Phrases with "memory"

Algernon Blackwood But in his times of leisure the memory returned persistently to haunt him. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood My memory lingers rather upon the hours that I watched beside the sleeping woman, and upon the dreadful scene of her awakening and discovery of the truth. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Anthony Trollope He had done so, with too complete a readiness! She had dreamed of a second love, which should obliterate the first — which might still leave to her the memory of the romance of her earlier passion. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Otto dismounted; and as he did so a memory came back to him: a whisper of dishonest grooms and stolen corn, once heard, long forgotten, and now recurring in the nick of opportunity. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I pray that you will take this as a memory of your exceedingly kindness to me yesterday. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Algernon Blackwood I could scarcely retain the memory of those big sensations which had offered a channel into an extended world. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Elio And indeed this interview with Mr. Tryan was soon thrust into the background of poor Janet’s memory by the daily thickening miseries of her life. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Elizabeth Gaskell Thus he never learnt how her conduct might have been more gentle and relenting than her words — words which came up into his memory at a future time, with full measure of miserable significance. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Eliot That was what she did this morning on reaching the attic, sobbing all the while with a passion that expelled every other form of consciousness — even the memory of the grievance that had caused it. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Her mind hadn’t functioned very clearly during the rest of the time they had spent in the inner room; or else her memory of it wasn’t functioning clearly now. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

She recalled to the lawyer’s memory the dream she had related to him; she asserted in the most unqualified manner that Dace Fontaine was guilty. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Arnold Bennett This memory was somehow far more poignant than the memory of his humiliation. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t suppose she did more than accept the thing in its crude form, and the loss of memory presented no terrors at all to her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Rudyard Kipling Yes, glass bracelets; and, if my memory serves me well, a shoe. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Leon Trotsky At his request I repeated to him from memory the principal ideas as I had formulated them in the article. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence But as a memory he was always alive to her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

M. R. James It ran thus: ‘In memory of John Harrington, F.S.A., of The Laurels, Ashbrooke. Died Sept. 18th, 1889. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Arthur Conan Doyle He nodded in answer to my inquiry and gave me a curiously questioning glance, which came back to my memory a little later. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

G. K. Chesterton There came back into his memory at once the name Long Adam, the poacher. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins The sight of horror that met my eyes the instant I looked through the hole is as present to my memory now as if I had beheld it yesterday. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells The memory of long rides and tramps over that limitless veld returns to me, lonely in spite of the creaking, lumbering waggons and transport riders and Kaffirs that followed behind. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

William Hope Hodgson Somehow, as I rolled into my blankets, there crept into my mind a memory of the old gardens, as we had seen them. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

George Meredith Schwartz, the huge dragoon, whose big black horse hung near him in my memory like a phantom, pulled the chair at a quiet pace, head downward. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Meredith She had assisted in raising him from his bed of sickness, whereof the memory affrighted her and melted her. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

G. K. Chesterton There was no need for Syme to search his memory or the Bible in order to remember that the first day of creation marked the mere creation of light out of darkness. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing I get so exhausted, and even my memory fails me. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

M. P. Shiel Only first, the daubed head! The swift smoking-out—as of a pest—of that and every other memory of the bürger from the castle; and then he would see. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Some memory of these feats survived in the performances of the male ballet-dancers — a breed now happily extinct. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

G. K. Chesterton I mean that when a memory comes back sharply and suddenly, piercing the protection of oblivion, it appears for an instant exactly as it really was. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Posterity had cause enough to curse the memory of their ancestors, for having entailed such a dreadful scourge upon them. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

I have never forgotten that number, and always it comes to memory attended by gibbering obscenity, peals of joyless laughter, the clang of iron doors. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

H. G. Wells I have a vivid vignette in my memory of my return to my father’s house, down through the pine woods and by the winding path across the deep valley that separated our two ridges. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Maria Edgeworth We have already pointed out how she discouraged, in Isabella, the vain desire to load her memory with historical and chronological facts, merely for the purpose of ostentation. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins The extraordinary accuracy of Mr. Keller’s memory was proverbial in the office. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Wilkie Collins I love and revere his memory — and (please God) I mean to carry out his ideas. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Anatole France My memory is better than yours. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

H. G. Wells I wondered what memory he might have in him. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

George Gissing Perhaps, too, that early memory explains why I love a good black-and-white print even more than a good painting. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Rudyard Kipling It seemed bitterly unfair that Charlie’s memory should fail me when I needed it most. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

George Gissing Then came a memory of Martin Blaydes’s diatribe, and he laughed approvingly. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells Then I recalled the expression of his face the previous night, and with that the memory of all I had experienced reconstructed itself before me. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Henry James But the loss was a gain to memory and love; it was to her too, at last, that, in condonation of her treachery, the old things had crept back. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft Then a sudden return of rightful consciousness, intermittently plagued ever after with vague unplaceable dreams suggesting fragments of some hideous memory elaborately blotted out. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Arthur Conan Doyle As you lie dying, think of Lopez, whom you shot five years ago on the Putomayo River. I am his brother, and, come what will I will die happy now, for his memory has been avenged. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In a week Nicole forgot her flash about Tommy — she had not much memory for people and forgot them easily. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith Wharton He was the oldest man I had ever seen; so sucked back into the past that he seemed more like a memory than a living being. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

H. G. Wells It was dark night when I left his deathbed and went back to my own inn down the straggling street of Luzon. That return to my inn sticks in my memory also as a thing apart, as an experience apart. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

George Gissing And the more she thought of herself as a child, the less was she pleased with what her memory presented. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anna Katherine Green I’m too anxious to clear my husband’s memory to shrink from any publicity. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Algernon Blackwood For memory bore me off without an effort on my part, and set me abruptly within a room of the house I had come home to, where Marion sat beside me, singing to the harp she loved. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As he leaned back, waiting, a memory came to him; a memory of the day upon which he had been admitted into partnership. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

He had been a drover in his youth, and had travelled on foot the length and breadth of Scotland; and his memory went back hale and vigorous to times which are now all but historical. Journey of Little Profit by John Buchan [1898]

Algernon Blackwood The words helped memory in me; flashes of what I had forgotten came back in sheets of colour and waves of music; the phrases built little spirals, as it were, between two states. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

It reflects honour upon the memory of Louis XIV. that he was not swayed by it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Willa Cather Here and there the soldier’s photograph was nailed upon his cross, left by some comrade to perpetuate his memory a little longer. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Fancies and regrets float mistily in the dream, and the scene affects us with a strange mixture of memory and anticipation, like some sweet old air heard in the distance. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sigmund Freud The behaviour of memory in dreams is surely most significant for any theory of memory whatsoever. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope He attempted, unassisted, to be perfect among men, and his memory is regarded as that of a loathsome plague, defiling even the unclean age in which he lived. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins In less than five minutes she had looked back into her memory of current events at Windygates — and had solved it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Bram Stoker One of her daughters remained her constant companion till her twenty-second year and through her long life held her and her memory in filial devotion and respect. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

George Gissing The memory was faint; he found it hard to imagine that the loss of a woman he did not love could so have afflicted him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells But one thing at least is definite, that a memory returned. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Then, as memory returned to me, I began to realise something of the serious nature of affairs. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

William Henry Hudson The memory of that miserable failure, when I “had led the singing,” was a constant sore in my mind. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Samuel Johnson To recollect lamentations over the author’s wife the memory must have been charged with distinct passages. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

The memory of the retreat from Russia was not yet twenty years old. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

T. E. Lawrence We looked backward through our memory for the prototype up which all men had walked between such walls toward such an open square as that in front where this road seemed to end. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

His fever was that of a mind that would escape memory — his repose, that of a mind which the memory seizes again, and devours as a prey. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

His name and memory were revered, equally with any upon the list comprising Houston, Boone, Crockett, Clark, and Green. He had lived simply, independently, and unvexed by ambition. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Abraham Merri Puzzled, he stared at them for a moment, then full memory clicked back in place. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

T. E. Lawrence They were fortunate in their epoch: Europe had fallen barbarous; and the memory of Greek and Latin learning was fading from men’s minds. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing The notes were indistinct, but they rose, to my ear, with a moment’s musical sadness, and of a sudden my heart was stricken with a memory so keen that I knew not whether it was pain or delight. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

His ill-treatment at the hands of the tinklers had affected both his memory and his wits, and it was a long time before his head cleared. The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn by John Buchan [1932]

If my memory serves me the disasters which overtook the Majority of this honourable body always befell when it was the Minority’s deal. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

H. G. Wells But now her memory was coming to its own. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Radclyffe Hall Elizabeth, do you remember that hard winter we had when the Serpentine froze?’ Mrs. Benson laughed as though the memory amused her; she and Elizabeth exchanged a comprehending glance. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

W. H. Hudson For this sadness is in us, in a memory of other days which follows us into all places. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

James Joyce If you bear this in memory you will see that art necessarily divides itself into three forms progressing from one to the next. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Robert Louis Stevenson The memory of his father rose in his mind: he, too, estranged and defied; despair sharpened into wrath. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

My memory often plays me tricks like that. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Virginia Woolf Her silence puzzled Ralph. He searched his memory for words or deeds that might have made her think badly of him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I can’t believe it, Anson! “ She took both his hands, and he saw in the freedom of the gesture that the memory of him had lost poignancy to her. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Walter Scott Canny Yorkshire has no memory for such old sores. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Arthur Conan Doyle But my memory and my girl! Both could be saved if I could but silence that foul tongue. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells My memory goes back to that red and black sofa by the front window and I am a child once again. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

D. H. Lawrence Her eyes, with a blackness of memory struggling with passion, primitive and electric away at the back of them, rejected him and absorbed him at once. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton The placid woman who purveyed the kippered herrings pronounced: “Mr. Fane”, and Vance’s memory added: “Of the ‘Amplifier’. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Rafael Sabatini The memory of that oath he had sworn three months ago to Rosamund smote him like a physical blow. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

E. Phillips Oppenheim Less than a fiver that revoke cost you, Policeman, yet the memory still rankles. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Henry Adams He hated it because he was here with a crowd of other boys and compelled to learn by memory a quantity of things that did not amuse him. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then the grandfather’s clock in the hall outside struck eight, and the memory of the night before came to him. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

She had questioned him very sharply as to his life in India and at Dangerfield, and she had discovered no trace of any tender memory of the past, no hint of a cherished dream of the future. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Still it is a fact that this pertinacious life of memory for things that simply touch the ear, without touching the consciousness, does, in fact, beset me. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Yet that particular meeting stands out in my memory apart from the rest. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Whenever his vagrant memory recurred to it, in after months, he began by marvelling, and ended with a shudder of repulsion. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Gissing It cut the knot, and left him with a memory of Eve that would not efface her dishonouring weakness. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Algernon Blackwood As the shadow had slid past the casement of the upper floor, so her outline slipped now across a rising screen of memory not entirely obliterated. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Algernon Blackwood He began to lose memory — memory of his identity, of where he was, of what he ought to do. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope Harry had been draped in the blackest colors, and to each daub of black something darker had been added by his uncle’s memory of those neglected sermons. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

G. K. Chesterton She had heard of nobody at all, except of George the First, of whom she had heard (I know not why), and in whose historical memory she put her simple trust. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Edith Wharton The memory seemed to come out of another life. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Marjorie Bowen The prisoners have been in Milan twenty days!’ These words were inscrutable, and the little painter did not even try to understand them; but they kindled a memory that would not be repressed. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

John Locke It will perhaps be said — That the soul thinks even in the soundest sleep, but the memory retains it not. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

The accident must have happened when she was almost a baby, for she has no memory of it. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

This fact had not struck me so forcibly when I was in the room with her, as it did now in the twilight with the memory of what she had been clearly before my mind. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony?” he asked, refreshing his memory with a glance at the pasteboard. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Machen His memory became thoroughly unreliable, or so he thought at first. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins When you come to fix your memory with a date in this way, it is wonderful what your memory will pick up for you upon that compulsion. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

All my life long shall I retain the memory of the quarter of an hour I spent by Alie’s side, watching that sinister vessel lumbering after us like a giant in chase of a dwarf. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Kate Chopin It was a trick of memory with which she indulged herself on occasion, this one of retrospection. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Benjamin Disraeli All that she felt was a strange indefinite conviction that some occurrence had taken place with which her memory could not grapple. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

H. Rider Haggard Lamu is a very curious place, but the things which stand out most clearly in my memory in connection with it are its exceeding dirtiness and its smells. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Algernon Blackwood We’ve found each other again!” To say more could only be to elaborate the memory with knowledge that came later, and thus to distort the first simple and profound impression. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Days, weeks, or months — it mattered not what the interval — no returning glimmer of memory could light his death-bed. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London This memory is as distinct and sharp as that of any picture I have seen. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Who shall I begin with? My memory for names is shaken. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

I wish I had written out his words at the time, for they were more picturesque than my memory of them. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

In a while the King said, “I sent for thee, because thou alone wast so hardy as to urge to the uttermost thy counsel upon the King that is now dead, Gorice XI. of memory ever glorious. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

D.H. Lawrence He hurried down the platform, wincing at every stride, from the memory of Helena’s last look of mute, heavy yearning. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

He could decipher Bruno — Signa; and he guessed the rest: a date, no doubt, and some few words of memory or love. Signa by Ouida

Walter Scott Therefore, if thou hearest aught of their conversation, thou must retain it in memory until it is communicated to me, and then forget it. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Your influence will thus acquire the sanction of familiarity — for though the conscious memory has gone, the unconscious remains — and presently will be a second nature. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Sinclair Lewis He had to hurry away, of course, and get some sleep, but it would be good for him to see Aurilla Rivers again, to take with him the memory of her cool resoluteness. Speed by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser You don’t know him?” Gerhardt racked his memory with a puzzled face. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald Yesterday came back to her now in innumerable detail — detail that began to overlay her memory of similar moments when her love for Dick was fresh and intact. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith Wharton As Delia’s memory fled back to the scene she felt its mysterious tension in the air. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Arthur Machen This is positively the only one of these early horrors of mine, of which I have any recollection; my memory is purged of the rest of them, I am glad to say. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Anthony Trollope Could she even have admitted that he had a fault, his early death would have blotted out the memory of it. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Those little lapses of memory never lasted more than a second or two. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Her body (though she did not then realize it) held a memory that her mind had forgotten. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

T. E. Lawrence Such punishment was preceded by fear: but the memory of its infliction provoked wilder lawlessness among the stronger victims, and a likelihood of crimes of violence among the witnesses. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Maria Edgeworth Betty, when her memory was thus racked, put her hand to her forehead, and recollected that in the apple-room there was a heap of old books. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Ralph Waldo Emerson They have difficulty in bringing their reason to act, and on all occasions use their memory first. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Ann Radcliffe The narrative had formerly so much affected her heart, and interested her imagination, that her memory now faithfully reflected each particular circumstance there disclosed. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle If Daddy’s memory could only be kept going there was no saying how long they might keep him. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

James Joyce No memory of the past touched him, for his mind was full of a present joy. Dubliners by James Joyce

Ann Radcliffe Yet such was the effect of that sacred love she bore the memory of Hippolitus, and such her aversion to the duke, that she soon resolved to adopt the veil. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Their songs did not have a run of four months: they had a run of some years, long enough to sink into the public memory and become the heritage and expression of an age. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Marjorie Bowen And in after days in peaceful times in Germany, when that brilliant, bloodstained Lombard summer seemed far away and strange as a wild dream, Conrad remembered; a memory he shared only with the dead. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Arnold Bennett The seriousness of Mr. Povey’s toothache, which became more and more manifest, had already wiped out the ludicrous memory of the encounter in the showroom. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The garden was now a snowy mass, and as Helene gazed on the crowd of little girls, a memory awoke within her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anthony Trollope Oh, Julia, the thing itself has gone, the earthly reality; but the memory of it will live forever. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Helen Zimmern It is a picture that will never leave the memory of my heart. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Self-consciousness, all thought of dignity, knowledge of good and evil, memory — he had lost all these. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

But he yielded to the importunities of his friend; and the short space that yet remained to him of life proved long enough to brand his memory with perpetual infamy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells It is remarkable how little it troubles my conscience and how much it stirs my imagination, that particular memory of the life I took. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

D. H. Lawrence She revived his memory with strange passion, after the departure of Winifred. He was to her almost the symbol of her real life. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Furphy Even in his epitaph, written by himself:— Here rests his head upon the lap of earth —— “Now, d —— n it, I committed those lines to memory — ay, forty-five years ago. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Virginia Woolf William would be there, and he would find some way of making things unpleasant for her, and the memory of their quarrel came back to her. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Edgar Allan Poe Her utterance of the romance in Otello — the tone with which she gave the words “Sul mio sasso,” in the Capuletti — is ringing in my memory yet. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

His name has slipped my memory for the moment. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

The memory of it was all jumbled, and whatever the voice said its effect was more like music than spoken words. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Eliot And, in fact, I find on listening to Callista’s conversation, that she has a very lax conception even of common objects, and an equally lax memory of events. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Now that dinner always remains in memory to me as one of the golden hours of my life for it was then for the first time that I saw how bright and happy Helen could be. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

She hoped she had cured him of those ideas on the night upon which she now let her memory stretch itself. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

The change in him was painfully evidentmemory failing, energy gone. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Charles Dickens I don’t reproach his memory with it, poor fellow; I only want to put her before you as she really was. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing His memory would no longer recall the photograph in Mrs. Brewer’s album; the living Eve, with her progressive changes of countenance, had obliterated that pale image of her bygone self. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Algernon Blackwood Perhaps — most probably, I think — I feared that dwelling upon the haunting details that writing would involve might revive too obsessingly the memory of an experience so curiously overwhelming. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Anthony Trollope My memory is very poor, but if I remember rightly, Colonel Askerton did know a Captain Berdmore a long while ago, before he was married; and you may probably have heard him mention the name. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker His black, malignant face will shut out all memory of sunshine and happiness. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell To that Public I commit the memory of Charlotte Bronte. The next year opened with a spell of cold dreary weather, which told severely on a constitution already tried by anxiety and care. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Elizabeth Gaskell This style of becoming dress she was supposed to wear in memory of Mr. Kirkpatrick; in reality because it was both lady-like and economical. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I never look up at the stars without remembering it; and I can never forgive you while that memory lives in my mind. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Edith Wharton In many different sets I continued to make friends, and I keep a special niche in my memory for some of these. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Wilkie Collins My heart beat furiously, my hands turned cold, the questions and answers in Christian Obligation all left my memory together. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

My memory is good, and my sight and hearing are good. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Philip Sidney What that before time was, I think scarcely Sphynx can tell; since no memory is so ancient that gives not the precedence to poetry. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

E. F. Benson And is poor Duchess’s memory really as bad as it seemed? How dreadful for you if she had forgotten her own name as well as yours. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Finally, a tablet in the Wady Hawwayi’, adorned with a dragon and other animals, was reported to me; and the memory of inscriptions mentioned in the Jihan-numá was still importunate. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

James Joyce You were never here before, Jack, were you? — No, Ned. — He rode down through Dame walk, the refined accent said, if my memory serves me. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The monument custom has its reductiones ad absurdum in monuments “to the unknown dead”— that is to say, monuments to perpetuate the memory of those who have left no memory. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

The memory of her father had always a saddening influence on Charlotte; and it needed many tender sotto-voce speeches from Valentine to bring back the smiles to her fair young face. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Sir Walter Scott But I will convince you ere I go, that I am a true descendant of a house famed for its memory of injuries. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

M. P. Shiel Sudden memory flashed upon me. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

William Morris I wish to tell you how I found it first of all; but I am old, my memory fails me: you must wait and let me think if I perchance can tell you how it happened. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

Anthony Trollope He did not eat his breakfast in the house, nor, as far as the porter’s memory went, did he even enter the club. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

And there would never have been that memory of her, he said, if it was not for the poets that had put her beauty in their songs. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

Edith Wharton Then, abruptly, a memory woke. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

H. G. Wells I have a memory of some immense tragic purpose——” “That tin’s boiling!” screamed Marjorie sharply. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope I will build up for myself a memory in which there shall be much to satisfy me. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. G. Wells Temple had scarcely been with Findlay five minutes before he felt his old resentments, and the memory of that unforgettable wrong growing vivid again. The Reconciliation by H. G. Wells [1895]

Arnold Bennett He wanted to right wrongs, to efface from hearts the memory of grief, to create bliss; and he knew that this could never be done. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

In spite of the terror I was in, memory after memory was forcing itself into my mind — until suddenly a great light came. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Henry Handel Richardson And fresh spasms of wrath kept gripping her at each fresh memory of the things she had had to listen to. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Anna Katherine Green What I have is mine, and that is the undying memory of two months of perfect happiness. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Ivan Turgenev There came back, too, to my memory the comrades who shared those early aspirations . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

A memory hangs about me of the House in the early afternoon, an inhumane desolation inhabited almost entirely by silk hats. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Apparently, the savagery of Joseph Sylvester Carrabin was of a more faded memory to him than the murderer’s proficiency in the great game of chess. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Maria Edgeworth But these are only phenomena of memorymine was more extraordinary. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope The memory of those forty years had been strong upon her, and her heart was heavy because she could not see that old man once again. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson I would not degrade myself by casting about in my memory for a thought, nor by waiting for one. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

H. G. Wells The whole human memory can be, and probably in a short time will be, made accessible to every individual. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

The bronze that makes their memory eternal betrays the very soul and secret of those awful years. Memories and Studies by William James

Algernon Blackwood His memory had vanished completely. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Algernon Blackwood I was aware of sight; of eyes in which “burning memory lights love home. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Gertrude Stein If there is a memory there is no use suggesting offending. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Virginia Woolf As for reading, he could seldom read any book for more than an hour at a time, and his memory was so bad that he forgot what was in his mind as he walked from one room to another. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Richard Burton The Badawin know neither fermented nor distilled liquors, although Ikhs ya’l Khammar! (Fie upon thee, drunkard!) is a popular phrase, preserving the memory of another state of things. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Mark Twain Let the world say what it will about him, I, at least, shall always respect the memory and sorrow for the abused trust and the broken heart and the troubled spirit of the old smooth-bore. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain