Phrases with "this"

William Hope Hodgson I guessed that this was done purposely, to act as a blind, should any of the other men be looking. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Rudyard Kipling Where the press parted, it was possible to catch a glimpse of this ghoulish kneading by the naked men in the boat, and to hear the words of a chanted prayer. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Through this I made my way, treading very cautiously and gingerly, so that not a stick snapped beneath my feet. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

We are not often disposed to quarrel with these critics as below the truth in their praises; in this instance we are. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

William Makepeace Thackeray And then Giglio asked the conductor if he knew where the lady was? “What lady?” says the man; “there has been no lady in this coach, except the old woman, who got out at the last stage. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Walter Besant King Solomon in all his glory never — More champagne? A little hock to finish with? He takes his hock in a tumbler, this young Samson. Cheese — Brie — and celery. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

D. H. Lawrence And very bitter it was, this time. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

George Gissing In every respect, save for this trouble of conscience, he was honourably free. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle There were many seamen in the port who knew the lines and rig of the pirate barque, and not one of them could see the slightest difference in this counterfeit. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

William Hope Hodgson I resumed my broken inspection of the big, bronze Goat god; and presently, as I turned it this way and that, I was aware that the handle of the door of the inner room was turning quietly. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

But he retired in good order, under the cover of a heavily humorous remark that he, too, was getting soft, and that this was his time for taking his little siesta — when he was on shore. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Andrew Lang I got up and sat opposite them by the fire, and in this position I awoke. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

M. R. James And what of Mr. Dillet and his new acquisition? What it was, the title of this story will have told you. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

They ought to have been in this morning, and as they can’t halt in the scrub they’ll be driven by force of circumstances into camping on the plain. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

Thomas Hardy Hence, alas, this occurred: Lucetta’s eyes slid over him to this side and to that without anchoring on his features — as gaily dressed women’s eyes will too often do on such occasions. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells And he ran away with it to poison the water of London, and he certainly might have made things look blue for this civilised city. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

As I have already observed, this passion exists in different persons in different degrees. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

It was at this point that Pansy prayed. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

At the same time he warned them that after this treacherous deed the worst was to be expected. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

I labored to bring my cousin to this frame of mind. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle For a mile or more we kept in this order, and then, as we galloped up a steep slope, my lighter weight brought me to the front. The Crime of the Brigadier by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells The Time Machine was gone! ‘At once, like a lash across the face, came the possibility of losing my own age, of being left helpless in this strange new world. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Richard Hakluy And for this cause I presume to request your Lordship, that you will be pleased onely to respect the same, and consider wherein you will command my seruice in this your countrie. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Ann Radcliffe Surprized at this phenomenon, the Earl followed with hasty steps, and endeavoured to pursue the way they had taken. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

George Berkeley But this doth not concern the truth of the proposition, which in other words is no more than to say, we are fed and clothed with those things which we perceive immediately by our senses. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

R. D. Blackmore This may be the reason why nobody as yet (except Mary Anerley and Flamborough folk) seems even to have tried to assign fair importance to Robin Lyth’s share in this glorious encounter. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

There is no one who needs my money as much as the poor in this city, and I have bequeathed it to them unless—” In an agony of mind, Mr. Burwell struggled to go on, I soothing and encouraging him. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I shall not ask you, or allude to this matter again, until the eve of your departure. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Herman Melville I, DON JOSE DE ABOS AND PADILLA, His Majesty’s Notary for the Royal Revenue, and Register of this Province, and Notary Public of the Holy Crusade of this Bishopric, etc. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Wilkie Collins Had this philanthropic man not done befriending me even yet? Were there any present or prospective advantages to be got out of him still? Read his letter, and judge. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The only thing that he noticed about this gentleman was that he wore eye-glasses. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

George Gissing The modest clerk had made this girl the light of his life, and whether far or near the rays of that ideal would guide him on his unworldly path. The Salt of the Earth by George Gissing

Rudyard Kipling Over and above this test, three samples of one hundred grains each are taken from the mixed set of ten samples, dried on a steam-table, and then weighed for consistence. In an Opium Factory by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It seemed to him that if this young lady failed to rouse his eccentric visitor the task was hopeless indeed. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

In order to illustrate an infinitesimal fraction of our lives by means of this preposterous game we are willing to sacrifice all the rest. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Jules Verne Nothing lasts for ever in this world. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

This gentleman here is going a-roving this week,” pointing the feather-end of his pen at Tom Chandler, “for no one knows how long; so you’ll have to stick to it. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Willa Cather When I felt better I asked him how long this German had been gone, and what he had done with the things. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray At this moment, the vessels fired a last salute with all their artillery, and the frigate took in her flags, keeping up only her flag at the stern and the royal standard at the maintopgallant-mast. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

From this time the boy is allowed no other food than human blood, Yamminga, the mythical ancestors, having made this law. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Alexander Pope Heaven to mankind impartial we confess, If all are equal in their happiness: But mutual wants this happiness increase; All Nature’s difference keeps all Nature’s peace. An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope [1734]

H. G. Wells Adye leapt backwards, swung around, clutched at this little object, missed it, threw up his hands and fell forward on his face, leaving a little puff of blue in the air. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

But in this case I had not had time to fall asleep when I fancied I heard the bell sound very faintly. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Wilkie Collins A night of fever; a night, when I did slumber for a few minutes, of horrid dreams — this was what I might have expected, and this is what really happened. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

When this alternative was offered the ship happened to be 600 miles from the nearest land. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Robert Louis Stevenson You might call him a half- educated Irish Tigg. Our Russian made a remarkable contrast to this impossible fellow. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Things might well go somewhat as follows, he says; sketches a little tragic story; and with this prophecy by illustration returns to the tale of his adventure. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Andrew Lang At this time (August 1868) Tennyson left his old publishers, the Moxons, for Mr Strahan, who endured till 1872. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Lord Gaiton, this is sherry by you, I think. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Leave the matter to this worm of the dust. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Until recently the full implications of this were not foreseen, because it was generally imagined that socialism could preserve and even enlarge the atmosphere of liberalism. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Wilkie Collins When this last poor enjoyment came to an end — when I listened eagerly, desperately, and heard nothing (think of it, nothing!)— I gave up the struggle. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Rudyard Kipling There is no meat in this hunting. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Then, if you put a heavy chair behind me to support my back, I can keep this up for hours, and be quite comfortable. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

William Morris And I would well that thou shalt know of a verity that I am the knight unto whom this adventure betid. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

He could not do this because he only had one child (the others had died wintry deaths) and she was a girl. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

So they set off after breakfast, Ellin well wrapped up, in this stylish gig of Mr. St. George’s. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Abdulla looked down sadly at this Infidel he had fought so long and had bested so many times. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Charles Dickens Between six and seven years ago, the gentleman to whom I introduced you in this room, came to me, with good professional recommendations, to fill the position of my assistant. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Place the bell in the hall while I get it; and then we can see what all this means. The Dead Sexton by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And this true honour from their love-death sprung,— They were the first that ever poet sung. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

E. Nesbi They felt they had done nothing to deserve all this praise. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Much of this varied and miscellaneous information I then passed on to my greatly interested vis-a-vis. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Rudyard Kipling There are volumes, social, political, and military in them, but for this occasion, do abstain from dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Edgar Allan Poe I now lamented that my great elevation would, in this case, prevent my taking as accurate a survey as I could wish. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Edgar Allan Poe At this moment we heard a step upon the stairs. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch By this time the fellows had come up from beating the thicket behind and surrounded me. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Florence Dixie However, this unpleasant contingency was happily avoided; Mr. B. soon reappeared, having managed to catch the runaway, not indeed without a great deal of trouble. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson I bear him this testimony with the most unfeigned satisfaction; nor am I without pride when I look back upon my own behaviour. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins His experience of the sex, obtained in this way, (and in other ways not so well known to me) was ready for any emergency that might call on it. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Miss Chalk, you know that you promised yourself to me this morning for the second dance. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Come now, tell me all about it, how it all came about; we are quite alone, nobody else will come at this time o’ day. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Elizabeth Gaskell And mother did so charge me to have a care of him! And this is what he’s come to, poor lile chap!” She began to cry, and Michael to comfort her with caresses. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Do you know,” he went on proudly, “we have over twenty-six thousand sheep on this station, and this year, for the third year in succession, everything has gone well with us. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Jacques Futrelle I dare say in this case there would be no arrest or prosecution, because of—of reasons which appear to be good. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The undeveloped state of the class struggle, as well as their own surroundings, causes Socialists of this kind to consider themselves far superior to all class antagonisms. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

M. R. James He picked it up and read on it: ‘On no account move this stone. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

George MacDonald I shan’t be many minutes, but you can’t stand in this wind. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

John Keats There is the very sound of the wind in this line. The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats

Charles Dickens Strong representations have been made by highly popular culprits that the presence of this obtrusive character is prejudicial to their best interests. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

Rudyard Kipling So they bought us freedom — not at little cost Wherefore must we watch the King, lest our gain be lost, Over all things certain, this is sure indeed, Suffer not the old King: for we know the breed. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Susanna Rowson Do not leave me in this horrid situation; for the sake of your unborn child, oh! spurn not the wretched mother from you. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Here, the tale said, and she had not remembered it till now, here where this stage, perhaps where this fire lay, they had done him to death by fire. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Rudyard Kipling She. How much did you imply? Guy, is this amount of confidence to be our stock to start the new life on? He. No, of course not. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At this point Pat lost his head. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

George Meredith It’s Summer in her bath this morn, I think. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Arthur Conan Doyle Sit down and have another glass of wine, for if a man in England has earned it this night it is you. The Bully of Brocas Court by Arthur Conan Doyle

On this elevated ground the wagon-train had been parked and General Schofield had stationed himself—the former for security, the latter for outlook. What Occurred at Franklin by Ambrose Bierce [1906]

Guy de Maupassant She seemed to be uttering silent words, words hidden in the brain of this dying being, and her hands quickened their peculiar movements. Queen Hortense (An Old Maid) (La Reine Hortense) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Henry James But her back was by this time turned to me, and in the movement, as it were, one of the strangest little dramas I’ve ever known was well launched. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson Upon the crowded, noisy life of this long tale, evening gradually falls; and the lights are extinguished, and the heroes pass away one by one. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Oscar Wilde Thy mother dwells not in this city. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

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Henry Handel Richardson And the heckling and pruning she had to submit to lent body to this feeling. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson On this occasion Margarita came out of the drawing-room with a most determined expression on her face, and shut the door carefully behind her. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

For God’s sake, Inspector, tell me what all this has to do with Chris’s death? Can’t you see that questions you can’t see the reason of are torture? I’ve had about all I can stand. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She ran to the door and saw, hardly noticing it this time, that the rose-bush was again violently agitated, yet with no wind evident elsewhere. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

Henry Lawson The bread gave out at tea-time this evening, and a mild financial boarder tapped his plate with his knife, and sent the bread plate out to be replenished. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Charles Dickens What interest have I in this place, or in any place that I can bring to my remembrance? My mind is going blind!” There was a door before him, and he knocked at it. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

For a few seconds this morning I would have staked my life that you were going head-on for that tram, and your woman, too, this evening, was within inches of an early grave. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

But she would tell him this evening, when they were sitting together over the fire. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Rudyard Kipling If there be any talk between our house and any other family upon this subject they should understand that I desire knowledge more than dowry. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Henry Handel Richardson Looked at in this light, Ocock’s letter was nobody’s business but her own. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson The time the comet came, too, it was over this hill. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton She was growing rather blase with regard to Georgiana’s panics; but suddenly she felt this to be of a different nature from any of the others. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Mr. Abbott, there has been formed in this city an organization against which the police are powerless. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Margaret Oliphan Yet the books upon which this tremendous reputation is founded though vivid, original, and striking in the highest degree, are not great books. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Charles Kingsley But there are three reptiles peculiar to this part of England which should be most interesting to a Hampshire zoologist. On Bio-Geology by Charles Kingsley

D. H. Lawrence With one self, she loved this gipsy man. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells You will notice that it looks singularly askew, and that there is an odd twinkling appearance about this bar, as though it was in some way unreal. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson Their daughter, pledge of some starry night upon Mount Aigoal, has left descendants to this day. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang Scott saw the real meaning of this nonsense, and read— With springalds, stones, and gads o’ airn. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

In this passage of inexpressible anguish he saw her face — the face of a young girl — with an amazing strength of illusion. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

About that long ago there used to be a restaurant where this store stands—‘Big Joe’ Brady’s restaurant. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Wilkie Collins I shall watch this particular case with interest. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

James Joyce Then he said: “For the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. Dubliners by James Joyce

Henry Handel Richardson Seen against the prevailing dullness, this hood burnt like a flame. Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

If not, I will spit you, my fine cock, and you will roast in this oven. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Robert Louis Stevenson Let us — let us go back to the “Trevanion Arms” and talk this matter out over a bottle. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Makepeace Thackeray There is some goodness in this pity, which authors and the public are disposed to show towards certain agreeable, disreputable characters of romance. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Marjorie Bowen Nothing grew in this garden but tall, bright, rank grass and a small tree that bore white flowers. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Jules Verne From this point the country became gradually lower, from which the Doctor concluded that it did not extend to the Pole, but that most probably this New America was an island. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Charles Dickens But this boat of his, with two hands left in her, immediately put off again when the men were out of her, and kept off, some yards from the shore. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Guy de Maupassan Courtade did his utmost, and all the more readily as this unexpected customer did not appear to pay any regard to money. The Jennet by Guy de Maupassan

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Robert Louis Stevenson It has been my fortune, in this anonymous accidental way, to watch more than one of these downward travellers for some stages on the road to ruin. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe The view of the earth, at this period of my ascension, was beautiful indeed. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Henry James I couldn’t get it out of my head, as I have sufficiently indicated, that Mrs. Pallant was playing a game, and I’m afraid she saw in my face that this suspicion had been the motive of my journey. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Because of this radical correspondence between visible things and human thoughts, savages, who have only what is necessary, converse in figures. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Rudyard Kipling Says he, heavily enough, “Watchman, what of the night?” ‘“Heart up, Jack,” says I. “Methinks there’s one fighting for us that, like a fool, I’ve forgot all this summer. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Guy de Maupassan Jacques had never dreamed that there were storms in this household, and he was scared at this unexpected revelation. A New Year’s Gift by Guy de Maupassan

On boxes and other ornamental productions of this same period, pieces of purl are not infrequently found laid flat like little bricks; and houses, castles, etc. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Theodore Dreiser All her life long Mrs. Gerhardt had been talking of this very thing — a nice home. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James It had been wise of her from the first not to allude, even indirectly, to his having neglected so long to call; her silence on this point was in the best taste. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Arthur Morrison There were several women in the Jago who made almost a living in this way alone. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

William Makepeace Thackeray Three o’clock came: the sun was at this time making his appearance in the heavens, and with it came the guards, who were appointed to conduct me to the torture. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Henry James She listened a while in silence, on this occasion, to the wafted strains of the music; she took it in as she had not quite done before that her future was now constituted. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Charles Kingsley Of this third world, the one which (so to speak) immediately preceded our own, we know little yet. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

I strove to speak — my voice utterly failed me; I could only think to myself, “Is this fear? It is not fear!” I strove to rise — in vain; I felt as if weighed down by an irresistible force. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Andrew Lang Probably the original maker of this stanza wrote, in line 4, “alace,” an old spelling—not “alas”—to rhyme with “grace. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

W. W. Jacobs Along this he walked a little way, and then, nervously fingering a note in his jacket pocket, retraced his steps. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Greatly daring, he put the whole £20 upon the favourite in the next race, this time picking up £45 and making a profit of £65 on the day. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Either this family of d’Albani had higher pretensions than I had given it credit for, or it employed an unlearned and imaginative stationer. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle Surely in talking of this also there is a good deal of inverted cant among a certain class of critics. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Hence this stratum is appropriately called the “forest-bed. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Above this wainscot the walls were covered with a fascinating paper. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Charles Dickens And this what’s painted on a board is the rules for their behaviour. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

George Elio O God, give strength to thy creature, on whom thou hast laid this great agony! He is nearly up to the bough, and the white object is moving. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Gertrude Stein All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Walter Besant Your health, Luke Lucraft, in this coffee; and you had better take care of it, or I’ll pack you off with noyeau punch. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Robert Green Ingersoll I plead for the republic of home, for the democracy of the fireside, and for this I am called a heathen and a devil by those who believe in the cheerful and comforting doctrine of eternal damnation. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

And so I looked for the last time on Essie. Reader, I thought I could write this story to the end, but the pen shakes in my hand. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

The pig ran too, and presently, how nobody knew, this mock terror became real terror, and they ran as for their lives. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

George MacDonald From this vestibule two low passages led; I took one of them, and found it branch into many, all narrow and irregular. Lilith by George MacDonald

Francis Bacon But this is to be understood, of business that is laid upon men, and not such, as they call unto themselves. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Jack London And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Marjorie Bowen Her grandmother used to tell her to ‘efface herself’, and Elsie soon became aware that this word meant that she was to act as if she didn’t exist. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

In August of this year she wrote to Dr. Meryon, who was then living at Nice, and invited him to come and assist her in settling her debts, and getting possession of this supposititious property. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

But the fly of self must always poison this young man’s ointment, and to-night there was some excuse from his degenerate point of view. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Wilkie Collins As a necessary consequence of this change of course, the authorities of Caen began, for the first time, to feel seriously alarmed for themselves. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

He was not alone, this gay and festive-looking man, indeed quite the opposite was the case, for five very pretty girls were close in attendance on him, leaning over and hanging upon his every word. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

And this consummate actor had somehow so managed me that the sympathy due to his dramatis persone was given to himself. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

I had no other society but that of this family within the little fort, but I did not want any other. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

There was something malignant and ghastly in the calmness of this bad woman’s features, dimly illuminated as they were by the flickering blaze of the candle. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

If from hell The Devil had cried, “Take this gold cup,” Down had he gone to fetch it up. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Rudyard Kipling But tell me now, by what means didst thou twist him to thy use and our profit in this cotton-play?’ Our Sahib said: ‘By God, I did not use that man in any fashion whatever. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Virginia Woolf They remain even at this moment almost unclassified. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

H.P. Lovecraft Yours — Ed.” It was only afterward that I read the last half of this paper, for I had fainted at the end of the third paragraph. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

William Morris In July, 1890, when only a few letters of the Golden type had been cut, Mr. Morris bought a copy of this book, printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1527. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Rudyard Kipling Day in and day out Bompard and Monsieur Genet talked o’ what France had done, and how the United States was going to join her to finish off the English in this war. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Charles Dickens And many and many a bitter night (O, I found I could cry for reasons not purely physical, at this pass of my life!) I took my course. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

Charles Dickens You English are a proud people, Mr. Vendale. I have observed enough of this country to see that such a marriage as you propose would be a scandal here. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

In this manner, whenever the figure—ghost or burglar—should appear, it must necessarily be between two of us, and be seen from both the right and the left side. The Dead Man of Varley Grange by Anonymous [1878]

George Gissing To this pass had things come with Mr. Tymperley, a gentleman of Berkshire, once living in comfort and modest dignity on the fruit of sound investments. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing

Lead me to his presence this minute. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

George Gissing All this while the master of the house kept regular hours, leaving home at nine and returning at seven; if he went out after dinner, which happened rarely, he was always back by eleven o’clock. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Guy de Maupassan The journalist stopped and said to himself: “This is luxury; this is the kind of house in which to live. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells My mind was still on this research, and I did not lift a finger to save his character. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Edith Wharton But what I want to beg of you is this — let her have her adventure, give her her innings, keep up the pretence a little longer. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

But this one, it seems, is a different kind of Communist and not-quite, because he’s what they call a Trotskyist. The others have got a down on him. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The absurdities and falsity of this extreme are of course patent now, and it was inevitable the recoil should come. A Memoir of Mrs. Behn by Montague Summers

And yet, strange to say, M. Michelet, who at times seems to admire the Maid of Arc as much as I do, is the one sole writer amongst her friends who lends some countenance to this odious slander. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

The less, he mused, that one had to do with finicking feelings in this world the better. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

George Meredith To this Patrick thought it well not to reply. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Florence Dixie Struck by his graceful bearing and well-bred looking face, I begged Mr. B., who had brought a sketch-book with him, to make a sketch of this handsome son of the pampa. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

The lustre of all these performances, however, is eclipsed by the unrivalled celebrity amongst German critics of the Faust. Upon this it is better to say nothing than too little. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

On this crest suddenly appeared two horsemen in gray, sharply outlined against the sky—men and animals looking gigantic. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a fragment of old fable which seems somehow to have been dropped from the current mythologies, which may deserve attention, as it appears to relate to this subject. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

The ebook responds to this demand for “read anywhere” convenience, and extends it to the point where one can carry a device with a whole library of books that still fits into a coat pocket. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Jonathan Swift Which last was the only personal quarrel we had in the war; and even this was positively denied by France, that king being willing to acknowledge her majesty. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Henry James The face had shrunk away: it looked smaller, appeared even to look plain; it was at all events, so far as the effect on a spectator was concerned, wholly sacrificed to this huge apparatus of sight. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Rudyard Kipling And lest Fulke should forget, he has written below, ‘To be Sacristan of Battle.’” ‘At this De Aquila whistled. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Mine are all milky; but Mrs Vincey is going to teach me butter-making this summer. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Benjamin Disraeli We cannot alter, therefore, the disposition of property in this country without we change the national character. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Nash was now a literary celebrity, and yet it is at this precise moment that his figure begins to fade out of sight For the next two years he is not known to have made any public appearance. An Essay on the Life and Writings of Thomas Nash by Edmund Gosse

Guy de Maupassan Boisrene seemed very intimate with this strange merchant. The Baroness by Guy de Maupassan

Andrew Lang Among the most interesting bibliophiles of the eighteenth century is Madame Du Barry. In 1771, this notorious beauty could scarcely read or write. The Library by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Farmers do see even this done, and live through it without open warfare; but they should not be put to such trials of temper or pocket too often. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

She was a little sick with running, running into this other world. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Charles Dickens In this instance Vendale felt no hesitation about making the attempt. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]