandal. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Sir Walter Scott That, as well as the house is, however, of smaller dimensions than the Baron of Bradwardine’s mansion and garden are presumed to have been. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

They were wooden gates without a lodge, yet the house set well beyond them, on the river’s brim, was a mansion of considerable size and still greater peculiarity. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Anthony Trollope He had never been before at the town mansion which was known as Kingsbury House, and which possessed all the appanages of grandeur which can be given to a London residence. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli Her father’s mansion in Hill Street, where she had passed her prosperous and gorgeous childhood, was in the market, and she was most desirous to occupy it. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope This was an oration, as the reader will soon learn more at length, in which the orator pleaded for the restoration of his town mansion after his return from exile. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope His mansion there is called Killmage, but I am not sure that I remember the name quite rightly. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Hill, wood, and water combined to make the beauty of the landscape; and amid verdant woods and fields the old red-brick mansion looked the perfection of an English homestead. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He had been taken over with his mother, somewhat in the same way as the furniture of the Belgravian mansion had been taken over, as if on the ground of belonging to her exclusively. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

She threw open the family mansion in Curzon Street to the very best people, but to those only. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But once or twice we were fairly staggered by the blind rage which had passed over a mansion crowded with valuables and wrecked a dozen poor habitations all around it. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

His ravings have been mostly about your honour’s house in Soho Square. What can there be in that splendid mansion which should give Louis such a horror of it? He is always prating of ghosts. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

He drove up to the old red-brick mansion in a hired fly, and presented himself at the hall-door just as Mr. Floyd was leaving the dining-room to finish the evening in his lonely study. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Susanna Rowson At length hope was no more; despair usurped her place; and the mansion which was once the mansion of peace, became the habitation of pale, dejected melancholy. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Sometimes, twice, they have burgled a mansion without the occupants being aware of anything unusual until they have got up the next morning. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli He bounded away towards the city, and scarcely slackened his pace until he arrived at the Consul’s mansion — he rushed in, dashed up the staircase, and entered the saloons. The Consul’s Daughter by Benjamin Disraeli

Thomas Hardy He presently perceived amid the trees before him a mansion which, new to himself, was one of the best known in the county at that time. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Thomas Hardy The mansion that she occupied had been left to her for so long a time as she should choose to reside in it, and, having a regard for the spot, she had coaxed Sir William to remain there. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Through an open door at the back of the hall she saw a broad gravel walk, long and straight, leading to a temple or summer-house built of red brick, like the mansion itself. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Walter Scott There was no knowing the old house, which had been so long the mansion of sloth and silence. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

He plundered the proletariat and the foreigner of fifty thousand pounds, he built himself a red brick mansion as durable as a pyramid, and he begot twelve children, of whom eleven survived. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Walter Scott Beside the manse stood the kirk of St. Ronan’s, a little old mansion with a clay floor, and an assemblage of wretched pews, originally of carved oak, but heedfully clouted with white fir-deal. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Madame Desvarennes inhabits the mansion which she has had magnificently renovated. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Marjorie Bowen Mademoiselle Debelleyme saw the charming facade of an eighteenth century mansion of elegant white stone. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

There was no one to see Mary Marchmont’s silent flight from the gaunt Lincolnshire mansion in which she had known so little real happiness. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The mansion in the Rue Saint-Dominique is certainly one of the finest to be seen. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

He lived by himself, in a large pretentious mansion in one of the best parts of North Adelaide. “I am very ill, Dr. Hoop–Brown,” said her ladyship weakly. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope It was marvellous that any man should have contemplated the building of such a mansion in a place so little attractive, with so many houses within view. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

She accepted this seclusion at the Dunsters’ mansion as in a hermitage, and lived there, watched over by a group of old people, with the lofty endurance of a condescending and strong-headed goddess. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. Under–Secretary Ferrars took a mansion in Hill Street, and furnished it with befitting splendour. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

It was like a meeting in a side corridor of a mansion full of life. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

It was an exact reproduction—nothing had been changed, only renewed—it was simply the ancient mansion rejuvenated. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Theodore Dreiser It was now for the old cottage room in Columbia City, now the mansion upon the Shore Drive, now the fine dress of some lady, now the elegance of some scene. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

The purple streams thro’ the thin armor strove, And drench’d th’ imbroider’d coat his mother wove; And life at length forsook his heaving heart, Loth from so sweet a mansion to depart. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

From the look of these he judged the mansion to be one of considerable size and dignity, but whether a private residence or a public institute of some kind, he was not yet able to determine. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Benjamin Disraeli It was a small chamber but beautifully proportioned, like the mansion itself — of a blended Italian and Gothic style. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]