Phrases with "mine"

Frances Hodgson Burnett It is supposed to be a form of amusement and an eccentric whim of mine and it is a change from eternal cricket. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

What cared they for his pain! It was no blasphemy in him that cried thus, and thus doubted; it was faith in its death agony; the faith of Peter’s “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Signa by Ouida

Wilkie Collins Would any other person, in my place, have seen which way these signs pointed? I doubt it, if that person’s mind had been absorbed, as mine was, in watching Lucilla day by day. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Laurence Sterne It was about eight in the evening when I got to the house, so I left the postilion to manage his point as he could, and for mine I walked directly into the house. A Mystery with a Moral by Laurence Sterne

Rudyard Kipling For this I take no credit — Hone being a mine any one can work — but that I rechristened that dance, after I had revised it, ‘The Gubby’ is my title to immortal fame. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

I am going to offer my country what is mine to offer, that is my life, as simply as the saddler from Grodek who went through yesterday with his apprentices. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Henry James It’s of the very essence of our nature, and of yours exactly as much as of mine or of that of the others. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Another? Ah me! ah me! God and the saints to mine aid!” How he fared on this errand has been related. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Robert Louis Stevenson They rested upon mine with such a depth of scrutiny, pity, and interest, that even from the freshness of my sorrow, I was startled into attention. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

T. E. Lawrence If we left them alone, they would turn us off our mine in an hour; if we opposed them with our superior strength and drove them back, the railway would take notice, and traffic be held up. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edward convinced that the dressmaking was their best card, searched that mine of various knowledge, the ’Tiser, for an opening: but none came. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli She was rather a favourite of mine in Paris, so I invited her to the Alhambra yesterday, with Claudius Piggott and some more. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

We were, therefore, installed with the children, mine and the other, in an elegant carriage, drawn by magnificent animals, and driven by a coachman in livery. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells I will merely mention here such other incidental books of mine as A Year of Prophesying, 1924, and The Way the World Is Going, 1929. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Whatever your religion is, it’s mine too. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

And so I ask you to amuse yourself by abstracting something else of mine that ‘appens to have got into the wrong hands; then, I say, we shall be quits. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Poor things! Poor things! Ah, Denys! Denys! with looking on their grief mine own comes home to me. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Andrew Lang That lamp must be mine within three days, or it will cost you your lives. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Just when I’m settled down that husband of mine will turn up to make trouble. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Rudyard Kipling I think I have reduced mine to order. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Corinius bent down his face and kissed her fiercely, saying, “By all the sweets that ever darkness tasted, thou art mine to-night. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

George Gissing I must tell you that a favourite study of mine is Old English, and I’m sure it would be so good if our working classes could be brought to read Chaucer and Langland and Wycliffe and so on. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Charles Dickens My health required a temporary residence in the country; and a friend of mine who knew that, and who had happened to drive past the house, had written to me to suggest it as a likely place. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Anthony Trollope I can see into these matters quite well enough to know that were it to be mine there would occur exactly that which my father wishes to avoid. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins In entering on my new employment, I cannot say of my time, that it may be mine for another hour; of my life, that it may last till evening. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I took her hand in mine and drew her a little closer to me. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Eve. No strife, mine Adam! Let us not stand high Upon the wrong we did to reach disdain, Who rather should be humbler evermore Since self-made sadder. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Henry James She pronounced the advantage rather mine — I ought to have had children; there was something so parental about me and I would have brought them up so well. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

D. H. Lawrence What a mercy the bedclothes won’t be mine when Priapus wields his palette from the pillow. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

What if my Paradise were after all but the vain Paradise of fools! What if all the happiness that then was mine were but to prepare me more fully for the punishment that was about to fall. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Thomas Hardy This great remissness of mine has had its effect upon me. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Kenneth Grahame This was not the first mine he had exploded under our bows. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

I stayed a month here, and I helped a friend of mine who is now dead, a trained nurse, to nurse a Miss Sinclair who was dying here. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

H. Rider Haggard Shame on thee! Umslopogaas.’ ‘Ay, Macumazahn, mine is a red trade, yet is it better and more honest than some. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

M. R. James I think I now remember what observation of mine drew him into the train of thought which he next pursued. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Robert Louis Stevenson You are to remember besides there is that paper of mine on Bunyan in The Magazine of Art. O, and then there’s another thing in Seeley called some spewsome name, I cannot recall it. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

With the help of our strength—if mine was not worth much, Tod’s was—we got it on. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Still”— he hesitated —“I don’t think I should be happy if a daughter of mine had married him. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Elizabeth Gaskell If I had seen you shivering as I shivered myself, if I had seen your hands and feet as red and swelled as mine were, my discomfort would just have been doubled. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Eliot My maid has taught her fine needlework, and she has mended some lace of mine very respectably indeed — very respectably. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

G. K. Chesterton The servants aren’t up yet; but a knife-boy who was a friend of mine once showed me the way to the pantry. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

I was not very pleased to hear this, and I remarked that I should not much care to hand the keys of any rooms of mine to another person. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Wilkie Collins I prefer to trust to my intellectual perception of beauty, rather than to mere laborious transcripts from Nature. In certain moods of mine (speaking as an artist) Nature puts me out. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He seems to think that I ought to be allowed to advise a little in the matter, and that with every respect for his wishes; mine also are entitled to be a little considered. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

We had escaped, we had cut our knot, we had accepted the last penalty of that headlong return of mine from Chicago a year and a half ago. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

I only come down larse Friday to stye with a Naunter mine in Horton. Are you stying in Horton?” Willoughby told her he was not in Orton, but at Povey Cross Farm out in the other direction. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Walter Scott Take them, and replace a hundred fold the guilders you have bestowed on these bloody slaves — I make you mine heir. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

George Eliot I came home through Lancashire and saw an uncle of mine who is a weaver still. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

A man convinced against his will is in a different state of mind from mine in matters like these. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins I will add no comment of mine to the touching language in which she has addressed you. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins No persuasion on her mother’s part or on mine succeeded in luring her back to us. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle No, it was something at the back of her dark dreamy eyes, something in the very depths of her soul as of mine which made us mates for all time. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

H. G. Wells This key of mine releases a ring. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

It was no affair of mine that I should beard Hyde in his den. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

I incorporated it in one of those little articles of mine in Blackwood’s, you know. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Andrew Lang Upon this point I consulted with some friends whom I met on business at the Godolphin mine on the following day. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Now that the loud beast ran There was no portrait in the Gallery But beckoned to sweet company, For all men’s thoughts grew clear Being dear as mine are dear. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Algernon Blackwood It all was simple, easy, mine by right. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

There is in certain souls,—and I have just discovered that mine is of the number,—a real satisfaction in the assurance that all is lost, and the time is come to yield. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

That I should mingle with the guests may not have been in his thought, any more than it was in mine at the beginning of my stay. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy This P. P. R. S. meeting of mine is at half-past two. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

The bearer of this, the Reverend Thomas Bloggs, is a friend of mine and he thinks he can help you in the clearing up of these crimes. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

All the woodwork was painted white, and to a less jaundiced eye than mine the interior might have had an enticing look of snugness. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Henry James I sit in my room thinking of these things — this room of mine which is a chamber of pain. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Your very clever work can, of course, only be mine by purchase. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Jane Austen A friend of mine and I had such a lovely cruise together off the Western Islands. Poor Harville, sister! You know how much he wanted money: worse than myself. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Then the scholar says, ‘Cities and coaches shall never impose on me again; for, behold every solitary dream of mine is rushing to fulfilment. Man The Reformer by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Henry James Even as they stand,” our friend earnestly concluded, “his writings are a mine of gold. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Elizabeth Gaskell I felt that for no wish of mine would he deviate one tittle from any predetermined course of action. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

George Meredith An old aunt of mine left me a little money, which just woke me up and gave me a lift of what conscience I had, and I bought myself out. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We will not stay, but I should like to present to you a young friend of mine who is going to help me at the meeting this evening. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Come back and prie our grosarts when they’re ripe, and if ye see that lass o’ mine on the hill tell her I’m waitin’ for her wi’ a besom. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Abraham Merri But I hoped — and I thought maybe mine Helma was somewhere here, too, So I ran with mine yndling — here —” His voice broke. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

F. Scott Fitzgerald Right off he did some work for a client of mine up to Albany. We were so thick like that in everything. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I believe that portrait of mine has been of more comfort to her than anything else in the world since her son’s unhappy death. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

H. G. Wells The next book of mine in which unsolved sexual perplexities appear is A Modern Utopia (1905). An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf If there’s any fault it’s mine entirely; after all, if one chooses to run risks —” Her voice faltered into silence. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw that he was too hardened for any words of mine to influence him. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Theodore Dreiser But unless you come to mine before five o’clock this afternoon you will face by noon to-morrow a suit for breach of promise, and your letters to Mrs. Brandon will be given to the public. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Karl Philipp Moritz He however owned afterwards that it was this very apparent reserve of mine that first gained me his good opinion. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Sir Walter Scott Fitzdotterel drew his poniard upon me in mine own chamber, because I craved him for mine own silver. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope If you have mine you will think in a few weeks that the spiders have been there and have left their dust behind. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

At that time the maids had not been in to put either her room or mine to rights. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Sir Walter Scott I would have a lusthaus of mine own on the Middleburgh dyke, and a blumengarten like a burgomaster’s. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Wilkie Collins His hand was never a warm one; but as I now took it, on greeting him, it was so deadly cold that it literally chilled mine for the moment. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Women of the world know that mine is the dangerous age—the age when a man who can love loves desperately, when concentration of purpose takes the place of youthful energy. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell After some time he began again: “But, Maggie, I don’t give up this wish of mine to go to Australia — Canada, if you like it better — anywhere where there is a newer and purer state of society. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Sinclair Lewis This khaki of mine keeps out the water better. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

M. P. Shiel How I have abandoned him! That old man’s love for me! And mine for you, too, dear. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Benjamin Disraeli I will be proud and happy of such a friend, and you shall be mine for ever!’ A shriek broke on the air: he started. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Henry James Now this fresh impression of mine — what do you propose to do with it when you get it?” “Such things are always useful. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Nevertheless, she said — “Then, my dear, I beg your pardon, and God’s pardon, too, if I’ve weakened your faith, by showing you how feeble mine was. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

And though she was not Tod’s true mother, or mine either, she was just as anxious for us; and she looked upon it as nearly certain that one of us would come home drowned and the other with the ague. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

E. F. Benson The errand-boy from the framer’s came up here that very morning, and delivered mine to Grosvenor, and yours to Foljambe. Let me think exactly when that was. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle No threats of mine could induce them to give up the Countess. We tightened the cord. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

George Meredith Your credit and mine in conjunction can replace it before the expiration of the two months. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The knowledge of the emeralds came to Random’s ears and to mine long after the crime was committed. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope A friend of mine told, me he did not know whether he had a digestion. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Dark as midnight in her black dress, her haggard beauty and her unutterable woe, she had looked at me long enough to appear to say that her right to sit at my table was as good as mine to sit at hers. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Wilkie Collins No conduct of mine shall ever make me unworthy of my child’s affection and respect. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Thomas Hardy That maid of mine was right; I was wrong. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

The customs of yours do not allow you to wed me; the customs of mine are equally opposed to such a union between those of races so widely differing. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Anne Bronte The former glanced at Walter’s flushed, excited countenance, and then at mine — a little flushed and excited too, I daresay, though from far different causes. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

But there her voice will be heard when mine appeals in vain. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Then he took to working off bogus gold propositions on Kimberley and Johannesburg magnates, and what he didn’t know about salting a mine wasn’t knowledge. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Elizabeth Barrett Browning First Voice. That He will be an exile by his will, As I by mine election? Second Voice.It is true. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Abraham Merri Edith’s hand in mine relaxed. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope It chanced that a cousin of mine was then in command of the troops there, so that we saw the fort with all the honors. North America by Anthony Trollope

But I see your mind is made up, and nae words o’ mine will turn ye. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Henry James You in yours, your papa in his, me in mine — n’est-ce pas, cheri? We’ll all forget how foolish we’ve been and have lovely times. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

Gertrude Stein A Spanish water and a coop shape mine and legs and reed ridiculous red, and little lively hue, little lively hue and copper, little lively hue and copper up. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Jane Austen I assure you mine are very different. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But mine was answered, for the flat bumped right into a pile for a minute and I flung the scarf and the shawl over my shoulder and scrambled up on a big providential stub. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

In default of other sentiment, a love like mine has the right to demand frankness in return. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Bram Stoker All that you see is mine — the darkness as well as the light. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Such rage as mine cannot wait for idle forms. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was by no will of mine that I came seeking you; and if you show me your door again, I’ll take you at the word. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Je ne peux pas, moi! je te dis que je ne peux pas! Et elle faisait mine de l’enjamber, pour sauter par terre. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

George Gissing You’ve heard me speak of him—second son of Sir Luke Todd. Died, poor boy, out in India.” “What promise of mine were you talking about?” asked Gammon, when an order for drinks had been given. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

I see that figure as plainly as I see yours, — I hear his voice as distinctly as you hear mine this moment. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

William Shakespeare Methinks no face so gracious is as mine, No shape so true, no truth of such account; And for myself mine own worth do define, As I all other in all worths surmount. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Jane Austen The liberty of communication cannot be mine till it has lost all its value!” She was now, on being settled at home, at leisure to observe the real state of her sister’s spirits. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Wilkie Collins I knew now what the smiles meant on the false faces of those women-friends of mine who had met me in the park. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Rafael Sabatini Besides, you are your sister’s brother, and ’tis no aim of mine to increase the obstacles already in my path. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Henry James He had more than once been at Wimbledon — it was Mrs. Mulville’s work not mine — and by the time the claret was served had seen the god descend. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Rudyard Kipling So long as mine are amusin’ and in full voice, and can hold their own at a tile-party, I’m as catholic as these mixed waters in the dam here!” “We aren’t mixed. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell His practice was not half so wild or extraordinary as that to which an aunt of mine was subjected by a disciple of Mr. Day’s. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

These will do for the more solid things; but with these I must have three potties, fat and round, one full of Malmsey, one of Canary, and one brimming full of mine own dear lusty sack. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

The knight bade fire the mine underneath it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

My daughter is aware that any attempt to oppose her will to mine would be utterly futile. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

If these words of mine sound in bad taste to some of you, or even sacrilegious, I am sorry. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Kate Chopin Let be mine which will; it is the one that counts. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Robert Browning I have but to be by thee, and thy hand Will never let mine go, nor heart withstand The beating of my heart to reach its place. Dramatic Lyrics by Robert Browning [1845]

Mr. Duffham,” he continued warmly, “you cannot imagine what an admirable mother mine has been! She resigned ease, rest, society, to devote herself to me. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Oh! Not the ten-thousandth portion of the anguish that was mine during the lingering detail of its execution. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Every ear was strained to hear; mine with the rest. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Do you know that she has been working her fingers to the bone making an old dress of mine presentable because she is so anxious that I shall look nice at your little supper party. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Wilkie Collins When our engagement began that affection was mine to give, if I could, and yours to win, if you could. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Rudyard Kipling But what of his “French mother”— burn her! SON. He says: “Moreover, this French mother of mine in France is displeased with me if I do not write to her about my welfare. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Baldwin Spencer She then walked on to Koreingung and said, Here is a black-fellow's camp; I will make mine here also. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

I know, because a cousin of mine writes for him, and most unsympathetic stuff it is. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

So he stripped off the greatcoat and pulled a grey sweater of mine over his jacket, and put on his head a woollen helmet of the same colour. Greenmantle by John Buchan

No thought of mine had prepared me for this emotion, for I had been preoccupied with Aengus and Edain, and with Mannanan, son of the sea. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Thomas Hughes Box’s head cut open and his hat gone; ‘nother young gent’s hat gone: mine knocked in at the side, and not one on us as wasn’t black and blue somewheres or another; most on ’em all over. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Robert Louis Stevenson This itself is hard by the gate, with a small dining-room on the ground-floor and a whole corridor of cells similar to mine upstairs. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

The latter epithets, and worse, have indeed already been applied, if not to Raffles and all his works, at least to mine upon Raffles, by more than one worthy wielder of a virtuous pen. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

G. K. Chesterton From the way he talked I knew he was considering even then how the accident could be turned to account; to his account and perhaps to mine too; for he is good-natured; yes, he is quite good-natured. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

While you thought you were drawing your net around me, I was drawing mine around you. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

No thought of mine shall wrong Charles—I swear it solemnly. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

And now fear cometh upon me that eld draweth a veil of illusion athwart mine eyes, portending the approach of death or ever I perform my will. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rafael Sabatini It’s no fault of mine if you didn’t gaol your highwayman. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

What great news was this? “This son of mine has just got engaged,” explained Mr. Garland for my benefit. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

George Eliot It’s mine into the bowels of the earth and up to the sky. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anna Katherine Green But oh, Mr. Black, think again before you trouble this fragile child of mine with doubts and questions which make her mother tremble. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy My father’s name is mine in any case. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

William Cowper If solitude make scant the means of life, Society for me! Thou seeming sweet, Be still a pleasing object in my view, My visit still, but never mine abode. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Washington Irving A large man, about sixty years of age, of powerful frame, came strolling in, to gossip with mine hostess. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

But I assure you, you will never meet me or mine within the Czar’s dominions. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Lewis Carroll Perchance mine host will roundly deny us all food!” “He will chide our tardy return,” was the grave reply, “and such a rebuke will be meet. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

I wish sometimes mine had been. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Edith Wharton This time it was the door of the locked room opposite mine softly opening and closing. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

The future is yours, everything which is mine is yours, too. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

No place was left unexplored by the rapacious Conquerors, and they occasionally stumbled on a mine of wealth that rewarded their labors. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Any way, I would not guest of mine should think me unmannerly, not for all the world. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Morrison I couldn’t ha’ got that boat o’ mine off quicker, not myself. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Robert Green Ingersoll Does the bible describe a god of mercy? Let me read you a verse or two: “I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Temper such as mine OUGHT to surprise you, yet would I be Agatha Gilchrist without it? I very much fear not. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

I explained the request by saying that it was necessary for me to see a certain friend of mine immediately, and that no one would notice me in the cutter under the bear-skins. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

For mine own weal I trust thou too shalt go unscathed. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

There was a great friend of mine who owned the next station, a fine, handsome young fellow, called Frank Kelly, with a gay, sunny disposition, and a wonderful flow of humour. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

H.P. Lovecraft It seemed that a maternal uncle of mine had been there many years before on a quest much like my own; and that my grandmother’s family was a topic of some local curiosity. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Thomas Hardy Think how it do hurt my heart not to see you ever — ever! Ah, if I could only make your dear heart ache one little minute of each day as mine does every day and all day long. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott While this gold of mine lasts”— taking out his purse, chucking it into the air, and catching it as it fell —“I will make it buy pleasure; and when it is out I must have more. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

William Cowper And I am recompensed, and deem the toil Of poetry not lost, if verse of mine May stand between an animal and woe, And teach one tyrant pity for his drudge. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Robert Green Ingersoll This shrine of mine is built over the bones of the mother of your little donkey. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Willa Cather The mine under the Snout had been made long ago, probably, on a venture, when the Hun held Moltke trench for months without molestation. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope But, as far as luck goes, you’ve had more than me; you won nearly as much, in stakes, as I did, last autumn, and your stable expenses weren’t much above a quarter what mine were. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim This visit of mine to New York is undertaken solely in connection with some speculations I have entered into, and my passage back on the same steamer is already booked. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Andrew Lang It split open and, only think! out sprang a lovely girl, who said: ‘My heart’s love, you are mine and I am yours; do give me a glass of water. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne It might be said that he divined the course of seams in the depths of the coal mine as a hydroscope reveals springs in the bowels of the earth. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

George Gissing But now I know that only a heart which beat as one with mine could have divined the gift which would give me the most delight. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Our chiefs — yours and minewant you to go where you are going without any kind of parti pris. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

No words of mine could ever tell you the misery—the degradation—of my life. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope I would not allow a thought of mine to be polluted by ingratitude towards him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

E. F. Benson But I must be getting back to mine now. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

E. F. Benson And this damnable habit of mine will have killed you. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

I protest before Heaven, my darling, there is not one word or act of mine I need fear to submit to any court of justice or of honour on earth. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing Some one, no doubt, hit upon this definition of mine long ago. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Thomas Hobbes It is consequent also to the same condition that there be no propriety, no dominion, no mine and thine distinct; but only that to be every man's that he can get, and for so long as he can keep it. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

William Makepeace Thackeray Ye joys, that Time hath swept with him away, Come to mine eyes, ye dreams of love and fun; For you I pawned my watch how many a day, In the brave days when I was twenty-one. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

How dare you sport thus with life? Do your duty towards me, and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells I can still recall her face, a little flushed and coming nearer to mine after avowals and comparisons. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Wilkie Collins The profound respect of manner and phrase which he had hitherto testifiedobserved by a man of his age, to a man of mine — made me feel ill at ease. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Maria Edgeworth I had only one thing to say to you, sir, about that poor girl of mine —” Clarence listened to her with eagerness. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bent heavily on thyself across mine arm, Thy face flat to the sky. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Henry James When mine catches I suppose they’ll write and tell me — one of these days when they get round to me. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Lady Morgan If he has deceived you he also has deceived his father! For myself, if imposition can be extenuated, mine merits forgiveness, for it was founded on honourable and virtuous motives. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Niccolo Machiavelli I, therefore, resign the speakership, and I surrender it to any of these friends of mine who want it. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Sir Walter Scott You have told me as much of your secret as you dared — I will let you know as much of mine as I may venture to tell. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

But fourteen years ago when I fell desperately in love with mine they were not yet the rage. In Praise of a Suffolk Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]