Phrases with "picture"

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nothing impressed me more than a story of a black mysterious picture which used to hang in one of the chambers of the Province House, directly above the room where we were now sitting. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

It was there that she meant to aske to have the picture hungjust there; where the old broken rail was still bright with the jasper, and where Signa had used to sit and sing. Signa by Ouida

A childish memory of a picture or a tale of angels mingled with something later — an adolescent dream of a man of power, a genius, a conqueror, a master. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

But if they talk about her at all a picture must emerge. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

I would make a picture of our shaggy, sombre-eyed forefather, who heard strange things in the hill silences. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

D. H. Lawrence When she saw, later, a Rubens picture with storms of naked babies, and found this was called “Fecundity”, she shuddered, and the world became abhorrent to her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James It will do me a lot of good to paint him and the picture will remain in my hands. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

D. H. Lawrence There sat Max by the fire, a picture of misery, with Louis opposite him, nodding asleep after his tears. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton That such a picture should be in the hands of these scoundrels might in any case have caused a mild surprise; but no more. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

E. F. Benson My dear how colossal! I don’t suppose anybody in Tilling has ever had a picture in the Royal Academy before. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Marie Corelli They have purchased my picture ‘Phillida et les Roses’ for one of the museums there, and they want me to see if I approve of the position in which it is to be placed. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

But the most striking feature was a charming panel picture which occupied the place of the usual mask. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

I know I could do more in art,” and I reminded him that a successful painter gains large sums; that a picture of Meissonier’s would sell for many thousand dollars. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Arthur Conan Doyle What a picture she made, with the blue Cornish sea creaming round her giant fore-foot, and the pink western sky with one evening star forming the background to her noble lines. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Elizabeth Gaskell Phillis, my dear, if you’re to have your picture taken, go up-stairs, and brush your hair smooth. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Thomas Wolfe What George began to see was a picture of a great people who had been psychically wounded and were now desperately ill with some dread malady of the soul. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

He felt not the provocation of lust; No voluptuous desires rioted in his bosom; Nor did a burning imagination picture to him the charms which Modesty had veiled from his eyes. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

His studio soon filled with fashionable folk, who came to see the ‘extraordinary picture painted by a young man who had never had the advantages of foreign travel. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

George Meredith Shall we not enjoy what we find? You do not wear out a picture by looking at it; likewise you do not wear out a voice by listening to it. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had on her best black dress and cap, and her collar was fastened with a large brooch with a picture of a man’s face on it. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The picture here referred to became perhaps almost as much celebrated from the fact of its having suggested this amusing sketch to Hoffmann as for its intrinsic merits as a work of art. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

H. G. Wells They swarmed thicker and thicker to the right, gesticulating — it might be they were shouting, but of that the picture told nothing. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Theodore Dreiser There was a picture of Lester obtained from his Cincinnati photographer for a consideration; Jennie had been surreptitiously “snapped” by a staff artist while she was out walking. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Try to picture a tall and stately girl, in reality scarcely twenty years of age, but looking several years older. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It occurred to me now that I had seen her, or a picture of her, somewhere before. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nathaniel Hawthorne The central object in the mirrored picture was an edifice of humble architecture with neither steeple nor bell to proclaim it — what, nevertheless, it was — the house of prayer. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Marie Corelli Then she said, “I DO care for others — I think perhaps my picture will prove that for me. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

He presented such a picture of utter despair that the investigating magistrate slightly shuddered at the sight. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

John Galsworthy She could see herself sitting there, a picture in the firelight; see how lonely she looked, pretty, pathetic, with everything she wished for, and — nothing! Her lip curled. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

M. R. James He took the picture by one corner and carried it across the passage to a second set of rooms which he possessed. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

John Morley The picture has often been painted, and we need not try to paint it once more in detail here. Voltaire by John Morley

Edith Wharton He closed his eyes and tried to picture himself, when he was well again, taking up his usual pursuits and pleasures; and he turned from the vision, soul-sick. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Andrew Lang The old man did so, and when they came to the palace he hid her behind the great picture and advised her to keep quite still, and he placed himself behind the picture also. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim I really forget what it was she wanted to show me—a picture or a book—some trifle! You can doubtless understand that the opportunity of being alone with her was not to be resisted. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

George Gissing The picture that came before me caused me a shock of surprise, and I am still vainly trying to discover how I came to behold it. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

He had made up a little insipid picture of Annette picking flowers by day, and wrapped in maiden slumber in a white room at night. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Guy de Maupassant I am not going, gentlemen, to draw a picture of silly allurements, which no one would comprehend. A Divorce Case (Un cas de divorce) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Wilkie Collins As her father drew that picture of the future, the outburst of Magdalen’s gratitude could no longer be restrained. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

There’s a picture o’ Miss Alison. She used to come often here, and a hellicat lassie she was, but rale frank and innerly. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Fascinated by the sight, I stepped impetuously forward, but instantly paused again, overcome and impressed by the exquisite picture I saw before me. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

That picture of her father making sport of his poverty irritated her. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Have you got a picture of her?” “Yes, I think so. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Henry James She didn’t notice a stick or a stone all the while we were away — not a picture nor a view, not a statue nor a cathedral. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Anna Katherine Green The picture is here, as well as the name of the hotel where the two women are staying. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

The picture had been a commission, an offering from the Duchess to her distinguished father, a Minister of State, on his fête. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Meredith This picture the Countess contemplated. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Haggard, ghastly pale, his hair in disheveled masses, Louis XIV. presented the most perfect picture of despair, distress, anger and fear combined that could possibly be united in one figure. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Some day he would paint a picture even greater than this—one, say, twelve feet by twenty, full of scope and atmosphere and action. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

And yet by no wildest effort of the imagination could I picture Aunt Emmy living there, though her heart had been there all her life. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Rudyard Kipling A picture of Ganesh looks out over the main courtyard, which is entered by a triple gate, and hard by is the place where the King’s elephants fight over a low masonry wall. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Machen And there was nothing in Mrs. Nixon’s face to correspond with the imaginary picture that Darnell had made of her. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Maria Edgeworth In the first place, before they left the drawing-room, Miss Juliana O’Leary pointed out to his lordship’s attention a picture over the drawing-room chimney-piece. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

It may have been a deep plot to get a picture out of Allegre for somebody. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Virginia Woolf It was this figure that her husband saw when, having reached the polished Sphinx, having entangled himself with a man selling picture postcards, he turned; the stanza instantly stopped. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Guy de Maupassant A little religious picture was fastened to one of the bed-curtains with a pin. My Uncle Sosthenes (Mon oncle Sosthène) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

This picture was to be exhibited in the Academy, and was to make Mr. Darrell’s fortune. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence There he stands away below there, small, firing his clumsy boat along, remote as if in a picture on the dark green water. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

The picture showed a dark man with an evil face made more forbidding by a long scar extending from near the temple diagonally downward into the black mustache. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Let the dreary picture be blotted for the time by recollection of the endearing past. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Janet was perhaps even more beautiful in this her first youth than her picture proved her afterwards to be; but the beauty was expressionless, opaque. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

The comedy was to be a picture of life in high places. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein says a picture is either worth three hundred francs or three hundred thousand francs. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Theodore Dreiser He was the picture of fastidious comfort. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton And he painted Stroud without wincing; and she hung the picture among her husband’s things. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Henry James I may as well say at once that this little record pretends in no degree to be a picture either of my introduction to Mr. Paraday or of certain proximate steps and stages. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

And his eyes passed beyond her to the familiar picture he knew so well, of Riff beyond the river, and the low church tower, and the old house among the trees. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

William Hazlitt What a picture do those lines give of her: Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Edith Wharton He was too ignorant of that tumultuous metropolitan world to picture it except through other eyes. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Mary Webb This picture reminded her of it. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Andrew Lang When the King entered and saw it, he stood still as if he were in fetters, and could not stir from the spot, for the picture seemed to him so beautiful. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Galsworthy Hallorsen answered promptly: “The picture is just too lovely. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

There in that pleasant dining-room, with etchings on the walls, and a picture of an old lady in a bib above the mantelpiece, I could see nothing to connect them with the moorland desperadoes. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Virginia Woolf Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned — in search of what? It is the same with books. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

It is for a picture to be given to the Nation, for he paints only for glory. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

They sing “Home, Sweet Home” in ragtime; they carry their lares et penates in a bandbox; their vine is entwined about a picture hat; a rubber plant is their fig tree. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

The Squire’s face was a picture when he went down: he began to realize the fact that he was once more left in the lurch. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Theodore Dreiser His hands were heavily bandaged, and altogether he presented such a picture of distress that many stopped to look at him on the way home from the station. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith Who would imagine a comparison of a woman to a rock! But rock is the very picture of beautiful Gorgon, haggard Venus. Tell me you met her, you saw her. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

The gallery at Stallbridge betokened generations of picture lovers; Norris was perhaps the first of his race to hold the pencil. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Chromolithographs were cheap and popular — people would rather buy a lithograph of some popular artist’s picture than a nameless water-colour. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

That picture of the dead face was too vividly present in the minds of both. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Ford Madox Ford They held the picture — frames motionless and a little inclined towards Mark’s face. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Rudyard Kipling They were loading her with wool when I left the ship, but even the stevedores kept the picture clear to the last. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson If he broke with her now, he would never see her but as in his last glimpse of her — a picture to haunt him all his days. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

That sticks in my mind as a picture remains in a room, it has kept there bright and fresh as a thing seen yesterday, for twenty years. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Emily Rose was the only child of elderly parents who lived on the other side of the parish in a cottage like a picture on a Christmas card. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Only picture it to yourself, Norman. A fin-de-siècle chivalry, is it not?” I turn upon her, stung into a desperate calmness. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

However, Edward escaped at last and told Alfred what was on foot, and drew a picture of the Bride with white above and white below. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

The next second they were cooing like pigeons round a picture which a young man was holding up in the lamplight. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry James The house that rose beyond the lawn was a structure to repay such consideration and was the most characteristic object in the peculiarly English picture I have attempted to sketch. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton A picture that might amuse him! The simpleton . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

I was anxious to see a picture of the last Mrs. Egerton, after what I had heard about her, and, at my request, the housekeeper showed me one in the drawing-room. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

H. G. Wells It seemed to him the most amazing thing of all that in his thirty years of life he had never tried to shape a picture of these coming times. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. F. Benson Hortense Jannoy was a picture on these occasions, her face was black as a ‘blue-piled thunder-loft,’ and her two ears were red as raw beef. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Theodore Dreiser The picture because of its simplicity, appealed to him. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang In short, we have in Homer a picture of a transitional age of culture; we have not a medley of old and new, of obsolete and modern. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins This picture put a kind of constraint upon me to look upward too — at the top of the bed. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

It was indeed a scene to remember, and the picture of it, as I saw it then, rises before me now as clearly as if it were but yesterday. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Henry James She came slowly and a little wearily down the vista, and her sad, shy advance, with the massed wood on either side of her, was like the reminiscence of a picture or the refrain of a ballad. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Yet now to me it is but a picture in my brain, and to you but a story told by me, which you believe. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

John Galsworthy It was natural! “Are you looking for a picture to go with that Fragonard?” he said. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Edgar Allan Poe No fancy may picture the sublimity which might have been exhibited by a similar phenomenon taking place amid the darkness of the night. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

George Gissing It was a picture in little of the multitude given over to itself. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

There is no picture that can give greater pleasure than that of seeing one’s property improving every day, and in my case I had the best of reasons to be satisfied on this score. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Such is the passage in Book I describing the boy’s rapture at sunrise; and the picture of a sunset at the close of the same book. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

James Joyce Kathleen and her sister sent Irish picture postcards to their friends and these friends sent back other Irish picture postcards. Dubliners by James Joyce

Ford Madox Ford With never a letter! Not even a picture postcard! For two years! A sort of a Hamlet all right! Or a swine! Well, then, he ought to write her a letter. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

As the tobacco smoke grew thicker and the fiddles went on squealing, this tawdry picture began to mesmerize me. Greenmantle by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim His picture in this year’s Academy was a good deal talked about, and he does some excellent portraits. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Sinclair Lewis And a picture postcard of her. The Ghost Patrol by Sinclair Lewis

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The high cliffs reached away to the northward, still wooded, though sprinkled with buildings; but the more broken section opposite the city was a picture of startling beauty. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Wilkie Collins There was a picture — a picture painted in oils, darkened, but not much faded, by age. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

He asked her how she thought the picture should end, but she seemed to have lost interest. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Rudyard Kipling An’ I found down below there two stones just marked with a picture of the canyon. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James Gabriel Nash had, as usual, plenty to say, and he talked of Nick’s picture so long that Peter wondered if he did it on purpose to vex him. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

She shut her eyes and tried to picture the exact pose her features would assume upon her decease. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

The nobility has lost its rights, and the highest in the land are treated the same as the meanest peasants!’ Lower down I find — ‘My heart loves to picture to itself the likeness of our son. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

F. Scott Fitzgerald Are you sure you have the right picture — and the right actor?’ he asked. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

They liked to have the product of their labour before their own eyes and to let others admire it, just as the artist likes to show his picture and the composer to hear his opus played. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sad though the recollections of that dreadful time must naturally be to me, for the honour of my House, I like to try and picture Max as he was at that moment. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

He stepped aside, and for the third time that day the picture was exposed to study. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Pretty girl, and sits her horse like a picture — but she can’t ride. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

His picture of English society had been formed before 1914, and it was a naive, traditional and, at bottom, admiring picture. Collected Essays by George Orwell

George Meredith Cecilia dropped a curtain on her mind’s picture of him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Virginia Woolf Sustained entirely upon picture post cards for the past two months, Fanny’s idea of Jacob was more statuesque, noble, and eyeless than ever. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

George Meredith When Sir Purcell became acquainted with Cornelia, he found the very woman his heart desired, or certainly a most admirable picture of her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Edith Wharton She tried again to picture her new life. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Radclyffe Hall Then that nice picture of her brother Henry taken with his polo team — poor Henry! Oh, yes, and the large photograph of the bishop — really rather imposing. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

The dusk was deepening and the engravings in their rosewood frames were dim, but sufficient light remained to reveal the picture above the fireplace. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Chaucer seems to be unable to picture an army without it, and we find him relating how, from ancient Troy,— Hector and many a worthy wight out went With spear in hand, and with their big bows bent. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Henry James Her uncle’s house seemed a picture made real; no refinement of the agreeable was lost upon Isabel; the rich perfection of Gardencourt at once revealed a world and gratified a need. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

James Payn You who have all things settled about you, Lady Lisgard, with home, children, and friends, and from whom so many interests radiate, are doubtless unable to picture to yourself such a state of things. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

I can hardly picture this to myself. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

The picture hung in the place of honour in the long narrow gallery at the Manor Moat, with trophies of Flodden and Zutphen arranged against the blackened oak panelling above it. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

It was a picture of an old man of Elizabeth’s time. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

It was Gene Lejeune; the actor who had been engaged to play opposite Clay in her third and last picture in England: the picture she had never made. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Ford Madox Ford She said: ‘It’s like a Hogarth picture . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

H. G. Wells Then, since what she said spoilt the picture I wanted to make of her in my imagination, I would become rude and over-bearing. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

John Galsworthy The picture was knocked down and a ‘Snyders’ put up. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Gertrude Stein A picture with all of it bitten by that supper. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H. G. Wells This seemed to disconcert the picture a little. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle How could they be the worse for having known you? I wonder that Mr. Spurling can talk such nonsense!” “How is Robert’s picture getting on?” “Oh, he has a lazy fit on him. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Anthony Trollope It was of the body lying out there in the cold, not of the journey which the winged soul might make, that he unwillingly drew a picture to himself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle That was a picture of a man! But you asked me about the catch. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

I had made a picture of something between a Ouida guardsman and the Apollo Belvedere and rigged it out in the smartest clothes. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

The picture of the Prime Minister hangs over the chimney of his own closet, but I have seen that of Mr. Pope in twenty noblemen’s houses. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

William Makepeace Thackeray In the Academy there are no pictures of merit; but sometimes a second-rate picture is as pleasing as the best, and one may pass an hour here very pleasantly. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At the same time if a very beautiful girl of your sort is put directly into a picture next to one of the rather shop-worn stars with which every company is afflicted, tongues would very likely wag. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Trouble is if you started to punish ignorance you’d have to begin in the first families, then you could take up the moving picture people, and finally Congress and the clergy. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Edith Wharton She tried to picture him, straight, trim, beautifully brushed and varnished, walking furtively down a quiet street, and looking about him before he slipped into a doorway. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

D. H. Lawrence The kind of picture they made to somebody else. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells A picture had been built up in my mind of a very reserved and self-centred fanatic, a despot without vices, a jealous monopolizer of power. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Frances Hodgson Burnett The coming was easy enough for Donal. He had told his mother and Nanny rejoicingly about the little girl he had made friends with and who had no picture books. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Walter Besant To a wife, a man presents himself completed, at his best; like a finished work, a picture framed, a poem written and printed. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Edith Wharton Darrow was not rich, but it was almost impossible for him to picture the state of persons with tastes and perceptions like his own, to whom an evening at the theatre was an unattainable indulgence. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

A picture well studied, and so worth study. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

His early biographers, Currie, Walker, Heron drew the picture somewhat darkly; Lockhart and Cunningham have endeavoured to lighten the depth of the shadows. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Jonathan Swif Takes off the diamonds, and gives away the picture to an insignificant woman, as a thing of no consequence: and gives it to her to sell, like a piece of old-fashioned plate. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Haydon petulantly refused both offers, and thus after three years’ work, and incurring debts to the amount of six hundred pounds, he found himself penniless, with his picture returned on his hands. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle The picture astonished them when developed. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

At the other side of these domestic conveniences was a picture of Mrs. Lobkins, in a scarlet body and a hat and plume. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

H. G. Wells He imagined himself wonderfully smartened up, acquiring style and value in a London shop, but the picture was stiff and unconvincing. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson Nobody heard him, and nobody saw, His is a picture you never could draw, But he’s sure to be present, abroad or at home, When children are happy and playing alone. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

In Rymer’s window, the chemical side, there was a picture of a bullock eating up some newly-invented cattle-food and growing fat upon it. Lost in the Post by Ellen Wood [1870]

He stopped at the gates to contemplate the scene, looking at it dreamily, as at something unreal—a picture that was fair hut evanescent, and might vanish as he gazed. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim After a while he changed his position, and throwing down the Field, crossed the room with a yawn, and stood before a picture at the other side of the card table. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Henry Handel Richardson And here you go, toppling my picture over, without the least remorse. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I saw the picture as continuously and clearly as if I had been looking at a scene on the stage. Prester John by John Buchan

George Eliot Did the reason lie in herself? She might perhaps have thought so, if there had not been the facts of the armour and the picture to suggest some external event which was an entire mystery to her. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

I presently recognised her; I had seen this picture before in childhood; it was my mother; that and the companion picture being the only heir-looms saved out of the sale of my father’s property. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

You look the picture of innocence in your slumbers. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Olaf Stapledon There’s a picture of his, sophisticatedly modern, but not quite sincere. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence Then, in some pain, he put the picture away from him. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Nikolai Gogol The picture was rejected; and he was forced to hear, to his indescribable vexation, that the palm was awarded to his pupil. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

G. K. Chesterton When men pause in the pursuit of happiness, seriously to picture happiness, they have always made what may be called a “primitive” picture. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I chuckle or I weep alcoholically and, as I continue to slow up, life accommodatingly goes faster, so that the less there is of myself inside, the more diverting becomes the moving picture without. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Gissing She had never realized a picture of such degradation as this which had just stamped itself upon her brain. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Robert Louis Stevenson John was no drunkard, though he could at times exceed; and the picture of Houston drinking neat spirits at his hall-table struck him with something like disgust. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Oscar Wilde He was looking worried, and when he heard Lord Henry’s last remark he glanced at him, hesitated for a moment, and then said, “Harry, I want to finish this picture to-day. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Anthony Trollope The picture of the man with the self-assumed garments of public woe, as though he were big enough to exhibit the grief of all Rome, could not but be effective. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Mark Twain On each square draw a picture of a whale and write the dates and term of service. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Old Tamlyn stood, a picture of dismay. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Andrew Lang He passed the rest of the night on the steps of a mosque, and with the first streaks of dawn he took his picture out of the folds of his turban. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The picture of that last parting might, and probably would, be impinged upon the retina of the child’s brain, never to be obliterated. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

It was a shame; that was the prettiest picture in the house, with the gentlest, rosiest face. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Andrew Lang She was a very clever artist, and next morning she began to paint a picture of a handsome young man, with beautiful curly hair, a fine complexion, and lovely blue eyes. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Strange to say, Jack Chicot, although a fair subject for the camera, has had no passion for seeing what kind of picture the sun can make of him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The two first give a highly coloured picture of his own story. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

He shall have it, and also a picture of the one-roomed cedar hut in which we lived prior to the building of the house of comfort. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Tobias Smolle The picture of that lovely creature was the constant companion of my solitude. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

The picture made rapid progress. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H.P. Lovecraft The picture seared into my soul is of one scene only, and the hour must have been long after midnight; for a waning crescent moon was high in the vaporous heavens. The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Virginia Woolf He looked at a picture of the west front of Cologne Cathedral. He tossed the paper back into its place among the other papers. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is pleasant to picture us, sunning ourselves in Princes Street of a morning, or chirping over our evening cups, with all the merriment that we wanted in youth. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson The mention of this book reminds me of another and far racier picture of our island life. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James It’s a confession I must make — it’s a weight on my mind! I mean about that beautiful picture you gave me — it used to be so much admired. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton Susy tried to grasp the reality of these assembled facts, to picture to herself their actual tangible results. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Willa Cather He comes up with the novel proposition that the prostitute has a hard time of it, puts his picture in the paper, and the first thing you know, he’s a celebrity. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Gertrude Stein Matisse and Picasso chose each one of the other one the picture that was undoubtedly the least interesting either of them had done. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The picture was taken just when he came of age. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]