Phrases with "titles"

The gods, he saw, espous’d the juster side, When late their titles in the field were tried: Witness the fresh laments, and fun’ral tears undried. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Wilkie Collins I settled the titles yesterday. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

John Galsworthy Soames read their titles and shuddered. To Let by John Galsworthy

Thomas Paine But of titles I shall speak hereafter. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Edith Wharton Anything that stands out, that sticks up so that you can see it from way off — brains or titles or celebrity. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Robert Green Ingersoll Before wealth they bowed to the very earth, and in the presence of titles they became abject. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

And the intended titles or legends of the later books have not been preserved. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Strickland knew Youghal’s weakness for men with titles and letters after their names and high official position. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Gissing There were so many books he would have liked to take down, some with titles familiar to him, others which kindled his curiosity when he chanced to observe them. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Leon Trotsky My father learned to spell out words even when he was quite an old man, in order to be able to read at least the titles of my books. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hobbes And this value of him by the Commonwealth is understood by offices of command, judicature, public employment; or by names and titles introduced for distinction of such value. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Henry James We’re almost as fond of titles as your people. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Guy de Maupassan They are clad in gold and in resplendent garments; they wear plumes on their heads and ornaments on their breasts, and they are given crosses, rewards, titles of every kind. Why? by Guy de Maupassan

Leon Trotsky I looked over the cable reports, and the titles and signatures of the articles. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hardy As for Margery — who’s to be called higher titles in these parts hencefor’ard — I’m her father, and I say it’s all right what she’s done. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

R. D. Blackmore For the rest you must trust to a clumsier person, your humble land-agent and surveyor — titles inquired into and verified, at a tenth of solicitors’ charges. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Wilkie Collins I know of titles to lands signed away, in those stormy times, under the influence of fear, or through false representations of which the law takes no account. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Henry James But what will you answer?’ ‘My dear sir, it seems to me that in spite of all the titles you have enumerated you have no reason to expect I will tell you. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

G. K. Chesterton In assuming the estates, these ingenious persons generally assumed not only the titles but the names of older families. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Idly he read the titles till he came to the London telephone book. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Sinclair Lewis He might drift here into a negligent snobbishness in which only persons with art-vocabularies or titles or official posts would seem to master. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

You have no titles of nobility as they have in England —” “No, indeed! I hope we have outgrown those superstitions,” said Mrs. Makely, with a republican fervor that did my heart good. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

He took no notice of titles or author’s names, but he could tell by merely glancing into a book whether be had ‘had it already’. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells But there is no reason why a national system of honours and titles should not be worked upon a quite new basis, suggested by these various considerations. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

There is some dispute about land titles at Little Bilk Bar. About half a dozen cases were temporarily decided on Wednesday, but it is supposed the widows will renew the litigation. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Guy de Maupassan Our love letters are our titles to beauty, grace, seduction, the intimate vanity of our womanhood; they are the treasures of our heart. Our Letters by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Nearly every member was possessed of either grand titles before his name, or of grand letters after it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

What may be the value of certain pompous titles with which many of the advocates of Homoeopathy are honored, it might be disrespectful to question. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thomas Wolfe The others were all eagerly and warmly curious, wanting to know the titles and George’s name. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Edgar Allan Poe And many titles of the wise and beautiful, of old and modern times, of my own and foreign lands, came thronging to my lips, with many, many fair titles of the gentle, and the happy, and the good. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

George MacDonald The harmless trick may be excused by the fact that the titles on the sham backs were either humorously original, or those of books lost beyond hope of recovery. Lilith by George MacDonald

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It may be imagined how those five Daughters of Maaia, Children of the Temple, Mothers of the Future — they had all the titles that love and hope and reverence could give — were reared. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

To claim for him such titles of distinction is to overshoot the mark, and to distract attention from his true eminence. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Indeed, no one who genuinely despised titles would write of them so much. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Andrew Lang It was not till 1476–1480 that the titles of books were printed on separate pages. The Library by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis He had read enough of pretenders to titles and lands to be certain that his father’s claim was fool’s gold. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Belville, Melville, Treville, Berkeley, Randolph, Byron, St. Clair, and so forth, are among the humblest; and the less imposing titles of Jenkins, Walker, Thomson, Barker, Solomons, &c. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Rudyard Kipling Just at present an ex-judge who was sent to jail by another judge (upon my word, I cannot tell whether these titles mean anything) is breathing red-hot vengeance against his enemy. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Every balcony, veranda, and house-top was crowded with spectators, who sent up huzzas, loud and long, saluting the victorious soldier with the titles of “Liberator, and Protector of the people. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Augustine Birrell The titles of the Russian Potentate would, if printed here, fill half a page. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

H.P. Lovecraft Here for the first time he received a positive shock of objective horror, for the titles of those books told him much. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

He mentioned my name and the relationship, then rehearsed the innumerable titles of his uncle, ending “and patron of the Bishopric of Pinar del Rio.” I stood stiffly in front of the old man. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope When therefore the Solicitor-General spoke of the recognised virtue of titles in England, the tailor uttered words of scorn to his stranger neighbour. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle When I speak of my old comrades-in-arms, I will, with your permission, leave out all the fine foreign titles which they had picked up during the wars. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Such titles stand for all I most abhor, Call me Sergius and I will call you Roland, as friends should. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

George Meredith There—Mrs. Lovell! Mistress Lovell! Madame! my Princess Lovell, if you want me to pronounce respectable titles to her name. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

G. K. Chesterton This false quality in titles does not merely apply to the new and vulgar titles, but to the old and historic titles also. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

William Makepeace Thackeray My name and titles were all over the town the day after my arrival. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Even the generic titles are almost identical. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

David Hume In most countries of Europe, family, that is, hereditary riches, marked with titles and symbols from the sovereign, is the chief source of distinction. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

George Meredith But certain of the minor titles headed City Firms, she had heard; certain of the families were avowedly commercial. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

All these new peers who compose the Higher House receive nothing but their titles from the king, and very few of them have estates in those places whence they take their titles. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Henry James I suppose all titles are great rot. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith Where is the shame, if titles are created to attract? Elsewhere than in that upper circle, we may anticipate hard bargains; the widow of a solicitor had not to learn it. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Lord and Lady of the May, though their titles must be laid down at sunset, were really and truly to be partners for the dance of life, beginning the measure that same bright eve. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Meredith She was asking herself whether her recent conduct shrieked coquette to him, or any of the abominable titles showered on the women who take free breath of air one day after long imprisonment. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Edith Wharton Such were their titles to fame. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

At any rate it shows the bent of the man’s mind, as did the titles of many of the books I saw in his library. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

George Meredith Weyburn read the titles on their scarlet-and-blue facings. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

H. G. Wells In the United States titles are prohibited by the constitution, in Great Britain they go by prescription. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Sinclair Lewis I was impressed by all the titles and degrees that you fellows on the National Board have. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

But it happened that the present dean had even higher titles to consideration. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

James Anthony Froude His chief objection to the Church of England was the admission of the ungodly to the Sacraments. He hated party titles and quarrels upon trifles. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Edgar Allan Poe Extending from head to foot was a columnar, or perpendicular, inscription, in phonetic hieroglyphics, giving again his name and titles, and the names and titles of his relations. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Sinclair Lewis Lists of names with the wrong addresses and even, believe it or not, the wrong titles — a high-class Methodist divine down as ‘Mister’ and not as ‘Doctor’. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Kenneth Grahame I read their titles longingly, breathing on every accessible pane of glass, for I dared not attempt to open the doors, with the enemy encamped so near. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Thomas Hardy Whether the impending titles had really any effect upon Betty’s regard for him I cannot state, for she was one of those close characters who never let their minds be known upon anything. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Th’ Ausonian king beholds, with wond’ring sight, Two mighty champions match’d in single fight, Born under climes remote, and brought by fate, With swords to try their titles to the state. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Olaf Stapledon The state granted high maternity subsidies, and honorific titles were offered to parents of large families. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope To her mother, rank and money, titles and property, are everything. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I pray you, Alleyne, to give him greeting from me, and to ask him for his titles and coat-armor. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

G. K. Chesterton His instinct for titles was always exquisite. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray He reestablished noble titles, without attaching to them any privileges or prerogatives, and these titles were conferred on all ranks, on all services, on all professions. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

The titles of the papers and articles, he thought, did not certainly seem too interesting. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Edmund Burke The total abolition of titles and distinctions is not lost upon them. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Chupin had counted on this, and soon he began telling the poor fools that they must burn powder under the duke’s nose if they wished him to confirm their titles to their property. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Circumstances are altered; you are in the great world now, and admired; you have wealth and titles at your feet — Mr. Longcluse with his millions, Lord Wynderbroke with his coronet. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The nature of our struggles with the Moors of Morocco can be at once conjectured from the titles of the pamphlets published in those times, viz. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Thomas Hobbes But he that would know more, particularly the original of titles of honour, may find it, as I have done this, in Mr. Selden's most excellent treatise of that subject. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Halves, more than halves! cried honest Care; Your pleas would make your titles fair, You claim the body, you the soul, But I who join’d them, claim the whole. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Wilkie Collins I looked along the lower rows of shelves, standing just near enough to them to read the titles on the backs of the volumes. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

I might have been the noble, honoured wife of one who would have laid his wealth and titles at my feet. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Elizabeth Gaskell She stood before the bookcase in the recess, languidly passing over the titles in search of the one she wanted. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Willa Cather Go to the county clerk and ask him who owns my land, and whether my titles are good. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Who are G. Bradshaw, Duke of New York, and Signori Jones and Andrews, Hereditary Princes of the United States? Their patrician names followed the titles of several English nobles in the register. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Anthony Trollope It is a fine name, and though Italian titles do not count like ours, yet, when they are as good as this, they go for a good deal. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

William Makepeace Thackeray His homme d’affaires brought his papers in a sack, and displayed the plans of his estates, and the titles of his glorious ancestry. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

But the commonalty, who have no titles and are known only as numbers, must conform to the law. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

They varied her titles only, calling on her as “Queen of Heaven,” “Star of the Sea,” “Mistress of the World,” “Haven of Safety.” But among the landsmen Polytheism raged. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Gissing What, in deed, did such titles mean nowadays? They were a silly anachronism, absurdly in contradiction with that scientific teaching which rules our lives. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

It is indeed odd to see this love of titles — and such titles — growing up in a country or which the recognition of individuality and bare manhood have so long been supposed to be the very soul. Memories and Studies by William James

William Makepeace Thackeray I think it but right that in making my appearance before the public I should at once acquaint them with my titles and name. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Virginia Woolf All her estates were put in Chancery and her titles pronounced in abeyance while the suits were under litigation. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

If, then, the general received me in that manner, he knew my titles to his esteem. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Meredith She suggested various titles for Emma to propose: ‘The Funds’; or ‘Capital Towers’; or ‘Dividend Manor’; or ‘Railholm’; blind to the evidence of inflicting pain. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

D. H. Lawrence Better drop the titles altogether, I think — ’ ‘Well, they do, if people will let them. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton And no one had ever nobler titles than The Roots of the Mountains or The Wood at the End of the World. The reader feels he hardly need read the fairy-tale because the title is so suggestive. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

William Shakespeare Let those who are in favour with their stars Of public honour and proud titles boast, Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars Unlook’d for joy in that I honour most. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Thomas Wolfe Accordingly, he wrote out for them the German titles of the books, the name of the German publisher, and his own name. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Whilst the privileges of nobility are passing to the middle class, the badge is discredited, and the titles of lordship are getting musty and cumbersome. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Sinclair Lewis Men who had had desks and office titles a year ago were huddled on street corners now, selling apples. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan Only an occasional change of names will be necessary — names of persons and titles of works. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Yet did or taste or reason sway the times, Ah! who would take their titles with their rhymes. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Willa Cather I had to hear about the balls and receptions, and the names and titles of all the people he had met at the Duke’s country estate. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Edith Wharton Senator,” rejoined Moffatt, who was given, in playful moments, to the bestowal of titles high-sounding. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Edmund Burke It is obvious, that, on a mere consideration of the right, the leaders in the Assembly would not in the least have scrupled to abrogate the rents along with the titles and family ensigns. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

These acknowledgments of his position as an English author were as they should be; no others were offered, nor is it a matter of regret that there should have been no titles to inscribe on his tomb. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Marie Corelli The Church has nothing, or should have nothing to do with differing titles or places. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

H. G. Wells You had to keep a sharp eye on finance always — finance being so largely Jews and international in spirit — but their women like titles and show and they’re sort of silly with the women. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Rudyard Kipling Just at present an ex-judge who was sent to jail by another judge (upon my word I cannot tell whether these titles mean anything) is breathing red-hot vengeance against his enemy. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The testimonials were obtained by the Danish writer, from a pamphlet published in America, in which these titles were given in full. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The dissenting in that one article, has got them the titles of heretics and schismatics; and, what is worse, the same treatment. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

H. G. Wells Being questioned further, these children produced the titles of perhaps a dozen of my books. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Edgar Allan Poe I can just remember the titles of some of the works. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood He knew the titles —The House of the Master, and The House of the Hidden Places, both singular interpretations of the Pyramids that once had held his own mind spellbound. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Goldwin Smith The Bishops were either politicians or theological polemics collecting trophies of victory over free-thinkers as titles to higher preferment. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Andrew Lang But when, after all the grand titles of the other Princes, he simply wrote ‘Mannikin,’ the ambassadors broke into shouts of laughter. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Among his works are Husbandry Spiritualised and Navigation Spiritualised, titles which suggest some of his characteristics as an expositor. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]