Phrases with "particulars"

Walter Scott These were the particulars which the followers of Flammock and of Damian learned by comparing notes with each other, on the incidents of the day. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Walter Scott From this man Jeanie learned some particulars of which she had hitherto been ignorant, and which we will briefly recapitulate for the information of the reader. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Tobias Smolle The particulars of our journey you shall have in my next, provided no accident happens to prevent, Yours ever, J. MELFORD BATH May 17. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

A year ago news came to Montgomery of Amos Cadwalader’s death, but no particulars concerning his family or burial place. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Tobias Smolle If you would know the particulars of this unfortunate action, your curiosity will be gratified by the bearer, Don Diego de Zelos, to whose virtue and bravery I am twice indebted for my life. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Can I do anything for you?” “I just wanted to get some particulars for a friend,” Richard said. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Wilkie Collins This prefatory narrative I have already got by me in the form of an old family paper, which relates the necessary particulars on the authority of an eye-witness. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins I abstained from entering into particulars for Magdalen’s sake, and I made no allusion to that letter of Mrs. Lecount’s which you answered for me. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry Fielding I remember to have heard of Mrs. Harris’s death above a year before I left the country, but never knew the particulars of her will before. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins The course thus pursued, with signal clearness and ability, leads, as every one who has followed the particulars of the case from the beginning will readily understand, to a very serious result. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

He had been tried and condemned as a nameless sailor, who could call no witnesses in his defence, and give no particulars as to his previous history. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

The precaution against one acquiring particulars of another client might well be deemed superfluous in his case. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Elizabeth Gaskell Margaret was sitting alone, writing to Edith, and giving her many particulars of her mother’s last days. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

This friend knows all the particulars of the attempt to poison Monseigneur de Condé. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Arnold Bennett Mrs. Baines urged him, if he met a policeman on his road to the Tiger, to furnish all particulars about the attempted highway robbery, and he said he decidedly would. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Washington Irving The particulars of this confederation, and of its triumphant success, are amusingly told by Cumberland in his memoirs. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Thomas Hardy I said to him again and again, “Did you find any more particulars afterwards?” “Not a syllable,” he said. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Margaret Oliphant And really, Mrs. Tozer, I’d rather not hear all these unfortunate particulars about one of my brethren——” “He ain’t one of the brethren now,” broke in the poulterer’s wife. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

I called the man, Smith, up, to hear from his own lips the particulars of what he had seen; and certainly his report was very curious. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

Walter Scott The particulars of that noted action are related by Froissard, with the highest encomium upon the valour of the combatants on each side. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

It is not sufficient that such and such particulars seem to point to him; it must be all or nothing. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edgar Allan Poe How he made it what it was — and why — with some particulars of Mr. Landor himself — may, possibly form the subject of another article. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Louis Stevenson Many particulars that struck Mr. Grant White, a Yankee, struck me, a Scot, no less forcibly; he and I felt ourselves foreigners on many common provocations. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins We declared that they had been extorted by terror, or by undue influence; and we pointed out certain minor particulars in which the two confessions failed to corroborate each other. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is to invest income; that is to say, to take up particulars into generals; days into integral eras, — literary, emotive, practical, of its life, and still to ascend in its investment. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Several gentlemen ran to his assistance, but he died in an hour after, having given all the particulars of the dress and appearance of his murderers, and that of their carriage. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Of this philosopher, who devoted his life to the study of alchymy, but few particulars are known. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H. G. Wells The particulars were not very accurately given, they had been given by Rud, and the triumph of Rud had become much more effective and complete in the telling. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I told them everything about myself, and I was examined like a convict, and all particulars about my appearance and manner of speech written down in a book. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

It was because of his aversion to going into particulars that he sent the note and lunched at the club, instead of driving home as he had abundance of time to do. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Expert men may execute, and perhaps judge, of particulars one by one; but the general councils and the plots, and the marshalling of affairs, come best from those that are learned. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Anthony Trollope He feared to ring the bell for the servant; he was afraid to ask the particulars of last night’s work; so he turned on his pillow, and tried to sleep again. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie Poor Rhona had given her full particulars where to find me if she escaped, and the nurse sent on word to me. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Francis Bacon For the one just glances at experiment and particulars in passing, the other dwells duly and orderly among them. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Jack London I cannot give the further particulars of the horrible scene that followed. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Hanover. — Description of the women at Hanover — the traineaus or snow-sledges described — particulars of the empress of Germany. To the Lady R——. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Thomas Hardy Having seen the school-master depart, they were summing up particulars of the event, and indulging in predictions of his future. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins My fellow-merchants had got all the particulars of the arrest. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

He himself has left a most interesting record of his labours and wanderings, from which the following particulars are chiefly extracted. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins These particulars I gathered from the steward, who was expressly sent to visit me at Sandwich. “Sir Gervase never makes a promise without keeping it,” this gentleman informed me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle The particulars of the debate are public property, and it is not necessary to tell in any great detail that painful event. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Olaf Stapledon The difficulty arises through stating the problem wrongly at the outset, through cutting universals and particulars apart and hypostatising both of them. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Wilkie Collins You won’t trace any particulars by the name of Gatliffe. I’m not bound to commit myself or anybody else by mentioning names. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Tobias Smolle These particulars I learned from the vicar, when we quitted the room, that they might be under no restraint in their mutual effusions. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Richard Burton Again your name, nation, — I suppose you to be masquerading, — offence, and other particulars were asked, and carefully noted in a folio by a ferocious-looking clerk. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

It is not necessary to enter into particulars as to the exact locality of Ralph’s arm. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

The woman was almost distracted when she saw me, and from her I discovered the particulars of last night. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I am not to repeat the particulars of a distant race coming nearer and nearer. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

He could give particulars as to that. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell After that, he named the particulars connected with the recovery of the title-deeds to Mr. S., and one or two intimate friends. Disappearances by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Wilkie Collins Such were the particulars which I gleaned during my visit to my father’s family. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells The picshuas recall a score of particulars that I should otherwise have forgotten completely. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

To note the particulars in which one person or thing is, if possible, more objectionable than another. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson These particulars struck me, I confess, disagreeably; and as I followed him into the bright light of the consulting-room, I kept my hand ready on my weapon. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

Walter Scott The particulars of this commotion were as curious as the loss and damage occasioned in this extraordinary manner were alarming and intolerable. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Ann Radcliffe When, at length, Ellena inquired the particulars of what had passed in the avenue, she understood that Schedoni, on pursuing Spalatro, had seen him there only for a moment. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Elizabeth Gaskell I will show you the particulars if I can lay my hand on the letter, which I believe I must have left at home. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But there are further curious particulars in connection with this claim. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jane Austen He begged to know further particulars of what he was indebted to his brother, but was too angry with Lydia to send any message to her. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Wilkie Collins Her name is Mrs. Lecount. On placing these particulars in Miss Vanstone’s hands, she made no remark, except to thank me. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jane Austen And as she could now have nothing more painful to hear on the subject than had already been told, she did not mistrust her own ability of going through a repetition of particulars with composure. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Anne Bronte The particulars are as follows: Arthur had told me, at different intervals, the whole story of his intrigue with Lady F–, which I would not believe before. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Do you understand?” “I understand,” said the lawyer; “and if you will furnish me with the particulars I will have a fresh will drawn up. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

H. G. Wells He had fused together a number of metals and certain other things — I wish I knew the particulars now! — and he intended to leave the mixture a week and then allow it to cool slowly. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells It is from Mr. Wace, indeed, that the particulars upon which this narrative is based were derived. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

Edmund Burke Men are carried to the sex in general, as it is the sex, and by the common law of nature; but they are attached to particulars by personal beauty. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

You will not be less surprised, when I relate some particulars of your family still unknown to you, and which I have learnt from the mouth of Agnes herself. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Tobias Smolle I was treated with great care and tenderness by this grave matron, who, after I had recovered some strength, desired to know the particulars of my last disaster. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Conan Doyle As we made our way to the hospital after leaving the Holborn, Stamford gave me a few more particulars about the gentleman whom I proposed to take as a fellow-lodger. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

H. G. Wells But I forget any particulars about my uncle’s departure from this world. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Arnold Bennett Neither in enormity nor in many other particulars did he resemble the Cyril whom he had supplanted. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins No fear, though, about the particulars I have undertaken to tell you of; I have got them all ship-shape in my recollection; I can see them, at this moment, as clear as noonday in my own mind. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Walter Scott These particulars I have mentioned, that if these papers fall into friendly hands, the boy may be sought after and submitted to examination. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Sir Walter Scott All particulars of this legend Hobbie called to mind as he passed along the moor. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

When thoughts of this place have occurred to me at different times, I have endeavored to recall more particulars with regard to it. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Charles Dickens What it meant as to particulars I no more foreboded then than you forebode now, but it put me rather out of sorts. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

I say, Jervis,” calling after him, “any particulars about the accident? Serious?” “Oh dear no, sir, not to my knowledge. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Virginia Woolf He turned his back and pretended to read the particulars of a desirable property at Bexhill which Patrick had called for some reason “a manifesto. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Henry Fielding The particulars are not now worth mentioning, though I suppose you have long since forgot them. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells We can get these necessary particulars published and note what newspapers decline to do so. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Only those two knew of the discovery; they had kept the particulars and Monk’s real name to themselves. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Of Mary “called Magdalene” (Luke viii, 2) but few particulars are recorded in scripture. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Anthony Trollope In all these particulars the banks of the Upper Mississippi can hardly be beaten. North America by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy I don’t choose to explain, because the particulars are painful. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Those who desire more ample particulars may find them, and the written confession of Augustus Raikes, in the files of the “Times” for 1856. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

These particulars he now imparted. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell I remember, however, many little particulars which Miss Bronte gave me, in answer to my inquiries respecting her mode of composition, etc. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Tobias Smolle Finally, he took a last farewell of the good matron, and returned to his father with the particulars of this interview. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Sir Walter Scott There were some particulars in the general alarm which are curious and interesting. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Daniel Defoe There are yet behind many particulars of a distinct nature from those that have been spoken of; some whereof are very wonderful, and call for a very serious observation of them. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Wilkie Collins Further particulars may be looked for by the next mail. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

William Godwin Some particulars are related by Iamblichus, 72 which, though he is not an authority beyond all exception, are so characteristic as seem to entitle them to the being transcribed. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

H. G. Wells He turned from such abstruse matters and furnished Lewisham with the particulars of the college diplomas, and proceeded to other possibilities. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Jeremy Bentham But his character may be also judged of from circumstances; from the particulars of his conduct whilst committing the crime itself. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

In a whispering, sobbing tone, he told these particulars by degrees to Jane as they sat there. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

The good squire received him with his usual kindness, and informed him, according to that lucidus ordo which he so especially favoured, of the whole particulars of their excursion. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he added the wine and a few further particulars and departed, walking up the Champs Élysées until he came to a turn to the right. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Wilkie Collins And I could only do this, by entering into particulars which, for all I knew to the contrary, it might still be cruel and dangerous to reveal. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jonathan Swif I have made but little progress in this letter for so many days, thanks to Guiscard and Mr. Harley; and it would be endless to tell you all the particulars of that odious fact. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

As I am told that the Señora G——a wore it at a ball in London, when her husband was Minister there, I have sent my maid to learn the particulars from her. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Over and over again did Barbara ask the particulars of the slight interviews Richard had had with Thorn; over and over again did she openly speculate upon what his name really was. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

He was present at the battle of Huarina; and the particulars which he gave his son enabled the latter to supply many deficiencies in the reports of historians. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Horace Walpole There he learned the absence of Jerome, and the pursuit that was making after the Lady Isabella, with some particulars of whose story he now first became acquainted. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

He spake no more, staring ever as he sailed, marking ever as the distance lessened more and more particulars of that ship. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Mrs. Jernam had early learned the particulars of her case, and a friendship had grown up between them, of which Mrs. Miller duly acknowledged the condescension on Mrs. Jernam’s part. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells The particulars of his death are no part of this history, only its suddenness and its effect upon Rud concern us here. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Thorne could, however, give you all the particulars in good English and had no objection to do so. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I only relate these trifling particulars to show you how little worth keeping such a card could be, in such circumstances as ours. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins On every birthday of Isaac’s since she had written down the particulars of his dream from his own lips, she had been accustomed to read that same paper, and ponder over it in private. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Ford Madox Ford I don’t know that I could keep all these particulars accurately in my head. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell There is an intelligent man living in Haworth, who has given me some interesting particulars relating to the sisters about this period. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

In a hitherto unpublished manuscript which has come to light this year, in an annual called the “Mosaico Mexicano,” there are some curious particulars concerning the “noche triste. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Susanna Rowson But we are losing time: you might ere this have told me who were your creditors, what were their demands, and other particulars necessary to your liberation. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Sir Walter Scott It was supposed that on all these particulars his patron had enjoined him strict secrecy. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

He said: The particulars I cannot remember; but I believe he feared the violent agitations of such exercises, because the bodies employed in them are so violently disturbed. Symposiacs by Plutarch

John Galsworthy They spent some time there going into particulars of the projected house, and then Soames returned to the agent’s cottage. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Daniel Defoe Also we have omitted, though our list of particulars promised such a thing, an account of some unthinking wretches, who passed over this judgment with banter, scoffing, and contempt. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Andrew Lang Upon waking I told the particulars above related to my wife; she treated the matter lightly, and desired me to go to sleep, saying it was only a dream. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Ralph Waldo Emerson In the last chapters, we treated some particulars of the question of culture. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Ann Radcliffe Believing that his origin was entirely unknown to the Marchesa, he ventured to disclose some particulars of Ellena’s family, without apprehending that it could lead to a suspicion of his own. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Wilkie Collins Under ordinary circumstances these absurd particulars would not have dwelt on my memory. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Daniel Defoe What has happened to his more sublimated government, and his angelic capacities, I shall have an occasion to touch at in several solid particulars as we go along. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

It contained full particulars of the tumultuous proceedings in the capital. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Walter Scott I remember me, our most amiable and accomplished daughter, that last night you wished to know the particulars of the battle of Laodicea, with the heathenish Arabs, whom Heaven confound. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Arnold Bennett It was Maria Critchlow who got Constance out of her difficulty by giving her particulars of a reliable servant who was about to leave a situation in which she had stayed for eight years. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I like the idea of the charity — the Devine Hospital, eh?” “By the way, how did you find out the particulars of this man’s life. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jane Austen Elinor repeated the particulars of it, as she had given them to John; and their effect on Robert, though very different, was not less striking than it had been on HIM. He laughed most immoderately. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Tobias Smolle At their return to London in the beginning of winter, he, with a heavy heart, communicated these particulars to me in confidence. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Love Peacock Mr. Eavesdrop hoped the particulars of his fate would be ascertained; and asked if anyone present could help him to any authentic anecdotes of their departed friend. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Anthony Trollope Cicero, who had been unable to get the particulars of the new law till it had been proclaimed, had but a few days to master its details. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

M. R. James Mr. Denton laid before his relative a statement of the results of his visit to townparticulars of carpets, of chairs, of wardrobes, and of bedroom china. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Arthur Machen References, particulars of University distinctions would be required: Mr. Marsh, long absent from England, was ready to proffer the names of his bankers. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

James Anthony Froude The expression is very strong, yet when we look for particulars we can find only that he was fond of games which Puritan preciseness disapproved. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Henry Fielding He then inquired into the particulars of my case, and was no sooner acquainted with them than he informed me that the Maladie Alamode was the lady to whom I was obliged. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins I told him that she had merely repeated, like a parrot, the words she had heard me say and that she knew no particulars whatever, because I had mentioned none. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Imagine a thing in all essential particulars the exact reverse of a desirable acquaintance, and you have his mental photograph. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Walter Scott These particulars are fully related by Comines in his Memoires, liv. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Having got them I let my man go, but I wired full particulars to Forbes this morning. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Walter Scott Such were the particulars which the Lady’s inquiries were able to collect concerning Magdalen Graeme, being far too meagre and contradictory to authorize any satisfactory deduction. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Wilkie Collins I have great faith in the affectionate remembrance of any surviving friends I may leave behind me; but, upon the whole, I would rather provide these particulars myself. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Of his family by the first Mrs. Fielding no very material particulars have been preserved. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Those thoughts are true which guide us to BENEFICIAL INTERACTION with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not. The Meaning of Truth by William James

King John. It was some time before I learned the particulars of this awakening. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Body perfection brought, For what but eye and ear silence the mind With the minute particulars of mankind? Mind moved yet seemed to stop As ’twere a spinning-top. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Anthony Trollope When I add to the above particulars that Pat was chief minister, adviser, and confidential manager in young Macdermot’s affairs, I have said all that need be said. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Robert Green Ingersoll They gave the particulars of the sale; told what they said and what the devil replied. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Thomas Hardy They were written whilst I thought your conduct to me cruel; but now I know more particulars of the position you were in I see how inconsiderate my reproaches were. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott In Aubrey’s Correspondence there are some curious particulars of Sir Walter Raleigh. “He was a tall, handsome, bold man; but his naeve was that he was damnably proud. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Samuel Johnson When all these particulars are rated together, perhaps the memory of Savage may not be much sullied by his trial. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Charles Dickens When I inquired into the circumstances, some strange particulars came out in the course of the chemist’s answer. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Cathy put on her bonnet again to go to Parrifer Hall: and the particulars of her visit were known abroad later. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But I own there is something ungrateful in expanding too curiously the particulars of the general proposition, that all culture tends to imbue us with idealism. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Henry Handel Richardson Through him she would obtain particulars of the Melbourne Grammar School, the terms, and rules of entry; and find out how the land lay with regard to a possible scholarship. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

In a straightforward manner he stated the particulars of that past night: and the following is a summary of them. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Samuel Johnson It is apparent that he must have had the habit of noting whatever he observed; for such a number of particulars could never have been assembled by the power of recollection. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Henry Fielding Come to me at seven, and bring me all the particulars you can concerning that ill-looking jade I mentioned to you, for I am resolved to know who she is. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins I suppressed nothing but the particulars of the state in which I had found the corpse. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

These extracts will enable the reader to form a tolerably accurate idea of the general state of affairs at Gray Forest. Some particulars must, however, be added. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Boys don’t give evidence on inquests every day: I felt shy and uncomfortable at having to do it; and perhaps that may be the reason why the particulars remain so strongly on my memory. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

I sent the particulars to the ship-builder, and by all accounts the news killed him, for he died not long after. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins These are some of the necessary particulars that must be stated first. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Arthur Conan Doyle He would say nothing of the case, and it was from the papers that I learned the particulars of the inquest, and the arrest with the subsequent release of John Mitton, the valet of the deceased. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Wilkie Collins These illustrations, and the particulars which preceded them were carefully digested by all Mr. Blyth’s neighbors; but Mr. Blyth himself passed them over unnoticed. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Curiously anxious was Wilson to hear all particulars as to whatever could have took off that French governess. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Wilkie Collins These particulars I gleaned during one long month of servitude and imprisonment in the fatal red-brick house. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

These particulars is mentioned For to show his dismal state, Which I wasn’t first intentioned To specifical relate. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

H. G. Wells I have never learnt the particulars of that abduction, but I imagine Mary astonished, her pride outraged, humiliated, helpless, perplexed and maintaining a certain outward dignity. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Further particulars by letter. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells But the reader will find the full particulars of my impression of all this in the Geological Magazine for October, 1905, and to that I must refer him. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

His early life is involved in obscurity; but Lenglet du Fresnoy has industriously collected some particulars of his later career, which possess considerable interest. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry Fielding I have, at your request, made the match;’ and then he added some particulars relating to his opinion of me, which my modesty forbids me to repeat. Amelia by Henry Fielding

You will have the goodness, M’Donough, to let me know as soon as all the particulars are arranged. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton Lily, however, had been deplorably careless in noting the particulars of the entertainment. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

With these few words of preliminary explanation, I shall proceed to state the particulars of the last scene in this strange series of incidents. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins These particulars are given by Monsieur Werdet in the form of an episode, and are principally derived, on his part, from information afforded by the author’s sister. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Medicine has, too, a theoretical side which reaches the knowledge of particulars by universal reasoning and by inductive method. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet this Patinsky asks me particulars of the young American diplomat, with the satchel chained to his wrist, who left the train at the junction and travelled here under our charge. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

I shall learn all these particulars in time. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jonathan Swif Tell me all the particulars of Wexford: the place, the company, the diversions, the victuals, the wants, the vexations. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Thomas Hardy The sparing manner in which he meted out particulars of his condition told Barbara how appalling had been his experience. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Arthur Morrison Hooker, very distrustful, skeptically demanded more detailed particulars of the scheme. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins Your daughter said as much, when I asked for particulars about the jugglers. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The particulars they gleaned were not of a kind to tranquillise their minds, and might well have made bolder hearts than theirs pause, ere they advanced. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Virginia Woolf I gradually lose all knowledge of particulars as I eat. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft And the close resemblance of those nightmares to my own — even in some of the smallest particulars — left no doubt in my mind of their significantly typical nature. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Walter Scott It is unnecessary to introduce the reader to the minute particulars of their conference. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Attempted arson, eh? We’ll send them off, sir, and take particulars from you later on. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

H. G. Wells Poff! is this Mrs. Helter–Skelter a discreet sort of woman? Do you like her?” She asked a few additional particulars and Benham made his grudging admission of facts. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Thomas Hardy It is whimsical of the world to hold that particulars of how a lad went to school and so on should be as an interesting romance or as nothing to them, precisely in proportion to his after renown. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

The particulars appeared to be as old Jones had related. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

A passage in the Letter of the Municipality of Xauxa is worth quoting, as confirming on the best authority some of the interesting particulars mentioned in the text. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Tobias Smolle How I understood the particulars of my birth will appear in the course of these memoirs. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Morrison Luker and Birks then went into full particulars of their project. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Oh, my beloved, let not difference in particulars divide two hearts that worship the same God, or make a barrier between two minds that think alike upon essentials. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Nor, where lives of authors were written, were they written with the redundancy of particulars which is now allowed. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Tobias Smolle I shall not pretend to describe the particulars of a French lady’s dress. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Hardy The Baron reflected, and inquired a few other particulars of her late life. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Hilda once procured a tailor’s advertisement sheet, and, folding it so that the particulars concerning trousers were uppermost, placed it conspicuously on his study table. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Eager as he was to see Marian, he was still more anxious to hear full particulars of that foul plot of which she had been made the victim. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Edith Wharton Here I learned some particulars of the Duke’s attempted reforms. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]