Phrases with "mention"

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]

Of course I did not mention Scott’s fancy about the red-gold hair. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Sidney Colvin I mention this for the curious in such things, among whom I am one. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Wilkie Collins I am obliged to mention a common place event in the life of every good swimmer employed on board ship. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anne Bronte How cruel, just when she was going to mention me! for I could not doubt it was your humble servant she was about to mention, though not very favourably, of course. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Edith Wharton But I took him off to dine, and after dinner, while we smoked, I happened to mention casually that I had a pull over the man who had the Penicaud — and at that he broke down and confessed. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Lewis Carroll Shall she repeat it?’ ‘Her Red Majesty’s very kind to mention it,’ the White Queen murmured into Alice’s other ear, in a voice like the cooing of a pigeon. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

And we shall forbear at present to mention the many books that have been written to defame them, and the blackening decrees made against them by several republics; for that would look like bitterness. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Charles Dickens Again, not a very difficult condition with which to encumber such a rise in fortune; but if you have any objection to it, this is the time to mention it. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

I didn’t mention it, but when I got into the house in Gospel Oak as the electric light man, I found a spinning-wheel in the back room, and they had been burning peat on the hearth. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He had only to mention the word ‘Acharat,’ and all his wants were supplied. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I’ve heard Jarvis mention it at supper. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I’ll mention it to Miss McIver next time when I see her. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It is entirely as his attorney, sir, acquainted with details which he has directed you to mention to me, that he speaks of your call here. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

It would be in all the newspapers of the Commonwealth. Teddy Banks would hear of it up in Darwin — he was a talker — and he would certainly mention that he had sold me his motor bike. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

During the progress of the meal no mention was made of the great experiment upon which our host had informed me Nikola was engaged. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Gissing In vain, however, did he listen for a word from either of the gentlemen which might confirm his belief; in their conversation no name or title was used, and no mention made of anything significant. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing

An old female friend had kindly overcome her own feelings so far as to mention to him the cause of the coolness he had remarked, and strongly advised his making an apology. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

He was too proud to mention the subject again to her. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Henry Fielding If you please, I will shew you a letter which she writ to me at that time, though I insist upon your promise never to mention it to her; indeed, you will be the first person I ever shewed it to. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins Doctor and Mrs. Crump, of Gloucester Place (I mention names and places to show the respectable character of the party), kindly requested the pleasure of our company a week ago. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Colonel Burgoyne had forbidden mention of the Clay affair during dinner, but he might as well have bidden the tides cease. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Gertrude Stein The reason I mention what is happening is not by way of concealing that I have babies. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

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

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

George Meredith I mention it to show the strange working of events. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

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]

Guy de Maupassant The mention of this death attracted the younger woman’s attention. Misti by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

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

George Gissing Delicacy perhaps withheld Warricombe from further mention of Whitelaw, but on the other hand it was not impossible that he knew nothing of the circumstances which tormented Godwin’s memory. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

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

What annoyance and humiliation they would have spared me!” “Not to mention of the costumes, my dear Porthos.” “Yes, thirty dresses. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

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

Andrew Lang The greaves, [Greek: kunmides] “were gaiters of stuff or leather”; the one mention of bronze greaves is stuff and nonsense interpolated (VII. 41). Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Five patents cover me — I mention this without pride — five separate and several patents, each one finer than the other. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Oliver Goldsmith He was scarce gone, when Mr Thornhill’s butler came to congratulate us upon our good fortune, saying, that he overheard his young master mention our names with great commendation. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Charles Dickens I mention these little particulars as I might deliver a letter of introduction. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

You can’t do anything with Mr Craw. Even if he were hot on your side, and not scared to death at the very mention of you, you can do nothing with him now. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

I had requested Mrs. Ashleigh not to mention the vile letter which Lilian had received. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

So, intending, as upon his previous journey down to Haslemere, to let von Ravenheim have no inkling as to where he had gone, he had made no mention even of his going out at all. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Jules Verne Les registres de la marine y furent compulsés minutieusement; mais on n’y put relever la mention que le Franklin eût été aperçu dans ces parages. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

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]

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

Victor Hugo Let us mention a circumstance. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Gissing Without mention of his mother, he began at once to speak of the rioters. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope He had latterly expressed so strong a disgust at the very name of Sir Lionel, that they had ceased by common consent to mention Bertram’s father. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Edgar Allan Poe The delusion, however, faded rapidly as it came; and I mention it at all but to define the day of the last conversation I there held with my singular namesake. William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing There had been mention of a sermon at the Cathedral, in which the preacher declared his faith that the maturity of science would dispel all antagonisms between it and revelation. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing I can’t mention every trifle that happens. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Virginia Woolf She visited Lyme Regis, and there is mention of the Cobb. She saw London from the top of St. Paul’s, and London was much smaller then than it is now. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Constant skirmishing was our portion, with now and then an action that you would know at least by name, did I feel free to mention them. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

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]

It’s all brown and dirty, with a film of oil in it from the motor-boats, not to mention the fag-ends and the paper bags. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe Before he took leave, he ventured to renew the mention of Vivaldi’s attachment, and gently to plead for him. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

But as I shall say more of these when I come to speak of my ward by and by, and of my poultry, I shall omit any further mention of them here. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Washington Irving Unluckily, Fray Simon had a number of poor relations to be provided for, not to mention some half-dozen sturdy bullet-headed orphan children, and destitute foundlings that he had taken under his care. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Mark Twain We did not mention it, however. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

E. T. A. Hoffmann Without expressly making mention of your love-affair I have instructed her to get Marianna to tell her everything that takes place in Capuzzi’s house. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

That Abdul of whom he had made mention had been a man steeped in crimes of the most atrocious character. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

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

I have chosen to mention only one point, but in fact the whole of Fascist propaganda about the war was on this level. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

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

Wilkie Collins I begged them not to mention the subject to me till my mind was quite made up about it. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Oscar Wilde I will never mention your name. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

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]

George MacDonald I may here mention that during my captivity I hardly learned to distinguish the women from the men, they differed so little. Lilith by George MacDonald

Tobias Smolle This I mention as a necessary piece of information to those who may be inclined to follow the same route. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing She appeared hurt at the idea of being asked to keep an account of her expenditures; so that Arthur was fain to drop all mention of it, and sigh in secret over another defeat. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry James Her folly had gone to the point of half believing that the other party to the affair must sometimes mention in Eaton Square the extraordinary little person at the place from which he so often wired. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

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. Rider Haggard Why do you tremble so at the mere mention of a spirit? Stand still, and I will show you one. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing And, by the bye’—he fumbled in his pocket for half-a-crown, still smiling like a detected culprit—‘I’m sure you won’t mention this little affair. Fate and the Apothecary by George Gissing

Robert Louis Stevenson The mention of this book reminds me of another and far racier picture of our island life. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Elizabeth Gaskell But, at last, the poor soaked “follower” was forced to yield, and renounce his Betty. The Yorkshire character of Mr. Roberson would be incomplete if I did not mention his fondness for horses. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

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

George Gissing Arthur had been bitterly disappointed that it contained no mention of Helen Norman. In his few and brief communications, he had always wished, though never dared, to ask news of her. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jonathan Swif Bid him make no mention of you; but only let Mr. Griffin know that he has the honour to be recommended by Dr. S— — etc. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

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

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]

Henry James I’m almost ashamed to mention my wanton thought. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

George Meredith At the first mention of their father’s name, the ladies went out from the room. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Wilkie Collins As a matter of delicacy, I ask permission to mention them by their Christian names only. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I dare say I shall not mention it. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

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]

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]

Niccolo Machiavelli FABRIZIO: All the reasons that you mention are from men who are not far sighted, as I shall clearly show. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

And as to their having found one of the guineas in his pocket, please just mention to him that I say it might have slipped in accidentally. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Karl Philipp Moritz Even the common people thus become familiar with the names of those who have done honour to their nation; and are taught to mention them with veneration. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Sigmund Freud The mention of propyls in the dream proves again to be an interesting case of condensation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James This view of the case was supported by Gordon’s mention of his good spirits. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins But he says it is scarcely worth while to mention such a trifle in anything so important as a book. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Gissing I mention it—you will forgive me?—because I have sometimes feared that you might explain to yourself wrongly my failure to reply when you sent me those verses, long ago. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Charles Dickens Your name was on my lips — perhaps you heard me mention it? No? I am sorry for that. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anthony Trollope Young Rowan, she told her friend, had been at the cottage more than once, but no mention had been made of his desire to buy these cottages. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Once there was mention of Connie’s red hair. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf At the same time she did not mention Duffus and Rigby Cottages. He had no sympathy with people who were foolish about money, and she never got a penny interest: it all went on repairs. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Rex’s letter to his father and the mention of the sum of money “in the old house in Blue Anchor Yard” flashed across his memory. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins It is more painful to me than I can say, to mention to anybody what my position really is. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Margaret Oliphant We’ll go on Thursday, and you can just mention it about, wherever you are to-morrow, that everybody may know. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

She told Mr. T. Douglas Murray655 that she dared not mention the appearances of her husband in her letter to The Morning Post656 or to her relatives for fear of ridicule. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Karl Philipp Moritz Of this, all that I think it necessary to mention is, that, to my great dissatisfaction, it lasted a fortnight, and three days I was sea-sick. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Andrew Lang But, as he has pointed out, they do mention iron tools and implements. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry Kingsley How will our boy behave now?” Let me mention again, that the distance from the Mayfords’ to Captain Brentwood’s, following the windings of the river on its right bank, was nearly twenty miles. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Throughout that period there is probably no entry in my diary that does not mention firewood, or rather the lack of it. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope It would not become him to mention that even before his mother and sister. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling We had clean, well-cooked gammon of bacon with pease pudding, followed by excellent treacle-roll and an anchovy toast that was toast and anchovy, not to mention twentieth century eggs. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Gissing Now there’s no need for any more lies, perhaps you’ll mention where the old fellow is. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

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]

If he did not mention to me the colour of the pony which drew the carozella, and the aspect of the man who drove, it was a mere oversight arising from his agitation, which he repressed manfully. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

In the dreams of sorcery, or of imposture, the evil spirit was supposed to perform a mass in derision; and in Beaumont and Fletcher there is mention of ’howling a black Santis,’ i. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Trollope She would ask Lady Fawn to ask the girls never to mention Mr. Greystock’s name in her hearing. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Probably it was for love of Sir Walter Scott, and his mention of this truculent treatise, that I purchased it. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

A.D. 1767 — in the beginning of the month of May — I mention it because, as I said, I write from memoranda, an awfully dark night came down on Chapelizod and all the country round. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim I mention these in the order in which they occur to me. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

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]

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

Elizabeth Von Arnim Never in her life had Martha heard her mention God, unless joined with either Good or My, and she was afraid Nigella, who was often such a dear really, might scoff. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

G. K. Chesterton I had forgotten to mention that he always carried also his old regimental sword. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Arthur Machen And there was no need to mention the word “garlic” before the guests. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Here we find distinct mention of three anthropoid apes. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

But “it frequently happens that the girl rescinds what has been agreed upon between the parents and the bridegroom, obstinately rejecting the very mention of marriage. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens I conquered ’em at selling times, having a reputation to keep (not to mention keeping myself), but they got me down in private, and rolled upon me. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

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]

I don’t intend to mention the subject to my wife. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

E. F. Benson Not to mention that the occupants of two of the tables would be being kippered up the chimney, and two others in a gale every time the door was opened. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

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]

At all events, poetry of the inspired kind you mention is a poetry that nowadays commands more readers than any other among the people I have left above ground. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Henry Fielding Is this a time for me to mention a thing of this kind to your father?’ — My eyes were now opened all at once — I fell into a rage little short of madness. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Henry James Just at the last, just before her visit, he was to mention to her that he had met the girl — at the studio — and that she was as remarkable in her way as the picture. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Jack London In the play of events, my marriage sinks into insignificance, I know, so I shall barely mention it. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Mark Twain Then — 1592 — there is mention of him as an actor. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

As I have said above, her loneliness, not to mention the devotion she showed to her aged relative, had touched me more than a little. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Jules Verne As he made no allusion to his absence during the last eight days, I did not mention it, and simply answered that my companions and myself were ready to follow him. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Elizabeth Gaskell All mention of it seemed buried deep for evermore. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

I think it was my mention of Mary Lamington that did the trick. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

But I suppose when one is in love ——” And then Vixen thought of their last talk together, and how little of the lover’s enthusiasm there was in Roderick’s mention of his cousin. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry Fielding I should not mention this trifle, if it was not to shew you the nature of the woman, and that it will be a kind of key to her future conduct. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Alfred Ainger It is not till the July following, at least, that any mention of it occurs in his letters. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

As we neared the strand he found an occasion to say to me: “I put in a postscript that I thought it best to mention that I had seen the cockatoo in the garden, and hoped it would get back all right. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

H.P. Lovecraft I mention this because of its ultimate effect — an effect I should have foreseen before unmasking to a shipload of tourists about to scatter throughout the Nile valley. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell You will not mention our school project at present. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Trollope And how frequently is this the case? When those we love are dead, our friends dread to mention them, though to us who are bereaved no subject would be so pleasant as their names. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Yet in all the histories of the war that I have seen, the only name given to the place is Ticonderoga. There is no mention of its having a French name. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

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

Wilkie Collins By the way, I must not forget — in the interests of truth, you know — to mention one drawback that does exist in our domestic circle. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

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]

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

William Dampier And upon this mention of turtle again I think it not amiss to add some reasons to strengthen the opinion that I have given concerning these creatures removing from place to place. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Arnold Benne I may also mention Pascal, La Bruyere, and Emerson. For myself, you do not catch me travelling without my Marcus Aurelius. Yes, books are valuable. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

Willa Cather They asked me not to mention the fact that I paid rent, as they had told their friends I was making them a visit. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Upon his departure she declares her unwillingness ever to mention the subject again. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson Stephen had some Hermione-work on hand, for this party would run to several paragraphs, but, however many it ran to, Hermione was utterly determined not to mention Lucia in any of them. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Jane Austen You know, sister, we agreed long ago never to mention a word about it. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

And you can mention about the scarf at the same time. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

However, he started to talk in snatches and, when sitting by the bedside, Elaine heard him mention her name. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

I had hoped not to be called upon to mention what I cannot but consider a most unfortunate coincidence. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James The solution was not in the least original, and I am almost ashamed to mention so stale and conventional a device. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson My kinsman, Mr. Stevenson of Stirling, has heard his father mention that there had been ‘something romantic’ about Alan’s marriage: and, alas! he has forgotten what. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

But you didn’t mention the niece. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli He thought that we must look to the Pelasgi as the colonizing race that had peopled and produced Egypt. The mention of the Pelasgi fired Mr. Phoebus to even unusual eloquence. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

I wouldn’t demean myself to ask her, after the disgraceful way she’s been banging about upstairs, not to mention her bad feet and her rheumatism. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Did your mistress mention to you this absurd rumour that I was not coming back?” “She suggested, sir, that it was possible,” the man acknowledged. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

I shall live with it, I shall cherish it in my heart to my dying day; and I promise never to mention it to you again. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

And not to mention other considerations, were no chickens (for instance) or hares killed, in a short time they would so increase that there could be no living. Symposiacs by Plutarch

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

Elizabeth Von Arnim There had been an absence of mention of husbands at the interview which would not, she considered, be natural if such persons did after all exist. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

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]

I shall see you in the morning;” but had not seen fit to mention half-past-five bells. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell He heard of it at Avignon one morning; but he did not mention it to any friends whom he met in the street, nor did he set off to see his wife till the afternoon of the following day. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing There would be no need to mention that, I should say. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Maria Edgeworth She particularly requests that your grace will mention to him this accident in the least alarming manner possible. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

John Galsworthy He shouldn’t mention his visit. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

You’ll be surprised that I mention them, but the fact is that my mind has been dwelling shamelessly on food and drink. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Frederick Marryat He did not, however, think it advisable to mention the name of his daughter, except in inquiring after her health, and sending his respects. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Watkin Tench Among other public buildings, I had almost forgot to mention an observatory, which stands near the middle of the town, and is tolerably well furnished with astronomical instruments. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

You will see, however, by-and-by, why I mention it. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.P. Lovecraft Any mention of his trouble, of future plans, or of Asenath would send him into a frenzy. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She had shown me the true flesh and blood of her heart, by thus involuntarily resenting my slight, pitying, half-kind, half-scornful mention of the man who was all in all with her. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

He needed a drink so badly — the mere mention of the Crichton Arms had made him feel thirsty. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Don’t mention it just at present, Runciman. You are such an old friend that I couldn’t help telling you. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope He had endeavoured to avoid any mention of Lady Hartletop and her croquet ground, and her ladyship’s name had been forced upon him. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens WOULD you excuse my putting them out of window?’ Joe begged she wouldn’t mention it on any account, and smiled feebly as he saw them deposited on the sill outside. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

I like the facts of the case and to mention everything; I like naked bodies and the jolly smells of things. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

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

Wilkie Collins Just let me look through the keyhole before I mention it. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

The detective frowned at his hands crossed over the top of his cane, then shaking his head, replied: “The verdict you mention is the only natural one, of course. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope He was peculiarly averse to leaving an impression that he was afraid to mention what he had done. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing Lotty was frightened, but, as long as she was told that there was still hope of recovery, declined to mention any name. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Ann Radcliffe The marquis remained silent, and madame proceeded to mention those circumstances relative to the southern division of the castle, which she thought it of so much importance to discover. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Jacques Futrelle I was compelled to tell the story as I knew it to Detective Mallory. I did not mention your name; my servant remembered it, had given it to me in fact, but I forbade him to repeat it to the police. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

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]

Wilkie Collins When he recovered himself —— No! I am too respectable a woman to mention what he said when he recovered himself. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

David Hume Not to mention that the Agrarian laws, so frequently claimed in Rome, and carried into execution in many Greek cities, proceeded, all of them, from a general idea of the utility of this principle. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Charles Dickens Then, feeling lonesome, should we desire upon the whole, that the ash had not been blasted, or that the helper had had the manners not to mention it. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Maria Edgeworth I must not, however reluctantly, omit to mention the casket of your grandmother’s jewels, which I now regret was sent by this opportunity. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

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]