Phrases with "peace"

George Meredith The peace is hers, of whom all lands have praised Majestic virtues ere her day unseen. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

George Gissing It will help you out of immediate embarrassments, and leave you at peace for a little while. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

But though his crime was unpunished by Man, God’s justice permitted him not to enjoy in peace his blood-stained honours. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anna Katherine Green With the following morning she felt strong enough to open the conversation which had now become necessary for her peace of mind. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy The boy knew too well for his peace of mind upon whose lair he had lighted. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

But any sudden proceeding of that kind would inevitably awaken Lesbia’s suspicions; and there is nothing so fatal to a woman’s peace as this idea of danger. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Margaret Oliphant There will be peace in my days. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Thomas Paine The peace establishment was then as follows (see Sir John Sinclair's History of the Revenue): The parliament, however, settled the whole annual peace establishment at $1,200,000. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

He was put with the rest into the box which was the children’s bed, and all night filled it with his cries, so that the others sought peace on the floor. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

For the sake of his father-in-law’s peace of mind, he sincerely hoped that he would never know. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Once at Boulogne in peace and quietness, Lavinia would have leisure to decide upon her future plans. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

D. H. Lawrence He loved her, and it would never be peace between them; she would never belong to him, as a wife. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

And I am coward enough to hold my peace for the sake of living. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

D. H. Lawrence She wanted to be beyond it all, to know the peace and innocence of age. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard See,” and she gripped the dagger at her side: “along this bright edge runs the path to peace and freedom, and, if need be, I will tread it. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

That Colonel Schuyler had returned, and as she could not be his wife, she was going to her aunt’s house, where she could live in peace without being forced upon a man she could not love. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Jonathan Swift In answer to this, let us consider the circumstances we must be in before such a peace could be obtained, if it were at all practicable. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Elizabeth Gaskell When Molly came down she found the squire feeding the child, with more of peace upon his face than there had been for all these days. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Elizabeth Gaskell But then they won’t let me be silly in peace and quietness, but will force me to be as wise as they are; now that’s not British liberty, I say. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He already felt the nearing peace of the shrine and added to it was an immense relaxing and uplift. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Rudyard Kipling They were not ten yards from me, and they would have eaten their dinner in peace so long as I had kept absolutely still. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

A young axe, known among Indians as a Thomashawk. “O bury the hatchet, irascible Red, For peace is a blessing,” the White Man said. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

However, left in peace for a couple of months or so, I was confidently hoping I should be worried no more. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

John Galsworthy In three years’ time his body would not be the body of the trenches, but a whole-time peace body with a fading complex. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Walter Scott The same bill made provision for pulling down the city gates, and abolishing the city guardrather a Hibernian mode of enabling their better to keep the peace within burgh in future. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Anthony Trollope When she came to the paragraph, of course, she read it out; and I wouldn’t let her have any peace till she gave it me to bring over. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Ann Radcliffe O! speak my pardon! Let me not believe that a single accident has destroyed my peace for ever. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Abdulla’s meaning — as I can make it out amongst all those compliments — is: ‘Get rid for me of that white man — and we shall live in peace and share the trade. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jonathan Swif All this news is a mighty secret; the people in general know that a peace is forwarding. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George Talboys must lie at peace in his unknown grave, and Sir Michael Audley must never learn that the woman he had loved bore the red brand of murder on her soul. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Olaf Stapledon They would have found new health and vigour of body, and for a while new peace and vitality of mind. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence Her whole nature was at peace in the service of real masters or mistresses. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells In peace time, on the evidence of his own diaries, this Wilson was a tiresome nobody, an opinionated bore; in war he passed beyond criticism and became a god. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

But peace and quiet are not in my way, and if they want a fight, they can have it. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

In time of peace or truce, his thoughts were ever craftily engaged in endeavouring to find pretexts for war against his neighbours. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

The person who bore that title by right of descent, has long slept in peace in the church of his native village. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Take what lies ready to thy hand and lay concern aside, for troubled days and days of peace in life must surely be. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

R. D. Blackmore His dignity and peace of mind, large good-will of ministry and strong Christian sense of magistracy, all were sadly pricked and wounded by a very small thorn in the flesh of his spirit. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

I think it is deemed good that you two should live in peace and be happy — not as angels, but as few are happy amongst mortals. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

I should try vainly to persuade the English woman that there can be peace in households so constituted: still, such is the case. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

D. H. Lawrence But I suppose some folks is stingy about sixpence, and others is stingy about saying two words that would give another poor devil his peace of mind. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

But from that day I’ve had no peace at all. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling MEN, in war, will instinctively act as they have been taught to do in peace — for a certain time. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Arnold Bennett And his tone struck a rude unexpected blow at Mrs. Baines’s peace of mind. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Look at the telephones for shattering the little peace of mind given to us in this world, or at the machine guns for letting with dispatch life out of our bodies. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

So far as he had been told, he had goodness enough to make his peace with heaven. Signa by Ouida

Leon Trotsky I had to hide for a while, and so, in the summer, I left for Finland. Then there was a short interval of peace in which I did intensive literary work and took short walks in the country. My Life by Leon Trotsky

May peace reign among you, and may you have nothing to fear!’ Adieu! greatest of dukes, and best of men!” This letter produced no effect. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Andrew Lang If she were to know any peace of mind, there was nothing for it but that her husband should climb over the garden wall again, and fetch her some more. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thereafter either side rode home, nor did they settle peace after these slayings. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Rudyard Kipling Thirty thousand troops had by the wisdom of the Government of India been turned loose over a few thousand square miles of country to practise in peace what they would never attempt in war. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

T. E. Lawrence We no doubt enjoyed more the rare moments of peace and forgetfulness; but I remember more the. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

James Joyce Be not sad because all men Prefer a lying clamour before you: Sweetheart, be at peace again — Can they dishonour you? They are sadder than all tears; Their lives ascend as a continual sigh. Chamber Music by James Joyce

Nathaniel Hawthorne For peace had descended upon her like a dove. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Andrew Lang You are my destined husband, and, beloved by me, and endowed with every kind of riches and power, you shall spend the remainder of your life in peace and happiness. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And, in the silence of our awed hearts, a cuckoo near at hand began calling gently to the new day, coming up in peace out of the shining east. In Praise of a Suffolk Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

George Meredith Lord Ormont resumed: “Some are born to it, must be soldiers; and in peace they are snubbed by the heads; in war they are abused by the country. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Sinclair Lewis Between times he napped in the dusty peace of his office. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell Some were for a slight concession, just a sugar-plum to quieten the naughty child, a sacrifice to peace and quietness. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Jonathan Swif I hope he will bring over the peace a month hence, for we will send him back as soon as possible. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

As the Roman Empire was at peace with foreign nations, his impatience of quiet led him, out of uncontrollable love of bloodshed, to set the barbarians fighting with one another. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

And thou, messenger Of peace and joy, Hear the pure voice Of our loyalty; Hear the accents Which we raise to Heaven; Hear what we cry, Country! Liberty!   Let us triumph, my friends, etc. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle Oh, but I am sick and weary of it all, and I would give half that I am worth to see my good dame sitting in peace beside me, and to hear the bells of Norwich town. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was a peace about him which told that death had come too instantaneously to give any previous pain. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Ann Radcliffe This girl is put out of the way of committing more mischief, of injuring the peace and dignity of a distinguished family; she is sent to an eternal sleep, before her time. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

He had gone to London with all his retinue, including Fétis, whom I had met several times in the street and who had tried to make his peace with me. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Gissing She fretted through the nights, and was never really at peace save when she anticipated the servant in rising early, and had an honest scrub at saucepans or fireirons before breakfast. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

But Knut is to his fosterer gone To deal in deeds of peace alone. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

George Gissing And it is because I recognise that, that I grow more and more careful to hold aloof from situations that would threaten my peace of mind. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Of course we keep the peace in India, in our own interest, but what does all this law and order business boil down to? More banks and more prisons — that’s all it means. Burmese Days by George Orwell

James Anthony Froude I speak to show my loyalty to the king, and my love to my fellow-subjects, and my desire that all Christians shall walk in ways of peace and truth. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Edith Wharton She continued to sit behind the tea-tray, her hands folded, her eyes on his face, while the peace of the scene entered into her, and held her under brooding wings. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Wilkie Collins His peace of mind is returning, thanks to Father Benwell. He was perfectly gentle and indulgent — but he looked as if he lived in a different world from mine. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Meredith He quoted a distinguished Tory orator, to the effect, that any lengthened term of peace bred maggots in the heads of the people. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Olaf Stapledon With awe and wonder we experienced something of that exaltation and inner peace with which the doomed angelic populations met their end. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim Is it peace or war?” “It is what you choose to make it,” Peter answered. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

If there is to be peace in Evallonia, Count Casimir and his friends must be in favour with Juventus, and that will not happen if we begin by offending it. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Leon Trotsky The prevalent attitude in the party, at least among its leading elements, was that of irreconcilable hostility to signing the Brest-Litovsk peace terms. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Elizabeth Gaskell Now that I have my mother safe in the quiet peace that becomes her age, and duly rewards her former exertions, I can turn to all that old narration and thoroughly enjoy it. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope Be this as it might, all Nuremberg knew of Peter’s good fortune, and he soon found that he should have no peace till the thing was completed. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Edith Wharton Anne’s choice might be perfect; she, Kate Clephane, might live out the rest of her days in peace between Anne and Anne’s husband. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Ford Madox Ford Friendly! You felt at peace looking at its flints and pebbles. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Wilkie Collins My friendly interference might be of serious importance to Cristel’s peace of mind — perhaps even to her personal safety as well. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

There was no rest, no peace within the cleared grounds of his prison. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

William Morris Clement and Katherine came oft to the High House, and Katherine exceeding often; and she loved and cherished Ursula and lived long in health of body and peace of mind. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell Just in the same way the minister spoke and thought of her now, as a child, whose innocent peace I had spoiled by vain and foolish talk. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

He would have no peace until he had talked to the Caledonian in Scoone; it was cheap enough to have peace at the cost of being a little silly. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Anthony Trollope He hardly knew what it was that he longed to say, but yet he felt that he could not die in peace without expressing to the fair creature who sat beside him the gratitude he felt for her tender care. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather Oh, how good it would be to lie down in that little bed, to cut the nerve that kept one struggling, that pulled one on and on, to sink into peace there, with all the family safe and happy downstairs. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Sir Walter Scott Were war at the gates, I should be one of her white boys; but soldiers, like their bucklers and Bilboa blades, get out of fashion in peace time, and satin sleeves and walking rapiers bear the bell. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

E. F. Benson They can’t sit and enjoy themselves like two old cronies I could tell you of, and feel at peace with all the world. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Edith Wharton The blessèd peace of the country! Pauline drew a deep breath of content. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

George Meredith The world can have no peace for it. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

But what brocht a man o’ peace like you into this tuilzie?” “Jealousy for the honour of my God. And you? For it is less your quarrel than mine. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Oh, Tamar! turn over the pages, and try to find some part which says where safety and peace may be found at any price; for sometimes I think I am almost bereft of — reason. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Gustave Flauber As the moon rose, the effect of the day’s excitement passed away, and a feeling of peace entered his heart. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

The writer did not touch on the firmer peace of those whose belief dispenses with purgatory altogether: but I thought of this; and, on the whole, preferred the latter doctrine as the most consolatory. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

But I had forgotten in my excitement the strange nature of the Kosekin. Instead of terror there was joy, instead of wild despair there was peace and serene delight. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Sir Walter Scott If it is designed to disturb the peace of the country, it were but acting like neighbours, and men of honour, to give us some intimation to stand upon our guard. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

One thing is quite certain, I shall know no peace as long as you are in that house with him. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

George Gissing Resolve as he might, he found it impossible to repress the impulses of jealousy which, as soon as peace had been declared between them, brought about a new misunderstanding. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Now Thorbiorn deemed that by nought would his honour be served better than by taking the peace offered. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle From that day the Doctor’s peace was gone. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Nikolai Gogol She is a terrible witch; she allowed me no peace in the beautiful world. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

George Meredith On either side the waters heave and swell, But all is calm within the little Isle; Content it is to give its holy smile, And bless with peace the lives that in it dwell. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Anthony Trollope She did not make one slightest endeavour towards teaching herself that after all it might be possible for her to live with the man as his companion in peace and quietness. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Florence Dixie He wandered along that river where Maeva and Wrathness had but a few hours before found peace and happiness in each other’s company. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Rudyard Kipling Earnèd peace is all he asks To fulfil his broken tasks. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Rudyard Kipling In peace the roads of France, thanks to the motor, were none too good. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Good old sea,” he exclaimed sadly, “how full of peace you look today. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Then I shall have peace for a few months. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

D. H. Lawrence I know I shall never have any peace of mind again. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Remembering this I held my peace till she had spoken a new law as to the control of our zenanas, and all who are behind the curtains. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells Is publishing a way of peace for the heart? I am prepared to believe even that. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Jane Austen She was occasionally useful to all; she was perhaps as much at peace as any. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Walter Scott You see, where the smoke arises, yonder village standing half hidden by the trees, and you know it to be the dwelling-place of peace and industry. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Rudyard Kipling All good Calcutta has gone to bed, the last tram has passed, and the peace of the night is upon the world. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. F. Benson It seemed likely that, in this absence of aggressive acts, both antagonists were waiting till the season of peace and good will was comfortably over and then they would begin again. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

But it has this effect, Johnny — it sends us home with a feeling of peace in our hearts. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

In too much peace — perhaps? With too much time to think about himself and his bondage to unreason. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Edith Wharton Are they all upstairs with my grandfather? I must make my peace with Undine — ” His sister put her arm through his, and drew him back to the fire. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Oh, do pray cure me, or else kill me, for I cannot go on like this, all my affections deadened and my peace disturbed. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Nellie Bly I gave her the coin and our peace was sealed. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Jane Austen It re-established peace and kindness. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Leslie Stephen We are all madmen, and happy so far as mad: delusion and peace of mind go together; and the more truth we know, the more shall we recognize that realities are hideous. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

He occupied the shop as long as he could make peace with the landlord, and when he could no longer live in quiet, he very coolly locked the door, and bolted himself. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

George Meredith She had eaten; and she might be the worse for it; but she was raised to a height that would not let her look with envy upon peace and comfort. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Thomas Carlyle Both parties in the wrestle professing earnest wishes of peace to us, what have we to do with it except answer earnestly, “Peace, yes certainly,” and mind our affairs elsewhere. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Arthur Conan Doyle These battered little skiffs, who had started their life’s voyage so sadly, had found a harbour of peace where no storm should vex them more. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

H. G. Wells Every sovereignty implied an internal peace; every permanent peace a practical sovereignty. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Louisa May Alcott It was not a happy evening, for though they sewed as usual, while their mother read aloud from Bremer, Scott, or Edgeworth, something was wanting, and the sweet home peace was disturbed. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson Thereafter Mary left him in peace on the back verandah, and sought to waylay Tilly, whose main idea of hospitality — poor old Tilly! — was continually to be bothering him with something to eat. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells And while we’re at peace we can’t raid ’em, we can’t search ’em, we can’t seize ’em. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly would fain have gone down and kept her father company every night that he had these solitary meals; but for peace and quietness she gave up her own wishes on the subject. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

H. G. Wells Then we should have peace for ever — and everything else would go on as before. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I shall hold it in loving remembrance while I live, as the spot where I found infinite peace after infinite trouble. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Algernon Blackwood But this, I think, was the only symptom that came to warn me of highly strung nerves, and it certainly was not sufficiently alarming to destroy my peace of mind. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He said that, but for the Tories, Germany and Britain would be fellow-workers in peace and reform. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Walter Scott Occupying each their own portion of the same island, and living under the same laws, and being at peace with each other, they might without fear, face the enmity of the whole world. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Edith Wharton New York simply meant peace and freedom to me: it was coming home. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Anna Katherine Green How could I insure for myself the extreme punishment which my peace demanded, without bringing down upon me the full consequences I refused to accept. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Willa Cather But the complete peace of the first part of the voyage was over. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Wilkie Collins How would a landsman have taken such an answer as this? A sailor received it with gratitude; repaid it with kisses; and then remembered what was due to his dear’s peace of mind. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

John Galsworthy No, on the whole, he didn’t think she’d be as unreasonable as that; but he continued to combat his desire for peace and quietness at so considerable a price. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling Keep peace with the Lords of the Jungle — the Tiger, the Panther, the Bear; And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the Boar in his lair. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

He then addressed the black sheep with a sudden coldness that amazed them — “I prize the peace of households; but this is not a thing to be done in a hurry: we will see about it, we will see. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Florence Dixie How willingly he would have fasted for another twenty-four hours to have been left in peace and alone. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Break your bonds, and, unhampered by uncongenial ties, seek in another climate for that peace of mind you will never enjoy here or elsewhere as his wife. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang The girls heard the grating noise, but fancying it was a mouse, paid no attention, and Becasigue was left in peace to pursue his work. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Her rounded cheeks showed this, and the indescribable atmosphere of peace and gladness which surrounded her. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Still he held on, till the Embankment broke before him with the sudden peace of space, and he leant against the parapet, panting and sick with pain, but free from the tyranny of the houses. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

George Meredith She was, however, prepared for any treaty including forgiveness, if she could be at peace in regard to her boy, and have an income of some help to her brother. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

For lo! thou hast been a bigoted, bat-eyed, cat-hearted fraud-a preacher of peace and a practiser of strife. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Francis Bacon Therefore, for God’s love, and as we love the weal of our souls and bodies, let us so behave ourselves as we may be at peace with God and may find grace in the eyes of this people. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Thomas Hardy As there was no peace for him at home, he went again to his club, where, since his reunion with Leonora, he had seldom if ever been seen. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

H. Rider Haggard Now he is astonished because they proclaim peace and will have none of the sacrifice of men, for Nam does not love such gentle gods. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang And the wolves all went peacefully back to their own homes, and Ferko and his bride lived for many years in peace and happiness together, and were much beloved by great and small in the land. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle It was as if the old soldier had been so imbued with military ideas that, like my Uncle Toby, he could not refrain even in times of peace from standing upon the defensive. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Walter Scott I have showed thee how to make thy peace with Heaven, and thou hast rejected my proffer. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Hope Whether I went in peace or in war, openly at the head of a corps, or secretly by a stealthy assault, the King would be dead before I could come near him. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Thomas Wolfe There his madness had gone out of him, and for the first time in many years he had felt at peace within himself. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

And so, as I cared more for my peace of mind than for anything else, I consented forthwith. An Honest Thief by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1848]

Edith Wharton Fred Gillow showed no consciousness of disturbing any one’s peace of mind. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Anthony Trollope And then it would be impossible that he should dwell in peace under the same roof with his father. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith What was it but miserable cowardice, he thought, that prevented him from getting the peace poor Barrett had found? Intolerable anguish weakened his limbs. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Edith Wharton She knew, for her peace of mind, only too much about pictures, and galleries and churches had been the one bright outlet from the grayness of her personal atmosphere. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Andrew Lang Then when victory was won, and the terms of peace hastily drawn up, he rode home as fast as his horse would carry him, and reached the palace on the third day. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mark Twain The peaceful face reflected somewhat of peace and healing into his own spirit, and his thoughts wandered away to bygone times and dreamy memories. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the end of the Marlborough wars we suddenly vamped up a peace and, left our allies in the lurch, on account of a change in domestic politics. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

So Olivia Marchmont took an early dinner alone, and drove away from the Towers at four o’clock on a blazing summer afternoon, more at peace perhaps than she had been since Edward Arundel’s coming. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly held her peace for two or three moments; then she lifted her beautiful, honest eyes to Lady Harriet’s face, and said — ‘Yes! — a little. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

There’s peace and happiness there. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

They’ve got you there fast enough, and any man that won’t be at peace himself, or let others be, is pretty sure to get the worst of it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Andrew Lang His audience had met the Thracians in peace and war, and would contradict the poet’s description of them as heavily armed charioteers. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

I’d have a bit of peace and quiet, and stop bothering about what they’d done to Lower Binfield. As for my idea of going fishing — that was off, of course. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Mr. Royall seldom spoke, but his silent presence gave her, for the first time, a sense of peace and security. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Elizabeth Gaskell Yet, perhaps, the more did the silvery grays and browns of the inland scenery conduce to the tranquillity of the time — the time of peace and rest before the fierce and stormy winter comes on. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Leon Trotsky Bebel died during the Bucharest peace conference, in the interval between the Balkan war and the World war. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Machen I am sure you would revel in the great peace of my old home among the woods. The Shining Pyramid by Arthur Machen

After the Favourite’s death there came a time of peace and plenty. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

George Gissing Too long a peace means loss of prestige, and loss of prestige means the encroachment of barbarians, who are only to be kept in order by repeated thrashings. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Something of the momentary peace which had come into her face had passed away. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Virginia Woolf There seemed to be peace between them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

I sat down to the dismal task of writing to my dear Lady Knollys. I implored her to make her peace with my uncle. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Olaf Stapledon They therefore proposed a peace conference. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Her voice and smile visited his dreams, and spoke peace and delight to his heart. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Jonathan Swif There were more Whigs to-day at Court than Tories. I believe they think the peace must be made, and so come to please the Queen. She is still lame with the gout. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope But for the nonce each had come off his high horse, and for the moment there was peace between them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Willa Cather He lay still for fear of waking Lieutenant Gerhardt. This was the sort of peace one wanted to enjoy alone. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

The baleful shadow of Adolf Hitler was looming large and menacingly over the world, and prospects of peace looked very small. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Robert Louis Stevenson Help us and them; prolong our days in peace and honour. Prayers Written At Vailima by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell Things were in this state when the peace of 1814 was declared. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Flaubert could think himself into the stony cruelty of antiquity, because in the mid-nineteenth century one still had peace of mind. Collected Essays by George Orwell

George Meredith He satisfied them severally and shouldered them away, begging for peace that night. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

More legitimate, but hardly more wise than the irresponsible talk of strategy that never changes, and of terms of peace that do not matter. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Jane Austen Your peace will not be shipwrecked as mine has been. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau It is impossible to live at peace with those we regard as damned; to love them would be to hate God who punishes them: we positively must either reclaim or torment them. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

George Meredith By holding his peace he locked out the sense of shame which speech would have stirred within him. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

She shall be informed that I am in the house; and I will make my peace to-morrow morning. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

But tell me, who is this Beautiful White Devil one hears so much about, anyway?” There was a pause, but I held my peace and let Ebbington’s tongue run riot with him. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]