Phrases with "wonders"

Now ye may hear wonders of a monstrous thing. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

William Makepeace Thackeray Now you begin to perceive that Angelica had faults of her own, and was by no means such a wonder of wonders as people represented Her Royal Highness to be. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Maria Edgeworth He had heard wonders from his father-in-law elect on that last topic, and he was willing to oblige him, or any other gentleman or lady, by believing miracles. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Machen And, much more wonderful than this or any other wonders was forgiveness, with love to follow it. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

George Meredith Your idea of the fireman’s night-patrol and wires has done wonders for the office. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Nikolai Gogol To no one will I relate the wonders of this night except to you, Hanna; you alone will believe it, and pray with me for the repose of the souls of the poor drowned maidens. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

H. G. Wells This sunny corner you c’d do wonders with a bit of glass. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

William Makepeace Thackeray And now we had seen all the wonders of the house but the chapel, and thither we were conducted; all the ladies of our party kneeling down as they entered the building, and saying a short prayer. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

H.P. Lovecraft That escape itself is one of the unsolved wonders of Dr. Waite’s hospital. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Algernon Blackwood Fillery’s condensed education had worked wonders on his mind. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

William Godwin When she walked amidst the wonders of nature, she was accustomed to converse with her God. To her mind he was pictured as not less amiable, generous and kind, than great, wise and exalted. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

This coffee will do wonders for me; it refreshes one so. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Mark Twain With her forest of foliage and her abundance of water, Damascus must be a wonder of wonders to the Bedouin from the deserts. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Then the young heroes grew merry and audacious, the ladies became gentle and kind, and the poets became wonders of knowledge and prophecy. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Mtesa appeared quite confused with the various wonders as he handled them, made silly remarks, and pondered over them like a perfect child, until it was quite dark. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

E. F. Benson One wonders what the fine creature thought of the silent little lady who drew such deadly conclusions from his small-talk. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Charles Kingsley Within the reach of every one of you are wonders beyond all poets’ dreams. How to Study Natural History by Charles Kingsley

Jack London On the other hand, I had gazed on too many wonders of the human in my wild and varied years to be affected to foolish acts by this particular wonder. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Thomas Carlyle On the Tenth of August he wonders why there is no man to command these poor Swiss; they would conquer if there were. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Jules Verne In a month she will, I hope, have seen the earth and its wonders — the sky and its splendors. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

William Hope Hodgson And so was there at all that time a sense of difference and awakening, and of wonders about, and to come. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Rudyard Kipling On this last O’Hara — with some confused idea that he was doing wonders for his son — had scrawled scores of times: ‘Look after the boy. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Wilkie Collins He has done wonders in the last eight-and-forty hours. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Thomas Hardy She continued  — ‘He sees a beautiful face and thinks he will never forget it, but in a few weeks the feeling passes off, and he wonders how he could have cared for anybody so absurdly much. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

William Cowper Some have played At hewing mountains into men, and some At building human wonders mountain high. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Samuel Johnson The reader of the “Seasons” wonders that he never saw before what Thomson shows him, and that he never yet has felt what Thomson impresses. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

George Gissing By sheer force of will she overcame the malady in its physical effects, and did wonders in the assailing of its moral source. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Arthur Machen They have made no report of all the wonders that they knew. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Nathaniel Hawthorne No other person, it is probable, recognized so adequately, and enjoyed with such deep delight, the pictorial wonders that were here displayed. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell He had lost the slight touch of cynicism which he had affected when he was expected to do wonders at college; and that was one good result of his failure. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Mickle wonders might one tell of the Burgundian men. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Edith Wharton And meanwhile there was the world of wonders within him. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

As preliminary, a recent incident illustrative of the desirableness of exact knowledge on the part of those who describe the wonders of Nature may be told. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

I scarcely mean to name the wonders of the palace, having, indeed, general associations with them, rather than particular recollections of them. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Richard Burton What Milton calls “The solid rule of civil government” has done wonders for the race that nurtured and brought to perfection an idea spontaneous to their organisation. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Virginia Woolf He says he wonders I don’t go. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arnold Bennett He had been displaying the wonders to Sophia, and he could not escape the cicerone’s secret feeling: that he himself was somehow responsible for the wonders. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

William Makepeace Thackeray And now — oh that I had twenty pages, instead of this short chapter, to describe the wonders of the day! — Twenty-four knights came from Ashley’s at two guineas a head. Cox’s Diary by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Pietro dashed fitfully at his, and did wonders in a few minutes, and then did nothing, except abuse it; then presently resumed it in a fury, to lay it down with a groan. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Frances Hodgson Burnett At the close of her youth’s century, she looked forward with thrilled curiosity to the dawning wonders of the next. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wandering by the margin of a small lake, she sees her own form mirrored in the clear waters, at which she wonders more. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

E. F. Benson The ideal system of callisthenics might do wonders for her. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Jane Austen One wonders how the names of many of our nobility become so common. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Henry Kingsley Perhaps, even the old hound wonders whether he is to keep his old place by the fire or no, and younger brothers bite their nails and wonder too, about many things. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He longed for the little cabin and the sun-kissed sea — for the cool interior of the well-built house, and for the never-ending wonders of the many books. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

You can do wonders when these sales commence. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

I was longing to learn French, and I knew how much it would also please my father; so I thanked Monsieur Maurice again and again, and ran home with a light heart to tell of all the wonders I had seen. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

D. H. Lawrence But there also, taking one’s way alone, happily alone in all the wonders of communion, swept up on the winds, but never swept away from one’s very self. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth Love could do wonders — as my father knew when he was a young man — perhaps I might bring about her conversion, and then all would be smooth and right, and no oath against it. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Rudyard Kipling Rich are they, rich in wonders seen, But poor in the goods o’ men, So what they ha’ got by the skin o’ their teeth They sell for their teeth again. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Young Lovel throve apace the new nurse adored him; and faithful Jane Target was a happy as the day was long, amidst all the foreign wonders that surrounded her pathway. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

All sorts of wonders passed through our minds as we walked down the creek bank, with our bridles in our hands, towards where our horses usually fed. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

To judge by your face, one would say you’re older; but one wonders that your eyes, your voice are so fresh, so springlike, as if you were a young girl. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Edgar Rice Burroughs Suddenly the man hastened from the shelter only to return a few minutes later with several pieces of bark and — wonder of wonders — a lead pencil. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Katherine Mansfield I was reading the “Miracles of Lourdes,” which a Catholic priest—fixing a gloomy eye upon my soul—had begged me to digest; but its wonders were completely routed by Frau Fischer’s arrival. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Their voyage was fixed, and on the other side of their watery way she had figured a very Elysium of wonders and pleasures. Lodore by Mary Shelley

One wonders what type of mania obsesses certain of the Russian fictionists of to-day, for surely they cannot be normal persons. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

F. Scott Fitzgerald Look here, if Roger’ll play nine holes of golf every day it’ll do wonders for him. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Henry Kingsley One wonders how the world got through that time at all. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He wonders he has not seen him till now. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

That I myself know he is, and of wonders which are other than material. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

E. Nesbi They did not guess then how they would grow to love the railway, and how soon it would become the centre of their new life, nor what wonders and changes it would bring to them. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

I was startled and terrified; for, great as were the wonders of this strange region, I had not yet suspected that the air itself might have denizens as tremendous as the land or the sea. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

One wonders what abnormality of mind conceives such themes, evolves such situations. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Hardy The wonders of his tales quite bewildered my mind, till I fell asleep and dreamed of battle, smoke, and flying soldiers, all of a kind with the doings he had been bringing up to me. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Ho! What bold warriors he after found in the Burgundian land! Mickle wonders might one tell of Siegfried in his prime, in youthful days; what honors he received and how fair of body he. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Theodore Dreiser Rushing like a great comet to the zenith, his path a blazing trail, Cowperwood did for the hour illuminate the terrors and wonders of individuality. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Burns Or, if he wonders up the howe, Her living image in her yowe Comes bleating to him, owre the knowe, For bits o’ bread; An’ down the briny pearls rowe For Mailie dead. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

The comic devil is much older than the comic ghost, as authors showed a levity toward demons long before they treated the specter with disrespect — one rather wonders why. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Wilkie Collins Blanche had done wonders for a girl in her teens. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Kate Chopin She wonders if Felix has told her father yet. Short stories by Kate Chopin

No one can doubt that this system of primary education has done wonders for our population; but, from our point of view, I do not think anybody can doubt that it still has very considerable defects. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

All his sense organs started to show him beauties and wonders that he had not hitherto suspected. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Being, however, too weak to examine these wonders for very long, I laid myself down upon my pillow again and closed my eyes. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Given these, I believe we could work wonders with language. New Words by George Orwell

A. E. W. Mason I am middle-aged — yet there’s a riot in my blood, a recapture of youth, a belief that just round the corner, beyond the reach of my eyes, wonders wait for me. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Do you know, I hear nothing but praises of him about Arden; and he is really doing wonders for the place. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Henry James We had it from him again before the fire in the hall, as we had had our mild wonders of the previous night. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

D. H. Lawrence One wonders how it ever got there. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. G. Wells One wonders what his state of mind may have been during that time, and what plans he devised. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Virginia Woolf Such wonders there are in the world; halcyons and undiscovered lands, men with dogs’ heads and eyes in their chests, and laws and customs, it may well be, far superior to our own. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Wilkie Collins Our “superior intelligence,” perfectly useless in the emergency, wonders how it will end. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Sinclair Lewis Ah, the blazing wonders he was going to experience in these fifteen years ahead, with perhaps another twenty-five years on top of that! He was going to see all of the world so wide. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Who is to protect him against the arts of this desperate woman? Protect him yourself, sir, with a few more strokes of that pen which has done such wonders already. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jane Austen Charles wonders what Captain Wentworth will say; but if you remember, I never thought him attached to Louisa; I never could see anything of it. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

D. H. Lawrence Don’t you think he’s better than he used to be?’ ‘Oh much! You do wonders with him. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett Nevertheless, she was very quick to learn, and in a month Hilda had done wonders with her. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Margaret Oliphant The drawing-room was full of articles from India and China, carved ivories, monsters in porcelain, all the wonders that people used to send home before we got Japanese shops at every corner. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

One wonders where, with his petulant imagination, he can have picked it all up. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Jules Verne With a little industry and perseverance wonders might be done in this country. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

I think he wonders at my persistent friendship, sometimes, but he says nothing, and is not even disagreeable to —me. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Maria Edgeworth But still, if we could command our tempers — I was the hottest of the two, when we were boys; but seeing something of the world, abroad and at home, has done wonders for me. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

It is a fine foretaste of Pompeii and the wonders of the Museo Borbonico at Naples, with its antique frescos, and marble, and bronzes. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

T. E. Lawrence The ground was scarred with motor tracks, exciting a lively ambition in the Juheina to hurry on and see the new wonders of Feisal’s army. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We have seen the real wonders of Africa together, as well as her tawdry civilisation. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Anthony Trollope Boxall Springs is only a quarter of a mile before him, but he wonders how the farmer has come to know all about it. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Her thoughts were singing; life seemed suddenly to mean undreamed-of wonders — the unravelling of a magic coil . Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

Reports of wonders were every where rife. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He must realise that we only just missed a grand slam and it will be a devil of of a worry to him, as he wonders who stacked the cards. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Jules Verne He is very intelligent, and has a lively imagination, and I am sometimes tempted to hope that in contemplating the wonders of nature he forgets his own infirmity. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Edith Wharton To me he was invariably kind, partly no doubt because of my interest in the archaeological wonders of his beloved country; and during the last years of his life I saw him frequently. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Wilkie Collins You forget what wonders my wickedness has done for me. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Robert Louis Stevenson But far stranger is the resident, man, a creature compact of wonders that, after centuries of custom, is still wonderful to himself. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Godwin When we should apprehend the author or authors to have come to an end of the rich vein in which they expatiate, still new wonders are presented to us in endless succession. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

But all these wonders are merely but the opening of his discoveries. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

William Godwin Having thus disposed of his rival, Ziito proceeded to exhibit the wonders of his art. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Ralph Waldo Emerson These wonders are brought to our own door. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

He understood that the story of his buying the violin had run through the Lastra, gathering exaggerated wonders as it went. Signa by Ouida

Wilkie Collins His boxing, rowing, and other athletic exercises had done wonders towards bringing his naturally vigorous, upright frame to the perfection of healthy muscular condition. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Elizabeth Gaskell But Pastor Nolan was not a keen observer upon this occasion; he was absorbed with his own little wonders and perplexities. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Charles Kingsley Out of this root-idea sprang the whole of that Greek sculpture, which is still, and perhaps ever will be, one of the unrivalled wonders of the world. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

But this is England in the twentieth century, and one wonders that there can be found a man courageous enough to occupy the post. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Jules Verne However, Lord Glenarvan was not satisfied with admiring the fairy-like wonders of this oasis, improvised in the Australian desert. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

She has done wonders in a small way. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The wonders of those times, to which the people of ours would refuse belief, were every-day occurrences. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Olaf Stapledon His very perception of this rocky grain and all its wonders was but a shifting and a lying apparition. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James He wonders what use on earth another man can make of them. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

George Meredith He can do all the duellist’s wonders both with sword and pistol, and that is why he was respected when he refused the duel because he—before these parents of mine drove him . The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

One wonders what the charm could have been that held that proud old spirit in such a miserable captivity. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins Time might do wonders yet; and time was all her own. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jane Austen My mother often wonders that I can make it out so well. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

The countless arts and sciences, acoustics, optics, dietetics, and what-not are levied on for plots, while astronomy shows us wonders the astrologer never dreamed of. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Edgar Rice Burroughs The wild, free life of Pellucidar had worked wonders for him. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

But the present workers of wonders are not raised above their fellows by superiour temperance or sanctity. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

William Hope Hodgson I’m going to show you the effects of combusting it in the human furnace, that is, in my own body; and then, you’ll see one of the great wonders of Christ’s death reproduced on a miniature scale. Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani by William Hope Hodgson

Marie Corelli One needs to write with thunderbolts in characters of lightning, to express the wonders and discoveries of this age. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

That evening they reach the camping ground by twos and threes; and each wonders between the paroxysms of hunger if his face is as haggard, and his eyes as bloodshot, as those of his neighbour. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

G. K. Chesterton Then he came out again with the last of the bodily wonders of that wild night. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Philip Sidney These wonders England breeds; the last remains — A lady, in despite of Nature, chaste, On whom all love, in whom no love is placed, Where Fairness yields to Wisdom’s shortest reins. Poems by Philip Sidney

There is a demand for them; and, as one of them tells me, Innys, the great bookseller in Paul’s Churchyard, wonders there is not a new edition, for he cannot find copies for his customers. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

George Gissing And the dear old easy-chair, now so familiar to her, how humble it was compared with this in which Mrs. Ormonde seated her! These wonders caused her no envy or uneasy desire. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft Abdul led us among such wonders as we had before only read and dreamed of. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Washington Irving He wonders what this love may be, of which he has so often read, and which thus seems breathed forth in the quickening breath of May, and melting all nature into ecstasy and song. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Washington Irving The others, on the contrary, were in a perpetual flutter and whisper; they betrayed a continual consciousness of finery, and a sorry ambition of being the wonders of a rural congregation. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Edgar Allan Poe Imagination, feeling herself for once unshackled, roamed at will among the ever-changing wonders of a shadowy and unstable land. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

In this he was intensely in earnest, for the connection would have done wonders for Captain Lake in the county. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He called in great state, presented a cow and pombe, was much pleased with the picture-books, and wished to feast his eyes on all the wonders in the hut. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He wonders whether that hospitable and polite gentleman had intended to murder him, at the moment when the gendarmes so luckily appeared. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Henry Kingsley I speak with humility to a man who has seen the Lord’s wonders in the deep so many years longer nor me. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

These signs and wonders of yours presage lunacy. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

The old friars were for pressing on, but the young friars would see him: so he did many wonders for them, even to the drawing of live frogs out of his ears. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

Edith Wharton And as the light rose, he saw how far he had travelled and what wonders the night had prepared. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Tobias Smolle My aunt sobs and scolds by turns; and her woman, Win. Jenkins, stares and wonders with a foolish face of curiosity; and, for my part, I am as curious as she, but ashamed to ask questions. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Papa wonders what makes her get up so ill and trembling of a morning; and mamma has to make all sorts of evasive excuses; for not a hint, as you are aware, must be breathed to him about the murder. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Abraham Merri We crouched, the three of us, blind to anything that lay about us, heedless of whatever road of wonders we were on, striving to strengthen in Ventnor the spark of life so near extinction. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Tobias Smolle It is very near twice as large as the temple of Jupiter Olympius in Greece, which was counted one of the seven wonders of the world. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Charles Dickens Though how this man knows it was a sham, is a wonder of wonders to me. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

G. K. Chesterton He wonders why he is attracted by repellent things. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

George Meredith Wherever Beauty show’d The wonders of her face, This man his Jackass rode, High despot of the place. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

It was the pure enjoyment of a poet to whom a world of wonders has been disclosed. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Frances Hodgson Burnett Dickon pushed the chair slowly round and round the garden, stopping every other moment to let him look at wonders springing out of the earth or trailing down from trees. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Arabian fiction never filled the world With half the wonders that were wrought for him. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Blanche can do wonders in an hour and a half. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Anthony Trollope I had made up my mind, on coming out from England, that I would see all the wonders of Egypt, and hitherto I had seen nothing. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Wolfe Her whole manner had a quality of surprised delight, as of a person who feels that wonders will never cease. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Hunger magnifies; wonders grow less when one has dined. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

George Meredith The wonders would be explained, and never a hand need to interject, if the mystifying man were but accompanied by that monkey-eyed confraternity. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

William Makepeace Thackeray He is such an ass and so respectable, that one wonders he has not succeeded in the world; and yet somehow they laugh at him; and you and I shall be Ministers as soon as he will. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

She wonders at her past self — and laments the many opportunities she lost for benefiting others, and proving herself worthy of their attachment. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Henry David Thoreau One wonders that the tithing-men and fathers of the town are not out to see what the trees mean by their high colors and exuberance of spirits, fearing that some mischief is brewing. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Rudyard Kipling The same hideous look lies on the face of the Queen of the Pass, and when once this is realised, the eye wonders that it could have ever believed in the life of her. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins I have not the least doubt she will do wonders if she is only left to herself on the first night. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

That telegram sent by Blenkiron on the night of the 18th, from the information given me in the Pink Chalet, had done wonders in clearing up the situation. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

One wonders there are no fairies where there are fireflies, for fireflies seem fairies. Signa by Ouida

H.P. Lovecraft Instead, she had gone to a spot her dead son had learned about, and had leaped to a realm whose wondersdestined for him as well — he had spurned with a smoking pistol. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Jonathan Swif DD wonders she has not a letter at the day; oo’ll have it soon. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Frances Hodgson Burnett There were no signs of knowledge on her part or Jock’s of the fact that they were surrounded by wonders of moorland and hillside colour and beauty. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Charles Dickens He wonders what he did it for. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Henry James He had bought a great many of late, and he had had others, a large number, sent from Rome — wonders of old print in which her father had been interested. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

I hear that your father has worked wonders with it, and that he has almost turned it into a new place. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Upon which basis many other wonders were naturally reared. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

My man, Martin, gets quite nervous at times and wonders if he’s going to be the next. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The small-talk of Uganda had much more attractions to his mind than the wonders of the outer world, and he kept it up with his Kamraviona until rain fell and dispersed the company. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell This week in the country has done wonders for me. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our eyes have seen great wonders and our souls are chastened by what we have endured. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Henry James You have thought wonders of me for a month, but your good-humour wouldn’t last. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Anything. One wonders what can happen here at sea! Nothing. Yet when a man is called a jailer behind his back. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Everyone wonders why the bishop has not been down on him long ago. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

All this time his protégée was writing him charming letters from Rome and Naples, commenting shrewdly on all the wonders she was seeing. Quod Erat Demonstrandum by Guy Boothby

Walter Scott The Garde Joyeuese, amid the tale, High rear'd its glittering head; And Avalon's enchanted vale In all its wonders spread. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

If I am to admit the miraculous, I find myself confronted by new conditions, on which account I ask this worker of wonders to show who and what he is. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Henry James It was neither a cheerful nor a luxurious abode, but it was as full of wonders as a box of old heirlooms or objects “willed. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Rudyard Kipling That night was the beginning of many strange things, and of a double life so wild that Trejago today sometimes wonders if it were not all a dream. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was with that image in his mind that he turned from this room of wonders and passed down into the street. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Mark Twain We were growing accustomed to encomiums on wonders that too often proved no wonders at all. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

William Cowper Sweet is the harp of prophecy; too sweet Not to be wronged by a mere mortal touch; Nor can the wonders it records be sung To meaner music, and not suffer loss. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Each day she learned more wonders and her young mind and soul were fed. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell And, as her faith in her friend’s stability is restored, her own imagination is deeply moved by the idea of what great wonders are to be seen in that vast and famous city. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Jules Verne No, indeed! we have no right to complain; nature does wonders in our honor. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

G. K. Chesterton I tried to keep up my end by telling her about the wonders of science, and the great new architecture of the air. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Anthony Trollope For this latter assertion we have only the authority of Pliny the elder, who tells us an absurd story, among the wonders of drinking which he adduces. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Walter Scott They are like the madman at the height of frenzy, who murders without compunction his best and dearest friend; and only wonders and wails over his own cruelty, when he is recovered from his delirium. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Andrew Lang The princess spent some days in the palace of Virgilius, looking at wonders of which she had never dreamed, though she declined to accept the presents he longed to heap on her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I was in daily communication with living wonders such as they never imagined in their wildest visions, I penetrated beyond the external portal of things, and roamed through the sanctuaries. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Wilkie Collins Though he gave a very bad account of the young gentleman, he said that care and nursing, and getting him away from a strange place to his own home and among his friends, might do wonders for him yet. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

It has accomplished wonders far surpassing Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts, and Gothic cathedrals; it has conducted expeditions that put in the shade all former Exoduses of nations and crusades. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The wonders of the palace exhausted, they proceeded into the gardens, visited and fed the famous carp, tested the merits of the labyrinth, and marvelled at the vineries. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle They see the wonders of the deep, and in return they incur some little danger. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Now this dragon which is the power of the lion is accompanied also by a ninefold order of spectres, according to the hierarchy of the composed wonders of heaven. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]