Phrases with "none"

But none of these works or of those contemporary with them show that innate lightness and buoyancy of tone, which seems to add wings to the art of poetry. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

H. G. Wells German none the less for that. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope A judge’s charge need be listened to perforce by none but the jury, prisoner, and gaoler. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Mary wrinkled her brow over none but the most practical considerations. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

But, as the burial ground is closed, there might be some difficulty about erecting a new monument, whereas there would probably be none in adding an inscription to one already existing. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

But Corinius, the more he perceived the duty hateful to Gro, the firmer became his resolution that none but Gro should undertake it. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rudyard Kipling But none knew — none knew save She and I; and the blown sand of the river-bed covered the track of my feet. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

She was scarcely fifteen; and, light-hearted and blithe, none but childish ideas had found place in her unruffled mind. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Thomas Wolfe And this poetic conception was the inspired work of one man — none other than the present head of the Company, Mr. Paul S. Appleton, III, himself. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

John Donne As thou thyself, who art all, art made of no substances, so the joys and glory which are with thee are made of none of these circumstances, essential joy, and glory essential. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

E. F. Benson In manner he was very quiet, rather boyish, quite well-bred, and rather good-looking, and in none of these respects was he different from the casual crowd. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

George Gissing In talking he leant upon his cane, and his movements were languid; none the less, his person was distinguished by an air of graceful manhood. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Among the many good things to be found in Lord Bacon’s works, none is more full of wisdom than the saying that “truth more easily comes out of error than out of confusion. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Miles Franklin Australia can bring forth writers, orators, financiers, singers, musicians, actors, and athletes which are second to none of any nation under the sun. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Henry James There it was to be learnt and taken home — with never a moral, none the less, drawn from it by the “higher types. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle By its light I saw that the black ceiling was coming down upon me, slowly, jerkily, but, as none knew better than myself, with a force which must within a minute grind me to a shapeless pulp. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

By what impulse the crowd was moved none ever recollected, but the entire mass — men, women, children, dogs — made a simultaneous and tumultuous rush for the entrance. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Leslie Stephen But why should’st thou suspect the war’s success? None fears it more, as none promotes it less. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Let none other dwell for a moment in your thoughts, I solemnly charge you, Margharita. “As to my search, it has not yet, alas, been successful. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

You seem to have taken none of the ordinary means — you have not distinguished her in the eyes of gossip. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a worn and weary face, the tired face of the spiritual fighter, but it was very kindly and companionable, none the less. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Ann Radcliffe Her kind hostess did every thing in her power to relieve her, and there was neither physician nor apothecary in the village, so that nature was deprived of none of her advantages. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Charles Dickens Of the former they had many, of the latter few — none perhaps beyond that indefinable uneasiness which is inseparable from suddenly awakened hope, and protracted expectation. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Colt.— There’s none ever feared That the truth should he heard But they whom the truth would indict. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edmund Burke That those persons should tolerate all opinions, who think none to be of estimation, is a matter of small merit. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Then he gazed around on every side, but saw none standing there. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Thomas Wolfe They were staggering beneath obligations to pay which none of them could meet — and still they bought. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The business is to measure the diagonal of a square, to give the area of a curve, to find the square root of a number, which has none in common arithmetic. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Edith Wharton Either they forget they’ve quarrelled, or some social necessityusually a party that none of them can bear to missforces them together, and makes it easier to bury their differences. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

James Joyce That was their secret, only theirs, alone in the hiding twilight and there was none to know or tell save the little bat that flew so softly through the evening to and fro and little bats don’t tell. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Henry Kingsley I declare I believe that if we had seen a ring of glory round her head at that moment none of us would have been surprised. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Henry James Rowland grudged him none of his smiles, and took an extreme satisfaction in his two statues. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Edith Wharton Every witness who was called corroborated Anne de Cornault’s statement that there were no dogs at Kerfol: had been none for several months. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

G. K. Chesterton Any one of them might have worn a smoking-cap; none of them would have objected to any variety of fool’s cap, though they hardly wished it identified with a dunce’s cap. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Round her eyes her tresses fell, Which were blackest none could tell, But long lashes veil’d a light, That had else been all too bright. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

George Eliot It’s the preacher as empties th’ alehouse; and if a man gets religion, he’ll do his work none the worse for that. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry Handel Richardson Haven’t you a wife, too, doctor? Then show a bit o’ mercy to mine!” “Tut, tut, man, none of that!” said Mahony curtly. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Nay, when those who are unjust follow their lusts without knowledge,—and who shall guide him whom God has led astray? and they shall have none to help. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Charles Dickens Who he was, or whence he came, was a question often asked, but which none could answer. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Henry Handel Richardson In Mahony’s feelings for Purdy at this moment, there was none of the old intolerant superiority. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Borrow It chanced that none of us was well acquainted with the road; indeed, I could see nothing which was fairly entitled to that appellation. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Henry David Thoreau With respect to landscapes, “I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

T. H. Huxley So, none of the Paleozoic Sharks have shown themselves to be possessed of ossified vertebrae, while the majority of modern Sharks possess such vertebrae. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Walter Scott Whatever,” he proceeds, “be the many foul blots recorded of the saints in Scripture, none of them is charged with this regular fit of distraction. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

George Gissing But with the others she talked as brightly as usual, managing, none the less, to do full justice to the meal. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope He asked her no further question — none at least that it was difficult for her to answer — and he soon took his leave. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle As impassive as ever to the casual observer, there were none the less a subdued eagerness and suggestion of tension in his brightened eyes and brisker manner which assured me that the game was afoot. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

According to the statement of the advocates and contemporaries of this remedy, none ever failed of receiving benefit unless their little faith and credulity starved their merits. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Samuel Johnson As these fortifications were the productions of mere necessity, they are built only for safety, with little regard to convenience, and with none to elegance or pleasure. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Sinclair Lewis Altogether, the Colony made up one-tenth of one per cent of the population of Florence. And the claims of none of these reversed patriots so much interested Hayden as his own secret life. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

I am perfectly certain of the truth of Tolstoy and Tourguenief to Russian life, yet I should not be surprised if I went through Russia and met none of their people. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Nellie Bly He would have none of the Christian religion. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

And I suppose the fellows who met us this morning belonged to your valley people?” “Yes. I hope you had no fault to find with them during the journey?” “Oh, no, none at all. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Radclyffe Hall And none might be there to witness that thing, save God — the God of death and affliction, Who is also the God of love. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim My knowledge is intuitive, perhaps, rather than acquired, but it is none the less real. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Henry James It is none the less certain that he appeared for some time absorbed in that receptacle — appeared at last to breathe into it hard. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Sinclair Lewis He marched into the Fiesole Room at the Pineland, stating to himself, “I’m not looking for any trouble here, none at all; I’m just standing on my rights. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

The king of the vultures came, too; and I observed that none of the common ones seemed inclined to begin breakfast till his majesty had finished. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Sinclair Lewis No one could deny his theories because none of his theories meant anything. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Leslie Stephen We shall see hereafter how deeply this principle became rooted in his mind; here I need only notice that it is the lesson which poverty teaches to none but men of strong character. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

His wife was ironing linen in an attic under the roof, her eyes none the worse, though she had bound one up with a red handkerchief that she might make her moan with effect to the neighbours. Signa by Ouida

Sinclair Lewis All right for Pollock, and that’s none of our business, but we —— I think I’d just give the Dillons the glad hand and pass ’em up. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle But as to the slow commanders, I have known none to equal Brigadier Baumgarten, also of the Imperial service. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Amongst the insects of Chontales none are more worthy of notice than the many curious species of Orthoptera that look like green and faded leaves of trees. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Andrew Lang I have no money of my own left, and my brothers have none either. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft Distant though it is from the remnant of a road, this house none the less impressed me unfavorably the very moment I espied it. The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

The inns are so far apart and so abominably bad down here that there might almost as well be none at all, and my baggage-wagon, stocked with edibles, is stuck fast in a quagmire a long way from this. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

He was, however, disappointed; none of these relations now survived. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

For there grows no corn, ne wine, ne beans, ne peas, ne none other fruit convenable to man for to live with. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Robert Louis Stevenson Indeed, none came away empty-handed, as everything found upon the Bell Rock was considered valuable, being connected with some interesting association. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon If in none of these manners came the end of the world, then inevitably, though perhaps not till the latter days of the galaxy, it must come in another way. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang Ha, I fear Thou wilt not wake for ever, sleeping here, Where there are none but the winds to visit thee. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

I am persuaded that none of these warriors really had kinsmen in America, but that they all pretended to have them, out of politeness to us, and that they believed each other. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Andrew Lang But the neighbour pushed her away, saying, ‘No, I shall have none left for my children. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle I trust that you are none the worse for the danger that you have gone through. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Eliot That’s what I mean, an’ that’s what we all mean; and when a man’s said what he means, he’d better stop, for th’ ale ’ull be none the better for stannin’. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

M. P. Shiel It was obvious that each held the consciousness of a secret which none dared breathe to another; and in vain I consumed days of musing in seeking to see into the meaning of these things. The Pale Ape by M. P. Shiel [1911]

But none of the passions are reasoned, and I do not try to account for my literary preferences or to justify them. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton But none of these things, so far as I understand, belonged to any of the people he was then in the act of robbing. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

William Morris Hearken, lord, there is none anigh us that I can see, so I will say a word to thee at once. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Henry Fielding I am unwilling to believe there are such villains in the world; but there is none of them whom I should detest half so much as myself, if my own mind had ever suggested to me a hint of that kind. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Whatever may be the truth as to his failings, she sees none in him. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Thomas Hobbes There is place, not only for excuse, by which that which seemed a crime is proved to be none at all; but also for extenuation, by which the crime, that seemed great, is made less. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Knowing that they outnumbered us ten to one, they took none of their usual cowardly precautions, but dashed upon us at a gallop, firing and yelling. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

George Meredith Alas! then an—undertaker’s pathos is better than none at all—he was not a single-minded aspirant to our social honours. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Olaf Stapledon However well he should understand, the world would be none the better. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Louis Stevenson These things I have not forgotten; none, rather, has more keenly felt, none more jealously considered them; I have but postponed them to their day. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

No action of his has been so variously criticized, none caused such bitterness in political circles. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood understoodnone better. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Sinclair Lewis The place had none of the lip-stick flavor that he had expected; there wasn’t so much as a tall gilt basket tied with a rosy ribbon. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Edward Bellamy Suppose, also, there were no waste from business panics and crises through bankruptcy and long interruptions of industry, and also none from the idleness of capital and labor. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Henry James If there is any doubt about it today, there certainly will be none tomorrow. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The stranger could scarcely have attained his twentieth year, and was possessed of a face and form such as Nature bestows on none but her favorites. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Henry Fielding After this I observed a strange coldness in all my acquaintance; none of them spoke to me first, and very few returned me even the civility of a bow. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

But of all the minor fiction that I read at this time none impressed me so much as three books which had then already had their vogue, and which I knew somewhat from reviews. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Jeremy Bentham There are many methods of attaining this end: none of them ought to be neglected; but it has been too common to neglect them all. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Robert Louis Stevenson In piecework, which is what most of us do, the case is none the less plain for being even less material. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith The pew-opener curtseyed to none as she did to him. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Rudyard Kipling Hannasyde was quite different from Phil Garron, but, none the less, had several points in common with that far too lucky man. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

D. H. Lawrence But none the less, peasants in full dress, their feet soaked in the skin sandals, were trooping in the sun, purchasing, selling, bargaining for cloth, talking all the time. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He had said none of those pretty things which call up blushes in girlish cheeks; but he had been kind and brotherly, and Hilda was satisfied to accept such kindness from him. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Jane Austen He persisted in having loved none but her. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

But none can ever be said to know Hawthorne who do not leave large allowances for the unknowable. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Thomas Hobbes Their consciences were free, and their words and actions subject to none but the civil power. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Anthony Trollope It was the same with Mr Low and Barrington Erle. Were he to die there would be no gap in their lives — were they to die there would be none in his. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri There happened to be none on the open road just then; so we entered the gap unnoticed. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

So whether the sea swallowed him up, as, according to his report, it had swallowed his rival, none could tell. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

John Hill Burton It is an oppression for a man to reclaim his own money; it is none to keep it from him. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

D. H. Lawrence But none the less the houses were sordid, unkempt, shimmy. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce Sometime then, somewhere there, I wrote me hopes and buried the page when I heard Thy voice, ruddery dunner, so loud that none but, and left it to lie till a kissmiss coming. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

George Meredith Osric and Kiomi did not show themselves on the road, they answered none of my shouts. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The 1st of July broke with a fine and beautiful morning, and we left Lake Bring none the worse for our compulsory delay. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Charles Stur However none approached the camp. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

As soon as grace is said after each meal, every one is at liberty either to retire to his own chambers or to walk in the College garden, there being none that has not a delightful one. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Miles Franklin I was keenly disappointed that none of them had a piano, as my hunger for music could be understood only by one with a passion for that art. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

At this the heroes rode in lordly wise; none it irked what the knight had counseled. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Thomas Wolfe They make a kind of truth for people who have found none for themselves. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

I should have none at all, if my age and weakness permitted me. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

E. Phillips Oppenheim There’s going to be none of that sort of thing. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Yet are not they of late or now produced, And none can tell from whence they first arose. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Walter Scott I assure you, none respects the King’s person or privileges more than myself — though the devotion is somewhat out of fashion. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Andrew Lang How different from thy choice of a sepulchre have been the fortunes of thy tomb! I will that none should break The marble for my sake, Wishful to make more fair My sepulchre. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Herman Melville The disclosure will indirectly involve reference to peculiar matters, none of, the clearest, beyond the immediate subject. The Bell-Tower by Herman Melville

Arthur Conan Doyle Of those who were stricken none recovered, and the illness was ever the same — gross boils, raving, and the black blotches which gave its name to the disease. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Robert Louis Stevenson Perhaps none but Archie knew she could be eloquent; perhaps none but he had seen her — her colour raised, her hands clasped or quiveringglow with gentle ardour. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abraham Merri In the morning Thora awoke, none the worse, apparently. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Tobias Smolle But few, or none of them have fireplaces, and there is not a bed with curtains or tester in the house. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

John Galsworthy Isn’t it pleasant to know that whatever you do you can none of you be destitute?” “But can’t I borrow the money?” Jolyon shook his head. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

James Joyce And be they gone to splane splication? That host that hast one on the hoose when backturns when he facefronts none none in the house his geust has guest. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

What it is, none knows better than yourself. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Elizabeth Gaskell There may be some difference as to chronology, none as to fact. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Meredith None else on earth so sweetly laughed, none so spontaneously, victoriously provoked the healthful openness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Robert Louis Stevenson But you are to remember, since I have been in the Highlands, I have seen a good many of those that bear it; and the best I can say of them is this, that they would be none the worse of washing. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

She is in none the worse case for that. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell She is a great and a good woman; of course not without peculiarities, but I have seen none as yet that annoy me. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Arthur Conan Doyle He flung his overcoat half out of the window to cover the armorial bearings upon the panel, but I had seen them in the glare of our fanlight none the less. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Alfred Tennyson They say she’s comely; there’s the fairer chance: I like her none the less for rating at her! Besides, the woman wed is not as we, But suffers change of frame. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If they remain, as they probably will, scared neutrals, they will none the less be our vassal states when the last gun has been fired. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

All he knew so far was that Champneis had stayed in none of the obvious places. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The influence of this journal is a recognized power in Europe, and, of course, none is more conscious of it than its conductors. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Adam Lindsay Gordon Hugo: Prattle and sing to your heart’s content, And none will offer impediment. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

CHARLIE: YOU can’t sing, none of you. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

I was alone; none were near me to dissipate the gloom and relieve me from the sickening oppression of the most terrible reveries. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

The king of Berne sent answer: “Who might now forfend? King Etzel will let none part the strife. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Meredith He had delayed his return, and there had been none of his brief communications. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Arthur Morrison With some little difficulty he got the policemen, and with none at all he got a light cart and a jobbing man with a spade. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

As for my countenance, it is what it is; and, for the matter of that, thine own is none too pretty, thou saucy fellow. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Anthony Trollope An England without a Duke of Omnium — or at any rate without any Duke — what would it be? And yet he knew that with bad Dukes his country would be in worse stress than though she had none at all. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard Oh, truly hath the poet said that man is like a snake, whom to touch is poison, and whom none can hold. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Walter Scott I will call aloud, and spare not, and arouse the many whose love hath waxed cold, and the multitude who care for none of these things. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

No; dey don’ struggle roun’ none atall. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Anne Bronte It is a troublesome thing, Halford, this susceptibility to affronts where none are intended. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Eliot Well, well, solco torto, sacco dritto — many a full sack comes from a crooked furrow; and he who will be captain of none but honest men will have small hire to pay. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Thomas Wolfe So Otto Hauser would have none of it. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Walter Scott John, Duke of Argyle and Greenwich, died in the year 1743, universally lamented, but by none more than by the Butlers, to whom his benevolence had been so distinguished. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Anthony Trollope One may say that no laws and no control would be best of all — provided that none were needed. North America by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley There’s none down there minds me, but them that would be ashamed of me. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Robert Louis Stevenson None are happy, none are good, none are respectable, that are not gyved like us. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang They said that the yellow water-lily could be none other than their sister, who was not dead, but transformed by the magic ball. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Now one thing I have to say to you, and I speak it that all may hear, and that none may hereafter complain that the rules he serves under were not made clear to him. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Thus none of his kinsmen or friends had the least confidence in his stability, but, in the execution of his purpose, his opinion perpetually changed with the greatest rapidity. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Francis Bacon Of all signs there is none more certain or more noble than that taken from fruits. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George MacDonald Well, none of these things are odder to me than it is to you to eat bread and butter. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

If none such existed, it would at least establish this fact, the knowledge of which, to borrow his own language, was scarcely less important. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

M. P. Shiel That lad! it is strange, too, where I had the stuff about me to make the lad; his father had nothing in the lad; none knew that lad but me, for a mother knows. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Doubtless, it proceeds from some Soul in pain, who wishes to be prayed out of purgatory: But none of us here dares ask it the question. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

H. G. Wells Dover would have none of them. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The next thing I heard was that the water had waxed salt; then it had dried up; and, lastly, it was in the best condition, the truth being that there was none at all. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

After crossing the river, I noticed boulders of conglomerate in the drift, none of which had occurred in the valley of Depilto. The bed rock was still contorted schists, with many quartz veins. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Walter Scott She dwelt unnoticed and alone, Beside the springs of Dove: A maid whom there was none to praise, And very few to love. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Arthur Conan Doyle Amongst them all there was none so fierce and so dangerous as himself. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Sir Richard Burton But none can get to this place where is the crude ambergris, because of the mountains which enclose the island on all sides and which foot of man cannot ascend. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Edith Wharton But the fact is — ” “You said there was Perrier?” “Yes, sir; but I find there’s none left. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Henry Adams From none of them could a young American afford to borrow ideas. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope He believed in a good deal, but he had no belief whatever in starvation — none as yet. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet none of them roared with quite such assurance when Sharkey’s pale face and filmy blue eyes were turned upon him. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

Kenneth Grahame In all the repertory of heroes, none is more truly magnanimous than your pirate chief. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

But he had no money to stock it, and his mother had none to give him. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Virginia Woolf George Eliot was not charming; she was not strongly feminine; she had none of those eccentricities and inequalities of temper which give to so many artists the endearing simplicity of children. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Henry Handel Richardson For none broke more than the customary Abernethy, or crumpled a sandwich. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

She was not ill bred, but had none of that softness of manners which gives rise to all the sweet civilities of life. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Andrew Lang Between modern savages and ourselves, in this regard, he takes certain differences, but takes none between modern savages and the remote founders of religion. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis Carol had hidden in none of these refuges from reality, but she, who was tender and merry, had been made timorous by Gopher Prairie. Even her flight had been but the temporary courage of panic. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

I have seen none others like her. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Rafael Sabatini In Algiers there is none above thee save myself. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Olaf Stapledon Perhaps the key to the problem lies on none of the levels but in some much more general principle which correlates all of them but cannot yet be formulated. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anthony Trollope I believe in him, Marie, more than in any man — but I believe in none thoroughly. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding I now found by experience, that as none can be so civil, so none can be ruder than a courtier. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

She had preferred to keep her marriage a secret until it was over, chiefly for the sake of her innumerable brothers and sisters, none of whom could afford wedding presents. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling There is none like thee in the Jungle, wise, old, strong, and most beautiful Kaa.” “Now whither does THIS trail lead?” Kaa’s voice was gentler. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Thomas Paine OF all the innocent passions which actuate the human mind there is none more universally prevalent than curiosity. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

George Gissing Harry’ll like it none the worse for my having handselled it. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

What do you think o’ that?” “Really!” “Sure as you’re there, but it won’t be none o’ your love-matches. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Niccolo Machiavelli COSIMO: Truly, this reasoning of yours appears to me well considered: none the less, as it is almost contrary to what I have thought up to now, my mind is not yet purged of every doubt. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

D. H. Lawrence But as far as other women went, Mexican women or Indian women: why, that was none of her business. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

He is your greatest poet because none but he has so greatly lived and died and lived in his verse. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Wilkie Collins We had lost none of our spars or sails, and not a man of us had been harassed to death at the pumps. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Washington Irving I noticed one lean, bilious-looking wight, who sought none but the most worm-eaten volumes, printed in black-letter. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Edith Wharton The few women present were mostly old friends, and de fondation; none very brilliant talkers, but all intelligent, observant and ready to listen. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Isabella Bird Of splendour there is none anywhere, and of cleanliness there are few traces. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]