Phrases with "reader"

Sigmund Freud The reader will constantly be inclined to reproach the author for a superfluous display of ingenuity, but anyone who has had personal experience of dream-interpretation will know better than to do so. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Thomas Carlyle Nay he, and the European reader in general, but he chiefly in these days, will require to consider it a great deal, — and to take important steps in consequence by and by, if I mistake not. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Sidney Colvin The reader remembers how he had broken off his work on Hyperion at the point where Mnemosyne is enkindling the brain of Apollo with the inspiration of her ancient wisdom. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

For a full account of my former explorations into this region, I must refer my reader to the chapters on my second expedition. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Henry Fielding In truth, his thoughts had been otherwise employed; nor is it very difficult for the reader to guess what had been the subject of them. Amelia by Henry Fielding

The reader will judge for himself. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

The story is, no doubt, ingeniously enough constructed, but admiration of an ingenious construction is insufficient to occupy the mind of a reader through an inevitable disentanglement. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Anthony Trollope The reader shall see a portion of his address to the jury, which we hope may have had some salutary effect on Lizzie as she read it in her retreat at Portray looking out upon her own blue waves. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jack London It shrouded Chicago in mystery, and it suggested to the average Chicago reader that the Oligarchy did not dare give the local news. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

All at once an idea flashed across me, and what it was the reader will see in the next chapter, as the old novelists used to say. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

The Second and the Third Crusades are so jumbled together, that it is only a reader who knows the subject very well who can find his way through the labyrinth. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Anthony Trollope I do not know that the reader need be delayed with any of the details that he gave her, or with the contents of the papers which he showed her. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anthony Trollope But the table was as dirty as it was complicated, and the ordinary waiting reader could make nothing of it. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Wilkie Collins A reader who wants to know what the sacred initials I. H. S. mean, and how to get rid of small-pox marks. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

H. P. Lovecraf Amidst this wealth of material it is hard to select a favourite or especially typical tale, though each reader will no doubt have such preferences as his temperament may determine. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

The reader knows all that followed. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

The “Baron” wrote of these shows, and of their reception by his patrons, in terms that, to a reader of this polite era, are almost embarrassing. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Robert Louis Stevenson This last is the triumph of romantic story-telling: when the reader consciously plays at being the hero, the scene is a good scene. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Now this project is at once more modest in form and more ambitious in substance than almost any school scheme or prospectus the reader is likely to encounter. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Olaf Stapledon It is in terms of stellar biology and physiology that the reader may most easily conceive something of the mental life of stars. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

To have any hiding place for the next few days might mean eventual salvation for me after all, for, once again upon my feet, I had the several other resources of which the reader already knows. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The intelligence of the female reader must come to our aid, and fill up our cold outlines. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope It is but rarely that a novelist can succeed in impressing his reader with a sense of female loveliness. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

I must not burden the reader with mechanical details, but it is necessary that I should give an outline of the arrangement at which I arrived after much thought and a few tentative pencil drawings. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

H. G. Wells The reader may grasp his argument, but I certainly do not. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Anthony Trollope The reader will remember that Mrs. Hittaway had been a Fawn before she married. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray The reader will be able to gather from the above conversation what my design really was. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anthony Trollope I fear I must trouble my reader with some few details as to the early life of Miss Mackenzie,—details which will be dull in the telling, but which shall be as short as I can make them. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anatole France What becomes of the idea, the beautiful idea, which these miserable hieroglyphics hide? What does the reader make of my writing? A series of false sense, of counter sense, and of nonsense. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Wilks was the proprietor of Ye Art Shoppe and Magazine and Book Store, and the reader of the small Christian Science church. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang So, at least, it seems to a reader who has admitted his sense of incompetency in the dramatic region. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

No reader will confuse the experiment here advocated with any experiment in absolute Communism. Nor is the scheme to be regarded as a socialistic experiment. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

My reader is aware that the moment the frenzy of his passion passed, he was seized with remorse for having been betrayed into it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

And still using my utmost skill, I haven’t shown my reader the enormous superiority of the girl and her more unselfish love. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Robert Louis Stevenson The second — that he took unusual precautions to confound the cipher in “rogueish” passages — proves, beyond question, that he was thinking of some other reader besides himself. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain At this rate I find some takers; perhaps the reader will receive it on the same terms — ninety feet instead of one hundred and eighty. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Mark Twain THE reader may rest satisfied that Tom’s and Huck’s windfall made a mighty stir in the poor little village of St. Petersburg. So vast a sum, all in actual cash, seemed next to incredible. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The only way to accommodate all readers, is to allow the reader to determine their own base font size, using their browser or ereader settings. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Virginia Woolf But if we identify ourselves with the reader and explore his dilemma first, our bewilderment is short-lived enough. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

And perhaps the reader will be disposed to complain, that some of the notices are too minute and circumstantial, so as to be at one time undignified, and at another unfeeling. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

George Meredith He must, however, to have his chance of success, be acutely besides calmly perceptive, a reader of features, audacious at the proper moment. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

H. G. Wells I do not know how far these disconnected details will suffice to give the Western reader an idea of what ordinary life in Petersburg is at the present time. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

The reader will soon learn what had given rise to them. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

H. G. Wells They are not so much shouting at the exasperating reader who remains so obstinate when they have been so clear, so clear, as at the sceptical whisper within. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Henry Fielding But we must not detain our reader too long with these low characters. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

The reader may be assured that it has lost nothing is coming through his hands. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Charles Dickens My reader is to make the most that can be reasonably made of my feeling jaded, having a depressing sense upon me of a monotonous life, and being “slightly dyspeptic. The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

Anthony Trollope It cannot be told here what passages there had been between Mr Rubb and Miss Colza. That there had absolutely been passages I beg the reader to understand. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

John Locke I need not trouble my reader with instances in syllogisms whose conclusions are particular. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

My reader must not confound a hundred miles' walk in this region with the same distance in any other. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jack London Many processions of the equinoxes have I lived through and died in, my reader . The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson Or perhaps it is La Valliere that the reader of Vingt ans apres is inclined to flee. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Italian reader may not be displeased to refresh his memory with it. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Arthur Conan Doyle The reader must ever feel towards the great soldier what his own immediate followers felt, respect rather than affection. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope The reader also knows what had come of that — how at last he had not been reticent. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

I possess others, as marked and as little agreeable, but I will spare my reader the exhibition of them. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

H.P. Lovecraft I will reproduce the text in its entirety, and no reader can fail to understand how tremendous an effect it and the photographs had upon me. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Robert Louis Stevenson But to go beyond this, like Thoreau, and to exaggerate directly, is to leave the saner classical tradition, and to put the reader on his guard. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

The natural effect from so much fine writing is, that the reader rises with the impression of having been engaged upon a most eloquent work. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope That he might have been one of them, if ready to share the plunder and the power, no reader of the history of the time can doubt. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Miss Carlyle descended in the startling costume the reader has seen, took her seat at the breakfast-table, and there sat bolt upright. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells And if it should chance that the reader finds this ring untrue to him, then he may take it that he stands outside us, that the New Republic is not for him. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells The reader must forgive me them. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Sir Walter Scott Though we have said so much of the Laird himself, it still remains that we make the reader in some degree acquainted with his companion. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

William Makepeace Thackeray Shall I tell how I became a poet for the dear girl’s sake? ’Tis surely unnecessary after the reader has perused the above versions of her poems. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

Anthony Trollope Then there was a good deal of eloquent indignation the nature and purport of which the reader will probably understand. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Virginia Woolf Dashed to the crest of the waves, bumped and battered on the stones at the bottom, it is difficult for an English reader to feel at ease. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Sigmund Freud The reader may here turn to the dream of the botanical monograph, which is obviously the result of an astonishing degree of condensation, even though I have not given the complete analysis. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope I wish that my reader would believe my simple assurance. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Is the unlearned reader aware of his age? Upon that point there are more hypotheses than one or even two. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

My eyes rested on the table; the dead man’s manuscript was gone! 13 The reader will here observe a discrepancy between Mrs. Poyntz’s account and Sir Philip Derval’s narrative. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

The one father who was a reader remained faithful to those works of Charles Dickens which his parents had taken in monthly parts. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

It is to be presumed, perhaps, though not very confidently, that the reader would have seen more of him if the tale had been continued; but how much or how little is quite uncertain. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

George Meredith Thousands of the excellent simple creatures do; and every reader of her tale. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope The reader is not to suppose that she was an ugly, cross-looking old woman. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

I have spared the kind-hearted reader some of David’s vagaries. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle In all my chronicles the reader will find no case which brought me so completely to the limit of my powers. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Percy Bysshe Shelley It is sufficient, however, to caution the reader against drawing general inferences from particular instances. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Robert Louis Stevenson There are portions of this business on board the thunder over which the reader passes lightly and hurriedly, like a traveller in a malarious country. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

The reader is aware our Oxonian could make a close and luminous statement. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Borrow What does the reader think? 139 Louis Jeremiah Abershaw, hanged on Kennington Common, August 3, 1795. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

William Makepeace Thackeray But for these descriptions we have not space; and the reader is referred to the account of the tournament in the ingenious novel of “Ivanhoe,” where the above phenomena are described at length. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

M. R. James Not to delay the reader over this portion of the story, a list of likely names was made out, and Mr. Denton fixed a day for calling on them, or some of them, with his sample. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Thomas Paine The reader will carry in his mind that the Bastille was taken the 14th July; the point of time I am now speaking of is the 12th. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Anthony Trollope The reader may probably guess the result of these fair arguments on such a subject. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang The reader interested in the subject may consult the learned Streinnius’s De Gentibus Romanis, p. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather Blake was conscientious reader of newspapers. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Anthony Trollope In fact, there are too many of them, till the reader is driven to tell himself that the meaning of it all is that Adam’s family is from first to last a family of snobs. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James The reader may imagine whether such an impression as this made it any more agreeable to Basil to have to believe it would be indelicate in him to try to woo her. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

John Lewis Burckhard To an European reader such a maxim may look like pusillanimity, or at least excess of prudence, for it can be fully appreciated only by those persons who embark in such expeditions. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

It would be inhuman to make the reader suffer through this delay with us after it ceased to be pleasure and began to be pain. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Bronislaw Malinowski I would like to remind the reader that all that is said here must be judged by its application to the Australian facts given below. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Thomas Hardy He is the Mr. Theophilus Higham, of whom I have already had occasion to speak — a Scripture reader in the next town, and is soon going to be ordained. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Anthony Trollope After the interval of a fortnight Lady Kingsbury received a reply from her sister which the reader may as well see at once. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Alfred Ainger The reader must be content to enjoy what is set before him, and not to grumble because any chance incident on the road tempts the writer away from the path on which he set out. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope A reader of faces would have declared at once that she was proud of the blood which ran in her veins. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells He was like a reader who has lost his place in a story and omitted to turn down the page. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson The reader is of course acquainted with the vigorous and bracing pages of Sir John (2 vols. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Virginia Woolf And yet no autobiography is ever final; there is always something for the reader to add from another angle. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Anthony Trollope He had said little about it even to his son;—but he had hoped; and now had come this letter from Sir Thomas. The reader knows the letter and the Squire’s answer. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

For a detailed account of it my reader must consult Stuart's report. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Anthony Trollope The reader will remember that her brother, Mudbury Docimer, had written to him with great severity, abusing both him and Imogene for the folly of their intention. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Yours truly, Isabel Brodrick. The reader may perhaps understand that these words were written by her with extreme anguish; but of that her Cousin Henry understood nothing. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

The reader can easily verify it by the picture in Mrs. Creevey’s book. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

His fancy likened it to the sensation he used to feel as a youth, when the Fourth of July reader bawled forth that opening clause: “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary,” etc. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

I trust that by this time I have said enough to convince the reader both of the truth and of the importance of my thesis. Memories and Studies by William James

Anthony Trollope Were not this explained, the experienced reader would regard the devoted friendship of Doodles as exaggerated. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The reader never feels with him, as he does with Wilkie Collins, that it is all plot, or, as with George Eliot, that there is no plot. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope But at the moment and at the spot at which the reader shall see her, Miss Cass was not with her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Whence the candid reader perceives at once the necessity for at least four bloody wars. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

H. Rider Haggard All I can do is to describe it as it is, and the reader must form his own conclusion. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle It presented, as the astute reader will have already perceived, few difficulties in its solution, for a very limited choice of alternatives must get to the root of the matter. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Ann Radcliffe The reader will find that his virtues and his friendship to Adeline deserved this notice. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Robert Louis Stevenson But my own design, which is to represent the man, would be very ill carried out if I suffered myself or my reader to forget that he was, first of all and last of all, an engineer. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Margaret Oliphan The reader was horrified with these sentiments from the lips of young women. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Sir Walter Scott The reader may remember there was a communication between the castle and the beach, up which the speakers had ascended. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Charles Stur The reader will, I am sure, sympathise with me in these repeated disappointments, for the very aspect of these dreaded deposits, if I may so call them, withered hope. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry James On which the reader is begged to have confidence; he is not asked to make vain concessions. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The rest of us formed ourselves into a committee for providing our infant community with an appropriate name — a matter of greatly more difficulty than the uninitiated reader would suppose. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

His most characteristic passages are at once so unexpected and so complete in their effect, that the reader is moved by them, spontaneously, to some conjecture of ‘inspiration. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

In the mode of narration, I am vain enough to flatter myself that the reader will find little reason to hesitate between us. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Augustine Birrell He forgets how quickly a reader grows tired. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Anthony Trollope And why should such a man have been flattered by a woman who was in all respects his superior? The reader will understand. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The reader shall be spared Uncle Ned’s unwieldy dialect, and learn in less embarrassing English, the sum of what he now communicated. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. Rider Haggard The reader need not fear, however; he shall not be troubled with any long account of Mr. Fraser’s misfortune, for it never came to light or obtruded itself upon the world or even upon its object. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

The garden was in fact very pretty, though whether it was worth fifteen pesetas and three hours coming to see the reader must decide for himself when he does it. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Charles Dickens My own history may be summed up in very few words; and even those I should have spared the reader but for my friend’s allusion to me some time since. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

The deduction to be drawn from these small facts seemed only too clear to Valentine Hawkehurst. By some one reader the pages had been deliberately and carefully studied. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The reader understands that the festive board was composed of three tables; one at the centre, and one at each wing. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

John Morley The reader is in no humour for them. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Maria Edgeworth The English reader will please to inquire the meaning of this phrase from any Irish courtier. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope The reader has been told how Mr Maguire went to Arundel Street, and how he was there received. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

What the name adopted was it does not concern the reader of this narrative to know. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Here at least was the end of my discoveries; I learned no more, till I learned all; and my reader has the evidence complete. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

And in the mind of reader or hearer there are further falsifications, because, words not being a direct channel of thought, he constantly sees meanings which are not there. New Words by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope The reader will now understand what was the truth which Lady Ongar demanded from Harry Clavering. “Harry, tell me the truth; tell me all the truth. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He was as his State had made him, and the reader must not imagine because he was a little Cockney cad, that he was absolutely incapable of grasping the idea of the Butteridge flying-machine. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

This explanation was necessary, as otherwise the reader might not understand the force of Madame Deberle’s remarks. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Rudyard Kipling The reader can’t give his reasons any more than a man can explain why a woman struck him as being lovely when he doesn’t remember her hair, eyes, teeth, or figure. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing I consider myself more of a reader than women generally are, and I should be mortally offended if anyone called me frivolous; but I must have a good deal of society. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell But still the reader ought to have been better made to feel this preparation towards a change of mood. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Sigmund Freud The reader is referred to my analogous remarks in connection with the analysis of Dora’s symptom of coughing and with the relation between catarrh and loss of appetite. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

At present, (1853,) I presume the reader to be aware that Cambridge has, within the last few years, unsettled and even revolutionized our estimates of Swedenborg as a philosopher. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

In both instances the English reader is looking for variety, surprise, elaboration; and when he is given, instead, simplicity, clarity, ease, he is apt to see nothing but insipidity and flatness. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Henry Kingsley I cannot help, although somewhat in the wrong place, telling the reader under what circumstances I saw him last. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

William Dampier The reader may better guess than I can express the confusion that we were all in. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Andrew Lang The Book, in fact, could be omitted, and only a minutely analytic reader would perceive the lacuna. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

W. H. Hudson The reader has doubtless often seen those little picture-puzzles, variously labelled “Where’s the Cat?” or “Mad Bull,” or “Burglar,” or “Policeman,” or “Snake in the Grass,” etc. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

This innovator in fiction aimed, as Crabbe and Wordsworth had aimed in poetry, at interesting the reader in themes which were ordinarily deemed to be void of interest. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

H. G. Wells The reader may, perhaps, recall the high forehead and the singularly long black eyebrows that give such a Mephistophelian touch to his face. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

He gives Lucie a minute account of the manners and customs of an English ménage, but these are only interesting to the modern reader in so far as they have become obsolete. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Anthony Trollope Any reader may reject his work without the burden of a sin. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Bronislaw Malinowski While warning the reader to put aside our (the modern European) ideas of kinship, they have hardly succeeded in giving any definite and clear concept instead. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope It is with them that the reader is called upon to interest himself. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Edward Jenner In support of so extraordinary a fact, I shall lay before my reader a great number of instances. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Anthony Trollope The reader will understand that it must have been a bad time for Mr Peacocke. They were on the steamer together for about twenty-four hours, during which Lefroy hardly spoke a word. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Henry James As my own followed them I saw it looked promising, looked pregnant, as if it gently throbbed with the life the reader had given it. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Sigmund Freud From the foregoing exposition the reader may rightly conclude that I assert that there are no indifferent dream-stimuli, and therefore no guileless dreams. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Andrew Lang May we not almost welcome ‘Free Education’? for every Englishman who can read, unless he be an Ass, is a reader the more for you. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope And so must the reader read the letters; but they must be delayed for a few chapters. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

It will of course be suspected by the experienced reader that Don Hemstitch did not have any bed. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

H. G. Wells The reader is probably familiar with the structure of an ordinary astronomical observatory. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

For the ordinary reader it differed too little from the Romanticism with which he was familiar. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

William Dampier The letter is obscure: but the reader must make what he can of it. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

The witch-woman, the solitary Fate, who appears to persons offering them such dreadful alternatives, might be conceived of as the figment of sick brains, yet the reader knows that she is not. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H. G. Wells As a matter of fact, if only the reader will allow for a certain difference in terminology, they do. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins The reader will perhaps excuse and understand my making an exception here to my own rules, when I add that Douglas Jerrold was one of the first and the dearest friends of my literary life. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope And Linda did that which the reader also should do. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Anthony Trollope The reader will hardly suppose that Cousin Henry will return after the trial to laugh in his sleeve in his own library in his own house. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Even Stevenson, for whom I have the most profound admiration, finds it difficult to carry the reader through a series of such papers, adorned with his original thought and quaint turn of phrase. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope In that little project he had been interrupted, and the reader knows what had come of it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Leslie Stephen But in truth the reader will infer that, if the selection includes the best pieces, the journal may well have died from congenital weakness. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

This may help to explain what can hardly fail to strike a reader of Chaucer and of the few contemporary remains of our literature. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

George MacDonald If my reader find it hard to believe that Diamond should be so good, he must remember that he had been to the back of the north wind. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

G. K. Chesterton Thus he recurs again and again to “the British College of Health in the New Road” till the reader wants to rush out and burn the place down. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

O Red Foliot, know thou that I am a reader of the planets of the night and of those hidden powers that work out the web of destiny. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

H. G. Wells These of course could be invented, but whatever one invented, that type of reader who insists upon reading between the lines would say “that is old X” or “that is Mrs. Y. Now we know about her. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope We are still, let the reader remember, on Goat Island — still in the States — and on what is called the American side of the main body of the river. North America by Anthony Trollope

I may here remind the reader that various facts opposed to this view have already been given under reptiles, amphibians, fishes and lepidoptera. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells In the subsequent course of this story that will become perfectly clear and credible, as every right-minded and reasonable reader will admit. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

Anthony Trollope The reader need hardly be told that Greystock did not believe a word of what she said. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Besides, his pamphlets against Salmasius and Morus are written in Latin, and to the general reader in this country and in America inaccessible in consequence. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Anthony Trollope The reader must understand that she was in truth ill, prostrated by misery, doubt, and agitation, and weak from the effects of her illness. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

M. R. James The reader must judge for himself. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

G. K. Chesterton The reader sits late at his banquets. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope The reader is made to think that the gold lies so near the surface that he will be required to take very little trouble in digging for it. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

To a reader the three seem much on the same level. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Henry James The reader already knows more about him than Isabel was ever to know, and the reader may therefore be given the key to the mystery. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

William Makepeace Thackeray When I was in Germany, I say, I began to learn to WALTZ. The reader from this will no doubt expect that some new love-adventures befell me — nor will his gentle heart be disappointed. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

Anthony Trollope My reader will say that in all this he was ungenerous. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Samuel Johnson But they are made the vehicles of such sentiments and such expression that there is scarcely a scene in the play which the reader does not wish to impress upon his memory. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Anthony Trollope The attempt is made so frequently — comes so much as a matter of course in every novel that is written, and fails so much as a matter of course, that the reader does not feel the failure. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells But I set it down, and the reader must form his judgment as he will. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Andrew Lang Every reader knew who they all were. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

The letter is undated, except as to the month; and Mr. Roscoe directs the reader to supply 1714 as the true date, which is a gross anachronism. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope The reader will know that there were reasons why Adela should be most unwilling to choose that house as her temporary residence. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope The reader will perhaps remember that George, when he heard this first rumour, had at once made up his mind to go over to Granpere, and that he went. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Then she sat down, and wrote to him that guarded, civil, but unenthusiastic letter, of which the reader has already heard. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Charles Dickens On our last night of meeting, we had finished the story which the reader has just concluded. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]