Phrases with "pictures"

G. K. Chesterton For those of our Religion pictures are not goo-ood; they are Idols, my friendss. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Occasionally, he paused abruptly before some one of the valuable pictures that covered the walls, or before a bronze. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Gaston Leroux There was another lamp there with a reflector which quite lit up the several objects in it — three chairs and some pictures hanging on the wall. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

The seat of this new life must be in London; there were deadly reasons against Portland, Maine; and the pictures that came to him were of English manners. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Arthur Conan Doyle Seems to me, with his pictures and statues and the rest, he would make the wardsman of a red light precinct look like two cents. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Henry James He had known, fortunately, many virtuous gentlewomen, but it now appeared to him that in his relations with them (especially when they were unmarried) he had been looking at pictures under glass. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Henry James The pictures were especially valuable. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

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

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]

The fellow I killed in Laredo had one of them same pictures on his left hand. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Isabella Bird No good women have their pictures taken. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

I have a pony on which you shall ride, and no end of books with pictures to show you. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Of course I refer to the ad pages; the rest of our exception is as offensive with pictures and scare heads as all the rest. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

One by one the pictures had dropped from her hands on to her knees, and, with a vague smile playing on her face, she examined the sweethearts and listened to their talk. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

I should be hardly believed were I to relate the instances which fell in my way, of the utter ignorance respecting pictures to be found among persons of the first standing in society. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

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]

George Gissing The old lady’s a bore, but she can be agreeable when she likes; the girl’s rather clever—does pictures for children’s books, you know. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Is it not so with yonder window? The pictures are most brilliant in themselves, yet dim with tenderness and reverence, because God himself is shining through them. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Wilkie Collins They thought little pictures of ugly Dutch women scouring pots, and drunken Dutchmen playing cards, dirty and dear at the price — and said so. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Mrs. Julaper says they are the pictures that came from Cloostedd Hall long ago. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

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]

They tore from public buildings the tablets set there proclaiming the glory of the “Illustrious Liberator.” His pictures in the government offices were demolished. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ah he was proud of pictures then — of his position in them — of the President of the happy country where he was born . The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

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]

We sit on deck writing letters; reading; watching the sunny river-side pictures that glide by at a foot’s pace and are so long in sight. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

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

G. K. Chesterton It is commonly this love of pictures that drives men back upon the historical novel. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Its maps not only serve us practically, but the mere mental possession of such vast pictures is of itself an inspiring good. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H. G. Wells He wearied altogether of carvings and pictures and inlaid ornamentation and all the little careful work of men. The Pearl of Love by H. G. Wells [1924]

D. H. Lawrence And they took down all the ugly, dirt-filmed pictures of the Dana Gibson sort, and the “My refuge is in God” text. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins My pictures have been turned out of the exhibition-rooms; nobody comes to sit to me; I can’t make a farthing; and I must try another line in the Arts, or leave your studio. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jonathan Swif I was at another auction of pictures to-day, and a great auction it was. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

The pictures of country scenes are presented with close fidelity to nature and also with real artistic arrangement. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

H. G. Wells There are also two contemporary dry-plate pictures of the Café Royal, the big restaurant of the Grand Hotel of Stockholm, deserted and still intact. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Andrew Lang Ethel was a mystery, and not an interesting mystery, though one used to copy Doyle’s pictures of her, with the straight nose, the impossible eyes, the impossible waist. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

The hangings were overhung by pictures yet more costly. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Mark Twain I used to think the pictures exaggerated these distances and these dimensions beyond all reason, and that they made Versailles more beautiful than it was possible for any place in the world to be. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

She likewise employed part of her time in painting, having reason to hope that if she could find a means of offering her pictures to sale, she might from them raise a very convenient sum. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

H. G. Wells I intend to become more and more insubordinate — to take his pictures out of the schools, to drop his salutes, to teach history faithfully. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Maria Edgeworth If Mr. Baldwin stands the storm, we are all as we were — my pictures into the bargain. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Oscar Wilde Indeed, pictures of this kind are far too intelligible. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

That afternoon her two little ones, Henriette and Jules, had found some old pictures which they were cutting out in a corner. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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]

These themes were first handled between 1860 and 1870; but the pictures roused such widespread admiration that the painter made several replicas of them. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

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

G. K. Chesterton The main point to be seized here is that they were coloured pictures of a particular kind. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Arthur Schopenhauer We have a much better memory of actual objects or pictures than for mere ideas. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Jonathan Swif Pratt was there to buy some pictures for the Bishop of Clogher, who resolves to lay out ten pounds to furnish his house with curious pieces. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

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]

Edith Wharton She was a cousin of your mother’s, wasn’t she? Well, the old fool lived there for nearly half a century, with five millions’ worth of pictures shut up in the attic over her head. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

John Galsworthy Harold Blade’s pictures would look splendid here. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

He has also a place with Scott amongst the recreators of bygone ages, but he regarded their annals less as pictures than as lesson-books. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Henry James He asked me yesterday to go with him to the Louvre, and we walked about among the pictures for half an hour. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Sinclair Lewis The arts, to them, consisted only of jazz conducive to dancing with young girls, pictures which made a house look rich, and stories which were narcotics to make them forget the tedium of existence. Dodsworth 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

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]

Wilkie Collins On the other walls there are large nails, with more cobwebs hanging down from them heavy with dirt — but no pictures anywhere. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

John Galsworthy They make their pictures like watches. Over the River by John Galsworthy

So every day we went out motoring, and in the evening we did the pictures and the theatres. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Charles Kingsley They ask us why they are to deny the excellence of tales and pictures which make men more pure and humble, more earnest and noble. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

William Morris But Ralph walked on by his bridle-rein dreamy no less; for the words that he had heard he heeded not, save as they made pictures for him of the ways of that woman of the forest. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

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]

Jonathan Swif I went to an auction of pictures with Dr. Pratt, and there met the Duke of Beaufort, who promised to come with me to Court, but did not. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Maria Edgeworth Nothing can be more fallacious than these accidental resemblances between the pictures of children and of grown-up people. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

They looked foreign, too, sitting in Deborah’s amazingly neat and bright parlour with its shining brass, its handsome pictures of King George and his Queen, its Chippendale chairs. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

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]

Edith Wharton The one thought that possessed him for any length of time was that of vindicating himself by making the pictures known; he could no longer fix his attention on lesser matters. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

George Gissing The bed was made in a slovenly way, the mantelpiece was dusty, and the pictures on the walls hung askew. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Willa Cather I turned in at Sandy Bright’s place to get water for my horse, and he had a photographer out there taking pictures of his house and barn. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

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]

John Galsworthy There came into her mind the pastoral scenes in some film pictures of the Normandy home of Briand, that she had seen at Argelès. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling There were four pictures on the wall. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

He showed obscene pictures to his guests and customers, allowing those who wished to copy the disgraceful verses beneath them. In the World by Maksim Gorky

In her bedroom there were pictures and ornaments, as well as the feather cushions and silk patchwork quilt. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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]

Virginia Woolf These people, though they seem young enough, look so angular and so crude that they remind him of the little pictures painted by monks in the capital letters of their manuscripts. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

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]

Little pictures had evidently been torn down from the wall and flung into the fire. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

The pictures were pictures of horses, the books were records of races, or novels purporting to describe sporting life. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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

E. F. Benson She began to wonder whether her longing to see the pictures and cathedrals of which Mary spoke could not be gratified in conjunction with the other. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

The pictures had leapt wildly from the walls to join in the conflict. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

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

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]

Two years ago he sent me boxes and pictures precisely so, and took them back again--poor, poor Haydon!--as he will not this time. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

And she’s torn down the little pictures from the wall and broken them and thrown them on the fire. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

When I was a child, I stood for whole hours before the pictures of the old masters and gazed eagerly into their dark depths. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Miles Franklin There were pretty pictures on the walls, and on a commodious dressing-table a big mirror and large hand-glasses, with their faces to the wall at present. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

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

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

There were splendid pictures in it, to be sure; but I recollect little or nothing about them save a portrait of the high priest in his vestments. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry James We greeted these things as children greet the loved pictures in a storybook lost and mourned and found again. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

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]

He took a housekeeping magazine and fixed the tray like the pictures in it. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Edith Wharton MR. RAYCIE stood silent for a long time after making the round of the room in the Canal Street house where the unpacked pictures had been set out. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Andrew Lang In these captivating pictures the life of thirty years ago is indeed, as the title-page has it, “drawn from ye quick. The Library by Andrew Lang

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 So long as they leave me in quiet enjoyment the nation can have some of my pictures at my death. To Let by John Galsworthy

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

William Makepeace Thackeray What is the meaning of this green? Was it the fashion, or the varnish? Girodet’s pictures are green; Gros’s emperors and grenadiers have universally the jaundice. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

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]

I shut my eyes tightly, but I could not shut out the vivid pictures of school life that my memory had stored up for my torment; I beat my head against the pillow, but I could not change my thoughts. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

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]

His disgust and resentment breaks out at the ways of the Court in sarcastic moralizing, or in pictures of dark and repulsive imagery. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

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

Rudyard Kipling Even in the rain the view was lovely, and exactly as Japanese pictures had led me to hope for. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald THE YOUNG MAN: Odd, I never heard of a room without pictures or tapestry or panelling or something. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bram Stoker The pictures and effigies of them all show their adherence to the early Roman type. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

All events, at the same time that they deeply interested me, arranged themselves in pictures before me. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

There was great talk about it, and there were nice pictures about it all over the walls. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Chicago, I must explain, was based upon my father’s description of the pig slaughterings in that city and certain pictures I had seen. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Mark Twain The pictures used to seem exaggerations — they seemed too weird and fanciful for reality. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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]

The symbolic treatment of the theme of life after death is more effective and shows more literary art than the conventional pictures of Mrs. Ward’s and Mrs. Oliphant’s. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The masterly series of which this book is a part furnishes a well-stocked gallery of pictures by which posterity will receive vivid and adequate impressions of life in France during a certain period. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Sometimes the children laughed at each other, sometimes at pictures Donal showed, or stories he told, or at his own extreme wit. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald You are a very standardized product, Mr DeTinc.’ Mr DeTinc, who was a power in pictures and had even been photographed with Mr Duchman, the Secret Sin specialist, stepped smoothly out of the way. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Nellie Bly In the background the branches of low, overhanging trees kissed the still water just where stood some long-legged storks, made so familiar to us by pictures on Chinese fans. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

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]

Then there were pictures all over the place, figures cut out, colored engravings nailed up with four tacks, and portraits of all kinds of persons taken from the illustrated papers. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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]

Henry Adams The pictures were uncleaned, the churches unrestored, the ruins unexcavated. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Sinclair Lewis He had read about Rabbi de Verez and seen pictures of him. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

The characters and pictures of his friends furnish material for his poem; he does not mind touching on the misadventures of Ralegh, and even of Lord Grey, with sly humour or a word of candid advice. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As the new alcohol tumbled into his stomach and warmed him, the isolated pictures began slowly to form a cinema reel of the day before. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There were many pictures of this kind which will always remain in my memory, and often I was so attracted by them that I was late in returning home. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Both the latter works give pictures of the compass-cards as used in South Europe, and in North Europe, and of the various known shapes of needles. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Edith Wharton Through a mist of rage he had seen the monstrous pictures and conjectured the loathsome letter-press. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

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

Finding this, and the day closing, we deposited the mask and pictures on a throne, and walked away. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Rudyard Kipling It is very carefully veiled now, but some of Hokusai’s pictures show it, and show that not long ago the people revelled in its outward expression. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The ceiling was painted in panels with bright hued pictures that caught the eyes of the passers-by. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Gissing A window hung with engravings, mostly after pictures of the day; some of them very large, and attractive to a passing glance. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Gertrude Stein Their pictures were to be shown in the Petit Palais opposite the Grand Palais where the great spring salon was held. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Rudyard Kipling He has books, pictures — — they were torn from the Graphic — ‘and the society of the excellent sub-contractor Jevins, besides the pleasure of receiving us weekly. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

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

John Galsworthy It contained four pictures — all Chinese — the only school in which her father had not yet dabbled. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Robert Green Ingersoll The old church at Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare’s home, in adorned with pictures of hell and the like. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Frances Hodgson Burnett Du Maurier’s pictures in Punch and his idiotic Trilby did it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Sometimes they were pictures of dark, curious landscapes, but oftenest they were portraits of men and women in queer, grand costumes made of satin and velvet. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Without a drop of perspiration, quite at his ease, he struck in a good-natured sort of a way, not appearing to exert himself more than on the evenings when he cut out pictures at home. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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

The faces of the archdeacon’s hearers were pictures of surprise, and both Bulger primus and Perkins secundus stood literally open-mouthed. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Andrew Lang I remember the pictures of Robinson finding the footstep in the sand, and a dance of cannibals, and the parrot. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Oscar Wilde Their pictures are, as a natural consequence, insufferably tedious. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

M. P. Shiel Four days since I saw her a third time, and then found that the primitive instinct to represent the world in pictures has been working in her: for she was drawing. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

H. G. Wells He surveyed the piled furniture, the economically managed carpet, the unpleasing pictures on the wall. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Their mother called it that sometimes when they had been cutting out pictures and left scraps of paper on the floor. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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

Nevertheless in his realist pictures he exercised himself with all the cold delight of the anatomist, and with none of the warm emotion that might have become communicative. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

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]

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]

Wilkie Collins What made you give me that message? I see no pictures here. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

History, biography, fiction, did not appear to him as a logical chain of cause and effect, but as a succession of pictures illustrating an ideal determination of the human race. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Henry James The same great pictures hung in the same places, and the same dark frescoes arched above them. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

Then he turned his attention to the left-hand pocket, from which were produced a twist of cord, two rusty nails, and some pictures wrapped in part of a newspaper. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

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

Anthony Trollope They have seen pictures and walked through cathedrals; but, above all, they have stood upon the slopes of the hills and have looked at the mountains. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

They have each of them a little cell perfectly clean, the walls of which are covered with pictures more or less fine, according to their quality. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Robert Louis Stevenson He hangs about picture-galleries, and makes the noblest pictures the text for some silent homily of vice. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

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]

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]

Mark Twain These authors write pictures and frame rhapsodies, and lesser men follow and see with the author’s eyes instead of their own, and speak with his tongue. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

By this will Margaret inherited a furnished house, and pictures and sketches that in the present day would be a fortune: among the pictures was one she valued more than a gallery of others. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Gissing Round about were pictures of hunting incidents, of racehorses, of politicians and pugilists, interspersed with advertisements of beverages. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Hawthorne gives us a symbolic morality in The Celestial Railroad, where he pictures the road between heaven and hell, drawing on Bunyan’s imagery to describe the landscape and characters. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald In conversation you’ve got your vis-à-vis’s last statement — but when you simply ponder, why, your ideas just succeed each other like magic-lantern pictures and each one forces out the last. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Willa Cather He needed only the spark, the indescribable thrill that made his imagination master of his senses, and he could make plots and pictures enough of his own. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

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

George Gissing There were no pictures on the walls, a lack which was noticeable throughout the house. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Willa Cather I’d like to see your pictures sometime. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Vivid pictures of the past floated before his eyes, and he wondered what his mother-in-law, if she could see them too, would make of her own question. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

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]

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]

All the handsome articles of furniture, all the pictures and ornaments, fetched high prices. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

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]

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

Wilkie Collins She had beautiful long green hair, and was shedding those solid tears which we always see in pictures and never in real life. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

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

Willa Cather There was nothing picturesque about this, as there was in the war pictures one saw at home. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Rudyard Kipling They were — we’ll say they were just pictures of some garrdeners I happened to be interested in. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

To Dogmatism the Spirit of Inquiry is the same as the Spirit of Evil; and to pictures of the latter it has appended a tail, to represent the note of interrogation. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Nellie Bly As I walked down the avenue I tried to assume the look which maidens wear in pictures entitled “Dreaming.” “Far-away” expressions have a crazy air. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

George Gissing Miriam deemed it not impossible that Mallard had made her his present of pictures simply to mislead her thought when she was gone. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

The clothes there belonged to a man whose figure was slim, there was a plug of tobacco upon the table, a sextant and a telescope upon the chest of drawers, and two pictures of ships up on the wall. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

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]

Wilkie Collins You ask how I contrive to earn money, seeing that all my pictures are still in my own possession. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Willa Cather The greater part of his time was now employed with the engravers who were to reproduce such of Treffinger’s pictures as he intended to use as illustrations. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

William Makepeace Thackeray I think in my heart I am fonder of pretty third-rate pictures than of your great thundering first-rates. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

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

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

The educated man pictures a horde of submen, wanting only a day’s liberty to loot his house, burn his books, and set him to work minding a machine or sweeping out a lavatory. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Gissing Surveying in turn the pictures hanging on, or leaning against the walls, he came at length to one at the sight of which he started in surprise. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Through the nearest, by turning my head a little, I could see into a noble room lined with pictures and heaped with furniture and torn hangings. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Elizabeth Gaskell They rise like pictures to my memory, and in this way I can date their succession; for I know that corn harvest must have come after hay-making, apple-gathering after corn-harvest. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

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]