Phrases with "relics"

In England many persons have a singular love for the relics of thieves and murderers, or other great criminals. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Andrew Lang There is a form of study, Folklore, which collects and compares the similar but immaterial relics of old races, the surviving superstitions and stories, the ideas which are in our time but not of it. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens The place into which the relics were brought, one by one, by a party of three priests, was a high balcony near the chief altar. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Joseph Furphy This being done, and the relics of the fire kicked about, they put their teams in motion, leaving little trace of the camp, except Bum’s mare, standing asleep outside the fence. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

She was the saddest sight in her parti-coloured rags, the dreadful relics of gaudy fripperies. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

He laid aside his gun, helped me to carry the relics of my shipmates, which we covered as decently as we could with some sails washed up by the storm, and then motioned me to accompany him. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Walter Scott The rising sun, which shone through the half-closed shutters, showed some relics of the last night’s banquet, which his confused and throbbing head assured him had been carried into a debauch. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

These relics they bore to the mausoleum, which had been prepared for their reception. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Several old cannon, relics of past wars, adorned the corners and stood at either side of the northward entrance. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Nathaniel Hawthorne Graves were hastily dug and the pestilential relics as hastily covered, because the dead were enemies of the living and strove to draw them headlong, as it were, into their own dismal pit. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The miserable troops, swept together from the relics of Arabi’s disbanded army, were dispatched to Khartoum in chains. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Willa Cather You’ve gone and sold them to a country that’s got plenty of relics of its own. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Meanwhile, by the same firelight, I examined the relics on my knee. The Roll-Call of the Reef by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Andrew Lang It is observed that he did not dovetail the really genuine relics of Berosus and Manetho into the works attributed to them. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins In parting with the little occupations and relics that reminded her of Hartright, she seems to have parted with all her tenderness and all her impressibility. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He took from his pocket a box, and from wrappings in the box the ghastly relics which still haunted Mrs. Barnes in dreams. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Isabella Bird The Bakhtiaris attribute these relics of an extinct civilisation to Shapur, one of the three kings of that name who reigned in the third and fourth centuries. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

They rake the yet warm ashes from below; These, and the bones unburn’d, in earth bestow; These relics with their country rites they grace, And raise a mount of turf to mark the place. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

H.P. Lovecraft It was he who first studied scientifically the vast collection of relics which his mad grandfather had brought from Africa, and who made the family name as celebrated in ethnology as in exploration. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

William Godwin She buries the relics of what had belonged to Daphnis beneath her threshold. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Trying to preserve a century by keeping its relics up to date is like keeping a dying man alive by stimulants. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Every part of Rome is replete with relics of ancient times. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

And then go men to Shiloh, where the Ark of God with the relics were kept long time under Eli the prophet. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Radclyffe Hall There on an occasional table, lay the relics of Admiral Sir William Routledge, gallant officer and Nelson’s darling. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

For now, casting aside the last relics of moderation, she began to attack her friend with a series of extraordinary threats. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Arthur Conan Doyle There were not wanting, however, many other relics of those stormy times. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Whatever relics remain to you of the great nobility, guard them with a jealous eye; you will never be deficient in courtiers. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Among the Chinese no relics are more valued than the boots which have been worn by an upright magistrate. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Archdeacon, which watch will you take?” The Archdeacon felt that a passion for relics had its inconveniences, but he hadn’t the heart to check its ardour. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

H. G. Wells Intimate relics of Frederick the Great occupied a position of honour in a glass case. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Thomas Paine But by associating those precedents with a superstitious reverence for ancient things, as monks show relics and call them holy, the generality of mankind are deceived into the design. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle But it is of the holy relics which are left in the sacrilegious hands of these robbers. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

The relics of inveterate vice they wear, And spots of sin obscene in ev’ry face appear. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

The digging it has been found so laborious that no one has yet hazarded the expense of a complete search into its depths for the gigantic relics so certainly hidden there. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Andrew Lang Some philosophers may tell us that all known savages are only degraded descendants of early civilised men who have, unluckily and inexplicably, left no relics of their civilisation. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle There is no place except a catacomb which could contain so vast a store of relics as you describe. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Wilkie Collins In obedience, therefore, to these last relics of independent sentiment, permit me the freedom of numbering my maids-of-all-work, as I introduce them to public notice in these pages. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Isabella Bird The Armenian villages possess so-called relics and ancient copies of the Gospels, which are credited with the power of working miracles. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Andrew Lang In one essential point the poet describes a custom without parallel among the discovered relics of the Mycenaean age — namely, the disposal of the bodies of the dead. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Undoubtedly the best gallery of classical antiquities in North Italy is that of Parma, which has derived all its precious relics from the little city of Valleja alone. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Perhaps there will be relics of him, because he suffered undeservedly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry James While she faced Mrs. Assingham the door of the cabinet had opened of itself; he took the relics out, one by one, and it was more and more, each instant, as if she were giving him time. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Henry James I hold it singular, as I look back, that I should never have doubted for a moment that the sacred relics were there; never have failed to feel a certain joy at being under the same roof with them. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

A few ornaments of their own (for the furniture belonged to the house), relics of better days, were disposed about; and Jane had put on the table a glass of early primroses. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Henry James The relics of the cornice were utterly worthless as a support. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Abraham Merri Of course, I don’t maintain that they WERE relics of Darius’s armies. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

F. Scott Fitzgerald The dew rose and turned to golden mist, thin as a dream, enveloping them until they seemed gossamer relics of the late night, infinitely transient and already fading. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Mansion House still retains the ancient usage of distributing the relics of a great feast afterwards among the poor, as Cromwell is said just above to have made a rule of his household. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

In the older cottages there were grandfathers’ clocks, gate-legged tables, and rows of pewter, relics of a time when life was easier for country folk. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

On the other side, he had given to me simply the relics of his breakfast-table, which itself was hardly more than a relic. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Wilkie Collins I was the eldest (she said), and those last precious relics ought to be in my keeping. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edith Wharton All she remembered of it afterward was that there were funny tufted armchairs, blinds half down, a rosewood “what-not,” and other relics of vanished ease. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

The Mexicans, elated with their success, meanwhile abandoned themselves to jubilee; singing, dancing and feasting on the mangled relics of their wretched victims. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George Gissing In this room, locked away from all eyes but his own, lay certain relics which Thomas worshipped. The Salt of the Earth by George Gissing

Such monuments are spread all over the capital, however, and a new cellar can hardly be dug, or foundation laid, without turning up some of the mouldering relics of barbaric art. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins When these pages are found after my death, they will perhaps be calmly read and gently judged, as relics solemnized by the atoning shadows of the grave. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Charles Kingsley Now, of such monstrous forms of idols, the records in Greece are very few and very ancient — relics of an older worship, and most probably of an older race. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang Other books come to be relics in another way. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott The cloud which had been raised by the conflict was now driven to leeward before the wind, and the strait exhibited only the relics of the combat. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Andrew Lang He occasionally lights on other literary relics of a more personal character than mere first editions. The Library by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon So far as could be inferred from the fragmentary relics of the previous cycle, mechanical invention had never passed beyond the crude machinery known in our own mid-nineteenth century. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

There were small relics of girlhood—ball cards, cotillon ribbons, a mug with “Marion Fane” inscribed in gold on it, a slim book on confirmation. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Olaf Stapledon In it there still lurked fantastic corruptions of civilized speech, relics which had lived in the times of Shakespeare, Plato, Con-fu-tsze. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

From Cologn. — Journey from Nimeguen to Cologn — the Jesuits church — plate — relics — the sculls of the eleven thousand virgins. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Andrew Lang The acceptance, after long ridicule, of palaeolithic weapons as relics of human culture, probably helped to bring Anthropology within the sacred circle of permitted knowledge. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett I was as it were cradled among treasured relics of the ethics of the Georges and Queen Charlotte, and Queen Victoria in her bloom. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Touch not that ring; ’twas his, the sire Of that forsaken child; And nought his relics can inspire Save memories, sin-defiled. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

George Gissing Its relics belong to museums—in the English sense of the word. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Arnold Bennett Big James led him through the market-place, where a few vegetable, tripe, and gingerbread stalls — relics of the day’s market — were still attracting customers in the twilight. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

G. K. Chesterton We’ve got two relics of Mr. Smith at least; his fiancee and his trunk. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Virginia Woolf When I look down from this transcendency, how beautiful are even the crumbled relics of bread! What shapely spirals the peelings of pears make — how thin, and mottled like some sea-bird’s egg. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Many of these were relics of the Latin Quarter, and I must do Pinkerton the justice to say that none of them were bad, and some had remarkable merit. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Margaret Oliphant He was a great antiquary and full of curiosity about all the relics of the past, and he had an enlightened interest in its superstitions too. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Washington Irving She was peculiarly assiduous in exhibiting the relics with which this, like all other celebrated shrines, abounds. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

William Makepeace Thackeray The club-house of Gibraltar is not, however, of the Charles Street sort: it may have been cheerful once, and there are yet relics of splendour about it. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Willa Cather He had gathered up a whole chestful of Cliff–Dweller relics which he meant to take back to Germany with him some day. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Thomas Wolfe But what a pool table! Surely it had not a fellow in all the relics in the land. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thousands of pilgrims annually visited Palestine in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, to purchase pretended relics for the home market. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There was a flask with some noyeau in it, relics of last night’s merry-making, to which these gentlemen took the liberty of helping themselves. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

I’ll give them relics enough, and you tell them so. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Farewell to desolate towns — to fields with their savage intermixture of corn and weeds — to ever multiplying relics of our lost species. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Arthur Conan Doyle They hurled their relics after him, and so rode back to the blacksmith’s the poorer both in pocket and in faith. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the top were some relics of old finery: a silken cloak spangled with golden stars, a coif of silver filigree, a roll of Venetian lace. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

G. K. Chesterton Then he throws away all the guns as relics of barbarism; and then he is surprised when a barbarian sticks him through with a sword. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

John Galsworthy What did it mean? Careful examination of her husband’s relics prompted the thought that he had gone for good. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

And then they shew the bush, that burned and wasted nought, in the which our Lord spake to Moses, and other relics enough. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

M. R. James However, I paid a visit to Barchester, partly with the view of finding out whether there were any relics of the woodwork to be heard of. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Mark Twain Venice reveres those relics above all things earthly. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

These, we were told, were the relics of burnt witches. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli There you might see brilliant relics of that ancient ruby-glass the vivid tints of which seem lost to us for ever. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

The contrary evidence of relics of the dead was waved away before the imperious and disinterested testimony of the falling star. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H. Rider Haggard I wish you would ask them for my trousers, Quatermain.” I asked accordingly, but was informed that these sacred relics had already been taken to the king, who would see us in the forenoon. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins Unfortunately, the lower shelf contained nothing but relics of the Major’s military life, comprising his sword and pistols, his epaulets, his sash, and other minor accouterments. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Thomas Hardy The idea of so modern a man in science and aesthetics as the young surgeon springing out of relics so ancient was a kind of novelty she had never before experienced. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy They were not many; and until to-night had been sealed up, and stowed away in a corner of his leather trunk, with a few other mementoes and relics which had accompanied him in his travels. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

H. G. Wells These brigs and schooners and brigantines that still stand out from every little port are relics from an age of petty trade, as rotten and obsolescent as a Georgian house that has sunken into a slum. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anna Katherine Green Were you interested in the Indian relics you had come among? Did you handle any of them in passing?” “No. I had no interest. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

William Makepeace Thackeray And these interesting relics of an innocent little creature were carried home and kept by their finder, the Baron Spinachi, formerly an officer in Cavolfiore’s household. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

T. E. Lawrence The Turkish soldiers began to complain of the pietists, who put relics before strategy. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Andrew Lang Surely, then, where they seem decaying and anomalous, as among Aryans, these customs and laws are mouldering relics of ideas and practices natural and inevitable among savages. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

She got up and followed her aunt and Aaron to the drawing-room, loathing herself and everybody else, and especially the manuscript relics of the unfortunate peer. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Arthur Machen And farther, the roots of the stunted trees gripped the foot-high relics of a wall; and a round heap of fallen stones nourished rank, unknown herbs, that smelt poisonous. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

And many other relics be there. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Sidney Colvin The voice is loosed on them, like the wild dogs on the savage relics of an eastern conflict; and we can distinctly hear it ‘gorging and growling o’er carcase and limb. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Edith Wharton The walls had been stripped of their pious relics and lined with books, and above the fireplace hung the Venus of Giorgione, liberated at last from her long imprisonment. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Virginia Woolf The Verneys, for example, had a wild boy who had gone as pirate, turned Turk, and died out there, sending back to Claydon to be kept as relics of him some silk, a turban, and a pilgrim’s staff. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Virginia Woolf She had the relics of the grand manner perhaps. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Andrew Lang Then Kjartan and the others entered and the priest carried holy water and sacred relics over all the house. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Mark Twain Once a year all these holy relics are carried in procession through the streets of Milan. I like to revel in the dryest details of the great cathedral. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle As to the old relics which we took out, we could not leave them on the floor of the crypt. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Jules Verne There it collected numerous relics of the wreck — iron utensils, anchors, pulley-strops, swivel-guns, an 18 lb. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

The love for relics is one which will never be eradicated as long as feeling and affection are denizens of the heart. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

M. P. Shiel One whole side of the room was occupied by an organ whose thunder in that circumscribed place must have set all these relics of dead epochs clashing and jingling in fantastic dances. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Guy de Maupassant They flung these relics on the bed, and selecting one of them on which the word “Father” was written, they opened and read what was in it. A Dead Woman’s Secret (La Veillée) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft There are certain Indian relics in the north wood — standing stones, and all that — which mean a good deal in folklore, and Asenath and I are following that stuff up. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

H.P. Lovecraft His walks were always adventures in antiquity, during which he managed to recapture from the myriad relics of a glamorous old city a vivid and connected picture of the centuries before. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Catherine Helen Spence The Home was not so beautiful as the Owen, and not so full of decorations and old fashioned relics of the past, but it was roomy and comfortable. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

In a tool-shed at the bottom of the garden, lay the relics of building-materials, left by masons lately employed to repair a part of the premises. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The next task was to make the cabin habitable, and to this end it was decided to at once remove the gruesome relics of the tragedy which had taken place there on some bygone day. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Next, under these, the bridal bed be plac’d, Where I my ruin in his arms embrac’d: All relics of the wretch are doom’d to fire; For so the priestess and her charms require. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

These relics once, dear pledges of himself, The traitor left me, which, O earth, to thee Here on this very threshold I commit- Pledges that bind him to redeem the debt. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

Singular contrast! The relics of art for ever decaying, — the productions of nature for ever renewed. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

For I’ll leave it in proper keeping and I’ll have a mausoleum of relics built over me. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Gustave Flauber Two panels were entirely hidden under pen-and-ink sketches, Gouache landscapes and Audran engravings, relics of better times and vanished luxury. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

Henry James As the Countess Gemini was not acquainted with the ancient monuments Isabel occasionally offered to introduce her to these interesting relics and to give their afternoon drive an antiquarian aim. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Andrew Lang There is a science, Archæology, which collects and compares the material relics of old races, the axes and arrow-heads. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

For a king of France bought these relics some time of the Jews, to whom the emperor had laid them in wed for a great sum of silver. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Wilkie Collins The last lingering relics of former good breeding showed themselves faintly in her brow and in her smile. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Henry David Thoreau We should go forth on the shortest walk, perchance, in the spirit of undying adventure, never to return — prepared to send back our embalmed hearts only as relics to our desolate kingdoms. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Andrew Lang Almost every age that has left any literary remains, has bequeathed to us relics which are cherished by collectors. The Library by Andrew Lang

George Eliot But she did not linger at the mirror: she set about collecting and packing all the relics of her father and mother that were too large to be carried in her small travelling-wallet. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

George Borrow I wished much to examine the relics of Moorish sway on the upper part of the mountain, but time pressed, and the short period of our stay at this place did not permit me to gratify my inclination. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anna Katherine Green Pointing to the second one on the southern side, the Curator replied: “That’s it — the one where you see the Apache relics hanging high on the rear wall. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Wilkie Collins This concession gave the poor man time to recover such relics of strength as were still left to him, and to consult his friends in Glasgow on the doubtful question of his life to come. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Walter Scott He was in the neighbourhood of Lady Edith; he had received tokens of her grace; he was in a place hallowed by relics of the most awful sanctity. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

I scarcely think, for ten long years, A hand has touched these relics old; And, coating each, slow-formed, appears The growth of green and antique mould. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Radclyffe Hall She paused beside the table, touching the relics one by one with reverent fingers, smiling as she did so. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Arthur Conan Doyle As in Egypt and in Yucatan, the practice of mummifying had been usual, and in niches in the walls there were endless rows of these grim relics of the past. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Washington Irving It was after the hour of the table d’hote, so that I was obliged to make a solitary supper from the relics of its ampler board. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Anthony Trollope How all these sombre-looking articles could be relics of General Chasse did not at first appear clear to them. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

They brought driftwood from afar, and claimed all sorts of sun-dried relics from previous depositary moods. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing There, at the same height, stood a rank of school-books preserved for him by his sister till she died; beside them, medical works, relics of his abortive study when he was neither boy nor man. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Andrew Lang In proverbs and riddles, and nursery tales and superstitions, we detect the relics of a stage of thought, which is dying out in Europe, but which still exists in many parts of the world. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There is a good deal of holly still there, and some relics of the old timber, but not much. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

He also was rigid in declining all orders to the firm where his own decorations might seem to disturb the relics of the past. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore