Phrases with "write"

Theodore Dreiser And since then times had been exceedingly good with Edward Butler. He could neither read nor write at first; but now he knew how, of course. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

In the ordinary way he would have had several letters from him, as they were the greatest of friends and his brother had promised to write regularly. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

All you got to do is write them up and then we’ll sell them to the studios. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Marie Corelli But I am sorry he does not write to me any more! — I valued his letters — they were such brilliant essays on all the movements and politics of the time. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

H. Rider Haggard I wonder why I am going to write this book: it is not in my line. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

He resigned, and in the anguish of his heart, determined never to write again. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Sir Walter Scott Some time was necessary to write to his agent, or even to apply to his good host at Charlie’s Hope, who would gladly have supplied him. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Anthony Trollope It was acknowledged that the man had given his name to the woman, so far as himself to write it. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim And yet he himself was to be deprived of the power which those great cheque books of the firm conferred on the man who might write in them. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Robert Louis Stevenson And yet it has taken me two months to write 45,500 words; and, be damned to my wicked prowess, I am proud of the exploit! The real journalist must be a man not of brass only, but bronze. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

It is obvious that people of this kind are in an anomalous position, and one might ‘be tempted to write them off as mere exceptions and therefore unimportant. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Later, he asserted that Hugo, after accepting the dedication of the Lost Illusions to himself, had induced Edouard Thierry to write an abusive article against him. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Thomas Hardy It was just as well to write like that as to write tenderly. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

I write more to occupy my thoughts than in hopes of interesting you; for I am afraid that you will almost be tired of this revolutionary letter. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Virginia Woolf So she could write when she was young. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Wilkie Collins I burst out crying — and I was all the better for it afterward! I write from memory, unassisted by notes or diaries; and I have no distinct recollection of the length of our residence abroad. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Gertrude Stein For some time now many people, and publishers, have been asking Gertrude Stein to write her autobiography and she had always replied, not possibly. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Virginia Woolf And it would never be seen; never be hung even, and there was Mr. Tansley whispering in her ear, “Women can’t paint, women can’t write . To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Mr Airthur used whiles to write to me and ca’ in and see me when he cam North for the shooting; but since he’s gane sae far wrang wi’ the Tories, I’ve had naething mair to dae wi’ him. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

M. P. Shiel I had thought it likely that she would write us at the P.O. at Gratz, so I had written to the P.O., and they had now sent on this letter to us in the mountains. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

This midsummer task — it was very uncommon for him to write in the hot seasonperhaps had something to do with further unsettling Hawthorne’s health, which at this time was not good. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Virginia Woolf It makes them poets, or, if they choose to write in prose, intolerant of its restrictions. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson I wig him because he won’t try to write a real play, and he wigs me because I can’t try to write English.’ When I next saw him, he was full of his new acquisitions. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

I had finally made up my mind to write a letter to Dona Rita; and this “honest fellow” for whom I was waiting would take it to her. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Thomas Hardy Her object was to get one of the envelopes lying on the secretary’s table, stamped with the die of the Institute; and in order to get it she was about to ask if she might write a note. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Wilkie Collins I cannot — oh, Alban, I cannot restore you to the place in my estimation which you have lost! If you wish to help me to bear my trouble, I entreat you not to write to me again. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Anthony Trollope I trust, therefore, it is a fair specimen of what a nobleman ought to write on such an occasion. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Anatole France Thief, robber, murderer, write with the piece of charcoal I throw in your face, write with your own filthy hand, on the floor, your title deed. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

I do not always recollect commissions given to me, unless I write them down. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Jane Austen Dear Fanny, write directly, and tell us to come. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

George Gissing It’s four o’clock, and I have letters to write before dinner. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Ivan Turgenev The first line, ‘I write to you . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

John Galsworthy My dear boy — it is not easy to write like this. To Let by John Galsworthy

George Gissing In the meantime, it only remained to write to Mrs. Starr, and make known this determination. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Augustine Birrell Marvell remained among the poet’s intimate friends until the end, and intended to write his life. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

H. G. Wells But it isn’t chatter I want to write to you. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Henry James When mine catches I suppose they’ll write and tell me — one of these days when they get round to me. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson No, I will not write a play for Irving nor for the devil. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope When she came to the point she found that she could not write it. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Editors of other papers began to write to me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

G. K. Chesterton That is, he will not write poetry. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

George Eliot It is very hard for me to part from her — harder still for me to write words which may seem unkind, though they spring from the truest kindness. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry Lawson I managed to scribble something, but I’ll get you, if you don’t mind, to write something more I want to put in on another piece of paper, and address an envelope for me. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Haircus doesna ken wha’s writin’ to the folk in this house, but he kens a wheen o’ the names that the folk here write to. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Oh —— h! if ye had but waited a bit longer!” I don’t write it exactly as she spoke; I shouldn’t know how to spell it: we made a guess at half the words. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

George Meredith He wants to have me made to write with my left hand as well as my right. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Anthony Trollope When I tell you to write kindly to your cousin, I simply mean that I think him to have deserved a kind reply by his honesty. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Shall I write the telegram for you, Auntie? If it goes at once Ellen can probably catch tomorrow morning’s train. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Will you get Steadman to write to his lordship’s steward, and see what can be done? ‘I hope the dear hand is better. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Despite her blindness, she had therefore acquired in childhood, though imperfectly, the art to write with the sharp stilus upon waxen tablets, in which her exquisite sense of touch came to her aid. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Your affectionate brother, Robert Walton To Mrs. Saville, England July 7th, 17- My dear Sister, I write a few lines in haste to say that I am safe — and well advanced on my voyage. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

E. F. Benson Depend upon it a man doesn’t take the trouble to write a challenge and all that, unless he means business. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Arnold Bennett Then Gerald laboriously found his pocket-book, and after some fumbling with it handed it to Chirac so that the latter might write in it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope Do not you write about it, but ask her to send me one word. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope It is an art which no one teaches; there is no professor who, in a dozen lessons, even pretends to show the aspirant how to write a book or an article. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells I was a very busy man now, and she did not write except on my replies. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Virginia Woolf But if you publish, your freedom will be checked; you will be thinking what people will say; you will write for others when you ought only to be writing for yourself. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

George Gissing They’re going to write and tell you that they won’t be responsible after this for my board and lodging. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Anthony Trollope What’s the letter which a girl like that writes? When she gets tantrums into her head of course she’ll write a letter. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Still, there are things a woman can’t write of even to herself. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Robert Green Ingersoll He never told anybody to write a word. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

I’ll write the address for you; you’ll want to check that too. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins I write the lines down here exactly as she repeated them to me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

It was the first time she had ever attempted to write to him; and she stuck her work-box with the lid open behind the sheet of paper that Jane Cross might not see what she was doing. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Ivan Turgenev I meant to write my diary, and, instead of that, what have I done? I have related one incident of my life. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Willa Cather If you’re a little short, sign a note and I’ll write a check. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

I am a wretched correspondent at the best of times, and, after dear Edward’s death, I was too weary, too depressed, to write letters. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

On such matters he permitted himself to write with assurance, almost with truculence. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope There was nothing to write with at the cottage. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Wilkie Collins How can I write about it? — and yet, I must write. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

I’m going to write a letter to this beastly paper, telling them everything I’ve told you. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Theodore Dreiser I will come any time you suggest, or you can write me. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope And if I did see him, or write to him I would tell you. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells All this I write to provide imaginative material for those who see the coming order as a mere blank interrogation. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Theodore Dreiser She could not write very well, and once he found a list of words he had used written out on a piece of paper with the meanings opposite. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope But he had spent his life in an intention to write the life of Lord Verulam, and not having done it, had missed the comfort of self-respect. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle If she is unhappy or needs a friend you may be sure that she will write to your mother. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

M. P. Shiel If They speak to me, I may surely write of Them: for I do not fear Them, but am Their peer. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

H. G. Wells That should be the first entry then, so soon as she got up and could sit down to write it: “There is no need to hurry. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Louisa May Alcott My Dear: I write a little word to tell you with how much satisfaction I watch your efforts to control your temper. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

The Egyptians first employed this vague and uncertain method of calculating when they began to write the beginning of their history. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Theodore Dreiser She wondered whether it would not be better to write Lester and explain everything. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

War, Fascism, concentration camps, rubber truncheons, atomic bombs, etc are what we daily think about, and therefore to a great extent what we write about, even when we do not name them openly. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Honors are almost even between the English and the American ghost story, as most of the representative writers on each side turn their pen at some time to write terror tales. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Anthony Trollope Daly made him write an authority for making such a proposal, by which he bound himself to the terms, should they be acceded to by the other party. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

It was not wise, of course; but he felt the loss of Arden so keenly, I can scarcely wonder that he could not bring himself to write about it. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Gertrude Stein Once when she was about eight and she tried to write a Shakespearean drama in which she got as far as a stage direction, the courtiers making witty remarks. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Anthony Trollope I say so much, in order that it may not be supposed that it is my special purpose to write an account of the struggle as far as it has yet been carried. North America by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather She had not, as she said, the physical strength to write what she now knew were, to her, the most important things in life. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Anthony Trollope Do ever so little and the men who write history must write about you. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

I have tried to write objectively about the Barcelona fighting, though, obviously, no one can be completely objective on a question of this kind. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

The fifteenth century was more actual to him this morning than any on-goings in Shaftesbury Avenue. ‘I don’t suppose it will take her long to write her detective book,’ he said comfortingly. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope The amount I had to write was nothing. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

What shall you write next? For of course you are an author forever. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

H. G. Wells Perhaps it was better that he should learn to write from Mr. Sempack than from a schoolmaster, even though it was an Eton schoolmaster. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Wilkie Collins I don’t like to write of it — I don’t like to think of it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Maria Edgeworth Mr. Montenero determined to write immediately to his friend General B — to request that a party of the military might be sent to guard his house. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Wolfe You can write everysing you need to write wizout zese Party people coming down on you. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

He’s sorry to write it, but he thinks possibly the trouble might be all his work. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Wilkie Collins It has one merit that nobody can deny — it is soon read: “I hope papa will excuse me; I have nothing to write about to-day. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Eliot Before she was able to write her baby was born; and before her husband’s answer came, she had been obliged to pawn some clothes and trinkets. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Wilkie Collins She resolved to write to the matron and ask if she might hope to be forgiven and employed at the Refuge again. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anthony Trollope Now it seems to him to be almost too great a trouble to write a letter to his steward; and all this has come upon him because of me. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Cleve was in the mood to write verses, but that relief, like others, won’t always answer the invocation of the sufferer. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

But it is certain that he did not write with their settled parti pris of making history a vehicle of controversy. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

D. H. Lawrence Would she misunderstand him? He could not write his real self with this shell. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope And if Mr. Slope chose to write to her, his letter would, as a matter of course, be sent after her. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I write in haste, to you first, burning to hear from you. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope Excellent houses there are, and large churches, and enormous hotels; but of such things as these a man can write nothing that is worth the reading. North America by Anthony Trollope

But she said she must write to their aunt to tell her they were coming, then, perhaps, some of their cousins would walk out to meet them. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now write that letter, Molly, to the poor little Frenchwoman out yonder. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Robert Louis Stevenson About the following, let there be no mistake: I will not write the abstract of Kidnapped; write it who will, I will not. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

When I began to write you I certainly did not intend to say the half of what I have said. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

But enough; I don’t want to write more from “Underground.” [The notes of this paradoxalist do not end here, however. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ivan Turgenev No one could write to him from Russia nor from anywhere; and that just suited his mood; if a letter came addressed to him he would know at once that it was the one he was waiting for. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Rudyard Kipling Bid the beggar-taught write in front of all that Jagesur follows fast on the English plan. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Walter Besant Therefore, when thou art of age, Tom, take care to write nothing, to promise nothing, to sign nothing. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

T. E. Lawrence I wanted to hurry, so began to solve the deadlock by making Abd el Kadir write to Feisal for his decision and by making Tewfik hand over the store to me. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

She consented to write another letter, did so, and handed it to him. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

I beckoned him to follow me into the saloon where I sat down to write a letter of recommendation for him to a man I knew on shore. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Virginia Woolf Indeed it will be a long time still, I think, before a woman can sit down to write a book without finding a phantom to be slain, a rock to be dashed against. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

James Joyce Someone that has nothing better to do ought to write a letter Pro bono publico to the papers about the muzzling order for a dog the like of that. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Wilkie Collins Now I know that my will must be made again, I write instantly. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I’ll write to him this moment, and tell him we are not all the tools of Philip’s malice. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

H. G. Wells But now what else had he to say? Part Five was headed:— “And now, my dear wife, I want to write of something more difficult. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

H. G. Wells It seemed very cruel to me that I could not write to her. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Jules Verne Very well; let our industrious friends construct a giant alphabet; let them write words three fathoms long, and sentences three miles long, and then they can send us news of themselves. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

I’ll write a note before we go down, and put it in my vest pocket, where I shall be sure to strike it . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I am going to read books about bones and muscles, but I am going to write a book about Magic. I am making it up now. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

G. K. Chesterton He desires to write a sad story before he has thought of anything sad. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Virginia Woolf The Elizabethans, to speak roughly, chose the aristocracy to write for and the playhouse public. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jane Austen He added that Mr. Bennet seemed wholly disinclined at present to leave London and promised to write again very soon. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Rudyard Kipling Now give me ten more rupees and write as I dictate. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arnold Bennett Anybody that can write a hundred and twenty words a minute’ll be able to walk into any situation he wants — straight into it! There’s never been anything like it. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle They write to the wife and threaten to come and expose her. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

But what could I write that would not look foolish on paper? I had better wait a while till I see something or hear something more definite. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle As it happens, however, I have a letter before me as I write which I may add without comment, and which will clear all that may remain dark. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Elizabeth Gaskell She did not write often, but her letters were tolerably long when they did come, and very sprightly in tone. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James You can show him this if you like; but if you show him anything more, I will never write to you again. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Ford Madox Ford Her mother has had a commission to write an article about war babies. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Walter Scott I will myself write to Redgauntlet, and enclose Maxwell’s letter, provided always you continue to desire to deliver it, after perusing the contents. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

George Gissing Why did he write until he had decided on the day?” “Really, I don’t know,” answered Mr. Lashmar, feebly. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Theodore Dreiser But a curious desire to see Robert again, to hear what he had to say, to listen to the proposition he had to offer, came over him; he decided to write yes. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith Then come to me: or write to me. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Wilkie Collins I tried in despair, to-day, to write to Ralph; but knew not how to word the letter. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Wilkie Collins I write with true sympathy for that excellent lady — but I cannot conceal from you or from myself that this death is not to be regretted. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope My own, own, Mary, write me a line instantly to say that it is right,—and to say also that you agree with me that as it is to be done, ’twere well it were done quickly. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Sinclair Lewis He addressed the Lads’ Brigade, and that was nothing to write about. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

As a matter of fact I was not at all certain that I wanted to write, or that I meant to write, or that I had anything to write about. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

H. G. Wells He “gloried in his love,” he said, and compelled them to write it down. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope Did you not write and tell him that everything was over?” “I never wrote to young Mr. Thoroughbung in my life. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith I would rather write that I hate him. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

H. G. Wells I write plainly to you, because you are still a perfectly sane man. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

M. P. Shiel In his impatience to proclaim it, he pined to write to Loveday—but now his punishment had lost him that privilege. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Gissing He can’t write like he used to. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. F. Benson She told her father that he must not write her abusive letters about Mr. Nicholls, and he promised not to. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Gaston Leroux This anniversary and your sudden appearance in my room at the Opera, the other evening, reminded me of the time long past and made me write to you as the little girl that I then was . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Anthony Trollope Now he was to write his first serious letter to her — and probably his last, and it was with difficulty that he could get himself over the first three words; but there they were decided on at last. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith How the deuce to address it, and what direction to write on it, were further difficulties. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. G. Wells You are not yet seven as I write and already you are serenely aware that you live upon a sphere. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sylvius is the name — Count Negretto Sylvius. Write it down, man, write it down! 136 Moorside Gardens, N. W. Got it?” Watson’s honest face was twitching with anxiety. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

When on board, we sketch, write letters, read Champollion, Bunsen, and Sir Gardner Wilkinson; and work hard at Egyptian dynasties. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sinclair Lewis Would you like to drop over to the hotel and ask her to write the resignation, now we’ve accepted it? Glad I could get the board to put it that way. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Go to it! Sock em! I’ll write a speech for you, now and then. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Well, good-bye; I’ll write to you again soon after that wonderful Larose has been and found out everything. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

M. R. James I made Brown write off to you, and spent a second terrible night. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Anthony Trollope But I write it under a conviction that I am doing my duty by you. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

G. K. Chesterton The second is the mere fact that the writer rushed to write it. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Anthony Trollope Does he ever see you? Does he write to you as though you were to be his wife? Do you not know that it is all over? — that it must be over? It is impossible that he should marry you. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell No second-rate imitator can write in that way; no coarse scene-painter can charm us with an allusion so delicate and perfect. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Robert Louis Stevenson It will be found to set an excellent edge on this diversion if one of the players shall, every day or so, write a report of the operations in the character of army correspondent. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing But the note she must write at once. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson Why don’t he write them himself?” From the depths of his brown study, Krafft looked vaguely at the speakers, and checked, but not discomposed, drew out a notebook and jotted down an idea. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edgar Allan Poe With this answer he seemed flattered, and sat down to write a note to the Baron. It ran thus: To the Baron Ritzner von Jung, Sir — My friend, M. P.-, will hand you this note. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells I write “may,” but I doubt if this exaltation of reference is ever permanently sustained. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Louisa May Alcott She was affecting to write busily one Saturday afternoon, when she and Beth were alone together. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Nobody seems to write the sort that Colonel Higginson formerly contributed to the periodicals, or such as Emerson wrote. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Henry James They write about everything now. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

She had promised to write to her at any rate within three months, and she had appeared emphatically to be a woman who would keep to her word. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Edgar Allan Poe What! — he Touch-and-go Bullet-head! — not able to write a word without an O in it! He would soon let the jackanapes see that he was mistaken. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins So I write at once, knowing that good chances are often lost through needless delay. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Wilkie Collins I sat down to write this, intending to repeat to you everything that passed between us. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jack London The increase in the younger generation of children who could not read nor write was perilous. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Henry James Fleda thought it nice of Owen not to have expected her to write to him; he wouldn’t have wished any more than herself that she should have the air of spying on his mother in his interest. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

E. F. Benson Southey, it may be noticed, who nine years before had very decidedly discouraged Charlotte from attempting to write verse, was not sent one. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Wilkie Collins The better the book is, the more I hate the man for being clever enough to write it—so much cleverer than me, you know, who couldn’t write it at all. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

William Dampier They have schools and instruct their children to read and write and bring them up in the Mohammedan religion. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Suddenly he said: “But where is O’Brien? Did he write to the Governor here? I should like you to know the Señor O’Brien. He is a spiritual man. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I didn’t see how he could want to write anything but the truth. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Ford Madox Ford I’ve only to write the letter. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle I write this note to shorten your anxiety, and to beg you to forgive me for the momentary unhappiness which my suggestion must have caused you. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

See, I’ll write down the words now i’ my pocket-book. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope I know I can’t write nice letters myself, and it makes me unhappy. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle He went off that day by the early train, promising to write and tell us his address in town, for he did not know yet at which hotel his father would put up. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

E. Nesbi I am not going to write the speech down. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Florence Dixie As I am going up country I should much like to write a letter ere I leave. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Anthony Trollope Mary would never write about any man in that way unless she were beginning to be attached to him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

As it is, I beg ten thousand pardons, but I do so want you to write me a letter. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Anthony Trollope When he came to the odious word he could not write it, but he made it very clear without writing. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Wilkie Collins He bent his head down quickly over the paper, so that she could not see his face; but still he did not write his name. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]