Phrases with "records"

All eyes survey the record of name, of sex, of age, and the day of departure from earth, records how useless! and dropped into darkness as if messages addressed to worms. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Anthony Trollope In these modern days we have contemporary records as to prominent persons. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

H. G. Wells There are no books, no records of any sort, no libraries or inscriptions. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Anthony Trollope Were I to omit the little story, it would seem as though I shunned the records which have been repeated as opposed to his credit. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Bram Stoker Such records as still exist are all the proofs that can be adduced; and all we can do is to search for such records as still exist, without which we lack the enlightenment that waits on discovery. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

You may read of monstrosities in police reports of cruelty cases; you may read old records of the Middle Ages; but the bestialities of Captain Chudder could not be told in words. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Henry David Thoreau Is there no religion for the temperate and frigid zones? We know of no scripture which records the pure benignity of the gods on a New England winter night. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Delicate as well as wholesome and nutritious food is ours at so little cost that our debt to smiling Nature, if she kept records and tendered her accounts, would be somewhat embarrassing. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Benjamin Disraeli It records the most memorable event of this century. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

E. F. Benson Later in the same month she records that his health and temper have been a little better, but only ‘because he has been forced to abstain. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

I once had a discussion with the Open Library people about adding catalogue records for my books to their collection. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Nor does he need to check his speed to catch these seemingly faint records of the fleeing beast. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

It is, I hope one of the best evidences of the antiquity of the human race, that among the earliest records of all kinds of men, you find a time recorded when they got drunk. Yeast by Thomas Henry Huxley

Bram Stoker You must remember, too, that all records of the kind that would help us are lacking. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Bram Stoker It is startling to find such a weird and impossible credulity actually rooted in the Statute book of one’s own country, and that there are records of judges charging juries to convict. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Willa Cather But the notes and the records and the ideas always came back to this room. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

The Owl’s Ear obviously inspired another,47 both being records of supernatural acoustics the latter dealing with spiritual sounds. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

In the annals of dark crime there were records beyond number of deceiving appearances such as that. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Rudyard Kipling He doesn’t know the records and so he can’t have any standards. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Sinclair Lewis She’s doing research on some manuscript records in the Laurentian Library for a year or so. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang They were waking dreams representing obscure incidents of the past, and were later corroborated by records in books, newspapers and manuscripts. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Southey did not come to the Lakes till 1803, and the records of his correspondence only begin therefore from that date. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Thomas Hardy Their records had perished long ago by the plough, while the works of these remained. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis Our Mr. Wrenn is thoroughly reliable, and we have his records of these two orders. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Matthew Arnold It wrote the records of its predecessors, as well as of itself, and therefore Mr. Nash wants to make it the real author of the whole poetry, one may say, of the sixth century, as well as its own. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

As the date of the story is 1146 (it was long before Mr. Freeman wrote) access to records would certainly not have been superfluous. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

But Faunus came from Picus: Picus drew His birth from Saturn, if records be true. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

John Galsworthy And he preserved the records of all those trials in a specially bound edition. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells The Behaviour Control Report for 2104 (2105 is not yet available) records 715 cases of stealing for the whole world. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

John Morley They lose the towering pre-eminence in virtue and light and divine favor with which their own records and Bossuet's interpretation had so splendidly invested them. Voltaire by John Morley

There are, indeed, no records upon which to base a narrative of his early years. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Leon Trotsky I speak it to the people at their meetings, and I shall speak it to the Allies and the Germans.” The newspaper report of this speech records prolonged applause at this point. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells Vivid descriptive phrases in the old records it would have been healthier to forget, recurred to him. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

We must naturally suppose that the women and children were lodged in separate quarters, though the records of the time make no mention of it. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

R. D. Blackmore And the oldest of all the deeds are in that box — charters from the crown, grants from corporations, records of assay by arms — warrants that even I can not decipher. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Virginia Woolf With the same awe, mixed with a sublime complacency, he records the discovery of his own qualities and attainments. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Walter Scott Such was Holm-Peel, as records inform us, till towards the end of the seventeenth century. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Theodore Dreiser The certificates of loan were purchased before his order arrived, and the records of the exchange will prove it. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling Here for the moment the records end. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

I must hurry over the records of the next few weeks. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arnold Bennett Farther along the landing were other similar records of the weddings of Marion, Tom, and Jimmie. Mr Orgreave pushed the door half open. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

The authorities here have failed because they are up against a man or men with no records behind them. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

E. F. Benson But the household in the Parsonage went early to bed, and Mrs. Gaskell records how she always heard Charlotte come downstairs again when she was in her room. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

And the oldest inhabitants were so stupid, and the records of the registers so bewildering. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Ford Madox Ford He says Miss Wannop holds the quarter-mile, half-mile, high jump, long jump and putting the weight records for East Sussex. That explains how she went over that dyke in such tidy style . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Jonathan Swif Luttrell records Barnard’s death in his diary for Oct. 12, 1710. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

With all his records of heroes, real or fictitious, he practised the same devices for ensuring credibility. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

The records of the cult go back to 700 B.C., but it may quite possibly be of much earlier date. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Andrew Lang Anthony Wood consulted the records of the year mentioned, and found no trace of any such robbery. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

T. H. Huxley Thus, you see, it is quite possible in this way to preserve unmistakable records of animal and vegetable life. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Rudyard Kipling A postal packet’s dip-dial records every yard of every run. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

John Morley He asked whether the sacred records were historically true, the Christian doctrine divinely inspired and spiritually exhaustive, and the Christian church a holy and beneficent organization. Voltaire by John Morley

Anthony Trollope I trust they will believe that if I knew of testimony on the other side, of records adverse to the man, I would give them. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Edgar Rice Burroughs They look upon us as we look upon the beasts of our fields, and I learn from their written records that other races of Mahars feed upon men — they keep them in great droves, as we keep cattle. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Augustine Birrell If, therefore, the poem records an actual visit, it follows that the author of the poem was in Rome at the same time. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Paul’s Letters to his Kinsfolk—the records of his Paris journey after Waterloo—for instance, are not at all above the mark of a good special correspondent. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He makes no hesitation to entertain you with the records of his disease, and his journey to Italy is quite full of that matter. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Leslie Stephen It records her opinions about her affairs and her family, with a frankness remarkable even in writing intended for no eye but her own. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Bram Stoker Then the sweeping changes which followed the Norman Conquest wiped out all lesser records than its own. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Anthony Trollope Their charms were gone, but the records of them had been left in various grandchildren. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman How could they? Back in their prehistoric records of polygamy and slavery there were no ideals of wifehood as we know it, and since then no possibility of forming such. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

H. G. Wells The next picshua records that we amused ourselves by shooting with an air gun, and then there began the serious business of finding a new home. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

More probably they feel that their own version was what happened in the sight of God, and that one is justified in rearranging the records accordingly. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

Human knowledge will be struck off the world’s records before we know all that is to be said about a gnat. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Machen Wood was an old Luptonian. He was a mighty athlete in his time, and his records for the Long Jump and Throwing the Cricket Ball have not been beaten at Lupton to this day. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Arthur Morrison In fact, all three of these pleasant relatives had records of the shadiest, and all three did whatever in the way of money-lending, mortgaging, and blood-sucking came in their way. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Sole, too, in escaping the doom of sudden death which the historian solemnly records in the cases of the rest. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

On this principle I make no apology to the reader for detaining him upon a short sketch of Kant’s life and domestic habits, drawn from the authentic records of his friends and pupils. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is no better writing, and no easier reading, than the records of these men of action. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Thus records of prime truths remain a dead letter to plain folk: the writers have left so much to the imagination, and imagination is so rare a gift. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

But it refers to some infernal gang, and among your piles of records there must be some clue. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Charles Kingsley He must — he does in these days — colour Nature with the records of his own mind, and bestow a factitious life and interest on her by making her reflect his own joy or sorrow. Alexander Smith and Alexander Pope by Charles Kingsley

John Morley The records were saturated with fable and absurdity, the doctrine imperfect at its best, and a dark and tyrannical superstition at its worst, and the Church was the arch-curse and infamy. Voltaire by John Morley

Virginia Woolf The young man who had been putting records on the gramophone had walked off. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

H. G. Wells We are still enlarging this Brain of Mankind, still increasing its cells, extending its records and making its interactions more rapid and effective. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Andrew Lang When Amy dies mysteriously, a coroner’s inquest, deep in the country, is held, and no records of its proceedings can be found. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins In the police records of the period, more than one hundred and fifty men and women are reckoned up as having met their deaths at the hands of Poulailler and his band. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Jules Verne New records were expected to be made. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

It would mean removing the records of two hundred years or so; but the records were rapidly arriving at museum quality and should be moved in any case. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

I’ll have our records looked up, but to the best of my knowledge I don’t know anybody like him. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Leslie Stephen The records of his contests in this kind fill a large space in Boswell’s pages. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

He read the records of the war again and again, again and again, till every scene arose before him — a picture, flaming and lurid, grandly beautiful, horribly sublime. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

When, however, the daily records of the library were gone through, to the astonishment of both librarians there was no mention of the incident. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The records of this game will be destroyed. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

H. G. Wells But he found the records of exemplary human behaviour during the Black Death period disconcertingly meagre. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, I have bored you unduly, my patient friend, with my love of memoirs, Napoleonic and otherwise, which give a touch of human interest to the arid records of history. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

H. G. Wells I have turned over my memories and records of that fuss and I find it so abundant and formless an accumulation of pettiness that I cannot put it together into a narrative. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Augustine Birrell So late as July 1, 1660, Pepys records attending a service in the Abbey, and adds “No Common Prayer yet. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

John Locke I think nothing more valuable than the records of antiquity: I wish we had more of them, and more uncorrupted. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

H. G. Wells One records a horticultural triumph not uncommon in suburban gardens. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

A. E. W. Mason His trophies made the room a gigantic diary; he fingered his records of good days gone by and came at last to his guns and rifles. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

How he bore himself throughout that winter when he was the chief lion of Edinburgh society many records remain to show, both in his own letters and in the reports of those who met him. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Sir Walter Scott All were splendidly armed, and my Saxon authority (in the Wardour Manuscript) records at great length their devices, their colours, and the embroidery of their horse trappings. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Those who study the extant records of miracles with due attention will judge for themselves how far it has ever been supplied. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

D’Addosio relates from the court records many trials of pigs, bulls, horses, cocks, dogs, goats, etc. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

T. H. Huxley I can refer you to very ancient records for most precise and clear information that one of the best places is to smite him between the fifth and sixth ribs. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Plutarch records no poet, no artist, however brilliant. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Sigmund Freud Tissie records many observations of recent date in which behaviour of a pathological character (based on delusory hypotheses, obsessive impulses) had their origin in dreams. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Andrew Lang We may then compare these savage beliefs with attested records of similar experiences among living and educated civilised men. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

In Scandinavia, before the introduction of Christianity, all tradition records the wonderful powers of the Vala, or witch, who was then held in reverence and honour. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

A characteristic letter of Wordsworth’s records his feelings on the occasion. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Andrew Lang A Scottish example, from the records of a court of law, exactly illustrates the Zulu theory. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The records of the unexplained murders in the same neighbourhood are all contained in Mr. Fordoun’s ‘Theory of Expert Evidence’, and an attack on the book in the ‘Law Review’ for June 1881. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Anthony Trollope There are real records of the Di Crinola family, and there is no manner of doubt but that he is the head of them. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Berkeley Qu. Money being a ticket which entitles to power and records the title, whether such power avails otherwise than as it is exerted into act? 177. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Arthur Morrison I have no more to say of my mother, and of her funeral only so much as records the least part of my grief. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Gentle of manner, slouching of gait, soft-voiced, unpicturesquely clothed; not one of them presented to the eye any witness of the desperate records they had earned. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

H. G. Wells The next drawing records merely the interruption of a picnic by intrusive cows during the period of recovery. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It records in memorable form — for verse is a mnemonic device, among other things — some emotion which very nearly every human being can share. Rudyard Kipling by George Orwell [1942]

In 1887 he had wished to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee by erecting a shrine in which to preserve the records of acts of self-sacrifice performed by the humblest members of the community. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

James Joyce Akasic records of all that ever anywhere wherever was. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Maria Edgeworth They are all now valuable as records of individual varieties that have positively so existed. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

M. R. James What Dr. Ashton records is, or may be taken to be, important to the story. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Those Moors were of a religion which revolts all the finer instincts and lifts the soul with no generous hopes; and the records of it have no appeal save to the love of mere beautiful decoration. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Of all the schemes and efforts which accompanied the attempt, and the records of which fill the Irish State papers of those years, Spenser was the near and close spectator. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

His first work, Analecton Anglo–Britannicon, a chronological collection of English records down to the Norman invasion, was written in 1606, though not published till 1615. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Jules Verne The belts themselves were occasionally broken by spots, which the records of astronomy describe as varying both in form and in extent. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

We leave no records on the land itself which would betray us after the lapse of half a dozen years. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Machen He used to read in county histories and in old family records of the doings of his ancestors; and wonder what they would have said to such a successor. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

William Cowper Sweet is the harp of prophecy; too sweet Not to be wronged by a mere mortal touch; Nor can the wonders it records be sung To meaner music, and not suffer loss. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

One inscription, for instance, records exactly in what month, and on what day and at what hour, Isis gave birth to Horus. Another tells all about the sacred boats. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

My funds were low indeed through these years of drought, and there is many a famine noted in my diaries, and few are the records of our feasts. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

A solemn procession was also ordered round the city, in which the entire army joined, prayers being offered up at every spot which gospel records had taught them to consider as peculiarly sacred. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jonathan Swif Swift records Henley’s death from apoplexy in August 1711. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

The truth was Left only in those written records pure, Though not but by the spirit understood. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

I’ve been reading a collection of York records by a man Davies. Records of the town of York, I mean; not the family. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The very wealth of records makes it difficult to judge his character fairly. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They had such records as were then kept, all the tools and implements of the time, and a most fertile land to work in. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

BAMBERG. Of all the records of the witch-trials preserved for the wonder of succeeding ages, that of Würzburg, from 1627 to 1629, is the most frightful. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Thomas Hardy He returned in the ship Primrose with a cargo of ‘trayne oyle brought home from the New Founde Lande,’ to quote from the town records of the date. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

G. K. Chesterton He went into a back office to consult business records and books of reference. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Few records survive of the school in Hood’s time, but its prestige and enrolments grew steadily. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Washington Irving A little longer, and even these faint records will be obliterated, and the monument will cease to be a memorial. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Its archives, for which accommodations were provided in the royal palace, were stored with the records of primitive ages. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Baldwin Spencer It was in vain that I tried to secure some records of the scene but, under the shade of the scrub and gum trees and in the yellow light of a tropical evening, my camera was useless. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

There are in the “English Note–Books” several dismal and pathetic records of tragic cases of brutality or murder on shipboard, which it was Hawthorne’s duty as consul to investigate. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Charles Dudley Warner Of his life in Paris there are only the meagerest reports, and he records no observations upon political affairs. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Not that such records are by any means always the most trustworthy of evidence. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Satisfied? Or just without a case? Where would that coroner’s report be now? In the police records he supposed. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Charles Kingsley Starting from this seemingly uninteresting pit, we have come upon the records of three older worlds, and on hints of worlds far older yet. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

The records of the schooldays of the juvenile Jane all point to a somewhat masculine strength of character. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Anthony Trollope In the first place there is a great national expenditure incurred in moving old records and in keeping double records, in moving the library, and, as I have been informed, even the pictures. North America by Anthony Trollope

They are the records of something completely meaningless, a nightmare happening in a void. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

It was Hawthorne’s habit as a young man to destroy all of his own letters that he could find, on returning home after an absence; and few records of his college life remain. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Sinclair Lewis Yes, she was collating some Machiavelli and Guicciardini manuscripts with early official records of Florence; a dusty job, not very rewarding. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells We can hear his voice, we can hear him persuading, exhorting and attempting to reason from the numerous steel-tape records that were made of his speeches. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Mrs. Rylands had dipped in these strange records and now she returned to them for ammunition. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Clustered rocks of black and red granite profusely inscribed with hieroglyphed records crop up here and there, and serve as landmarks just where landmarks are needed. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

On the day that my probation ended I was for the first time permitted to inspect the records of the order and learn who belonged to it — all the rites of initiation having been conducted in masks. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

The records of the Psychical Society show hundreds of such instances, and much use is made in fiction of plots hinging on such motif. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry David Thoreau The best scripture, after all, records but a meagre faith. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Anthony Trollope Copies from the records kept daily at Sydney — photographed copies — should have been submitted before that argument had been used. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Above all, he had to interpret these records in a new spirit, exercising true insight and sympathy, to put life into the dry bones and to present his readers with the living image of a man. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

William Makepeace Thackeray Dies. Hodie. How queer to read are some of the entries in the journal! Here are the records of dinners eaten, and gone the way of flesh. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Theodore Dreiser He would look into the history of the crimes and the records of the two men. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Nor had his researches among the dusty records of the departed Haygarths been profitless in a pecuniary sense to himself. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Bram Stoker He took much of the imagery which he used in his rituals of fraud from records of ancient Egypt. This was a pretty safe ground for his purpose, for in his time the Egypt of the past was a sealed book. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

There it was, the awful bill, with its records of elegant dresses — every one of which had been worn with the hope of conquest, and all of which had, so far, failed to attain the hoped-for victory. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

And even the records of his boyish amusements come to us each on a background of Nature’s majesty and calm. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

The records they illustrate are chiefly votive. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The writers upon alchymy all claim Jacques Cœur as a member of their fraternity, and treat as false and libellous the more rational explanation of his wealth which the records of his trial afford. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

But it was so; there was no department of our national records that he had not studied, and, I think I may say, mastered. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

John Morley Morellet, for instance, records his delight and wonder at the Alps and the descent into Italy, in terms quite as warm as, if much less profuse than, those of the most impressible modern tourist. Voltaire by John Morley

Ralph Waldo Emerson They are favorably remembered in the oldest records of Europe. They had no violent feudal tenure, but the husbandman owned the land. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

To his great mortification there were no records at all for the months of August and September. The doctor had been away upon a long holiday. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Domesticated animals alone afford the means of ascertaining the proportional numbers at birth; but no records have been specially kept for this purpose. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells History was against them, for it could but witness that war had always gone on since its records began. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arthur Conan Doyle It records an absolutely unique experience in the career both of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and of myself. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

H. G. Wells The records are obscure; the payments seem to have been made in a special paper currency without real purchasing power. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Sir Walter Scott But I suppose one day or other — when there are no longer any wild Highlanders to benefit by its tender mercies — they will blot it from their records as levelling them with a nation of cannibals. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Sinclair Lewis He was conventionally honest, he kept his records of buyers and sellers complete, he had experience with leases and titles and an excellent memory for prices. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

He also had been for some time on leave, in preparation (it was understood) for the grand meetings after the peace, when he would be expected to produce historic records of historic occasions. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Hence, even in your imperfect records of the progress of human knowledge, you find that, in the earliest ages, Philosophy descended not to the business and homes of men. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

In this emergency I decided to consult the Turmore archives, a priceless collection of documents, comprising the records of the family from the time of its founder in the seventh century of our era. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle Homer hath, I remember, a chapter or book wherein he records the names of all the Grecian chiefs and whence they came, and how many men they brought to the common muster. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

However, his contemporaries have left their printed records of his appearance and his peculiar personality. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

I’ll take the records east with me to-morrow, and by the same token I’d better notify New York that I’m leaving. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

H.P. Lovecraft Of my visions after 1914 I will here mention only a few, since fuller accounts and records are at the disposal of the serious student. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Moreover, the outlook which Tennyson records in this poem had a lot to be said for it. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope I hope to press all the necessary records of the next three or four months into a few pages. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rudyard Kipling How the call was and is now responded to, the dry records of that book will show; and the name of the Padre-Sahib is honoured, as these ears have heard, throughout Udaipur and far around. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He records catching a sting-ray and getting oysters. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle It was indeed this attitude upon the part of my friend and certainly not any lack of interesting material which has caused me of late years to lay very few of my records before the public. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

The anecdote offers an illustration of character, or records a moment of action; the novella embodies a drama and develops a type. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Bram Stoker Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing In all the records of City scoundrelism, was there a blacker case? Raging thus, Warburton became aware that Mrs. Hopper spoke to him. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli It is useless to criticise this invention of the lying Greeks, to whose blinded conceit and carelessness we are indebted for the almost total darkness in which the records of antiquity are enveloped. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Olaf Stapledon Only by comparing the present output with past records could the trouble be realized. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Historical records show this à posteriori, whatever were the cause; and the cause, which we will state hereafter, shows it à priori, apart from the records. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

Bram Stoker And so now, up to this very hour, all the records we have are complete and in order. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Rudyard Kipling They have elected to take their chance with time to come; but the records of the Institution and the Orphan Fund will tell you that their descendants have to take certain or uncertain chances now. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Joseph Furphy The records of military enterprise, exploration, pioneering, and so forth, furnish abundant evidence of this very obvious fact. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

In 1837 he began his diaries, records of observation with which in ten years he filled 30 vols. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They just sent me some phonograph records in case I should forget my lesson and I broke them all so the nurse won’t speak to me. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

That argument is multiplied beyond all power of calculation; and to have missed it is the most eminent instance of wilful blindness which the records of human folly can furnish. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

He went to the room where they were to dine, a duller and darker apartment than the parlour, and here he found Mr. Sheldon reading a paper, one of the eternal records of the eternal money-market. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Much of the day, as I told you, had been passed among the grisly records of these old family crimes and hatreds. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle In the first series of scenes we saw the old continent in its glory, as its memory had been handed down by these historical records passed from fathers to sons. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]