Phrases with "night"

George Meredith The dawn following such a night will seem more like a daughter of the night than promise of day. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Rudyard Kipling Will the Sahib come to my poor village for the night and, perhaps, forget that I am his officer?” “But those men — the beaters. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

George Gissing Last night we were talking, when the children had gone to bed, and all at once he startled me by saying—‘If only you could come and keep house for me. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

George Meredith She was watched through the night by Caroline and the Countess alternately. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Guy de Maupassant At night she waited for me in a neighboring street, and took me to their house, which was very small, and near the harbor. Marroca by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Guy de Maupassant That night they both sat up with the patient. Forgiveness (Le Pardon) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

The mind is a different organ by night and by day. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

So it had been decided that those taking part in it should leave the city the following night so as to be all ready upon the spot the first thing the next morning. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Ivan Turgenev I would act alone and alone I would answer for it! Slowly the day lagged by, then the evening, at last the night came. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing The night was so perfectly still that he heard the music here almost as well as within the house. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope She declared to herself that she would think about it all the night and all the morning without a prejudice, so that she might be able to accept him if she found it possible. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy Instead of saying her own familiar prayers at night she substituted, with some confusion of thought, the Forms of Prayer to be used at sea. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Charles Dickens I never loved him better, dear one, than I did that night when I left here. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

At any rate, they should have one night of freedom to remember. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Jacques Futrelle That night the Randolph gold plate was stolen for the second time. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Jacques Futrelle It had been too late to press an investigation the night before. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Jane Austen They had arrived late the night before. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Wilkie Collins Give it to Simple Sally.” “You’ll save her a beating, sir, for one night at least,” said the other woman. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Wilkie Collins Last night the cards for the married couple were sent home. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

This was my first experience of a night alarm, yet I understood at once that the passengers had made a mistake. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Virginia Woolf Prue, a perfect angel with the others, and sometimes now, at night especially, she took one’s breath away with her beauty. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

He thinks that from what happened last night PLUS what happened two hours ago you are under his influence, an acolyte, possibly a tool. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Robert Louis Stevenson And betweenwhiles, the unfeatured darkness would redouble and the whole ear of night appear to be gloating on her steps. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

She remembered the scene at the Cumberland dinner-table on that fatal night and shrank from anything that reminded her of it. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

That night we had a regular good ball. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Sigmund Freud But we were forced to spend the night at the nearest inn, where the news of our mishap aroused great sympathy. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The warder — him that stopped with me day and nightevery man in the condemned cell has to be watched like that — stepped outside the door and left us together. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Elizabeth Gaskell All night long, the Archangel combated with the Demon. All night long, others watched by the bed of Death. John Barton had revived to fitful intelligence. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Gissing He was that night publicly prayed for at a great meeting in the Corn Exchange as one who, not content with losing his own soul, did his best to hold back others from the way of grace. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

M. P. Shiel Hogarth, meantime, having seen the chamber before him empty, in his headlong way had entered, and the guess now in Harris’ mind was this: “It’s a girl: a night out”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

And the waiting night came down suddenly. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson We proceeded by day and encamped by night in the military style; sentinels were set and changed; every man had his named duty; and Sir William was the spring of all. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Makepeace Thackeray O unhappy children of the Hibernian Thespis! it is my belief that they must have eaten the learned pig that night for supper. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

H. G. Wells His fits of indigestion became worse, and he began to lie awake at night and think. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Rudyard Kipling You can leave ’im at night on a bald man’s ’ead, to paddle ’is own canoe; ’E’s a sort of a bloomin’ cosmopolouse — soldier an’ sailor too. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry Kingsley Domestic cats may mioul in the garden at night to a certain extent, but a line must be drawn; after that they must be chased up trees and barked at, if necessary, all night. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

H.P. Lovecraft Thursday night began much like the others, but it ended less happily. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now she felt and thought with acute and feverish vividness, owing, no doubt, in part, to the sleepless night she had passed. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

At night I cry, “Would to God it were morning!” In the morning, “Would to God it were evening!” I loathe myself, and all around me. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Walter Besant There was to be one more night journey for me with Tom, but of that I knew not then, and rode beside him proud and joyful that the long suspense was to be ended and the battle fought. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

G. K. Chesterton They parted with the utmost formality; and that night neither of them slept. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Wilkie Collins I followed the poor child’s account of the fearful night that she had passed, with an interest that held me breathless to the end. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. Rider Haggard And so, a few minutes before sunset, on the third night after his death, they laid him on the brazen flooring before the altar, and waited for the last ray of the setting sun to fall upon his face. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

James Joyce Thing like that spoils the effect of a night for her. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

In my prayers that night my conscience upbraided me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sinclair Lewis The night telegraph-operator at the railroad station was the most melodramatic figure in town: awake at three in the morning, alone in a room hectic with clatter of the telegraph key. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett Mrs. Medlock had allowed Martha to sleep all night at the cottage, but she was back at her work in the morning with cheeks redder than ever and in the best of spirits. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Andrew Lang He heard the man saying, “Home, Donald Ban,” and fortunately he took the advice, for that night there fell eleven feet of snow in the very spot where he had intended to stay. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Lucy Maud Montgomery Yet something must have happened since last night to start him off. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Charles Dickens Next day, they put him in a horse-litter, and carried him to Sleaford Castle, where he passed another night of pain and horror. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Jack London His most conspicuous trait was an ability to scent the wind and forecast it a night in advance. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Hope I don’t trust her, Fritz; I wish the night were dark. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Yet since that night six months had passed and John Treverton had made no sign. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Charles Dickens And yet, on such a night in so degenerate a time, the object of my journey was theatrical. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Charles Dickens And the name, my dear love, that I took on that forgotten night —” “I know it now!” he sobbed. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

Henry Handel Richardson A fire burnt in the grate; wine-red curtains were drawn against a night of lashing rain. Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

William Dampier The two nights that we stayed ashore at this place we heard great droves of jackals, as we supposed them to be, barking all night long not far from us. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Benjamin Disraeli It was a night of anxiety and alarm, and the household did not retire until nearly the break of dawn. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins By the time they reached the houses night had overtaken them. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I had a fright the night before last. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

It was after ten when Sweetwater re-entered the house to say good night to Hexford. He found him on watch in the upper hall, and the man, Clarke, below. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

However, as night approached, Coupeau was little by little seized with uneasiness. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Robert Green Ingersoll I want you to know that during the Revolution his “Crisis” was the pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Though the day had been fair, night promised another storm. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

He hid his face in his hands and saw her always as he had seen her come cut from the waters in the dark night amongst the red roses. Signa by Ouida

Thomas Hardy You may walk on the heath night or day, as you choose, so that you don’t bother me; but no figuring in breeches again. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith She heard him sigh settling himself into the breast of night for milk of sleep, like one of the world’s good children. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Now, I have said that it was a very misty night (hence the whole thing), and also that these houses were on a hill. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

It wasn’t the sort of night one would have chosen to go out for a walk, now was it? And yet he must ‘a been out a long time if what he said was true. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Charles Dudley Warner He had an easy sleek mule for his riding; a matronly housekeeper skilled in preparing tidbits for his table; and the pet-lamb, to smooth his pillow at night and bring him his chocolate in the morning. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Ivan Turgenev You don’t suppose I am drunk, do you?’ He would have answered, but I sent him out, curled up and that night heard nothing more. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

Andrew Lang They thought Maria, the cook, was making a night of it, but found her asleep in the kitchen. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson I had been dining one night at the far end of the village, and about eleven o’clock was walking home again. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

Jules Verne The night was calm, and began to break into dawn about three o’clock A.M.; while a light wind coaxed the balloon westward, and even a little toward the south. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Willa Cather He has learned many things since that night when he talked with Jacob by the well, but he is scarcely more mature. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

The figure he presented was not that of the man I had seen enter the night before. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

The night fell rapidly almost to pitch dark, and walking slowly along the path I suddenly almost ran into a policeman, coming from the opposite direction. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Miles Franklin Bang, bang, went romance under Grandma’s touch! She could not sleep at night for fear she would hear of me coming to harm. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Wilkie Collins The night air blew more freshly on our faces. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Rudyard Kipling These reflections secured me a night during which I rediscovered how, from purely mental causes, a man can be physically sick; but the sickness was bliss compared to my dreams when the birds waked. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

George Meredith And at night! He spoke to each of us at night in a different tone from usual. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

On the next night the rain had ceased, and a cold pale stillness lay over everything. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Charles Dickens These two might have been begotten, born, and bred, in Bow Street. We have seen no beggars in the streets by night or day; but of other kinds of strollers, plenty. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Higher and higher it arose until it piled up into the night like a mountain of darkness. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Arthur Conan Doyle That very, night he went down to Woodman’s Lee, saw Peter Carey at the hut, quarrelled with him, and killed him with the harpoon. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Wilkie Collins That night I did not wake quite so often as usual. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

H. G. Wells All through that night the women of England must be abroad. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

He halted in the district where by night are found the lightest streets, hearts, vows and librettos. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Dorothy slept that night with the Turles. They had grown so fond of her that they would have given her shelter for a week or a fortnight if she had been willing to impose on their hospitality. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Near the ceiling long lines of bugs marched all day like columns of soldiers, and at night came down ravenously hungry, so that one had to get up every few hours and kill them in hecatombs. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

All the past night he had been earnestly trying to decide which of the two might be evaded with the least sin — and he thought he saw which. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Bram Stoker I flung the warm shawl over her, and drew the edges tight around her neck, for I dreaded lest she should get some deadly chill from the night air, unclad as she was. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Finally came a night when the cousin’s trousers were removed and used to decorate the roof, as public evidence of dislike, while Paul was unmolested. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins The night was far advanced; but the three brothers determined to set forth instantly for Toulouse, and to place their information in the magistrate’s hands, before the morning dawned. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Henry James He wrestled all day with a mountain of clay in his studio, and chattered half the night away in Roman drawing-rooms. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Florence Dixie The night was as black as pitch, and the roaring of the wind, the shouts of the sailors, and the wash of the water along the decks, heightened with their deafening noise, the anxiety of the moment. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

He had a quiet, slow-spoken manner, but that night I saw that he was considerably excited. Space by John Buchan [1911]

When night had fallen I cautiously left my place of concealment, dodged across the road into the woods and made for the river through the mile of corn. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Guy de Maupassant Often at night he would talk loudly, as though he were quarrelling with some one. The Hand (La Main d'écorché) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Jacques Futrelle It was very late that night — after twelve, in fact — when Hutchinson Hatch called on The Thinking Machine with excitement evident in tone, manner, and act. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Elizabeth Von Arnim It took hours to get to Rome. Awful if he hung on till the night train. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Jules Verne The night passed in the midst of alarms which would have been death to less energetic souls. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The long letter written at night to Mrs. Stoddart three weeks ago had never been posted. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

At night when the mother was asleep and he was reading in bed, gendarmes appeared and began to search everywhere — in the yard, in the attic. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The wind had completely died down, and the night was pleasantly warm. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Palermo is like a night blossom which opens only with the first breath of evening. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Rudyard Kipling Full night brought the hotel and its curiously composed human menagerie. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Willa Cather One night Claude went back to make a report on the new placing of the gun teams. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

But, first of all, tell me what these gentlemen who had dinner here last night are like. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Thomas Hardy And I shan’t be able to sleep here at night sometimes, for the same reason. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Charles Kingsley However, from that night Scoutbush was a changed man, and tried to be so. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Willa Cather And I shall never forget that night when you found her voice. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

They are working night and day just now: there will be two hundred copies printed in half an hour. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Jules Verne When night came they found they had only gone over half a degree. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

E. F. Benson The night was warm and windless, yet even if a freezing wind had been raging I think I should have felt nothing of it, so intense was my preoccupation as to what the night and dawn would bring. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

At night he would often take Lakamba’s smallest canoe and depart silently to pay mysterious visits to his old chief on the other side of the river. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

To give himself plenty of time for his enquiries, he was intending to put up for the night at the hotel on the sea-wall and not return to Town until the Sunday evening. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

He lifted his hat presently, and bared his head to the cool night breeze. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arnold Bennett And what’s more, if you ask me, she brought him into the house — and after eleven o’clock at night too!” “All right!” Edwin muttered, to soothe the patient. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton The night Vance had gone off to Fontainebleau without telling her that he was leaving she had imagined that he might have had an accident, had thought of applying to the police to have him traced. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

In the former, these magnificent obscurities find no place: they have been shut out, as it were, like a night of storm and darkness on the other side of the window. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

This soon melted away, and a beautifully diaphanous night tempted us to move towards the dreary funnel of darkness which opened ahead. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Ivan Turgenev Last summer he came at night straight across from Altuhin to Svyatoe, and no one had ever been known to walk it — it’ll be over thirty miles. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Andrew Lang As the ninth night drew near she became very unhappy, for she feared lest some terrible mischance should arise and ruin all. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I shall therefore only say that it was not with less reluctance I retired to my chamber, at the hour of bed-time, than the night before. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

T. E. Lawrence However, Mudowwara might panic like Ramleh, so we slept the night by our latest capture. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Mr. Goodman had been ill the night before, and was in no mood to see strangers. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London Since the island was almost inaccessible, at night my repose was not disturbed by continual apprehension of the approach of cannibals or of beasts of prey. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

John Galsworthy For Dinny it was like a spell of good weather, when every night you go to sleep hoping it will last, and every morning wake up and rub your eyes seeing that it has. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Miles Franklin I was neither tired nor sleepy, but knew it useless to protest, so bade every one good night and marched off. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

But others plundered houses, stole bracelets, watches, diamonds — made as much in a night as he did in six months — only their occupation was more dangerous. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson And the difference between a calm and a hurricane is not greatly more striking than that between the ordinary face of night and the splendour that shone upon us in that drive. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Did you think that I could have taken your sacrifice? I knew well, let them say as they would, that I should not live the night through. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I’ve got to catch the night express to the north of Scotland tomorrow and I shan’t be home until next week. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Henry James It’s a great night — another great night — for the abandoned one. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

All that long night we could hear him talking to himself, groaning, cursing, shouting, arguing. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Charles Kingsley I’ve known them, after they’ve been driven off, roll great stones over the cliff at night on the coast-guard, just out of spite; while these blue-jackets here — I can depend on them. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

I could tell it at once by the questions you asked me the morning after the night I came to your house. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The perfume of many sweet flowers hung heavily upon the bosom of the pine-scented night wind. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Guy de Maupassan So she went off alone, for she was an early bird, always up with the sun; while he was addicted to late hours, ever ready to spend the night with friends. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Maria Edgeworth Good night — or good morning, my dear child; go, and rest. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Night after night the same men assembled in those faded saloons; night after night the carriages rolled along the avenue — the flashing lamps illuminated the darkness. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

His life seemed to depend upon certain letters which he received; and when the day had been occupied by business, he passed the night in writing answers. Lodore by Mary Shelley

M. R. James The night was clear and bright, as he saw when he had opened the casement, and he stopped for an instant to look at the sea and note a belated wanderer stationed on the shore in front of the inn. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Edith Wharton And then, suddenly, after a night of hungry restless thinking, the flash of enlightenment came. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

The night was cloudless, and the full moon shone slanting in through the dormer and painted a brilliant silver strip on the wall opposite. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

E. F. Benson Since she could not procure the Princess for dinner, she asked Daisy to bring her to lunch or tea or at any hour day or night which was convenient. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Thomas Hardy Now, to clinch my theory, there should be a sudden variation this week — or at latest next week — and I have to watch every night not to let it pass. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Wilkie Collins On the first night the attendance was larger than I had ventured to hope. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Andrew Lang All night he wriggled and struggled till he was half dead with fatigue. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

How, when, where should I read your ghost story?” “In solitude — at night — by the light of a candle. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Henry James One night I was sitting, as I habitually sat for hours, in his dimly-lighted room, near his bed, to which he had been confined for a week. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

William Morris And the dark night came, and he bade her good-night sorrowfully, and departed to his lair in the wood. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

All night long I had dreamed of Ysonde and the glade in the woods, where, at the bottom of the crystal fountain, I saw the reflection of her eyes. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

In the neighb’ring grove There stands a tree; the queen of Stygian Jove Claims it her own; thick woods and gloomy night Conceal the happy plant from human sight. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

And then on Tuesday night I saw ’im come alone, and I went and stood behind ’im in the queue at the pit door. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

George Gissing You have already been elected by such a charming constituency!” But there followed a night of sleeplessness. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

On the third night he was suddenly with us just as if he had come out of the earth. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Meredith But during the night at intervals she had the happiness of feeling Tony’s hand travelling to make sure of her. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I’d a punched ‘is ‘ed, sir — beg pardon, sir —” “Go on, Thomas.” “One night a comin’ ‘ome with ‘Arry, the other English boy, I sees ’im a sittin’ there on them steps. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Guy de Maupassan Then he had a fire made in the large stove in his studio, for the night promised to be very cold. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Ford Madox Ford Poor devil!’ Tietjens said: ‘I thought perhaps it was 0 Nine Morgan I saw that night . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was a mercy the night had fallen so still, for the wind had gone down as soon as the rain began. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins On that dreadful night (whatever I may have been at other times), I myself believe it, I was a maddened man. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Andrew Lang One night the father awoke, and saw a stranger examining and handling the clothes of the defunct. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

The night was pitch-black, a fierce squall had risen, and the rain was falling heavily as the chauffeur unlocked the gates and slipped like a shadow on to the high road. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

John Lewis Burckhard Violent vomiting and profuse sweats had rendered the last night one of the most disagreeable nights I passed in my travels. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Bram Stoker Meanwhile, we must wait for the night — I hear my uncle’s footsteps echoing down the hall. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

On the morning following the night during which the last body was lifted from within the Neptune, there ran a curious rumour through the fishing quarter of the town. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Edith Wharton I found them here the night we arrived. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

We sat on and on and I learned that she was very lonely: Mr. Mayhew away every night and nearly all day and nothing to do in that little dead-and-alive place. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Jack London Maud and I worked from dawn till dark, to the limit of our strength, so that when night came we crawled stiffly to bed and slept the animal-like sleep exhaustion. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

The night had been a heavy one for him. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

William Dampier They could give no account of the other two canoes for they lost company the first night that they went from Guatulco and had not seen them since. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Sellars had told him the night before that she had letters to write, and should not expect him early. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

It was the kind of night that made him cower. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As night fell, however, without any word from him, she became uneasy. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Tobias Smolle A plentiful dinner, with oceans of good liquor, was bespoke at the White Hart. The whole village was regaled at the squire’s expense; and both the day and the night was spent in mirth and pleasure. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang So he endured the pangs of starvation all that day, but when night came his endurance gave way, and he let his right eye be put out and his right leg broken for a second piece of bread. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson Last night I lingered long without My last of loves to see. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

They broke into a fold last night and carried off many sheep, and if we are not careful they will devour everything. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

Algernon Blackwood That night in our bedroom, when Goldingham was asleep and snoring, I felt a touch upon my pillow, and looking up from the edge of unconsciousness. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Each night the basket was carried to her room. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle She knew only too well the hold that the devil had upon me — she who had striven so to loosen it — and it haunted her night and day the thought that my soul might again be within his grip. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

H. G. Wells I was not so preoccupied with my love-affairs as to neglect what I will confess was always my custom at night across that wild and lonely park. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Baldwin Spencer Later on during the night another Quabara was performed, this time concerned with the emu totem. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Oscar Wilde On the first night I was at the theatre, the horrid old Jew came round to the box after the performance was over, and offered to take me behind the scenes and introduce me to her. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

H. G. Wells Perhaps you will think it silly of me, Mr. Bastaple, but last night before I went to bed I sat down to write my sister a letter and tell her all about things while they were fresh in my mind. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Marie Corelli The night was very cold, and though there had been a fire in the room all day, it had died down in the grate, and there were only a few little dull embers now glowing at the last bar. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

D.H. Lawrence They said a low good night and parted; the girl began to knock at the door, the man disappeared. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

D.H. Lawrence That night he slept on the floor of the sitting-room. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The fool would keep him awake all night now for cer- tain. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Ivan Turgenev The soft dark night looked into the room, with its nearly black sky, its faintly rustling trees, and the fresh fragrance of the pure open air. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Caroline Lamb Vain is that youthful air; vain, my lord, your courtesy, and smiles, and fair endowments:—the curse of a broken heart is on you: and, by night and by day, it cries to you as from the grave. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

She had stayed in to make an alteration in the gown she was to wear that night at the Speaker’s. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Rudyard Kipling Mind ye what they said o’ Holdock and Steiner’s food that night at Radley’s? Keep her awa’, man — keep her awa’. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

H. G. Wells Beside the bed, and to be lit at night by a handy switch over the pillow, is a little clock, its face flush with the wall. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anna Katherine Green Black night had not offered too dark a screen between him and the man thus suddenly called upon to face suspicions the very shadow of which is enough to destroy a life. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

The evening was still and close; the Ifúrú (sandflies) and the Nchúná (a red gad-fly) were troublesome as usual, and at night the mosquitoes phlebotomized us till we hailed the dawn. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]