Phrases with "this"

The body, having been laid out, was left alone, in this smaller room, during the preparations for the wake. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I came up here to this drawing-room. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Willa Cather Dillon’s bank and general store stood at the corner of Main Street and a cross-street, and on this cross-street, two short blocks away, my family lived. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Henry James Their numbers, however, were striking, and I know not what he thought of the nature of this particular evidence. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

John Ruskin On this object, and on this alone, Hans’s eyes and thoughts were fixed. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

Andrew Lang But this only proves that an evolutionist may fail to understand evolution. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Between this an’ then there’s danger, and ’tis for you to settle how to act. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Charles Kingsley Extraordinary as this is, it is certainly true. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

Henry James Such as this mistake was I could now only look it in the face and accept it. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

John Galsworthy The idea of her thus actually in contact with this outcast grieved and frightened him. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Henry James But before going out she asked me what she was to get into this time. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Edgar Allan Poe No doubt he felt a kind of poetical consistency in recovering his money through this ominous insignium. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Towards the evening of the following day, Friday, as Dolly now heard, he appeared at this very inn. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Henry James That he should ever detest in this degree a woman whom he had once loved as he loved her, he would not have thought possible in his innocent younger years. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Wilkie Collins He had not yet been shown over Oakapple Hall. On this occasion, the servant conducted him to the music-room. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Guy de Maupassant Certainly this is the way in which my poor cousin was possessed and swayed, when she came to borrow five thousand francs of me. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

As she was about to scoop up some water in her hand he produced a cup from nowhere and said “Take this and drink in remembrance of me. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

H. G. Wells Oh, this accursed world!” She tried to speak, and for some moments could not. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Algernon Blackwood And this evening he felt their claims upon him mightily stirring. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch It was hardly pleasant to be rattled at this rate, Heaven knew whither. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

But soon that mission and my motive for being in this place were somewhat vividly recalled to me by an unexpected action on this very young woman’s part. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

E. T. A. Hoffmann But this life did not last long. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

T. H. Huxley It was by reflections of this kind that, some years ago, I was led to write and permit the publication of the subjoined sketch. Autobiography by T. H. Huxley

Marjorie Bowen She knew that nothing but money would ever be able to be of any service to her in this world. The Housekeeper by Marjorie Bowen

Now, this is all for the present. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Charles Dickens Mine! I have been waiting outside the house, this hour, to hear the Bells and claim it. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

George Elio No outward solace could counteract the bitterness of this inward woe. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Three weeks had passed since the murder at Mr. Weishaupt’s — three weeks the most agitated that had been known in this sequestered city. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

William Morris The borders in this book, as well as the ten half-borders, are here used for the first time. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Stephenson’s silence, while he was recalling this to his memory, caused the gentleman to think his word was doubted, and he entered into further particulars. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle On second thoughts this plan struck me as being a very impracticable one. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence And then the thought entered him shrewdly: Why not marry March? He stood still in the middle of the field for some moments, the dead rabbit hanging still in his hand, arrested by this thought. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Ralph Waldo Emerson That is morning, to cease for a bright hour to be a prisoner of this sickly body, and to become as large as nature. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is this old brown volume in the corner. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle Whilst this tragedy had been enacted before my eyes its entire unexpectedness and its horror had bereft me of the power of acting in any way. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy de Maupassan The stranger said crossly: “What! are you up? You will be ill, getting up at this time of night. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

W. W. Jacobs Twice he walked round the room in this fashion. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

F. Scott Fitzgerald From Pat Hobby and René Wilcox — presently changing this to read: From René Wilcox and Pat Hobby. Then, working frantically, he made several dozen small changes. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

H. G. Wells The writer in his earlier draft of this book wrote that the modern religious individual leads, spiritually speaking, a life of extreme wasteful and dangerous isolation. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Gruesome march to Heorot this monster of harm had made! Din filled the room; the Danes were bereft, castle-dwellers and clansmen all, earls, of their ale. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Johnny, if this goes on, I shall die. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

Rudyard Kipling At this he shook all over with rage, and half drew his knife. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

H. G. Wells Following this portent, the vision of Ugh-lomi on the farther bank of the river . A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle Is there nothing more?” “My partner has fled and left me responsible for heavy debts, and in such a position that I may be required by the law to produce some at least of this missing money. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

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]

They are in this portfolio—and ‘The Goldfish’ by his wife for five. The Goldfish by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Simon came home with it this noon. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Wilkie Collins The colossal figure is, by this time (so rapid a workman am I) entirely sketched in. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

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]

Anthony Trollope During this week he saw nothing of Medlicot, and never mentioned his name but once. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence His heart was heavy, and heavy with a tenderness approaching grief, for his small, brave Helena. ‘Are you sure this is the right way?’ he whispered to her. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft I hope that no one else will accomplish this piecing out; certainly, if I live, I shall never knowingly supply a link in so hideous a chain. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Kenneth Grahame So this very evening, before I come down, I took a cast round by the cave, quietly. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Arthur Conan Doyle I have dwelt at some length upon the circumstances of this case, because there are events in connection with it which makes it peculiarly interesting. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Machen You are not worthy of this mystery that has been done here. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

Maria Edgeworth When they separated and retired to rest, Caesar, recollecting his promise to Clara, repaired secretly to the habitation of this sorceress. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

H. P. Lovecraf In this fertile soil were nourished types and characters of sombre myth and legend which persist in weird literature to this day, more or less disguised or altered by modern technique. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

So far as one can discover from the text, this is not because when Pip was a child he had been terrorized by Magwitch in the churchyard; it is because Magwitch is a criminal and a convict. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Tobias Smolle Indeed they seem to be good for nothing else, and perhaps they were built for this purpose only. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

And this waste of virgin snow To my sight will not be fair, Unless thou wilt smiling come, Love, to wander with me there. Selections from Poems by Acton Bell by Anne Brontë [1846]

T’is strange that I from my abundant breast, Who others sorrowes haue so well exprest: Yet I by this in little time am growne So poore, that I want to expresse mine owne. Elegies vpon Svndry Occasions by Michael Drayton [1627]

George Meredith Lo, this is he in whom the surgent springs Of recollections richer than our skies To feed the flow of tuneful strings, Show but a pool of scum for shooting flies. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

We took the last fence exactly in this order, and one hundred yards from home our positions were unchanged. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Anthony Trollope For this he is expected to pay, and he does pay for it. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The whole valley could not compare in looks with this one girl. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James A day or two after this he left off his bandages and tried to walk. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

James Anthony Froude I do not know how far this view approves itself to the more curious theologians. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Edith Wharton There was an acute irony in this mechanical prolongation of the quest of beauty. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

H. G. Wells The motherly person, after a brief astonishment at this unusual emotion, changed suddenly into a creature of hope and comfort, and so won Elizabeth’s gratitude for life. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Rudyard Kipling And this we do for a sign Her power is over mine, And mine I hold at her hands. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jules Verne For a whole hour this fearful spectacle went on — an hour of battle with unsteady loose rocks and quagmires of ashes, where the foolhardy climber sank up to his waist. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Guy de Maupassant I continued the custom, and I doubtless shall continue it as long as I live and as long as there is a Chantal in this world. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle That one dint in the short, green grass was the only material witness left of this inexplicable nocturnal flight. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Henry James I shall be sorry in this case. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

But if it has been stolen by this tramp, and you appear to consider that point pretty conclusive ——” “Oh, quite conclusive,” interrupted the pater. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

George Eliot Things were in this state near the end of the seventh year. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

He did not ask himself by what swift and cruel disease—by what mysterious accident, this dread thing had come to pass. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Once, this man actually caught his eyes and held them, and he was not able to draw them away until the man lowered his own. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

All this with a sustained, holding stare which, in conjunction with the general inanity of the discourse, conveyed the impression of mild, dreary lunacy. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Irritating as this blindness was, (surely it could not be envy?) he always courted my conversation, in which art I certainly had the whip-hand of him. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

At the end of a time like this she turned to me in the door as she was going and stood silent, as if she could neither go nor stay. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Steele Rudd On this occasion he swore through the whole afternoon without repeating himself. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Guy de Maupassan He remained in this position for some seconds without moving, his finger on the lock, then, suddenly, seized with a shudder of horror, he dropped the pistol on the carpet. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle If the German array had been formidable, this could only be described as terrific. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

And I could not understand in Platon this lack of perseverance which is quite clear in a cultured man who leads a nervous life. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

Guy de Maupassan Did you ever stop to think of all the love letters that have been found after death? I have been thinking of this for a long time, and that is the reason I decided to ask you for my letters. Our Letters by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins By this time you had passed beyond Nancy Connell’s hearing. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

W. W. Jacobs Accepting this qualified permission, Annis stepped on board and walked quietly round the deck. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Andrew Lang For in a little while shall I have brought her into this city, and ye shall see her. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells But this abolition of distance is only one most vivid aspect of the change in the conditions of human life. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

George Gissing Louise’s mother might, without transgressing the probabilities of the situation, have made this a memorable morning indeed. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Olaf Stapledon In this critical period, revolutionary ideas were dangerous. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

In this prison there grew a tree:     It grew so very stout and strong: And he was chained by the middle     Until his life was almost gone. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

They were chained to each other by the neck, and there was discussion as to the humanity of this procedure. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Henry James I waited in vain for her to speak of this — it would only be natural; her omission couldn’t but have a sense. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Sinclair Lewis Presumably the house had been deserted till Jasper’s entrance, but a prowler in the yard might have judged from this ever-burning light that someone was in the residence. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James I could see that from this moment he would be filled with a passionate pity ever so little qualified by a sense of the girl’s fatuity and folly. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Arthur Morrison Sich a neighb’r’ood, too! Wy, if it was known as I’d give you this ’ere little friendly information, bein’ in business meself an’ knowin’ wot it is, my life wouldn’t be safe a hower. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Elizabeth Gaskell Where do your friends live? Are your parents alive?” All this time I was driving at the letter. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Henry James It was the irrepressible question in this grasp that stopped on my lips all sound of salutation. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Leo Tolstoy Through this “merchant” they were enabled to make plenty of money, paying up all their arrears of taxes as well as the others when they came due. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

James Clerk Maxwell The paths traced out by the pole of this axis on the invariable plane and on the central ellipsoid form interesting subjects of mathematical investigation. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Miles Franklin If only I had known this after the first edition: but a number of LOCAL CACKLERS had given me the benefit of their EXPERIENCE with MSS bought and published on Australia’s own publishing hook. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

She stood up and came towards him, hesitating; this annoyed the man and he swore at her brutally; when she came near enough he knocked her down with his fist, and all the three burst out laughing. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Henry James Suddenly I saw that this very attitude and expression made a picture, whereupon I told him to sit down and wait till I should be free. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

H.P. Lovecraft Of my family before this date there is no evil report, but something strange must have happened then. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

The man of the house was standing at the door, and when Hanrahan came near he knew him and he said: ‘A welcome before you, Hanrahan, you have been lost to us this long time. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

The man o’ the house, wid a brute baste like that mounted on him, like a phooka, Lord forgi’ me for namin’ the like in this room. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I have apologized for not attending the Royal Society Club, who have a gaudeamus on this day, and seemed to count much on my being the præses. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Wilkie Collins If this was not a deliberate insult, it was something extremely like it. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Henry David Thoreau For many years, I have ransacked this neighborhood for plants, and I consider myself familiar with its productions. The Succession of Forest Trees by Henry David Thoreau

Henry James But, as a general thing, everything is intensely interesting; I don’t mean only everything that this French lady tells me, but everything I see and hear for myself. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Edith Wharton The poor old chap’s getting on: he’s been breaking up very fast this last year. The Spark by Edith Wharton

He has got home safe and sound from other voyages: why should he not from this one?” Before that day was over, they saw Alice again. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Walter Scott What my niece may do in this case, I know not. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

George Elio Robert would get better; this illness might alter him; he would be a long time feeble, needing help, walking with a crutch, perhaps. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Andrew Lang And of this good work, in the earlier days, a large proportion was done by Mr. Doyle. He is still living, although he has long ceased to gladden those sprightly pages. The Library by Andrew Lang

At first, Tod thought it would do him a lot of good to pour out in this way. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Thomas Love Peacock We set forth without delay, and traced you first by means of a peasant who saw you turn into this valley, and afterwards by the light from the casement of this solitary dwelling. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Nikolai Gogol Here is this portrait which I painted in two days, this head in one day, this in a few hours, this in little more than an hour. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Ford Madox Ford Something like that! Well, she had had an affair with this honest, simple creature! So good! So unspeakably GOOD . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Andrew Lang From this they guessed that the evil spirit which lived there must have killed Glam, but had received so much hurt that it had died, for nothing was ever seen of it after. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Mr. Barbary was sociable and talked of this and that; Edgar Reste spoke hardly a word; Katrine busied herself with the teapot and cups. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Guy de Maupassant We were sinking in up to our knees in this soft, cold mass, and we had to lift our feet very high in order to walk. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

But W. and W. went into this business themselves, they were on the crook. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

And so it was with this Mein Fuehrer then. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

She had been beautiful, this woman, in her earlier youth, though no one would have thought it to see her now. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

H.P. Lovecraft In the hope of later solving the cryptogram, Blake bore off this volume in his coat pocket. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Edith Wharton Ethan felt that if he had pleaded an urgent need Hale might have made shift to pay him; but pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Guy de Maupassant He took the Argenteuil train, got out at Colombes, and walked thence to the Ile Marante. The moment he arrived at this place of his dreams he began fishing, and fished till nightfall. Two Friends (A Fishing Excursion) (Deux Amis) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Edith Wharton Lewis, nevertheless, the day after the opening of the Gallery of Christian Art, deemed it his duty to derogate from this attitude, and sallied forth secretly to buy the principal journals. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Henry James But I will add to this another remark. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

By this means we were able to see that the pipe crossed the room and passed under the further wall. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

Henry James Lyon’s curiosity on this point may strike the reader as fatuous, but something must be allowed to a disappointed man. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

The human beings could not contain their rage when they heard this song, though they pretended to think it merely ridiculous. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Many years’ experience in the violation of this principle enables me to speak with authority as to its general soundness. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

Walter Scott There is a lady in this house slowly recovering from confinement, having become under this roof the mother of a healthy child. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He’s wild at times, but I shut my eyes; an’ he hav’n struck me this year past. The Disenchantment of ’Lizabeth by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Rudyard Kipling Where was the difficulty? She. In this only. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry Lawson If I’d had sense a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t be tramping through this damned sand and mulga now. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Robert Louis Stevenson The tale of this great failure is, to those who remained true to him, the tale of a success. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson In this world of imperfection we gladly welcome even partial intimacies. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling With a “weed” among men or horses verily this is the best, That you work him in office or dog-cart lightly — but give him no rest. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

Wilkie Collins About this time Thersites Junior really began to make something like a reputation, and to walk abroad habitually with a bank-note comfortably lodged among the other papers in his pocketbook. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Henry James But some day, in the future, remember what I have said to you, and how we stood here, in this strange old place, alone! Perhaps it will give you a little pleasure. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

H. G. Wells He felt happier than he had done for years scheming out this undertaking, albeit it was perhaps a larger and somberer kind of happiness than had fallen to his lot before. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson In a contest of this sort, the entire booty would scarcely have passed into the hands of the more scupulous race. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

The drawing and designing of this splendid book are admirable, and the workmanship is in every way excellent. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Into the cold earth of this north border on which the sun never shone I had dug my brightest hopes. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

To Ivan Ilyitch this figure appeared suspicious in the extreme. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson For years I have seen this coming, and now it has come. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

I’d sooner keep a drowned body aboard than this bit of his ship. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Robert Louis Stevenson Now this is, of course, characteristic enough of the Mexicans; but it is a noteworthy feature that all the Americans in Monterey acquiesced without a word in this inaction. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

D.H. Lawrence The only other person in the pretty, stiffly-furnished cottage was their landlady, a charming old lady, who let this sitting-room more for the change, for the sake of having visitors, than for gain. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

We’re far ower few to put up a fight, and we want every man you’ve got about this place to hold the fort till the police come. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Sir Thomas Browne Therefore this great work of charity must have other motives, ends, and impulsions. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Walter Besant Stay with us, and learn this truth. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Wilkie Collins I put it to you, Lady Janet, if we are not favored, at this lucky moment, with the very opportunity that we want? Miss Roseberry is not only out of the room, but out of the house. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Henry James On this she asked her sister to change places with her and, while that lady devoured the great man through a powerful glass, presented, all the rest of the evening, her inspired back to the house. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And this morning Lily Keatts took a plane to England. She thought she was through. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Elizabeth Gaskell Watching her had a sort of dreamy interest for me; this diligence of hers was a pleasant contrast to my repose; it seemed to enhance the flavour of my rest. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Henry James Then as if something in the way she received this attention put him back to his question of a moment before: “Have you kept my note?” She held him with her pretty eyes. The Story In It by Henry James [1902]

Charles Dickens The running of trains on this last class was not to be counted on in the worst time of the year, was contingent upon weather, or was wholly abandoned through the months considered the most dangerous. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Charles Kingsley The shells are all new species; unseen before in this planet. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

It was an invitation to this very reception which she had received a week before. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

E. T. A. Hoffmann In spite of this, however, he repaired to the hall on the approach of midnight, hoping that Daniel, as frequently happens to those afflicted in this way, would be constrained to act involuntarily. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

H.G. Wells There are some very disagreeable things in this world called Cold and Rain. And the other people here — how and why is too long a story — have made me a kind of chorus to their lives. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Robert Louis Stevenson The space was almost impracticably small; and the Irish wenches combined the extreme of bashfulness about this innocent display with a surprising impudence and roughness of address. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson But this fellow has filled his windows with opaque glass, elegantly coloured. Truth of Intercourse by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy We may be out all night at this rate. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

William Morris Now hear ye of this marvellous fellowship which might not be sundered by death. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Upon this is built a tower, on whose top the heads of such as have been executed for high treason are placed on iron spikes: we counted above thirty. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Such, wrought rarely, the shapes this quilt did richly apparel, Where to the couch close-clasped it hung thick veils of adorning. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Andrew Lang And what had the Duke of Argyll written on these themes some years before 1844? The late Duke, to whom Mr Harrison refers in this connection, was born in 1823. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

From the very commencement of this change, at first so gradual in its advances, Miss Montague had of course been aware of it. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The next moment, like a wind, this thing went by us in the moonlight — a man upon a black horse that splashed the stream all over us as he dashed through it and up the hill. The Haunted Dragoon by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Goldwin Smith Of this again their religion must bear the reproach. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

All this forward movement was her own: excepting one man, the whole council was against her. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Ivan Turgenev A quarter of an hour later Sanin, Klüber, and Emil, in this same carriage, drew up triumphantly at the steps of the confectioner’s shop. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

I kissed her again, this time not quite so softly and the kiss was a longer one. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The old man had read this alliance in the stars, and any pernicious derangement of the constellation would only entail destruction upon the family he had founded. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Robert Louis Stevenson Much more was this the case with foot-passengers. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins I stopped the preliminary slap, but before I could hit him, his terrible left fist reached my head again; and down I fell once more — upon the hearth-rug this time — not over-heavily. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

E. F. Benson Well, I went into this spiritualistic business impartially. The Thing in the Hall by E. F. Benson [1912]

H. G. Wells Could this Thing have vanished down the shaft? I lit a match, and, looking down, I saw a small, white, moving creature, with large bright eyes which regarded me steadfastly as it retreated. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

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

Steele Rudd OOH!” “Eh!” said Dad, “why, I never thought toothache was THET bad! You reminds me of this old cow we be eatin’. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Light came out of this river since — you say Knights? Yes; but it is like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Edith Wharton She knew all this by heart; had always known it. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Guy de Maupassan Mélie inspired me with that passion, the jade, and she is more enthusiastic than I am, the scold, seeing that all the mischief in this business is her fault, as you will see immediately. The Hole by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkins is slightly improving: but it will be months before she can resume her duties about Lady Chavasse: and my lady has at length got this opinion out of me. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Rudyard Kipling Maisie said nothing, but she felt grateful that there was no chance of disputing with this big man who took everything for granted and managed a squealing horse with one hand. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Smith has not in his heart given up his secret conviction of the man’s essential insanity to this very day. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I began to build up this enormous faith in myself. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith Wharton It was his habit to walk to this office twice a day, morning and afternoon. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Oscar Wilde And the young Fisherman said to his Soul, ‘Is this the city in which she dances of whom thou didst speak to me?’ And his Soul answered him, ‘It is not this city, but another. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

I daresay she knew no more than the name of this friend. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry James Never had she so exulted as on this ridiculous occasion in the noted items of her beauty. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

I came a thousand miles to stand in this door to-night, and it’s worth it if my old partner turns up. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Adam. Think that we have not fallen so! By the hope And aspiration, by the love and faith, We do exceed the stature of this angel. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]