Phrases with "scene"

Anthony Trollope When I got back to the house a scene of devastation was in progress, which still was not without its amusement. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Undressed, he threw a final regretful glance at his pile of manuscript — he had the whole next scene in his head. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Lady Morgan A few burning tears relieved him from an agony he was no longer able to endure; and he was now competent to draw some inference from the dreadful scene of desolation by which he was surrounded. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

We immediately hastened to a higher place, where the scene was equally impressive. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Elizabeth Gaskell It was interesting mentally to place the two documents side by side — to study the two aspects of mind — to view, alternately, the same scene through two mediums. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Hope We passed into the room which had been the scene of last night’s bout. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

One might go through a New England village and see Mary Wilkins houses and Mary Wilkins people, and yet not witness a scene nor hear a word such as one finds in her tales. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

All around lay deep shadow and spectral moonlight; and upon all the scene a stillness as of death. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Sir Walter Scott The Marquis then mounted a led horse, which was held by one of his attendants, and rode on to view the scene of his victory, which was more decisive than even his ardent hopes had anticipated. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Samuel Johnson There is no scene which does not contribute to the aggravation of the distress or conduct of the action, and scarce a line which does not conduce to the progress of the scene. Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson [1765]

Jules Verne But formerly, at whatever season, the mining population, above and below ground, filled the scene with animation. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Anthony Trollope The longer he thought of it the more impossible it appeared that he should get out of the house without the scene which he dreaded. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann When I heard in the opera Le Nozze di Teti e Peleo the great scene which that shameless Francesco Cavalli has thievishly taken from your works, I was enraptured. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

George Meredith Vittoria watched the scene through a thin division of her eyelids; the fire, the black abyss of country, the stars, and the sentinel figure. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The sun was in its zenith, and the spot chosen for the scene of the duel was exposed to its full ardor. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry James So I all the more resent your making me a scene on the extraordinary ground that I’ve observed as well as yourself. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Jules Verne In many places wooden crosses marked the scene of some great catastrophes. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

How the interest grows from scene to scene! The incident of Cromwell’s sons is most happily invented. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

This scene so enchanted the duke that at the moment he forgave Grimaud for his part in it; but on reflection he hated him more and more, being convinced he had some evil motive for his conduct. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Arthur Conan Doyle Turn it on, and it is a scene from the Arabian Nights. But there is one of these strange openings in the earth which has a special interest, for it is the handiwork, not of nature, but of man. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

M. R. James The scene at Frank’s burial had been very distressing. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Marjorie Bowen The horsemen were forming up behind Visconti, the walls and street crowded; from every distant window and housetop shouting spectators gazed on the gorgeous scene below. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Algernon Blackwood My memory lingers rather upon the hours that I watched beside the sleeping woman, and upon the dreadful scene of her awakening and discovery of the truth. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

G. K. Chesterton Yet almost the whole of that thrilling scene consists of a ridiculous conversation about food, and flirtation between a frivolous old lawyer and a fashionable girl. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle I told John as we came back of the absurd scene with the servants in the morning, but it did not seem to strike him in the same ridiculous light that it had me. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arnold Bennett And here she was at over forty writhing about on the bare floor because a boy of twenty-five (who MUST be a worthless idiot) had abandoned her after a scene of ridiculous shoutings and stampings. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing Her new assistant, Lucy Venning, was punctual, and the room was soon a scene of assiduous study. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

D. H. Lawrence Everybody who passed the doorway stood to contemplate the scene with pleasure. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope It must have been a terrible sight to see, for those who had first broken in upon the scene of desolation. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Arnold Bennett To her the scene was sublimely tragic. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But he did not profane that scene by the mockery of his art. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The scene vanished in an instant — swallowed up almost before he had realized it. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

H. G. Wells Familiar scene as it was to the eyes of Denton and Elizabeth, it would have filled the minds of their ancestors with incredulous amazement. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

I saw my master arrive upon the scene of the ghastly struggle of which I had been such a fascinated but trembling spectator. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells Each fleet was showing lights; peace conditions were still assumed, and survivors from the battle describe that night scene as curiously and impressively unwarlike. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

William Hazlitt If she requires any other excuse, it is in the manner in which Romeo echoes her frantic grief and disappointment in the next scene at being banished from her. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

But there was nothing to reward the curiosity, amounting to anxiety, with which the short man surveyed the wintry scene around. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In Miriam’s remembrance the scene had a character of fantasy. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry James Of that particular light and shade, however, the big broom of change has swept the scene bare; more history still has been after all what it wanted. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Thomas Hardy The Lovedays, who came up on the smoky side, regarded the scene for a moment, and then emerged into the light. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

It is worth a paragraph to say that this remarkable scene can be witnessed every evening in numerous cafés in the City of New York. Tons of brew have been consumed over theories to account for it. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

John Morley For shallowness and levity, concealed by literary artifice and play of frivolous wit which only makes the scene more dreary or detestable, it has never been surpassed. Voltaire by John Morley

William Makepeace Thackeray This scene was received by the audience with loud exclamations of delight, and commented on, by the journals, as a faultless picture of English manners. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was no criticism in her sweet face, now flushed with excitement — nothing but unqualified wonder and admiration at the beautiful scene before her. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Thomas Hardy The young woman shrank from having anything to do with the ground-floor serving, and crept silently about observing the scene — so new to her, fresh from the seclusion of a seaside cottage. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing And the very thought, never out of his mind, that only a few days had to elapse before he carried off his wife from the scene of peril, tended to make him more vividly conscious of that peril. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had apparently recently escaped from some scene of wild happenings, for the smell of exploded cartridges came from the old-fashioned service revolver which he was grasping in his right hand. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Walter Scott His fame resounded from the walls of Antioch; but at the battle of Dorylaeum, he was so desperately wounded, as to be disabled from taking a part in the grandest scene of the expedition. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

This scene is accusingly like the one in the last chapter of Lewis’s Monk, where the devil throws Ambrosio from the cliff to the river’s brink. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Margaret Oliphant And Oona stood as in a dream, seeing over again the scene which had been in her mind for so long—but changed. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

He has it of all colours, and can flood a scene in golden light, or the rose of dawn, or the crimson of sunset, or a pale silvery blueness that you would swear was moonshine. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Theodore Dreiser Carrie, left alone since the scene in question, and having no one with whom to counsel, had at first wandered from one strange mental conclusion to another, until at last, tired out, she gave it up. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Stur Evening’s mildest radiance seemed to linger on a scene so fair, and there was a mellow haze in the distance that softened every object. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

William Hazlitt Her incredulity in the opening scene with Iachimo, as to her husband’s infidelity, is much the same as Desdemona’s backwardness to believe Othello’s jealousy. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Here, to witness the scene which we are describing, sat Governor Bellingham himself with four sergeants about his chair, bearing halberds, as a guard of honour. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Thomas Hardy The scene was repeated the next night. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Henry James But it has taken me quite out of the other house, so that I patch up again, at a stroke, that early scene of her double guardianship at which my small wonder assisted. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

His reminiscences of Madame de Berny aided him in composing the figure of the heroine, whose death-bed scene was soon to become sober reality. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Louisa May Alcott A stout Frenchman, who knew the Emperor, came to indulge his mania for dancing, and Lady de Jones, a British matron, adorned the scene with her little family of eight. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Tobias Smolle Notwithstanding the gravity of the occasion, it was impossible to behold this scene without being seized with an inclination to laugh. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Imagination cannot conceive a scene more dreadful than that presented by the devoted city of Antioch on that night of horror. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence I don’t know what sort of a scene they had. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

M. P. Shiel Frankl took up residence at Westring in September, and by November every ale-house, market, and hiring in Westring had become a scene of discussion. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Sir Walter Scott At a less agitating moment, the young man might have been entertained with the singular scene of which he now found himself an auditor and a spectator. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Curiosity prompted me to walk down to the beach, for the scene was very beautiful. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Benjamin Disraeli His kind friends the Duchess and Lady St. Jerome were the fairies who had worked this sudden scene of enchantment. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Add to this, the music of Romeo and Juliet, and you may imagine that it was more like a scene in an opera, than anything in a church. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

If aunt could stand the Channel crossing the change of scene might do her a lot of good. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

George Meredith He maliciously declined to gratify the monster of feminine curiosity in the lump, and doled out the scene piecemeal. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Mark Twain The scene is a Scotch fishing village where the gulls were kindly treated. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope To describe the scene which immediately followed would be to treat so sacred a subject much too lightly. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

The scene about them was no longer of barbaric magnificence, but presented the more comfortable and familiar luxury of a good hotel. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Let fancy pourtray the joyous scene of the twentieth of June, such as even now my aching heart recalls it. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Lucy Maud Montgomery That scene of two years before flashed back into her recollection as vividly as if it had taken place yesterday. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Jules Verne The scene presented to our eyes is one of strangest interest. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

He understood thoroughly at last, and at once the interior of that cab, of an aspect so pacific in the eyes of the people on the pavements, became the scene of a great agitation. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Meredith Struck with a sudden anticipating fear of having to go through this scene on the morrow, he continued: “No misunderstands, mind! Wilfrid’s done with. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Jules Verne The guardian, who was himself in a passion — I cannot say why — thought the scene a very natural one. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Paine The thought is as servile as the war is wicked, and shows the last scene of the drama to be as inconsistent as the first. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

George Gissing There followed a scene such as had occurred two or three times during the past six months. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith It was a scene of great loveliness. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

Should he ring it and make a scene and in that way emphasise the expression of his desire? If he could succeed in no other way, he would try that. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Nevertheless, the thoughts suggested by this unexpected scene did not long serve to distract me from the more serious matter in hand. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Nathaniel Hawthorne At one of the entertainments given at the province-house during the latter part of the siege of Boston there passed a scene which has never yet been satisfactorily explained. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

H. G. Wells Further ruin ensues and we see life disorganized by the Great Plague. Then suddenly these stout, squat, virtuous new blocks thrust into the scene and the battered past vanishes. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Sinclair Lewis One scene had a persistent witchery: She stood on a terrace overlooking a boulevard by the warm sea. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith She comes on in the great scene which closes the opera. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Virginia Woolf The folds of the curtain became still, statuesque; the paperweight on the table hardened; the threads on the curtain sparkled; everything became definite, external, a scene in which I had no part. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli Then the island seemed on fire, and the scene of their late festivity became a brilliant palace, with pediments and columns and statues, bright in the blaze of colored flame. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The sculptor stood watching the scene with earnest sympathy. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

She forgot her fears; a sort of haze enveloped the terrible scene at the Borderie; the clamors of conscience sank into faint whispers. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The scene for the crime was to be ‘spied out’ first, and then what Pellew had referred to as ‘the actual shooting’ was to take place at some convenient moment when things were propitious. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

The scene was bright; but the occasional sight of a human figure moving therein dispelled the cheerful thoughts which the scene was calculated to inspire. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Richard Burton At last the house became a scene of preparation. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Virginia Woolf And a scene came before her; Maggie and Renny sitting over the fire. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Walter Scott The minister of Glenorquhy left Dunbarton immediately after he had witnessed the last scene of this melancholy catastrophe. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

George Eliot It was in memorable contrast with the scene she had been accustomed to witness there. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

The scene was now entirely changed; all became so still and hushed around that the falling of a single leaf might with ease have been heard. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Charles Dudley Warner They were often noisy and unruly, also, in their wassail; and their quarter of the camp was prone to be a scene of loud revel and sudden brawl. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Edgar Allan Poe The scene changed; and I stood, naked and alone, amidst the burning sand-plains of Sahara. At my feet lay crouched a fierce lion of the tropics. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Richard Burton The scene was appropriate for the subject. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Mark Twain It describes in elaborate detail what it terms a “terrestrial paradise,” and closes with the startling information that this paradise is “a scene of desolation and misery. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry James The scene bore the stamp of the London social pressure at its highest, and it made our young woman think of more things than she could easily express to her companions. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Anthony Trollope Mr Clarkson, after that scene in the lobby of the House, called again in Great Marlborough Street — and was admitted. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli It was difficult to conceive a scene more silent and more desolate. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

But I could not go without casting another glance at the tragic scene I was leaving. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

In such a scene it was hard to keep the mind sober and grey, and the pall of war slid from us. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Gertrude Stein We used to change the scene of our labours and we foun lovely spots but there were always to accompany us those endless pages of printers’ errors. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Perhaps it seemed thus to Hot Tamales. The scene was in his line. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

The scene here is desolately magnificent. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jules Verne The scene of the affront so strangely borne by her companion at the Ichim relay returned to her memory. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

William Hope Hodgson Fixing whole attention — on the — the death scene — ’ “He gasped painfully for a few moments. Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani by William Hope Hodgson

Guy de Maupassan They arrived in groups a little faltering and uneasy through fear of the first impression of such a scene on their minds. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Walter Scott They stopped a moment at the gate of the court-yard to admire the front of the old mansion, which had been disturbed with so unusual a scene of gaiety. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Virginia Woolf An old-fashioned scene that was, which required, very nearly, crinolines and peg-top trousers. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

What was, what could be, the meaning of the shocking scene she had then been forced to witness? She dared not answer the question. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.P. Lovecraft His screams had reached the house, and I had hastened to the terrible scene in time to hear a whir of wings and see a vague black cloudy thing silhouetted against the rising moon. The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Ann Radcliffe As the sun descended, the dusk came silently on, and the scene assumed a solemn grandeur. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

The scene at the hunting-breakfast was a most fertile topic of conversation. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Arnold Bennett To his surprise he found a man in the dark little room, watching the scene of the ball as intently as he himself had been doing a few minutes before. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Say, is there any way I could be let into a scene of real bloodshed?’ His serious tone made me laugh. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Walter Scott Their mirth — for a scene which we read with little emotion often appears extremely ludicrous to the spectators — made the old vault ring again. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Nor was the scene before me void of signs of habitation. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Leslie Stephen The scene is set before us in some of Swift’s verses:— Pope has the talent well to speak, But not to reach the ear; His loudest voice is low and weak, The deaf too deaf to hear. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

The scene was one of indescribable magnificence: there were probably a hundred and fifty thousand homeless men, women and children grouped along the lake shore. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Henry Handel Richardson And then there was a scene the like of which she had never known. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson I was so unwise as to go to an execution; it seems I made a scene at the gallows; not content with which, I spoke the same night in a college society against capital punishment. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have been so steeped in London that this wild barren scene had a charm for me which it could scarcely possess for others. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Virginia Woolf Yet let us choose another scene — one of the last that poor Mrs. Edgeworth was to behold. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Suddenly this enchanting landscape seemed to rise swiftly upward like the drop scene at a theatre, and vanished in a blank. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Paulina loved the Past; but the peculiarity of this little scene was, that she said nothing: she could feel without pouring out her feelings in a flux of words. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Jack London Such was the scene as we came upon it. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Algernon Blackwood But first he paused and gazed out over the scene at his feet where the great plain lay like a silver map of some dream country. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

It was a joyous scene, and a scene to do good: it was a day of happiness for rich and poor: the work, first of God, and then of the clergy. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

All their years afterwards they remembered this scene and especially one carol. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The scene under the wintry sky looked wild and singularly dreary. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Mr Hintman asking the reason of those appearances of sorrow, the good-natured old man told him, his visit had called him from a scene which had shocked him excessively. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

The scene of plenty was so close to the famine-stricken camp that the Old Man found himself wondering why it had not been found before. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Mary Webb A scene came back to her from the week before — it seemed years ago. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle When morning broke, a scene of marvellous though savage beauty lay before them. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Now among the spectators who watched and listened with bated breath, was one to whom this scene had an interest of its own. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Sir Walter Scott Scandalized at a scene so extraordinary, Morton endeavoured to make his way through the press to learn, and, if possible, to remove, the cause of this so untimely disorder. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Charles Dickens Some quarter of an hour of this sort of progress, brought us to the Corso; and anything so gay, so bright, and lively as the whole scene there, it would be difficult to imagine. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle Once more the scene died away, and Manda turned smiling to show that all was over. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

H. Rider Haggard On the last scene of that dreadful fight I need not dwell. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells This was the scene of many a talk we two had held together. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

G. K. Chesterton The scene between him and the stately Dr. Doone was rather curious. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

The scene even of the solemn act is not mentioned, nor whether he was baptized again; but this may be taken for granted. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Henry James Henrietta had a special devotion to this intimate scene — she thought it the most beautiful picture in the world. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle Pushing their way through the dense brushwood, they looked out upon a scene which made their hearts beat harder and their breath come faster. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

George Elio That scene about Tina this morning quite upset me. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Wilkie Collins The scene in the drawing-room represented the ideal of domestic comfort. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

H.P. Lovecraft Slaves’ cries ascended from a scene of desolation, and no more amidst the olive grove rose the gleaming colonnades of that vast hall wherein Musides had dreamed and toiled. The Tree by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The scene must have lasted a shorter time than she supposed, for her uncle had not missed her. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Sigmund Freud The woman standing by the fence: after the scene with the two boys he went for a walk along the bank of the Danube and, taking advantage of being alone, urinated against a wooden fence. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Not that I expected to find it so near the scene of the crime — I should certainly have gone farther afield myself. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Sir Walter Scott These arrangements being hastily made, Lord Evandale accosted the Major, before whose eyes the scene had seemed to pass like the change of a dream. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

D. H. Lawrence And, through the man in the closed wagon, Gudrun could see the whole scene spectacularly, isolated and momentary, like a vision isolated in eternity. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

The scene within was very pretty: a nacimiento. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Melanie, who brought the beer with trembling hands, dreaded some scene which might result in the closing of her establishment. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Abraham Merri And before us lay spread the most amazing, the most extraordinary fantastic scene upon which, I think, the vision of man has rested since the advent of time. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

He stared, as though the scene were new to him, to Glaramara and then over Armboth to the Helvellyn range. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope And, again, when Balfour of Burley slaughters Bothwell, the death scene is sublime. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Meredith It struck me that my worst fears of the effect produced on the princess’s mind by that last scene in the lake-palace must be true, and I abandoned hope. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Edith Wharton The scene had evidently been more violent than she had imagined. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Davies left before me to prepare the yacht for sea, and I had to bear the brunt of what followed, including (as a mere episode) a scene with the step-mother, the memory of which rankles in me yet. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells The scene upon which Graham looked was very wild and strange. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Teresina had looked on at the whole scene with smothered laughter, while Lauretta was now as full of glee as before she had been of anger. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It took place on a Saturday. I can see the blue sky overhead now, and the bright sun that shone upon the scene and lighted up the feathers. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Margaret Oliphant But they were not prepared for the scene that met them there. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The scene appeared to me rather cruel, and I glanced at Mrs. Camp with an expectation that she would say something to relieve it. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

It showed no change, that house, and save for the broken scaffolding above gave no token of its having been the scene of such a woful tragedy. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

William Morris It is no use trying to describe the scene that followed. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Robert Burns It was a delightful family scene for our poet, then lately introduced to the world; his mind was roused to a poetic enthusiasm, and the stanzas were left in the room where he slept. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

H. G. Wells The climate of this Valley of Rest was bland and sunny like the climate of South Europe, but nearly everything characteristic of the Italian or Spanish scene had gone. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Edith Wharton Still more interesting was the great love scene from “Phedre,” in which the unhappy Queen declares (shades of the Mississippi Valley clergyman!) her unholy passion for her stepson. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

But an earthquake had changed the scene — under our very feet the earth yawned — deep and precipitous the gulph below opened to receive us, while the hours charioted us towards the chasm. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Isabella Bird The scene outside was extremely picturesque; there were hundreds of carts with shaggy, patient little horses in rows, with very miscellaneous tentscabbages and butter jostling pork and hides. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Those whose duty it was to visit the scene of the crime described it as being as terrible in its surroundings as anything the mind of anyone could conceive. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

I’m to paint the scene for him. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Virginia Woolf She was dressed in her long fur cloak, with the veils wound around her head, and once more the rich boxes stood on top of each other so that the scene of a few days back seemed to be repeated. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Thomas Hardy The scene without grew darker; mud-coloured clouds bellied downwards from the sky like vast hammocks slung across it, and with the increase of night a stormy wind arose; but as yet there was no rain. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith That scene on the pine-promontory arose in my vision, followed by other scenes of the happy German days. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

William Cowper The schools became a scene Of solemn farce, where ignorance in stilts, His cap well lined with logic not his own, With parrot tongue performed the scholar’s part, Proceeding soon a graduated dunce. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Theodore Dreiser The scene was shifting to a certain extent. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence It was a scene of great animation and confusion. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Lawson Let us finish with a sketch: The scene was Circular Quay, outside the Messageries sheds. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Petrarch was twenty-two years of age when he settled at Avignon, a scene of licentiousness and profligacy. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

H. G. Wells Denton’s thoughts fluttered towards the future in a vain attempt at what that scene might be in another two hundred years, and recoiling turned, towards the past. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Change of scene had a brightening effect upon her mind, and she was very happy in the idea of Hilda and Bothwell’s happiness. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Edith Wharton They were on their way home now, moving at a leisurely pace — what was there to return for? — from one scene of gorgeous unreality to another. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Algernon Blackwood The scene might have been a first rehearsal of some entirely new experiment. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope The hotel-keeper in Albemarle Street had been paid, and all the tribute had been packed and carried off from the scene of the proposed wedding banquet. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs Then we beheld a scene that I shall never forget so long as I may live. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

It would have been difficult to select a spot better adapted for a pic~nic; and some of the gentlemen who had ridden over to inspect the scene were rapturous in their praises of its sylvan beauty. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

There must be something in it, he told himself excitedly, for it could not be just a coincidence that this woman was bringing Dr. Athol upon the scene too. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Leslie Stephen It was a scene for a comedy, as Reynolds observed, to see a penitent get into a passion and belabour his confessor. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Mrs. Skene complied with his desire, and she tells me that a very painful scene ensued. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Madeleine was sure to make a scene when she heard of Commander Dupré‘s peril, and Jacques de Wissant hated scenes. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

George Gissing The scene now baffles description. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]