Phrases with "said"

Baldwin Spencer Both of these two may be said to be suggestive of snakes in general form. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Willa Cather Rosicky hadn’t said anything at all; he merely smiled his twinkling smile, put some more coal on the fire, and went into his own room to pour the Doctor a little drink in a medicine glass. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

She said that you tried to rape her you dirty skunk and they wanted to get the police but I said that I’d do the job myself you . Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Andrew Lang That is a topic on which the little that we have to say must be said later. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The fish (AMPHIPRION PERCULA) “intel-intel” of the blacks, is said to be commensal (literally, dining at the same table with its host), as distinguished from the parasite, which lives on its host. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins I said nothing; words, at such a ti me as that, would only have aggravated her distress. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

I’ve said that they must have been old hands at the game. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Anna Katherine Green How would these women regard the disorder and the dust? “I have few comforts to offer,” said he, opening a door at his right and then hastily closing it again. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lord Rollins said he had never been more deeply impressed with the earnest desire of a certain great man for European peace. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Dickens The governor, as her Majesty’s representative, delivered what may be called the Speech from the Throne. He said what he had to say manfully and well. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Anton Chekhov You won’t get your salary!” “No matter,” said Liharev, unconcernedly, “I am thankful even for coal mines. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

H. G. Wells Trotsky has recorded that Lenin, after his one conversation with me, said that I was incurably middle-class. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Eliot Not knowing what had been said about the play of Romeo and Juliet, I felt myself capable of writing something original on its blemishes and beauties. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

William Makepeace Thackeray Some gentleman missed his snuff-box, and Hood said — (the Freemasons’ Tavern was kept, you must remember, by Mr. CUFF in those days, not by its present proprietors). Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Sinclair Lewis He said blandly, “Vy not go? Even an American bourgeois can look on naked beauty vidout much injury, as my friend Sibelius iss often saying to me. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Was then enacting all the merry mirth wherein Thyself delighted, and the maid she said not nay. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Anthony Trollope But, having said so much in praise of tourists of this class, I do not know that there is much more to be said in their favour. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Dinner has slipped and slipped away, and I have not said one of the things I wanted to. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Ford Madox Ford Cramp said e would not have the settee ready to go to the station fore mornin. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

G. K. Chesterton He said what he had to say, and yet not all he had to say. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Willa Cather She told me a great deal about him; but I was most interested in what she said regarding his faith in his son. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Sigmund Freud I asked whether the book was in encyclopaedia format, and she said it was. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

I said the fresco was very beautiful. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

What is it?” “You’ll tell him I forgive him,” said Archie, speaking in an earnest whisper. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

Thomas Hardy You’ll be showing them to him!” ‘“Perhaps,” said my lady Harriet, with calm coolness, like the heartless woman that she was. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Samuel Johnson Resnel, in his preface to Pope’s Essay, remarks that Garth exhibits no discrimination of characters; and that what any one says might, with equal propriety, have been said by another. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Edith Wharton For they can be proud collectively — ” She broke off and added, with happy hands outstretched: “And I owe it all to you — Christiane said it was your talk with her that had convinced them. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton [1907]

To the human palate the fresh nuts-are inflammatory, and are said to cause intense pain ending with death. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

And he does so much want me to learn good English.” “This cross is gold, I suppose?” said Bill Whitney, who now had it. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Sir Walter Scott I can easily suppose much of what has been spoken may have arisen out of the heat of the moment, or have been said perhaps in jest. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle Your Grace,” said Rufton. “There are, however, some corroborative documents. The End of Devil Hawker by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton She had lived through all that; she and he had faced each other; had exchanged greetings, she supposed; had even, perhaps, said something to each other about Anne, and about their future relation. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

I wish I could have said farewell to him before he died!” A few more days, and Aunt Dean was thrown on her beam-ends at a worse angle than ever the Rose of Delhi hoped to be. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

I was little, and light of my age, and he lifted me up in his anns, and kissed me, and my arms being about his neck, he said to my mother: “Draw the bolt, acuishla. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott One of their frolics is said to have happened late in the last century. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Edith Wharton But the fact is — ” “You said there was Perrier?” “Yes, sir; but I find there’s none left. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Charles Dickens Mrs. Sparsit away? Who could have been reduced to sudden extremity for the company of that griffin! ‘Well! I don’t know,’ said Tom, who had his own reasons for being uneasy about it. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

John, I may say, was extremely pleased with Cecily; he said she was a very satisfactory human accomplishment. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Karl Philipp Moritz In some branches this collection is said to be far surpassed by some others; but taken altogether, and for size, it certainly is equalled by none. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Do you believe me?” “I do,” said I. His face had prominent cheek bones, his large, soft-gray eyes sunk deep beneath his high forehead. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

E. Phillips Oppenheim You said nothing about luncheon yesterday, you know. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Guy de Maupassan You laughed, and you said to me, ‘Address me always in that way, my child; it gives me pleasure. The Orderly by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James You talk about humble pie, but I think that, upon my word — with all I’ve said to you — it’s I who have had to eat it. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell I daresay it was true what M. de la Tourelle said — before many weeks had elapsed — that, for a great lady, a lady of a castle, I became sadly too familiar with my Norman waiting-maid. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Who did I fancy had done it, or would do it? he asked me all in anger: and I said I did not know who, but if ever I got back to Worcester I’d leave not a stone unturned to find out. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

Kate Chopin But now that he said he was ready to take care of her and be good to her, she felt great comfort in her knowledge of his honesty. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Hannah Mitchel has just said she sometimes wonders why God should send so many to poor people. Dick Mitchel by Ellen Wood [1870]

And once Hanrahan said as a man would say in a dream, ‘It is time for me to be going the road’; but just then a good card came to him, and he played it out, and all the money began to come to him. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

Walter Crane The wave-line, indeed, may be said not only to suggest movement, but also to describe its direction and force. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Edith Wharton But luncheon must be ready,” said Mrs. Leath. She turned back to the door, and the little procession moved down the two long drawing-rooms, with Effie waltzing on ahead. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Jack grinned and said with a spice of malice: “Catherine fell into the sea. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

BUT, as I said before, why should words impose upon us? A well regulated marriage is not like these connections of interest or ambition. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

But, after hacking for Brewster he cannot be said to have ever worked for wages, his concern was rather with the quality of his work, and, regardless of results, he always did his best. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

And continuing to talk of that brother, who had been for so many years an object of care and fears: “He isn’t fit to hear what’s said here. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Rudyard Kipling When he went away, the Colonel Sahib said “Ram Baksh, you are a good man. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

William Godwin For ten years, from 1782 to 1792, she may be said to have been, in a great degree, the victim of a desire to promote the benefit of others. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Elizabeth Gaskell He asked again —“Will you, mother, agree to this?” “I’ll agree to it a-this-ns,” said she. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Andrew Lang Then asked he where the King was, and they said that he was in childbed. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

Henry James It was true that after she had said “You can always come now, you know,” the thing he was there for seemed already to have happened. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Henry James She had all her old clever way — Mrs. Wix said it was “aristocratic”— of changing the subject as she might have slammed the door in your face. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

She said that a spirit had seized her hand and would write. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

When we had finished, he said he should like, with Lady Whitney’s permission, to speak to the landlady. A Curious Experience by Ellen Wood [1883]

George Elio Will you take me in?’ ‘That we will,’ said Milly, ‘if you will only put up with our poor rooms and way of living. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

I said nothing in reply to her remark. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Guy de Maupassan When he said that he was perfectly well, one of them continued, laughing: “Then please explain the occurrence that is in everybody’s mouth today, in which you play such a comical part. The Carnival of Love by Guy de Maupassan

Olaf Stapledon Some said it wasn’t, blast them! They ought to know better than to foul their own nest. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell Now may I tell you how I think you went wrong? Don’t be angry, Bessy.” “I think I shall never have spirit enough in me to be angry again,” said Bessy, humbly and sadly. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Marjorie Bowen What else would you like?’ ‘Sixpence,’ said Elsie, in wild bravado. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

He only laughed, and I said my last word: ‘If you do, it will be for the last time. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf But even when they were said there would still remain some difficulties so fundamental that it may well prove impossible for you to understand or for us to explain. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Henry Adams In spite of Thurlow Weed’s advice, could one afford to trust human nature in politics? History said not. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

There was some said he was speakin’ serious, but maist thocht it was juist daftness. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Of course I was wild to join the Black Hand, but Joe always choked me off and said they didn’t want any blasted kids hanging round. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Kate Chopin It’s true ‘nough, the young feller hed drawed, but ez I said to Tozier, thet’s no reason to persume it was his intention to use his gun. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Guy de Maupassant M. Marambot, surprised at his zeal, said to him several times, smiling: “My boy, if you work like that there will be nothing left for you to do to-morrow. Denis by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There are always your friends in Russia.” “I wish we were on our way there to-night!” Mr. Padgham said fervently. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling A litter of gorgeous red and gold barred the passage to the Golden Temple. ‘It is the Maharani of Hazaribagh,’ said the guide, ‘she coming to pray for a child. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope This has been said so generally, that the charge against him has become proverbial. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle As I said before, unless this mysterious and bloodthirsty villain is captured, the place will become deserted. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Ford Madox Ford He said these things with his lugubrious croak, and his black eyes like a crow’s, so that I seemed to see poor Florence die ten times a day — a little, pale, frail corpse. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anna Katherine Green One would have said that with the death and carrying out of the owner of this little dwelling, all life had departed from it. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

G. K. Chesterton Very much is said in our time about Apollo and Admetus, and the impossibility of asking genius to work within prescribed limits or assist an alien design. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Edith Wharton Compared with these monumental facts everything else seemed remote and negligible; and when Hayes, at the close of their talk, said a little awkwardly: “Well, so long. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Henry James She said to me at last that I must wait no longer, I must go away before the young people came back. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

He meant to do the kindest thing by you,’ said he, so entirely without effort, that no one could doubt it came straight from his heart. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

William Godwin He is said to have made the hungry lion and the famished tiger obedient to his bidding, and to put off their wild and furious natures. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

For she had said all that in his hearing. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

Wilkie Collins Any person who can give information of the existence of said Jago may save the lives of two wrongly-accused men by making immediate communication. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Tobias Smolle But the young ‘squire said this practitioner was an ignorantaccio, that there was a fracture in the cranium, and that there was a necessity for having him trepanned without loss of time. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

It was one of the Chinks who was talking now, in a whisper: “Ah said get you one for twelve shillings. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Thomas Hardy When I awoke from my reverie Caroline took my hand and said it was time to leave. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

G. K. Chesterton Lockhart said briefly, “I like Browning; he isn’t at all like a damned literary man. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Who can tell what she said to him? Who can know how she softly and gradually awoke the better feelings within him, and won his heart from its hardness? She did do it, and that’s enough. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

Elizabeth Von Arnim We’d get on — together — you and I—” “No, no,” said I, decided on this point, bewildered though I was. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Guy de Maupassant At last, he put this question to her: “Do you know him, too, yourself?” “No,” said she. The Port (Le Port) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

John Locke Ideas and words may be said to be true, inasmuch as they really are ideas and words. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Willa Cather That’s Poison Ivy,” said one of the Weaver twins. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Samuel Johnson Their extent we had not time to try; they are said to serve different purposes. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Machen She gave him a blue ribbon, which she said would make up for it. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

He said to me, “Henceforth I shall look upon her as a dear younger sister, and give her still my heart’s best love and reverence. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

These statements may apparently be trusted, because this same man said that the sexes are about equal with the lark, the twite (Linaria montana), and goldfinch. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Virginia Woolf Nothing could be much simpler than what Sandra said as she descended the Acro-Corinth, keeping to the little path, while Jacob strode over rougher ground by her side. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Lord preserve me from such a one!” said Dolly. “It was thought he went off with Hugh Crombie, that keeps the tavern now. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Andrew Lang In 1675, however, he allowed Dauger to act as valet to Fouquet, but with Lauzun, said Louvois, Dauger must have no intercourse. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Henry Fielding Perhaps you never heard of me — my name is Mercury.” “Sure, sir,” said I, “I have seen you at the play-house. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

I said that I should never — as I truly believed — have an opportunity of spending money that would give me half the pleasure of this, or do half the good. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

Jules Verne As for me, I said emphatically to my old housekeeper: “The machine is worth even more than that. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

H. P. Lovecraft Upon my twenty-first birthday, the aged Pierre gave to me a family document which he said had for many generations been handed down from father to son, and continued by each possessor. The Alchemist by H. P. Lovecraft [1908]

Edgar Allan Poe In dramatic writing, no principle is more clear than that nothing should be said or done which has not a tendency to develop the catastrophe, or the characters. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

It is at least pre-eminent in a feature of the women’s costume which you are promised at the first mention of the place, and which is said to be a survival of the Moslem civilization. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

He nodded confirmation of what he said to his comrades, and then was good enough to display what English he knew. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

The clerk looked at me with some surprise when I said “steerage,” but, whatever he may have thought, he offered no comment upon it. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

H. G. Wells There, I was still esteemed clever, and the queer things I said were applauded. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Maria Edgeworth You know I might say, as Du P*** said of himself, “J’ai un pied dont la petitesse échappe à la vitesse de la pensée. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

It is a trying ordeal for any man to be compared with Black and Cavendish, and Priestley cannot be said to stand on their level. Joseph Priestley by Thomas Henry Huxley

He said ‘Some day that poor fellow will jump out in your absence to try and get to you, and you will find him dead on the carpet. The Goldfish by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Charles Dudley Warner It has entered into the popular mind as no other American book ever has, and it may be said to have created a social realm which, with all its whimsical conceit, has almost historical solidity. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

I was shaking from head to foot, and Brown, my valet, said ‘You aren’t fit, sir, to start at six in the morning. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Can’t you compose a verse for the occasion, Judge?” “I strongly protest against figuring in as a ‘thou’” said Isbel, coolly. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Arthur Machen He was no more brutal than the general public, which revels in the details of mysterious crime; but it must be said that the terror, black though it was, was a boon to him. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Leo Tolstoy Volgin felt and knew that everything she said was stupid, but it would never do to let it be seen, and so he kept up the conversation. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

Bram Stoker The last was said to resemble the beaver of the earth excepting that it had no tail and walked only upon its two feet. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Edith Wharton It was in Mrs. Mant’s drawing-room that, some half-year later, Mrs. Charles Hazeldean, after a moment’s hesitation, said to the servant that, yes, he might show in Mr. Prest. Mrs. Mant was away. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton When I left Rome he went with me, and we idled away a delicious summer between Capri and Venice. I said to myself: ‘If he has anything in him, it will come out now; and it did. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

William Makepeace Thackeray I have never said what my correspondents say I say. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Bram Stoker At Mercy Farm he said there were many small deaths. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Edith Wharton At length he said simply, “I didn’t know you were coming here. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

M. R. James Then, in a low voice, ‘He said you should see it, too. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

He was an honest fellow, and had a kindly heart for all the world said —” “That, that he had,” cried the gaoler and the girl in voices gurgling with emotion. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Alfred Ainger The curtain fell amid a storm of hisses, in which Lamb is said to have taken a conspicuous share. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

I made gold! I said to myself, ‘I will astonish New York more than Flamel did Paris.’ He was a poor copyist, and suddenly launched into magnificence. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Sinclair Lewis Well, cheer up! Possibly there may be something doing in —” “Tr-r-r-r-r-r-r,” said the telephone. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

The stranger, unaware how near he was of having his head laid open with a spade, said seriously: “I am not trespassing where I stand, am I? I fancy there’s something wrong about your news. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry James I said to him, however, that if he would give me his word of honor that he would not abandon Miss Bernardstone, there was no trouble I would n’t take to be of use to him. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Henry James Has the daughter the same charm?” “You forget,” said my young man, smiling, “that I have never seen the mother. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Trollope But I have forgotten nothing that was done or said by any of the Brattles. The question brought in argument is one of fearful importance. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

She wanted to go upon the stage, but they said that she was mad. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Edgar Allan Poe However, as the captain said he could perceive no indication of danger, and as we were drifting in bodily to shore, he ordered the sails to be furled, and the anchor let go. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth Gaskell She said once that she was flying for her own life as well as for mine; but we dared not speak much on our danger, or on the horrors that had gone before. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

It is said the were-wolf fit came over him and many of his companions. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

It must be said that in less than three weeks a move took place. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Then said he, “I thank you: but will you sail with me in my pinnace or in your own?” “In my own,” said I, “as I suspect you will choose to go in yours. D’Arfet’s Vengeance by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

What girl wants to spend her life with a shrimp of a cripple?” “You’re still pretty,” he said without knowing why, except that he was frightened. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Andrew Lang So they all consulted as to what should be done with their parents, Rangi and Papa. “Shall we slay them, or shall we separate them?” “Go to,” said Tumatuenga, “let us slay them. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Jack London He was one of an enormous army of blind in London, and he said that in the blind homes they did not receive half enough to eat. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

George Meredith Silence! he said to her, imagining that he had been silent, and enjoying silence with a perfect quietude beyond the trouble of a thought of her kisses and his happiness. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

He said this with an air which, I am persuaded, impressed every one who heard him with the conviction that there was no doubt. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

She said I did not look as if I would kill anybody, so, as a proof of good faith I leveled my rifle and wounded a Chinaman who happened to be passing the house. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Morrison It wouldn’t, Mr Grinder.’ ‘Wouldn’t it?’ said Mr Grinder. ‘You mean them in the Jago, I s’pose. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Henry James After that Lyon said no more and his companions forbore temporarily to insist, like people of tact and sympathy aware that the odious accident had made him sore. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

He said something to my wife; then he went. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Edgar Rice Burroughs She said that if Dacor, her brother, would only return he could easily be king of Amoz, and that then he and Ghak could form an alliance. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

I thought that he might be preparing betel-nut, but Mr. Douglas said that he was working a charm for the Sultan’s safety, and it was believed that if he paused some harm would happen. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

How could I know that you looked upon marriage as a matter of exchange and barter?’ ‘No,’ said Ida, bitterly. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edward Bellamy Though general intelligence in the modern sense could not be said to exist in any community at that time, yet, as compared with previous generations, the one then on the stage was intelligent. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Henry James I said what I could about them, and my companion, looking at them as I held them up, sat perfectly still, with her straw fan raised to her underlip. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

Leslie Stephen One of them therefore requested that they would make another order to appoint who should drink it, “for by God,” said he, “I will not. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman I never meant to imply —” “I could not believe you did,” said the minister gently. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

The Duma was again in session in the Nicolai Hall. The Mayor said hopefully that the Petrograd regiments were ashamed of their actions; propaganda was making headway. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

William Godwin He said to the emperor, “Happy art thou, oh sultan, who art found worthy to be visited by the great prophet. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

I asked her where her mistress was, and she said she had gone in the motor with the other lady and had left a note for me. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Rudyard Kipling To this I add what I said six weeks ago before I had bought the trunk-straps by your order. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Our stock of Arabic was so small, and his so interlarded with Kensee, that we had great difficulty in making out what he said next. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Robert Browning His unceremonious departure for New Zealand with no leave-takings was the occasion of Browning’s poem, which is said by Mrs. Orr to give a lifelike sketch of Domett’s character. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Guy de Maupassant When Madame Loisel took back the necklace Madame Forestier said to her with a chilly manner: “You should have returned it sooner; I might have needed it. The Diamond Necklace (La Parure) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

But, in fact, a breed, like a dialect of a language, can hardly be said to have a distinct origin. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

E. F. Benson Perhaps Mr. Brontë even expected an immediate engagement, for he said that if she married now he would give up the Parsonage and live in lodgings. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

You say it is a naval family?” “Yes,” said Jacques de Wissant. “A noted naval family. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

E. F. Benson What he said was this: “Then we shan’t get back till long after dinner. The Dust-Cloud by E. F. Benson

Andrew Lang She said that we had lost recently a rug, and I a waistcoat. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

William Hazlitt Tronio. What said the wench when he rose up again? Gremio. Trembled and shook; for why, he stamp’d and swore, As if the vicar meant to cozen him. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Rudyard Kipling One of my informants — not the twenty-two-year-old husband I met on Lake Chautauqua — said that from twenty to twenty-four was about the usual time for this folly. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

As Lemuel said — he is one of our first men — it is accursed and no one has ever felt brave enough or reckless enough to care to cross again its ghostly threshold. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

The order was reiterated; whereupon Zacchaeus, understanding its cause, said modestly, “Beatissime Pater, ipse fecit nos, et non ipsi nos. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Of course, now, the other party would never believe that he had not been lying when he said that he had nothing to do with Sergius Petrofsky. Even Jim Haskins would no longer believe him. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Charles Stur On leaving them, and turning to the point where they said no water was to be found, they exhibited great alarm, and followed us at a distance. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Francis Bacon For the same may be said of all earthly goods: of wit, courage, strength, beauty, wealth, light itself, and the rest. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Julian Hawthorne I remember one feature that particularly impressed me — a narrow cleft or chasm of considerable depth, into which the old fellows are said to have thrown their prisoners when they became refractory. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Arthur Conan Doyle The same might be said of Miranda, but she is more sentimental. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Do you know, my dear,” he said piteously, “you’ll think I’m very silly, but I’m afraid up here by myself all alone? Do not leave me, Louisa; stay with me, or take me back to town with you. Poor Cousin Louis by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

In writing to Godwin, Shelley said he was “in a state of intellectual sickness” when he wrote these stories, and no one who is familiar with the productions will contradict him in the matter. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Now first, it must be said that Milton is not one of the poets of inaccurate imagination. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Under the Incas, it is said to have been exclusively reserved for the noble orders. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

What she asked him, in effect, was: would he lend her the money for the funeral? And Tai Fu said at once that he would, if, that is, she . Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

D.H. Lawrence So said Shakespeare. It was finally enacted in Cromwell. Charles I took up the old position of kingship by divine right. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Wilkie Collins I said I should like to hear how it had happened. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

What I said of the alphabet-form and the letters holds good of the absolute experience and our experiences. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Ann Radcliffe He stopped as he perceived Julia; and turning to the men who stood without, ‘Are these,’ said he, ‘the fugitives you have taken?’—‘Yes, my lord. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Robert Louis Stevenson For even Winter has his ‘dear domestic cave,’ and in those places where he may be said to dwell for ever tempers his austerities. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

H.P. Lovecraft Charles had feared this man, and had said in the frantic note that he must be killed and dissolved in acid. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

It stands on one of the lone, silent Ferrarese streets, not far from the Ducal Castle, and it is said that from the window of his cell the unhappy poet could behold Leonora in her tower. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Willa Cather What do you think of Flavia’s infirmary for the arts, anyway?” “Well, it’s rather too soon for me to have any opinion at all,” said Imogen, as she again turned to her dressing. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Henry James She has always, always known,’ said Lance without pity. The Tree of Knowledge by Henry James [1900]

H. G. Wells He said something in his peculiar German about precipices. Little Mother up the Morderberg by H. G. Wells [1910]

Charles Dickens Mr Quilp could scarcely be said to be of any particular trade or calling, though his pursuits were diversified and his occupations numerous. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Is the Count at home?” “He has many homes, I conjecture,” said the host evasively. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Olaf Stapledon Maggie said she would telegraph to me if he did so before my leave was finished; for I had a great desire to see him again. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Handel Richardson And that was because every one in Yerambah said about Mr. Burroughs that he had a Roman nose. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton It said “Rain to-morrow,” and I answered briskly: “All right, then; come at ten” — rapidly calculating that the clouds on which I counted might lift by noon. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Did Jack mean that as a threat? “John,” said he, in as solemn a way as he had ever spoken, “disobedience to parents sometimes brings a curse with it. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]