Phrases with "writers"

George Meredith Dozens of writers will be in at yonder yawning breach, if only perusers will rally to the philosophic standard. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Now the difference between ourselves and these writers is fundamental. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Helen Zimmern Of the modern French writers she said:— All the fashionable French novelists will soon be reduced to advertising for a new vice, instead of, like the Roman Emperor, simply for a new pleasure. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

The writers upon alchymy all claim Jacques Cœur as a member of their fraternity, and treat as false and libellous the more rational explanation of his wealth which the records of his trial afford. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

G. K. Chesterton Our best modern writers are never so exciting as they are about dulness. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Henry David Thoreau The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Some writers are strongly conscious of the shifting, others half unconscious, even though their own vision may have undergone much change. The Meaning of Truth by William James

The Tezcucan writers claim an equal share for their nation with the Aztecs. But this does not seem to be warranted by the immense increase of territory subsequently appropriated by the latter. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Andrew Lang The greatest French writers have been collectors of curious editions; they have devoted whole treatises to the love of books. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Milton and Goldsmith have been known best as poets, Johnson and Macaulay as writers of prose. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope The object of the proprietor is to produce a periodical that shall satisfy the public, which he may probably best do by securing the services of writers of acknowledged ability. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

To other, and inferior, writers it is most fortunate that our design has taken so wide a scope. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

It is only seeming, for the truth is that ordinary everyday life consists far more largely of horrors than writers of fiction usually care to admit. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

How many of the greatest English writers have denied that they were men of letters! — Scott, Byron, Gray, Sir Thomas Browne, perhaps even Shakespeare himself. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells There too I met a number of writers and propounded this idea of a thin web of societies about the world associated to assert the freedom and dignity of art and literature. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Most writers assume that they were the private apartments of the King. Some go so far as to give the name of Temple-Palaces to all these great funerary structures. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Thomas Wolfe We have a hundred other writers who know more about writing than he does. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

These are some of the sources from which the later writers of occultism have drawn their plots. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Virginia Woolf No age can have been more rich than ours in writers determined to give expression to the differences which separate them from the past and not to the resemblances which connect them with it. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Some of these younger writers were at this period amongst his most frequent guests and associates; for nothing more naturally commended itself to him than the encouragement of the younger generation. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

The huge sale of the Yank Mags in England shows that there is a demand for that kind of thing, but very few English writers seem able to produce it. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Charles Kingsley Even now the few mystic writers of this island are exercising more influence on thought than any other men, for good or for evil. Hours with the Mystics by Charles Kingsley

Some such attitude is already quite clearly discernible in writers like Pound, Wyndham Lewis, Roy Gampbell, etc. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

After the daring flights of the previous century, writers contented themselves with marking time. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

William Makepeace Thackeray Not only will the stories differ from each other, but the writers will probably differ from themselves. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Actually, they felt, Dale was a great deal more engaged with his audience than many of the imaginative writers whom he affected to despise for their sycophancy. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

G. K. Chesterton The fundamental conception in the minds of the majority of our younger writers is that comedy is, par excellence, a fragile thing. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

He is one of the only two Homoeopathic writers with whom, as I shall mention, the Paris publisher will have anything to do upon his own account. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Bronislaw Malinowski But two other writers (Lumholtz and Bonney) inform us that in spite of the entire lack of severity the children are not naughty at all, as might have been expected. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Virginia Woolf At the present moment we are suffering, not from decay, but from having no code of manners which writers and readers accept as a prelude to the more exciting intercourse of friendship. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Certain writers have suggested that they may have been glazed; but this seems improbable for two reasons. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Virginia Woolf Now came the experience, the experience that I believe to be far commoner with women writers than with men. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

The difference between reading his Commentaries and the accounts of European writers is the difference that exists between reading a work in the original and in a bald translation. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Great writers in our country have frequently stirred difficult questions in religion and life, and then seemed to be half scared, like Rouget de Lisle, by the reverberation of their own voices. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

G. K. Chesterton In the same way there are a great number of phrases commonly used in order to disparage such writers as Browning which do not in fact disparage, but merely describe them. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Maria Edgeworth Frederick seems to have had a strong desire to be represented in an amiable point of view by writers who, he believed, could transmit his fame to posterity. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

Henry Adams Few writers had ideas which warranted thirty pages of development, but for such as thought they had, the Review alone offered space. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

G. K. Chesterton Doubtless, for instance, a million comic writers of that epoch had made game of the dark, romantic young man who pretended to abysses of philosophy and despair. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

On reading over again the extraordinary works of such mystic writers as Swedenborg, Saint-Martin, etc. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

William Blades Our cousins in the United States, so fortunate in many things, seem very fortunate in this — their books are not attacked by the “worm”— at any rate, American writers say so. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Henry Adams Newspaper writers had their eye on quarterly pickings. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jules Verne Ancient writers have described animals more than 700 feet long, but they drew upon their imagination for their facts. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Henrik Hertz (1798-1870) was the most exquisite, the most delicate, of the Danish writers of his age. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Washington Irving While the productions of writers of loftier pretension and more sounding names are suffered to moulder on our shelves, those of Goldsmith are cherished and laid in our bosoms. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

But, great heavens, what is the good of my quoting that to you? Those writers in my newspaper must be quite unknown to you. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

William Makepeace Thackeray These Partholans and Nemedians, of whom your writers fondly make mention, cannot be authentically vouched for in history. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

H. G. Wells Norvel discovered that teachers, professors, students and writers were being warned and arrested for “counter-revolutionary activities”. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Washington Irving The editions of Caxton and Wynkin de Worde were his delight; and he was indefatigable in his researches after such old English writers as have fallen into oblivion from their worthlessness. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

The GEM and MAGNET probably owe something to the old school-story writers who were flourishing when they began, Gunby Hadath, Desmond Coke and the rest, but they owe more to nineteenth-century models. Collected Essays by George Orwell

John Morley French writers have as undoubtedly shown that the detention of a French citizen by a Prussian agent in a free town of the empire was a distinct and outrageous illegality. Voltaire by John Morley

And these are the figures of speech which not only all poets but the writers of prose have employed. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

I believe, though, that the writers are more to blame here than the readers. Collected Essays by George Orwell

It is seldom the case that French writers err by prolixity. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

But, as ink when touched leaves behind it a mark and a blot, so writers as it were stain shining actions with foul poetry. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Addison, Swift, Steele, and other writers employed their powerful pens in reprobation of it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Walter Scott Almost all the writers on daemonology mention, as a received opinion that the power of the daemons is most predominant at noon and midnight. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. Niccolo Machiavelli by Hugo Albert Renner

Through sympathy with their foreign confrères British writers also held him in high disesteem. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

Robert Green Ingersoll Many writers maintain that an idea to become universal must be true; that all universal ideas are innate, and that innate ideas cannot be false. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

A year or so ago an American magazine, the Marxist Quarterly, sent out a questionnaire to various American writers asking them to define their attitude on the subject of war. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Of course it is there to some extent and even to a large one: or they would not be the great writers that they are, or great writers at all. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Is a simple or a mixed government the better? Political writers are always debating the question, which must be answered as we have already answered a question about all forms of government. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Matthew Arnold Who can forget the lanes and meadows of Valentine? George Sand is one of the few French writers who keep us closely and truly intimate with rural nature. George Sand by Matthew Arnold [1877]

H.P. Lovecraft They wondered, too, why the writers made so much of the fact that Old Whateley always paid for his cattle in gold pieces of extremely ancient date. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

But it is certainly not the case that all or even a majority of the best writers of the time were puritans. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

The writers had learned (or were learning) French; and they had thus become aware, that neither the article nor the adjective was right. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

It was speedily taken up by writers mostly still living, and so not to be dwelt on now. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Wallace was one of the first crime-story writers to break away from the old tradition of the private detective and make his central figure a Scotland Yard official. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

Its author wrote many more novels and became a butt for both good- and ill-natured satire with the comic writers of the twenties, thirties, and forties. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Yeats makes us feel that the old divinities are not dead, but have taken up their abode in the hearts of poets and writers of romance, and that the land of faery is all about us if we would only see. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Of the American writers Longfellow has been most a passion with me, as the English, and German, and Spanish, and Russian writers have been. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Guy de Maupassan Garin, Montel and he are the best witty and realistic writers we have in Paris. He earns thirty thousand francs a year for two articles a week. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

This seems to be what certain writers have in mind when they insist that for an experient to be at all is to be active. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Ford Madox Ford Her mother was barely sixty: many great works have been written by writers aged between sixty and seventy . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Andrew Lang Five or six of them have become known even to writers in the newspapers, and we all copy them from each other. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

It used to be the convention that women writers should be plain and dowdy; now we have gone to the other extreme and build them on extravagantly decorative lines. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

George Meredith These writers deal queerly with their words of praise of one another. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

They’d got some writers — and Grant was there. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books as possessions; there were always books to borrow. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Locke was not by any means the first of English writers who had advocated a wide toleration in religion. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Sigmund Freud Yet the overwhelming majority of writers on the subject have adopted the contrary view of the relation of the dream to waking life. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

G. K. Chesterton This shadow does rest, to some extent, upon the rational English writers like Dickens; supernaturalism was dying, but its ugliest roots died last. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

G. K. Chesterton Other writers had seen that there could be something elemental and eternal in a song or statute, he alone saw that there could be something elemental and eternal in a joke. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arab writers often mention the smile of beauty, but rarely, after European fashion, the laugh, which they look upon as undignified. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Collected Essays by George Orwell

William Hazlitt Shakespeare differed from the other writers of his age not in the mode of treating his subjects, but in the grace and power which he displayed in them. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Yet the view was long held, and is still maintained by writers of knowledge and insight, that the Phillipa of 1366 was at that date Chaucer’s wife. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Andrew Lang Whether the greatest writers — the Homers, the Shakespeares, the Dantes — can ever be “illustrated” without loss may fairly be questioned. The Library by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens The writers who were living then describe them fearfully. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Washington Irving In discussing the savage character, writers have been too prone to indulge in vulgar prejudice and passionate exaggeration, instead of the candid temper of true philosophy. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

The writers sometimes looked up at each other and smiled; they understood without speaking, their organizations were so delicate and sympathetic. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

David Hume To mention no others, Polybius, one of the gravest and most judicious, as well as most moral writers of antiquity, has assigned this selfish origin to all our sentiments of virtue. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

William Makepeace Thackeray What a wonderful faculty it is! The writers of Natural Histories, in describing the noble horse, should say be is made not only to run, to carry burdens, &c. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

G. K. Chesterton But the real point about the limitation of logic and the partial overthrow of logic by writers like Carlyle is deeper and somewhat different. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

He will be remembered”— he grinned slyly here —“when well-known writers like myself have been long forgotten. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Ian Maclaren He is also certain to maintain his hold and be an example to writers after many modern realists have been utterly and justly forgotten. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

Anthony Trollope Cicero and Sallust may possibly have combined to lie about Catiline. Other Roman writers may have followed them, and modern poets and modern historians may have followed the Roman writers. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Natural history has become more generally known since those times and writers of to-day introduce their ominous birds with more definiteness and appropriateness. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

F. Scott Fitzgerald And at the little tables where the young writers sat they seemed to take work so seriously. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Compared with the job of libelling the P.O.U.M., many Communist writers appear to have considered the betrayal of military secrets unimportant. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Fanny Fern Inexperienced writers seldom get more than a mere pittance. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Percy Bysshe Shelley But whilst the sceptic destroys gross superstitions, let him spare to deface, as some of the French writers have defaced, the eternal truths charactered upon the imaginations of men. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The younger men were mostly Government clerks or writers or artists. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

It is true that not all of the gifted writers of the period can be fitted into the pattern. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Few writers — it is a truism to say so — have excelled him in minute analysis of motive, and knowledge of the human heart. Fielding by Austin Dobson

She considered that Racine alone of writers had reached perfection, and that only once — in Athalie. Corneille carried her away for moments, but on the whole he was barbarous. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Robert Green Ingersoll The religious people have always regarded the testimony of these devils as perfectly conclusive, and the writers of the New Testament quote the words of these imps of darkness with great satisfaction. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Those writers who have imagined a reign of peace and happiness on earth, have generally described a rural country, where each small township was directed by the elders and wise men. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The ideal accepted under these circumstances may be gathered from descriptions of beautiful women by poets and writers of the chivalric times. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

F. Scott Fitzgerald Joel agreed that writers drank too much — he did himself, but he wouldn’t this afternoon. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Gertrude Stein Taste has nothing to do with sentences, conteded Gertrude Stein. She also added that Fitzgerald was the only one of the younger writers who wrote naturally in sentences. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Virginia Woolf Probably that is so with all writers who have, as she has, an overpowering personality, so that, as we say in real life, they have only to open the door to make themselves felt. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

H. G. Wells This was the “Paradox of Overproduction” which so troubled the writers and journalists of the third decade of the twentieth century. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Leslie Stephen The competitors in this contest are drawn from the unfortunates immersed in what Warburton calls “the common sink of all such writers (as Ralph)—a political newspaper. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Augustine Birrell Make them admire the Talbots, Sydneys, Veres, Drake, Cavendish, Blake, men void of slavish fears, True sons of glory, pillars of the state, On whose famed deeds all tongues and writers wait. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Walter Besant There is comfort in the thought that such writers receive their reward in the oblivion into which they speedily fall. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

John Galsworthy I see a frightful lot of writers and painters, you know; they’re supposed to be amusing. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

He thought that inspiration might be useful to poets or writers of short stories, but personally as a novelist he found it a nuisance. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Bronislaw Malinowski Some of them come from our most reliable writers and are very explicit (Howitt, Bonney, Lumholtz, Salvado). The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

However, it was not the custom then for writers to sign their names to magazine articles, so that Hawthorne gained nothing in reputation by this. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Perhaps the most elaborate work ever done in descriptive psychology has been the analysis by various recent writers of the more complex activity-situations. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

John Keats In any case it was, in Shakespeare’s time, frequented by the chief writers of the day, amongst them Ben Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher, Selden, Carew, Donne, and Shakespeare himself. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

F. Scott Fitzgerald And as he glowered at Pat he wished that writers could be dispensed with altogether. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

The Dominican writers deny that he ever sought the philosopher’s stone, but his treatise upon minerals sufficiently proves that he did. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins As journalist and essayist, he rose steadily towards the distinguished place which was his due among the writers of his time. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

All this is made legitimate by the consecrated custom of writers in such time as this — the time of a great war. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

It is probably not a coincidence that the best writers of the thirties have been poets. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Bram Stoker Some of the ‘New Women’ writers will some day start an idea that men and women should be allowed to see each other asleep before proposing or accepting. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

By giving an interest and excitement gained from ghostly themes to fiction, the terror writers made romance popular as it had never been before and immensely extended the range of its readers. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

G. K. Chesterton There are fine writers of the past as well as the present, who are read only by few; and I do not admit that the many know all about them, merely because they never knew them. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Wilkie Collins Not one of the unfortunate writers and reporters could please him on that inauspicious day. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Bronislaw Malinowski Often these contradictions will be only apparent, due to a confusion in terminology, or to the defective way in which the writers have expressed themselves. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Other writers have come to a similar conclusion in analogous cases. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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

Richard Burton The Mustaslim is the chief of the Katibs, or writers who settle the accounts of the Mosque; his pay is 1500, and under him is a Nakib or assistant upon 1000 piastres. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Sidney Colvin But in handling these Keats’s method is the reverse of that by which some writers vainly endeavour to rival in literature the effects of the painter and sculptor. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

John Morley Hence, as all good writers aim at simplicity and directness, we have seen the growth of a new style, in which the rays of many side-lights are concentrated in some single phrase. Voltaire by John Morley

Anthony Trollope The primary object of all those writers was to create an interest by exciting sympathy. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Washington Irving Prose writers are voluminous and unwieldy; their pages are crowded with commonplaces, and their thoughts expanded into tediousness. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Anthony Trollope Your writers said evil things of us. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding Notwithstanding the preference which may be vulgarly given to the authority of those romance writers who entitle their books “the History of England, the History of France, of Spain, &c. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

These writers do not want good sense or the power to make a good remark. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

These artificialities lacked the saving grace of those of the Renaissance writers — their abounding vigour and their inventive skill. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

The Fourth Dimension is another motif that seems to interest the writers of recent ghostly tales. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

A little while ago, when the issues were less clear, there were writers of some vitality who called themselves Socialists, but they were using the word as a vague label. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

The ‘Precious’ writers had dimly realized the importance of form, but they had not realized at all the importance of simplicity. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

John Galsworthy He was seldom to be found, however, in his nest, and was felt to be a rare bird, owing his rather unique position among the younger writers partly to his migratory reputation. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

During these years Thackeray was emphatically of the class of writers of whom people “do not know what to make. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray What I would urge, humbly, however, is this — Do not let us be led away by German writers and aesthetics, Semilassoisms, Hahnhahnisms, and the like. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

On the other hand, nearly all the younger writers fit easily into the public-school-university-Bloomsbury pattern. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Some writers have asserted, and among others, Mezerai, that he issued a royal edict forbidding them. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Robert Louis Stevenson Easy writers are those who, like Walter Scott, choose to remain contented with a less degree of perfection than is legitimately within the compass of their powers. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon He made contact with many writers and artists. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Walter Scott These superstitions have already survived their best and most useful purpose, having been embalmed in the poetry of Milton and of Shakespeare, as well as writers only inferior to these great names. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Quiller-Couch has a strange little allegory, The Magic Shadow, and other writers have used similar methods to produce uncanny effects. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Virginia Woolf For the self-centred and self-limited writers have a power denied the more catholic and broad-minded. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Arthur Machen As the old writers say: ‘The Arbor yielded her fruit ever month. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Charles Dickens The writers are public robbers; and we who support them are parties to their depredations. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Wilkie Collins They might be themselves the writers of the letters, or they might be only friends of the writers. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The Scotch writers had no quarrel with their country or their age as the French had. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Then he argued that the daily papers would not employ writers at big salaries to supply their readers with information unless to some extent, at least, they delivered the goods. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Such activities are bringing to light a fascinating wealth of material from which the writers of ghostly tales may find countless plots. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Sigmund Freud In brief, what other writers have regarded as arbitrary improvisations, concocted hastily to avoid confusion, we have treated like a sacred text. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope Newspaper writers were always fighting in France, and were never guillotined. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Numerous writers have busied their pens with the funny spook and now we have ghostly laughter that is mirthful and not horrisonous as in other types. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Willa Cather At this particular time few writers care much about their medium except as a means for expressing ideas. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Mark Twain Over and over again, where such knowledge is unexampled in writers unlearned in the law, Shakespeare appears in perfect possession of it. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Something of the peculiar virtue of each of these Puritan writers seems to have given tone to Hawthorne’s no less individual nature. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

He is in fact one of the few writers of real eminence who have been forced to Bowdlerise themselves. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Charles Dudley Warner As an intellectual personality he makes no such impression, for instance, as Carlyle, or a dozen other writers now living who could be named. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Virtue and pleasure are not, in fact, so nearly allied in this life as some eloquent writers have laboured to prove. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman College professors, teachers, writers — many women showed similar intelligence but often wore a strained nervous look, while these were as calm as cows, for all their evident intellect. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

The Epigrammatists, or writers of monumental inscriptions, &c. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Some writers even assert that Pizarro was preparing for his coronation at this time, and that he had actually despatched his summons to the different towns to send their deputies to assist at it. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

John Morley It is true, as we shall presently see, that an important change in the spirit of French writers was marked by the Encyclopædia, which was so much besides being critical. Voltaire by John Morley

And more than this, there exist ‘good’ writers whose world-view would in any age be recognized false and silly. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

The place of Sterne is unmistakably among writers of the former class. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Sir Walter Scott The Tory writers say that this was done by the Whigs; because, finding the name Grahame wrought in the young gentleman’s neckcloth, they took the corpse for that of Claver’se himself. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Sigmund Freud Some writers flatly assert that dreams know nothing of moral obligations; others as decidedly declare that the moral nature of man persists even in his dream-life. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

In dealing with her biography writers at different periods have rushed headlong to extremes, and we now find that the pendulum has swung to its fullest stretch. A Memoir of Mrs. Behn by Montague Summers

Thomas Hobbes Justice of actions is by writers divided into commutative and distributive: and the former they say consisteth in proportion arithmetical; the latter in proportion geometrical. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

But about Sole Surviving. There was a London publisher named John Camden Hotten. Among American writers he had a pretty dark reputation as a “pirate. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

Thomas Paine Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

Charles Dudley Warner It may, however, be safely predicted that those writers of fiction worthy to be called literary artists will best retain their hold who have faithfully painted the manners of their own time. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Your writers come out: we treat them like lords, and then they do nothing but abuse us; your lords come out: we treat them like princes, and, you see, they break our hearts. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

In sheer facility, in sheer abundance of language, Shakespeare alone of all the writers of the world can be reckoned his superior. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

The tide may be said to have turned with the publication of Treasure Island in 1882, which at once gave him an assured place among the foremost imaginative writers of the day. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

H. G. Wells I set myself to re-educate myself, and after the practice of writers wrote it in various trial pamphlets, essays, and books. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Before the end of the Spanish war, and even before Munich, some of the better of the left-wing writers were beginning to squirm. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Charles Dudley Warner Both writers stimulate the longing for something better. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Lewis Carroll Next come eight writers who have made the unwarrantable assumption that, because 70 per cent have lost an eye, therefore 30 per cent have not lost one, so that they have both eyes. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Wilkie Collins In England, the most eminent imaginative writers work for the library table alone. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Jack London For the first time in my life I experienced the desire to murder —“saw red,” as some of our picturesque writers phrase it. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Slowly, without precocity, without even that joy in strength of maturity which comes to most great writers before the age of thirty, he toiled on in a sort of vacuum. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Thomas Hardy Those of the dyed barbarians who had chosen the cultivable tracts were, in comparison with those who had left their marks here, as writers on paper beside writers on parchment. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Bronislaw Malinowski These passages are quoted from works of very distinguished writers to show that the mistakes result from serious defects in sociological knowledge, and not from any accidental causes. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Willa Cather She had gone through a succession of enthusiasms for this master and that, formed friendships with some of the young writers of her own time. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

The Latin word peccatum, the Greek word amartia, are translated continually by the word sin; but neither one word nor the other has any such meaning in writers belonging to the pure classical period. The Theban Sphinx by Thomas De Quincey

Washington Irving Here was a great array of talent positively engaged, while other writers of eminence were to be sought for the various departments of science. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Leslie Stephen Some writers have found a difficulty in understanding how Steele could have so blundered. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]