Phrases with "pictures"

Sinclair Lewis They were carrying grapes, and women’s- magazines, magazines with high-colored pictures and optimistic fiction. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence But whether in a taxi, or in a shop, or in a little show of pictures I had been to, I couldn’t remember. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

William Morris But perhaps you mean that you have read about it in books, and seen pictures of it? — though that does not come to much, either. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Anna Katherine Green I was allowing myself the luxury of studying its pictures and numerous works of art, when the sound of voices reached my ear from the next room. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Wilkie Collins He exhibited four pictureswhat they call figure subjects. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Except the votive pictures and the pilgrims the church contains little of interest, and I will pass on to the constitution and objects of the establishment. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

E. F. Benson There was more applause, and then the three of them wandered round the room and peered at each other’s pictures through the dense fog. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Andrew Lang The pictures in Blake’s “prophetic books,” and even his illustrations to “Job,” show an imagination more heavily weighted by the technical difficulties of drawing. The Library by Andrew Lang

Alexander Pope With pictures of human infelicity in men possessed of them all, ver. An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope [1734]

Rudyard Kipling She would go back to her studio and prepare pictures that went, etc. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James With pictures and curiosities all over the place, there were plenty of pretexts for wandering away. Mrs. Temperly by Henry James [1887]

Anatole France She recalled small and insignificant circumstances: the flowers on the wall-paper and the pictures in the room. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Algernon Blackwood How should he phrase it even to himself, whose memory drew up pictures from so dim a past that the language fit to frame them lay unreachable and lost? Henriot did not know. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

H.G. Wells In pictures and books, times enough of course. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Henry James Dashwood showed superiority in his jump to the contention that so exhibited the pictures would really help to draw. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Edith Wharton They are like the show pictures that some nobleman hangs in his public gallery; but our Iseo is the treasure that he hides in his inner chamber. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

One thing I go by is this; it makes other pictures I once admired seem drossy, earth-born things. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith He patronized Art, and it was a pleasure to hear him speak upon pictures and sculptures; he knew a great deal about them. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Joe was to become capable very soon of turning out pictures that old gentlemen with thin side-whiskers and thick pocketbooks would sandbag one another in his studio for the privilege of buying. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft I turned my information and pictures over to the government at Perth, but they have done nothing about them. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether pictures and statues are not in fact so much treasure? And whether Rome and Florence would not be poor towns without them? 78. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The pictures on the chimney-tiles of his nursery were pictures of these people. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Anthony Trollope Of pictures probably she had seen but little, and her liking for the artist no doubt added to her admiration. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain Then to bed, with drowsy brains harassed with a mad panorama that mixes up pictures of France, of Italy, of the ship, of the ocean, of home, in grotesque and bewildering disorder. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H.P. Lovecraft At home he would pore diligently over the queer pictures and charts in his grandfather’s books, while Old Whateley would instruct and catechize him through long, hushed afternoons. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Henry James They passed a fortnight looking at pictures and exploring for out the way bits of fresco and carving, and Roderick recovered all his earlier fervor of appreciation and comment. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

H. G. Wells The pictures were viewed with interest but without any violent applause. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

G. K. Chesterton In one case he makes clear that he enjoys pure pictures with a pure love of the picturesque. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Gertrude Stein Virgil had in his room a great many pictures by Christian Bérard and Gertrude Stein used to look at them a great deal. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

A special favourite was Wardour Street, with its picture-frame makers, its antique shops filled with wonderful furniture and pictures and statuettes and gorgeous clocks. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

The pictures craned through the twilight to look at him. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Gissing Peak moved about the study, glancing at pictures and books, Earwaker eyeing him the while with not unfriendly expression. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

The pictures of the past, for ever changing like the scenes in some magic panorama, revolved before her. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

H. G. Wells There are also some dreadful pictures of mutilated men, faceless, crippled, grotesquely distorted, and an autobiography of one of the blinded (Outstaying My Welcome, by Fritz Schiff, 1923). The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Francis Bacon Secondly, that superfluity of natural histories in descriptions and pictures of species, and the curious variety of the same, is not much to the purpose. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

Day by day went by, and still no commissions came in, no offers for any of the large pictures he had on hand. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

The pictures in Paradise Lost are like the paintings on the walls of some noble hall—only part of the total magnificence. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Her perfervid rhetoric pictures him as a charming prince, handsome, wealthy, yet very lonesome, who warns persons in advance that he is not what he seems and that they would do well to avoid him. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Ralph Waldo Emerson The pictures of the founders hang from the walls; the tables glitter with plate. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Wilkie Collins The first of the Passion pictures illustrated Revenge. A corpse, in fancy costume, lay on the bank of a foaming river, under the shade of a giant tree. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

D.H. Lawrence He, was strangely like the pictures of peasants in the northern Italian pictures, with the same curious nobility, the same aristocratic, eternal look of motionlessness, something statuesque. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

His pictures of Swift, of Dryden, of Napoleon, are in no way very vivid. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Henry James They had had the fortune not to find Mr. Waterlow at home, so that they were free to express themselves and the pictures were shown them by his servant. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Mark Twain Here is not the slightest thing that ever we have seen save in pictures — and we always mistrusted the pictures before. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The West knows nothing of the true Oriental. It pictures him as lapped in colour and idleness and luxury and gorgeous dreams. Greenmantle by John Buchan

E. F. Benson Probably then, as Irene had told her, the exhibition was to consist of pictures sent by request of the committee, and at present they had not requested her. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Wilkie Collins From that time good modern pictures have risen in the scale. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H. G. Wells Post-impressionism was over and gone; three long pictures by young Rogerson and one of Redwood’s gallant bronzes faced the tall windows between the white marble fireplaces at either end. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

He’s one of those painter fellows who run up pictures by the yard. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Maria Edgeworth I would rather have the pictures than the realities. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Edith Wharton She was fond of pictures and flowers, and of sentimental fiction, and she could not help thinking that the possession of such tastes ennobled her desire for worldly advantages. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

At the Sacro Monte of Varese they sell little round tin boxes that look like medals, and contain pictures of all the chapels. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

The purely humorous treatment of life after death, the comic pictures of heaven and hell, are of a piece with the humorous treatment of other phases of supernaturalism, and are distinctly modern. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Whole books full of notes, carefully copied records, firsthand descriptions, and the pictures — that’s the worst loss. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

So he had come in time to make for himself pictures of a woman who should be fair as Helen and gentle as the Virgin Mother, pictures as vague as gossamer, for they rested on no base of human meaning. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

William Makepeace Thackeray Let them disguise the place, however, as they will, and plaster the walls with bad pictures as they please, it will be hard to think of any family but one, as one traverses this vast gloomy edifice. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Marie Corelli If he could only get the world to believe that he paints half Angela’s pictures he would be quite happy. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Keen though he was as a collector of pictures and curios, he was still keener as a speculator on ‘Change, and knew every turn in the market, every trick of the hour. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Abraham Merri Part truth, part illusion — the groping mind dazzled with light of unfamiliar truths and making pictures from half light and half shadow to help it understand. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Kenneth Grahame However, the pictures remained; pictures never lied, never shuffled nor evaded; and as for the story, I could invent it myself. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Kate Chopin She saw no pictures of solitude, of hope, of longing, or of despair. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Images of destruction, pictures of despair, the procession of the last triumph of death, shall be drawn before thee, swift as the rack driven by the north wind along the blotted splendour of the sky. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

F. Scott Fitzgerald The pictures make a fine career for a woman — but my God, they can’t photograph me. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He glanced at it as he folded it up, in the vague hope that perhaps this man of whims had assessed his pictures at a higher rate than he had named. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

What we read of and make pictures of in our fancies, that is what you live. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing It used to stand in my father’s library at Bloomford, and, when I was quite a child, was rather a favourite of mine; you see, there are such a lot of pictures in it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Rudyard Kipling You ‘eard a little dynamo like buzzin’, but the pictures were the real thing — alive an’ movin’. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

It sketched instead pictures of whole weeks of solitary academic calm, alone with his books and his thoughts. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

He instanced a concern called the Anglo–Catholic Church and Home Adornment Society, which manufactured crucifixes and pictures of saints. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Well, he knew it; he had seen pictures of it; but he guessed he wouldn’t go ashore. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Theodore Dreiser She confided to Aileen that in her own mind she was destined for the stage, if her parents would permit; and Aileen invited her to see her husband’s pictures on their return. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells Except for the pictures both rooms were almost colorless. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

His father brought him to my studio one day, when he came to patronise me and buy a picture of me — out of sheer charity, of course, for he cared as much for pictures as I care for foxhounds. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

A few other pictures there were, smaller than these: the Princess Armelline of Goblinland, Zigg and his lady wife, and others; wondrous beautiful. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Andrew Lang Four people, out of the very small number who tried on these occasions, saw fancy pictures in the ball: two were young ladies, one a man, and one a schoolboy. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Ford Madox Ford Long skirt with panniers and three-cornered hat like the ones you see in pictures of highwaymen in the new pub in Queen’s Norton. Sort of old-fashioned, she looked. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

These pictures spoke in so clear a language that evening that they wore out the Marchesa’s heart with the force of her emotion. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

D. H. Lawrence Mrs Bodoin thought the pictures positive about the wrong things, but as far as possible, she let them stay: looking on them as the necessary element of modern ugliness. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

It arose from a picture, from two pictures and also from a phrase pronounced by a man, who in the science of life and in the perception of aesthetic truth had no equal in the world of culture. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Edith Wharton To the latter, I must add, he remained relatively indifferent; but he was buying Renaissance bronzes and eighteenth-century pictures with a discrimination that bespoke the amplest resources. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

James Anthony Froude His condition during his long confinement has furnished a subject for pictures which if correct would be extremely affecting. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

The time was when I used to lament over quite imaginary pictures of lads of fourteen dragged protesting from their lessons and set to work at dismal jobs. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett It presented no peculiar features: it was just an ordinary room, rather small, rather mean, rather shabby, with an ugly wallpaper and ugly pictures in ugly frames. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

The gravest writers have spoken with great warmth, of some celebrated pictures and statues. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Edith Wharton Were there houses like that, women like that, pictures like that? The chief impression that remained was that she had said he could come back and see the pictures . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Elizabeth Gaskell While she was thus musing, and quietly crying, under the pictures her fancy had conjured up, the Dixons came dropping in, and surprised her with her wet cheeks and quivering lips. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

George Meredith That ‘European rose of the coal-black order,’ as one of his numerous pictures of her painted the girl, was a torch in a cavern for dusky redness at her cheeks. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

There was light enough for her to see the rooms, however; for there were no rare collections of old china, no pictures or adornments of any kind, to need a minute inspection. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Theodore Dreiser He tells me the great pictures are going to increase in value, and what I could get for a few hundred thousand now will be worth millions later. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

When she saw that a set of pictures represented the aviation ground at Blackheath, and the start for the London to York race, nothing would serve her whim, but that she must go in and see the film. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence And for a few moments he hated the lamb and the mystic pictures of the Eucharist, with a violent, ashy hatred. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He had seen pictures of S. Stephen and S. Lawrence and of Christ — and they were still and quiet always, letting their enemies have their way. Signa by Ouida

Edgar Allan Poe It is all head and no body, like the pictures of the Goddess Laverna — or, at best, all head and shoulders, like a codfish. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth Gaskell Read me — not a sermon chapter, but a story chapter; they’ve pictures in them, which I see when my eyes are shut. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Gertrude Stein The pictures out of reach she ignored. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

G. K. Chesterton Despite many fine pictures of natural scenery, especially along the English roadsides, he was upon the whole emphatically on the side of the town. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Isabella Bird This was refused, and one of his sons, whose wife is very handsome, said, “We cannot allow pictures to be made of our women. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The pictures were delight and amazement in one. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was very human, and it was possible that those wonderful word pictures of her companion’s had left a grain or two of their poison in her veins. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He is a great man — only he must not paint foolish pictures of the City. London light is nothing like that. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

You will find no Town amusements there, no pictures or anything like that, and you won’t see many people either. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Walter Besant There were dozens of these, mostly with lids beautifully painted, but the pictures such as please not a woman’s eye, being like those on the walls, of half-dressed nymphs and shepherdesses. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Algernon Blackwood The pictures shifted suddenly closer in his mind. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson The effect of pictures in this place is surprising. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens In the private palaces, pictures are seen to the best advantage. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

William Morris That’s what these pictures and poems do; and why shouldn’t they?” “Thou hast hit it, Dick,” quoth old Hammond; “it is the child-like part of us that produces works of imagination. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

The general introduction gives us a general survey of the graphic pictures of Border quarrels, their simple violence and simple cunning. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

The next day the prisoner’s room was full of pictures and mottoes. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Willa Cather He was a nervous collector of pictures and furniture, a nervous patron of music, and a nervous host; very cautious about his health, and about any course of conduct that might make him ridiculous. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Edgar Rice Burroughs All of these he examined, but the pictures caught his fancy most, though the strange little bugs which covered the pages where there were no pictures excited his wonder and deepest thought. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

D. H. Lawrence What pictures did you look at?” “I was with Dekker. We looked at most, I believe. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf She turned the pages looking at pictures — mammoths, mastodons, prehistoric birds. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

One thought of the rest that it would be! To sit in that chair in Herries and hear the running water; Herries that once she had hated! But she drove all the pictures back. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edith Wharton And here we were at peace for thirty years, till you brought that man to draw the pictures of the house . Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

William Makepeace Thackeray For although these pictures have great merit, and the writhings of Marsyas, the convulsions of the little prince, the look of agony of St. Lawrence on the gridiron, &c. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Mark Twain In two minutes I made six pictures with a pen, and they did the work of the eleven catch-sentences, and did it perfectly. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Virginia Woolf Since Mr. Paunceforte had been there, three years before, all the pictures were like that, she said, green and grey, with lemon-coloured sailing-boats, and pink women on the beach. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Virginia Woolf The pictures seemed to be looking down at the empty chairs, and the empty chairs seemed to be looking up at the pictures. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Gissing Here he had talked pictures with the fashionable painters of the day; music with men and women of resonant name. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

After taking his degree he made a tour of the great cities of Italy and wrote enthusiastically of the famous pictures in her galleries. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Willa Cather The pictures were piled in a corner, the piano and the CHAISE LONGUE were gone. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

G. K. Chesterton Of course some people would have the sense to remember having seen St. George in old Italian pictures and French romances, but a good many wouldn’t think about it at all. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis Like these colored pictures of vegetable soup. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Nearly all the stems divided about half-way up into two great arms, which came together again at the top, like the pictures of old Grecian lyres. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

D. H. Lawrence The film is only pictures, like pictures in the Daily Mirror. And pictures don’t have any feelings apart from their own feelings. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce Those old popes keen on music, on art and statues and pictures of all kinds. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The admiration in which these pictures are held, is an incontestable indication of the state of art in the country. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

There were many pictures in large gilded frames and many mirrors similarly encircled with gilded wood. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

There were no pictures and no books; a few chairs stood about, and in one corner was a high closed cabinet. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Anatole France The rooms were decorated in the Italian taste, as was the great gallery on the ground floor, loaded with embossed decorations in high relief, pictures and gilding. The Seven Wives of Bluebeard by Anatole France [1920]

Virginia Woolf But besides these pictures of other people’s lives and minds — these biographies and histories — there are also other pictures — pictures of actual facts; photographs. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Theodore Dreiser It was dingy, with a worn wooden floor, some heavy, plain, wooden benches lining the four sides, no pictures or ornaments of any kind. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton It was on the tip of Stanwell’s tongue to answer, “That I might say to you what I am just saying now — ” but he replied instead: “A man may paint bad pictures and be a decent fellow. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Theodore Dreiser This was eventually done; but not until his taste for pictures had considerably advanced. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Frances Hodgson Burnett In all of them there were old pictures or old tapestries with strange scenes worked on them. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Kate Chopin She waited for the material pictures which she thought would gather and blaze before her imagination. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Isabella Bird We cannot allow pictures of our women to be in strange hands. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Wilkie Collins I don’t exactly know (he has been dead so long) how many pictures he turned out, from first to last; but we will say, for the sake of argument, five hundred. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

One surmised, from the pictures on the wall, that it sold sweetstuff and odds and ends. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

William Morris When the poor man thinks — and rebels, the whip lies ready anear; But he who is rebel and rich may live safe for many a year, While he warms his heart with pictures of all the glory to come. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

I gave Michael books and pictures to prepare Minny every evening, and to put her back in the stable: you mustn’t scold him either, mind. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

A higher form pictures something which you never saw, but only conceived as a possible existence. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Gertrude Stein Very evidently in the two pictures chosen the strong qualities of each painter were not much in evidence. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Edith Wharton Because, as they begin to know the pictures better, and to understand them, they can’t fail to say very interesting things . False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Mark Twain It was now that the idea of pictures occurred to me; then my troubles passed away. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

H.P. Lovecraft Remember, too, that I’d just about recovered my wind and gotten used to those frightful pictures which turned colonial New England into a kind of annex of hell. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Charles Dickens Its pictures are not in black and sombre hues, but bright and glowing tints; its music — save when ye drown it — is not in sighs and groans, but songs and cheerful sounds. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Such were the pictures which floated before his eyes in sleep: They vanished not till his repose was disturbed by excess of agony. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

I expect you’ve seen these pictures before. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Babbitt preferred the pictures in which handsome young women in elaborate frocks moved through sets ticketed as the drawing-rooms of New York millionaires. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing I have had to study the New for myself, and it helps rather than hinders my enjoyment of pictures taken from it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Rudyard Kipling There were underground corridors, ante-chambers, rotundas, and ventilating shafts with a bewildering play of cross lights, so that wherever you looked you saw Goya’s pictures of men-at-arms. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

George Gissing After walking in silence for a few minutes, they began to descend the eastern face of the hill, and before them lay that portion of the great gulf which pictures have made so familiar. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

I have a good memory for faces and he’s got a nose like you see in pictures of the Duke of Wellington. I had gone to the police with two threatening letters I had received. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

By this time it was dark, the candle carried by Robert only making one nucleus of light as he moved about holding it before the pictures one by one. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Olaf Stapledon Chairs were overturned, pictures torn down, their glass broken. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

You will thus doubtless have observed in our archaeological department how superior in point of art the pictures were several thousand years ago. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

D. H. Lawrence Our pictures do shake, and our films are rather ragged. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle There is our case, fortified by pictures of the places which the unhappy critic has declared to be theatrical properties. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

George Gissing It was clear that the author had no faculty for constructing a story, and that pictures of active life were not to be expected of him; he could never appeal to the multitude. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

William Makepeace Thackeray Now, any one who looks over Mr. Leech’s portfolio must see that the social pictures which he gives us are authentic. John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character by William Makepeace Thackeray [1854]

Virginia Woolf Getting up she began to explain to us what modern pictures are like when Castalia stopped her. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

H. G. Wells A general blackness leaves no books or pictures or traces behind it; only the bright phases are remembered. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Kate Chopin When she came back Robert was not examining the pictures and magazines as before; he sat off in the shadow, leaning his head back on the chair as if in a reverie. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wilkie Collins My lively imagination pictures you in a double character. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

D. H. Lawrence Aaron strayed round uneasily looking at the books, bought but not read, and at the big pictures above. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells The American microfilm experts, even now, are making facsimiles of the rarest books, manuscripts, pictures and specimens, which can then be made easily accessible upon the library screen. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

John Galsworthy Natively shrewd himself, and even sensuous beneath his mask, Soames had not spent thirty-eight years over his one hobby without knowing something more about pictures than their market values. To Let by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope In all the pictures which he drew for himself of a future life everything was to be done for her happiness and for her gratification. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was talk which included personal views of books, old gardens and old houses, people, pictures and even—lightly—politics. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H.P. Lovecraft I also took pictures of ten or twelve of the most typical blocks, and will enclose the prints for you to see. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Gissing For pictures little space could be found; but over the mantelpiece hung a fine water-colour, the flood of Tigris and the roofs of Bagdad burning in golden sunset. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Guy de Maupassant My studies appeared to her as a kind of pictures of sanctity, and sometimes she spoke to me of God, with the idea of converting me. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

In my mind these pictures were marked off from each other by a sound of bells. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

William Makepeace Thackeray The hangings were overhung by pictures yet more costly. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Browne, like an impressionist painter, produced his pictures by means of a multitude of details which, if one looks at them in themselves, are discordant, and extraordinary, and even absurd. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Henry Handel Richardson But his imagination made it hard for him, by throwing up pictures in which Schilsky was all-prominent. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

And pictures have got shuffled before now. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Willa Cather We had only a small kodak, and these pictures didn’t make much show, — looked, indeed, like grubby little ‘dobe ruins such as one can find almost anywhere. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Ill-health still dogged his steps, and the dejection which came over him in the years 1849 and 1850 is to be seen in the gloomiest pictures which he ever painted. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Anthony Trollope The mountains and valleys will render themselves to you without French. The pictures on the walls will not twit you with your ignorance. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Arthur Morrison At places on the wall, among the kakemono and pictures of the ukioye, were trophies of arms. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

John Galsworthy He waited till two more pictures had been sold; then, leaving his card with directions for the despatch of the Hondekoeter, made his way up St. James’ Street and on towards home. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Dark gate-leg tables, pewter candlesticks, pictures by modern French painters on the walls. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

He also wanted himself drawn, and all Grant’s pictures copied. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Alfred Ainger His judgments of pictures are, as might be expected, those of a man of letters, not of a painter. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

John Galsworthy He had removed all the pictures left in the gallery, and, storing them with those which Soames had thrown from the window, had listed them carefully. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Frances Hodgson Burnett They found new corridors and corners and flights of steps and new old pictures they liked and weird old things they did not know the use of. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

There were Romish pictures in some of these boats, and two or three of them exhibited the cross in a not inconspicuous place. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

He had seen pictures of bears, but knew of nothing to their discredit and had vaguely wished to meet one. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

F. Scott Fitzgerald Wainwright had lost his temper, which was the last thing you should ever do in pictures — you could only pretend to lose it — so perhaps his applecart wasn’t so steady. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

D. H. Lawrence The pictures danced and dithered. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Gertrude Stein We saw his pictures and Gertrude Stein too was interested. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Their spirit, I am sure, is in us, Rachel; and their pictures and traditions have always supported me. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins Show her the pictures in the newspaper, and keep her quiet in that way. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Rudyard Kipling It had a few bright spots, in pictures accepted at provincial exhibitions, but it wound up with the oft repeated wail, ‘And so you see, Dick, I had no success, though I worked so hard. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Virginia Woolf They never saw him drawing pictures of them naked at their antics in his notebook. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Ford Madox Ford You have to imagine horrible pictures of gloom and half lights, and emotions running through silent nights — through whole nights. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Virginia Woolf Drawing pictures was an idle way of finishing an unprofitable morning’s work. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]