Phrases with "mention"

There was no mention in those letters of any marriage; no mention whatever of Mary Marchmont. This in itself was enough to confirm my disbelief. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Don’t mention it to Edward. He is always so fussy about me. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry James One can’t mention her!” Grace responded. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

During this time there was not for a moment any mention made of the business which had brought us here. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Arnold Bennett And then when you told me not to mention it — when I came in . The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I think proper to mention some few things about the foundation of this University and its colleges. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

E. Phillips Oppenheim The mention of Hood’s name had not in the least discomposed her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

I shall now mention a few instances in which the disease appears to have been conveyed by the process of direct inoculation. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Theodore Dreiser I want to know if there are any further loans of which any of you happen to know and which you are willing to mention at this time. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope Only for your engagement with Miss Burton I should not mention it to you; and, but for that, the plan would, I daresay, be of no use. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I can do nothing which would not make some mention of her name necessary. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anatole France Did he mention the olio pot? Go, Monsieur Abbé, and tell him. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Ann Radcliffe Once, however, a sense of this possibility so far overcame her judgment, as to prompt an inquiry for the sirname of Ellena; but the mention of Rosalba had checked all further conjecture. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Walter Scott The essayist fails not to mention the elf-arrow heads, which have something of the subtlety of thunderbolts, and can mortally wound the vital parts without breaking the skin. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Henry Handel Richardson No mention was made of Tilly, but Mary ran to her with the news, and Tilly declared her intention of going, too. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang They afterward came to mention some things to move him to contrition, and there hee tooke an occasion to aggravate the horrour of a Crime of attempting against the King’s person. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He did not speak of Miss Durham, and Laetitia became afraid to mention her name. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Therefore, not to mention his clothes, which had seen three months’ service in mire and dust, and his thick uncombed hair, the surface of his face and hands was dismally beclouded. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton Mr. Loomis appeared to hesitate; then he said: “I see no mention of sickness. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Anthony Trollope William Bolton wrote both to his father and brother, and Mr. Brown the Under-Secretary sent a private letter to the old squire at Folking, of which further mention shall be made. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton But in fact Fleet Street, not to mention my head, was a rather seasick and earthquaky sort of thing to stand on. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Meredith Mr. Fleming, for the sake of your honour, don’t mention him again. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

He was imprudent enough to mention this in conversation with one of his new parishioners. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Gissing Newspapers of that time mention his name frequently; he was always in hot water, and once or twice narrowly escaped transportation. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope I don’t suppose he would ever mention her name then himself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Virginia Woolf Many were scribbled over with poetry, in which frequent mention was made of an oak tree. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anthony Trollope I should not mention it only that everybody has heard of it. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett He might be on his blooming dying bed, to hear the way some people talk! Let ’em mention it to me, and I’ll tell ’em a thing or two!” Maggie raised her eyebrows. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Andrew Lang In his text, however, Dr. Helbig maintains that the poets of later ages “as far as possible avoid everything modern,” and, therefore, mention none but bronze weapons. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Sidney Colvin As of the Ode to Melancholy, Keats makes no mention of this poem in his correspondence. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Meredith And her eyes shone with a firm cheerful light, as she exclaimed: ‘It makes me so happy to think you were the first to mention this. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Jane Austen For a few days, every morning visit in Highbury included some mention of the handsome letter Mrs. Weston had received. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

I have only to mention anything that annoys me, and he will see that it is remedied: he is always impressing that on me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Then, they didn’t think it important enough to mention to anyone about the man who had questioned them. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

In a few words, he gave an account of the arrest, already described by old Tabaret. He did not forget to mention the one word “Lost,” which had escaped Albert; to his mind, it was a confession. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Gertrude Stein Yes Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Guilbert. I mention that name. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

William Makepeace Thackeray Gleig, Mill, and Thorn have all told the tale of this war, though somehow they have omitted all mention of the hero of it. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Now it only required one of us to mention to Alloa our meeting tonight for the whole fraud to be exposed. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Jane Austen The case, you see, is —(but this is quite between ourselves: I did not mention a syllable of it in the other room. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

John Locke I mention this, not out of any great necessity there is in this present argument to distinguish nicely between natural and acquired antipathies; but I take notice of it for another purpose, viz. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Sinclair Lewis I just thought I’d mention it. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Neither would she mention names, because it was foreign to her nature to make bad worse. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Maria Edgeworth But Ormond had given a solemn promise to White Connal never to mention any thing that had passed between them to O’Shane; and he could not therefore explain these circumstances of the quarrel. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

I don’t know, myself, any other reason for regarding business men as solider than novelists or artists or ministers, not to mention lawyers and doctors. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Louisa May Alcott She wondered what the business was that brought Mr. Bhaer to the city, and finally decided that he had been appointed to some great honor, somewhere, but had been too modest to mention the fact. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Gaston Leroux He did not mention him by name, but there was no room to doubt whom he meant. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

And she did mention the quarrel. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Fanny Fern Ruth resolved, at least, to mention her project to Mrs. Millet, who could then, if she felt inclined, have an opportunity to offer her assistance in this way. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

But now Mr. Carlyle, like many another man whose mind has its share of work, was sometimes forgetful of trifles, and it entirely slipped his memory to mention the expected arrival at home. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle Before your arrival we had never learned to designate ladies as ‘fillies,’ nor had we heard of the ‘real gents,’ whom you mention as having frequented your father’s establishment. Gentlemanly Joe by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Kingsley Look — I mention an instance with which I am most familiar — at the Norman tower of Bury St. Edmund’s. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Miles Franklin I hate to have to mention anything so low, but it had a big influence on my attitude, so it must go in. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope Nothing short of the fullest manifestation of affectionate confidence would suffice to comfort her; and, desiring this, she had been afraid to mention Captain De Baron’s name. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Edgar Allan Poe Not that she was ever serious upon this point — and I mention the matter at all for no better reason than that it happens, just now, to be remembered. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

When we mention the name of the notorious ‘Starlight’, no one will be surprised that the deed was planned, carried out, and executed with consummate address and completeness. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Henry James I don’t know what you mean, but if you’ve any grounds for disliking her I think you should either mention them frankly or else say nothing at all. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arnold Bennett But she would not demand it from Maud. Nor would she mention it to Sophia, lest Sophia, flushed by the victory of the door, should incur new risks. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

If you will mention the day A little beforehand, I should be pleased for you to take your luncheon with me. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

G. K. Chesterton What was the real meaning of that difference? I have some sort of notion now; but I will not mention it at this stage of the story. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

You must pay me no visits, give me no confidences, nor, if you can help it, mention my name before any one, not even before your father and brother. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope You can put ’em in hand, Waddle.” “Very well, Mr. Neefit. I only thought I’d mention it. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu You must say I told you to mention how very much pained I was at having made such a mistake. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Gertrude Stein I will never mention an ugly skirt. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Wilkie Collins Miss Jillgall happened to mention that my father was her only living relative; and it turned out that Mrs. Tenbruggen was familiar with his name, and reverenced his fame as a preacher. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Rudyard Kipling You can use his purse with no more shame  Than he uses yours for his spendings; And laugh and mention it just the same  As though there had been no lendings. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

D. H. Lawrence What do you think of it? Could the devil himself have invented anything more trying? Oh dear me, don’t mention it. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green How do you know that the fact you mention was coincident with the crime? Mr. Etheridge’s body was not found till after dark. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Nobody ever asks after you — neither man nor woman; and if I mention your name in company, the men look as if I had spoken of Prester John; and the women sneer covertly. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Sir Walter Scott Let me be muffled up for the time in one of your soldier’s cloaks, and only mention me generally as a prisoner under your charge. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith Can you not feel for me, that to mention it is like a scorching furnace? Willoughby has entangled papa. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

They expected to hear some mention made of D’Artagnan or of Porthos, but every one was engrossed by articles and reforms. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Daniel Defoe The instances also of this kind are innumerable, which we shall therefore forbear to make farther mention of. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Jules Verne I asked myself if I had better mention these things to Mr. Ward. But they seemed to have absolutely no relation to the matter now in hand. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Tell him I shall come down afterwards, at nine o’clock, and that I want to see him particularly; only don’t tell him what it is about, or mention it to any one else. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Gertrude Stein A lilac, all a lilac and no mention of butter, not even bread and butter, no butter and no occasion, not even a silent resemblance, not more care than just enough haughty. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Anthony Trollope I hope he remembered you — to mention your name. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

James Payn I think it even profane to mention such tender mysteries. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Stone had made up his mind to watch that night in the garden; but he wished it kept secret from every one, except Miss Deveen herself, and he charged her strictly not to mention it. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

CALTON: Did the deceased mention anything about papers? WITNESS (surprised): No, he did not. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

She was not going to mention this little matter at home at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

William Makepeace Thackeray We have other great names to mention — none I think, however, so great or so gloomy. Jonathan Swift by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Gissing A mention of the Rev. Scatchard Vialls threatened to lead them too far, and Mrs. Roach interposed with firmness. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

It becomes necessary here to mention that Mademoiselle de Barras’s sleeping apartment opened from a long corridor. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing Whenever Mr. Redgrave wishes for quietness, he has only to mention it; our servants are well disciplined. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Maria Edgeworth But I resolved, as soon as I heard it, to mention it to you; for I believe that half the miseries of the world arise from foolish mysteries — from the want of courage to speak the truth. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell She wondered how her father and mother could be so forgetful, so regardless of their companion through the day, as never to mention his name. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Ann Radcliffe To Adeline he spoke chiefly of the fortitude and resignation of his friend, not however forgetting to mention the tender affection he constantly expressed for her. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Thomas Hardy He suppressed all mention of Wildeve’s presence with her. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

T. E. Lawrence They would travel day and night at my whim, and made it a point of honour never to mention fatigue. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ford Madox Ford Not to mention the world-famous Professor Wannop. . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

But before he departed he took time to mention regretfully that he had not yet had the pleasure of seeing me at his “store” to sample those cigars. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

I shall just mention what a Christian is obliged to conform to, whilst visiting the Barbary Jews on these high days and holidays. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Charles Dickens Not to mention bearers, all the money that could be spared were wanted for my mother. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Wilkie Collins In the first place — ” “Do you usually mention your secrets in a voice that everybody can hear?” asked Mrs. Blyth, laughing. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

I pray you never to mention it again, if you have any regard for my peace of mind. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Maria Edgeworth I mention the cause of delay, that you may not think I’m dallying for my own sake. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing It would be difficult to mention any department of literary endeavour in which Yule did not, at one time or another, try his fortune. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens I am empowered to mention that it is the intention of the person to reveal it at first hand by word of mouth to yourself. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Meredith All three vehemently entreated me to make no mention of the present of Hock to him, and not to attempt to bring about an interview. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Meredith A mention of St. Jean de Luz for a residence inflicted, it appeared, a more violent toothache than she had suffered from the proposal of quarters in Cadiz. And now her husband had money? . The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Tobias Smolle Among the demerits of Nice, I must also mention the water which is used in the city. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

They wanted to watch how Gourlay tholed the mention o’ his son’s disgrace. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Henry Fielding However, she did not think proper to mention this to the doctor; for, as he was now in pretty good humour, she did not care to venture again discomposing his temper. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Gertrude Stein Bidding a wedding, widening received treading, little leading mention nothing. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Ancient and Modern Writings on the Loadstone, with certain matters of mention only, various opinions, & vanities. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Henry James She had had to mention Sir Claude, though she mentioned him as little as possible and Beale only appeared to look quite over his head. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope He had determined beforehand that he would tell his sister the double arrest that the doubt this implied might lessen the weight of the blow; but now he found it almost impossible to mention the name. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard Following the course of the river, up the Wady, eight more hot springs are met with; I shall here mention their names, though I did not see them. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Walter Scott I have reason to consider his alliance with my family as undoubted, though you seem to mention it with a sneer, sir. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Money is the one thing you must never mention when you are with people richer than yourself. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

She could not mention her father’s name without tenderness, speak of him when or where she might. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Eliot And now you mention it, I wish she would come, for it is possible that a gentle mild woman like her might move Hetty to open her heart. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Wilkie Collins It was not a very becoming act on my part (after what he had told me in his letter about his brother’s infatuation) to mention his brother. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Eliot She secretly wished to have a particular sort of chimney ornaments, but she could not have brought herself to mention it. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

H. G. Wells I may perhaps mention here that very recently I had come an ugly cropper in certain business enterprises. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Ruth, however, put her own conversation under studious restraint during these days, many of which passed without any mention of Lord Minister’s name at the rectory. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

H.P. Lovecraft There is mention of a night when he awakened to find himself fully dressed, outdoors, and headed automatically down College Hill towards the west. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Pendarvon’s seventeen thousand I would get within the week, or mention it. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Perhaps it was the sight of us, recalling the old time at Dyke Manor, when the future looked so fair and happy; perhaps it was the mention of the trouble. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I do not wish you to address me by it here, or to mention it. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Charles Stur I would also advert to a circumstance I neglected to mention in its proper place, but which may be as forcibly done now as at the time it occurred. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Whatever else I may be ignorant of, I think I know myself, and shall always endeavour to mention my good qualities without vanity and my defects without repugnance. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson To mention the name of Sedan was for the Berthelinis to dip the brush in earthquake and eclipse. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells And there were several navigable gas air-ships, not to mention balloons, in the air. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope There was no mention of Captain Aylmer’s name in the note. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Perhaps you will mention to your mother that she is quite at liberty to sit here whenever she chooses. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

She refused to read any communications from Greece, desiring me only to mention when any arrived, and whether the wanderers were well. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Robert Louis Stevenson I could scarce refrain from shooting out my tongue at him, and could almost have wished that Alan had been there to have inquired a little further into that mention of his birth. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins It was not to be denied that Miss Jillgall had discovered a good reason for writing to her friend; but I was at a loss to understand why she should have been so anxious to mention the reason. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Alfred Ainger Lamb’s mention of the “senseless pun” which often “stamped his character for the evening,” suggests opportunely the subject of his reputation as a humourist and wit. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

He talked to him the day before his death, but denies hearing any mention of that £300. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Maria Edgeworth She wondered it had not occurred to Lady Davenant; she thought it must, but that she did not choose to mention it. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Edith Wharton The mention of Selden’s name had started a new train of thought. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

I mention the case for the sake of the undying impressions which connected themselves with the circumstances. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Willa Cather The mention of Harsanyi’s name always made him pull a wry face. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

William Hope Hodgson I mention my state particularly, for I am not a nervy man normally, and my abrupt touch of nerves is significant, in the light of what happened. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

Jeremy Bentham A natural method, such as it hath been here attempted to exhibit, seems to possess four capital advantages; not to mention others of inferior note. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry James Yet neither in these early volumes of his Note–Books, nor in the later, is there any mention of his reading. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Richard Burton And to mention no other instances, in the churches and belfries of Modern Italy, we see alternate bands of white and black material so disposed as to give them the appearance of giant zebras. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

E. F. Benson Her letters in her utter loneliness were full of good spirits and cheerfulness, and this first kindly mention of Mr. Nicholls is significant. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Jules Verne This sketch of the Garral family would not be complete, and would lack some of its features, were we not to mention the numerous staff of the fazenda. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

William Makepeace Thackeray I loved Eliza ——” (of course I don’t mention family names). Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Robert Louis Stevenson Only, when I came to mention that good friend of mine, Mr. Campbell the minister, Alan fired up and cried out that he hated all that were of that name. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Daniel Defoe Several other instances there are of the like nature; but it would be too tedious to mention them: let these therefore suffice to stir us up to repentance, lest we likewise perish. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Though my husband told you some of our troubles, he didn’t mention the greatest, and that which makes all the rest so hard to bear. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Anthony Trollope It is an insult never to mention even his name. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein Camelias. Camelias. I do not care to mention it again. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

George Gissing Not, of course, about my step-daughter, though I shall have to mention her. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Walter Scott You dared not to mention the subject to your own father — how should you venture to mention it to mine?” “That I will soon enable you to decide upon. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Andrew Lang It is that beastly Thumbless Hand, no woman could have stood it, not to mention the chance of catching cold when it pulled the blankets off. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens I mention the circumstance here, thinking it probable that this is the first occasion on which the valuable medicine in question was ever used as a conversational aperient. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

That this was so we know, for we find constant mention made of them by numerous Chinese historians. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Virginia Woolf You mention the “scandalous story of Mr. Felton Hervey, his two daughters and a favourite footman” and add, “I hope it is not true. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

I only just mention it as indicating the hold that Larose’s successes have given him upon the minds of the people in the Commonwealth.” He shook his head. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft It was hard work keeping our personal emotions out of this matter — and we did not mention numbers or say exactly how we had found those which we did find. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Gaston Leroux The black domino turned round promptly and raised her finger to her lips, no doubt to warn him not to mention her name again. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

I told him I would write an article upon him and it, and was told in turn that I might do so if I did not mention his name, for he wished to be always “unknown, obscure, impersonal. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

They parted at length the best of friends, with the whispered injunction however, from Mr. Worley that on no account must Tom mention to a soul that they had met. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Unfortunately I am not at liberty to mention this part of the woman’s prophecies; why, I cannot tell, but so it is, that she bound me to eternal secrecy. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Bram Stoker I did not mention this last, lest it should give her needless pain, but it made my blood run cold in my veins to think of what had occurred with poor Lucy when the Count had sucked her blood. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Wilkie Collins But it has certainly had an influence over the first impressions that I have formed of her, now that we are living together again — for which reason only I have thought fit to mention it here. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

I think I ought to mention Mrs Morgan’s behaviour to her half-sisters. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Thomas Hardy Anne’s reluctance to mention Festus was such that she did not correct her mother’s error, and the dame went on: ‘Well, you are quite right, my dear. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Henry James Bernard remarked to himself that his own only reasonable line of conduct would be instantly to leave Baden, but I am almost ashamed to mention the fact which led him to modify this decision. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Trollope Of Mr. Slope he made no mention whatsoever. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I will not mention it by name, because I don’t think the masters would be proud of my connection with it. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Algernon Blackwood He now looked up those Notes, for the mention of the books caused him an uncomfortable feeling of neglected opportunity, and John Mason was an honoured name. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

And I, idiot, fool, coward, almost wished not to mention the matter to her. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope He happened, however, to mention this little occurrence casually to his son, and George at once repaid that debt, poor as he was at the time. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Walter Scott She did not choose to make any mention of his having desired her to be in readiness to attend him, far less of his hint, that she should not bring her landlady. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Anthony Trollope I don’t think Mr. Burton has ever expressed any opinion; and if he had —” “If he had, you wouldn’t mention it. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I mention that because the life I offer you is offered to your boy as well. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton [1907]

I could easily get assistance at the very first guard-house; but the devil take me if I mention my name in an affair of this kind. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Edith Wharton She forbore to mention that frequent dining-out was among them. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He told me, what didna need telling, that I must never mention a word about his past. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

Also, there had been casual mention of the undesirability of mating old roosters with young hens. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Anna Katherine Green You are not to go to — I will not mention the name; and you are not to wait for me. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

And this leads me to mention a singular feature in Kant’s way of expressing his sympathy with his friends in sickness. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

E. F. Benson So he promised, because when he saw her last she was absolutely past all hope; also, he doesn’t much believe in medicines, though you needn’t mention it. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Charles Dickens It occurs to me to mention that I observed Belinda and Alfred Starling to be rather sentimental and low, on the occasion, and that they are since engaged to be married in the same church. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Arnold Bennett But she had been slowly preparing herself to mention them. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

E. F. Benson Some of our mutual friends--I mention no names--are only too apt to scheme and intrigue and indulge in gossip and tittle-tattle. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Why do you ask?” “I was thinking of the solicitor’s costs, and I was going to mention that I have a little money of my own——” “Then you keep it, my dear fellow. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Wilkie Collins He had decided not to mention the papers in his pocket until some circumstance occurred which might appear to remind him naturally that he had such things about him. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Robert Louis Stevenson All I can say is he could do nothing but damn and swear at the mere mention of your name, and I must fee him out of my own pocket even to receive the custody of her effects. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett It was the mention of Buxton that finally moved her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

No mention of un-employment as something permanent and inevitable, no mention of the dole, no mention of trade unionism. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Say, yes! Do!” Is it necessary to mention that I gave way? Surely not! She drew a chair to the foot of the sofa. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Did your brother mention the source of his aversion to me?” “He is too absurd sometimes,” she declared. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

If you only want to know about the morning, ring up either of those gentlemen I mention — or both of them. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Gissing Correspondence between them only recommenced some ten months later, when Wilfrid had finally left Oxford, and then there was no mention on either side of the old troubles. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry James Nick begged that he wouldn’t mention this, and his gallantry failed to render him incapable of saying: “The fact is I haven’t the nerve for it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

William Hope Hodgson I’ll mention it to the Second when I get a chance. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

G. K. Chesterton Stevenson is even moved to mention that the servant behind him was laden with lemons; because lemons are bright yellow. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Anthony Trollope Not that they have dared yet to mention her name — but it was about that woman. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Would you like me to mention them?” De Guiche passed his hand across his forehead, which was covered in perspiration. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Algernon Blackwood He noticed one curious thing about them — though he did not mention it to any one: There was only a single track. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Rabelais, not to mention others, had preceded him, and far excelled him, in the fatrasie; Swift in the humour-novel; two generations of Frenchmen and Frenchwomen in the “sensibility” kind. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Anthony Trollope I was obliged to tell this woman not to mention it in his presence. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Though Harriot forbore to mention Miss Alworth’s name, Mr Parnel well understood to whom she alluded, but found it difficult to take her advice. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco