Phrases with "written"

Elizabeth Gaskell VI. “Thus let me serve Thee from my heart, Whate’er may be my written fate; Whether thus early to depart, Or yet a while to wait. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Dorothy had written yet again to her father, asking for money and some clothes; he had left her letter unanswered, nor had anybody else written to her. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Perhaps they think I look like an author, he thought, and wondered who had written Faint Heart. No one ever did know who had written a play. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I hate being written about and being talked over as much as I hate being stared at!” “Hush-h! my boy,” Dr. Craven soothed him. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Anthony Trollope To his instructed gaze the little receipt for twopence was as clearly dated as though the figures were written on it. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein This does make a written reason. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

T. E. Lawrence Abdulla missed the comradeship of the ranks, and ibn Dakhil had given him a written character to enter my service. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Nathaniel Hawthorne You have read them, and know what I mean, — that conception in which I endeavored to embody the character of a fiend, as represented in our traditions and the written records of witchcraft. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

We take these tunes, written by a devil-may-care Pole who was living with George Sand openly at the time, and pass ’em off on the brethren for hymns. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

But I never learned where the man had been killed and buried, and my next letter to the fellow was returned with ‘Deceased’ written across it. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Jonathan Swif We suppose it was the asthma, which she was subject to as well as the dropsy, as she sent me word in her last letter, written about five weeks ago; but then said she was recovered. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Virginia Woolf And what was he groaning about, she asked, half laughing, half complaining, for she guessed what he was thinking — he would have written better books if he had not married. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Francis Bacon It is only like the occurrence in a written or printed page of a letter or two mistaken or misplaced, which does not much hinder the reader, because such errors are easily corrected by the sense. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

H. G. Wells The great bulk of this reverie material was written for Crane & Newberry by girls and women and by a type of slack imaginative men. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

He was a contributor to a journal in which I also had written several papers. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Theodore Dreiser The little dramatic student had written to Hurstwood the very morning her part was brought her that she was going to take part in a play. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

The light reached one of them, and the word Coleoptera written in gold letters glittered mysteriously upon a vast dimness. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Andrew Lang Blount was examined by the Council, and gave to Leicester a written account of what he told them. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The letter informed me that my brother had written to Mr. Sherwin, simply asking whether he had recovered his daughter. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope Then a letter was written by Lady Amelia to her brother, asking for true information. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Louisa May Alcott A green-covered book appeared, with the same picture inside, and a few words written by their mother, which made their one present very precious in their eyes. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Leslie Stephen Some tracts upon Irish affairs, written after the Drapier’s Letters, sufficiently indicate his despairing vein. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

But the mother must have written and told you something; it was only natural that she should do so. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

William Makepeace Thackeray You see that when I left Sloffemsquiggle, and set out in the gay world, my mamma had written to me a dozen times at least; but I never answered her, for I knew she wanted money, and I detest writing. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Arnold Bennett Dear me! I haven’t written that letter yet. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Elizabeth Von Arnim No notes were written in it, and on her next birthday I presented it to her; she thanked me profusely in the customary manner, and when my turn came I received the brass candlestick. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Henry Handel Richardson In her first sick young fear Polly had impulsively written off to Mother Beamish, to claim the fulfilment of that good woman’s promise to stand by her when her time came. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Paine As Mr. Burke has not written on constitutions so neither has he written on the French Revolution. He gives no account of its commencement or its progress. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

R. D. Blackmore The reply of the factor can not be written down in these days of noble language. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a plain, whitewashed, thatch-roofed cottage, with a small board above the door, whereon was written a notice that the occupier sold milk and butter. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Leslie Stephen The Journal is one of the very few that were clearly written without the faintest thought of publication. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Between Magdalene Thoresen and Ibsen a strong friendship had sprung up, which lasted to the end of their lives, and some of Ibsen’s best letters are those written to his wife’s step-mother. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Theodore Dreiser The old man stared at each word as if it had been written in fire. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Inspector Orpington had also been unwillingly impressed by the letter written by Gretorex to Ivy in evident answer to one in which she had begged him to leave off coming to see her. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Edith Wharton He’s written me — really beautifully. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

Edith Wharton It would be impossible for Alexa to read it without understanding at once that the letters had been written to him and that he had sold them. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Elizabeth sent him a reply, written in her most regal and enigmatic manner. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

He appears to have been most methodical in everything relating to his clerical duties and the entries in the diary are so regular that he must have written it up every night. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Edith Wharton Perhaps he could have written like those other clever fellows whose novels and stories he devoured as they appeared. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Charles Dickens In a hole in the chimney, where a stone has been worked out and replaced, I find a written paper. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

James Joyce It is between the lines of his last written words, it is petrified on his tombstone under which her four bones are not to be laid. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Meredith On the dark lawn, pressing Wilfrid’s written words for fiery nourishment to her heart, Emilia listened to the singing. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Wilkie Collins Can you guess who the writer is? — Magdalen! “The letter is very short; it seems to have been written in a hurry. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

There were twenty gold pieces on the bed, long stript of all its covering, and a written line or two. Signa by Ouida

Jonathan Swif Joe26 should have written me thanks for his two hundred pounds: I reckon he got it by my means; and I must thank the Duke of Ormond, who I dare swear will say he did it on my account. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Jane Austen There can be no doubt of its being written for you and to you. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

It must not only be written in Latin, but in such Latin as to ensure its being read. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

She has never swum in a gondola, or written a sonnet, so has a proper respect for those who have. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

It is so written in the Book of Iron . The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

The letters were long—the four pages were covered with closely written words. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As it is, I reckon that we have paid four thousand, five hundred pounds too much, which sum may have eventually to be written off as an actual loss on the transaction. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

M. P. Shiel The three last troparions of Sergius she has written out afresh, and studies them long. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Leon Trotsky In my literary articles written in this period, I developed virtually one theme only: the relations between the individual and society. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I have not written my will yet; and how to leave my property I cannot determine. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn In the Epistles and Odes, we find one epistle (that to Atkinson) written in well-managed anapæests, but more notable is the very delicate rhythm of the Canadian Boat Song—inspired by a tune. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Anthony Trollope Nothing written by Thackeray shows more plainly his power over words and rhymes. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Caroline Lamb The letter was a mournful congratulation on his supposed marriage with a lady in England, written at some former period: it wished him every happiness, and contained not one reproach. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

H. G. Wells The book was written with the assumption of a certain underlying philosophy which Gemini was beginning to find novel and interesting. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Thomas Carlyle I have already written of these three Literary Heroes, expressly or incidentally; what I suppose is known to most of you; what need not be spoken or written a second time. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Wilkie Collins I may be wrong, but my impression is that, as an Historical Painter, my biography will be written some of these days: personal particulars of me will then be wanted. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Henry James I’ve written a letter,” the visitor went on; but his companion had already interrupted him. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Jules Verne One may, without much exaggeration, say that the history of this country is written in gigantic characters of mountains and islands. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

His own heart, he says, bleeds and his pen quakes to write what must be written of the falsehood of Cressid, which was her doom. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Anthony Trollope But such letters as those, if they are written under dictation—” He was rather anxious that Lady Bell should quarrel with him. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

The influence of this attachment is shown in every page of Bernal Diaz, though his work was written to vindicate the claims of the soldiers, in opposition to those of the general. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry James What Tony Bream saw was a circumstance of which he had already had glimpses; but for some reason or other it was now written with a largeness that made it resemble a printed poster on a wall. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

G. K. Chesterton And that was the writer of the play; who did not feel in the least as if she had written it. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Anthony Trollope Any one judging from his countenance when he asked the question would have imagined that in spite of his promise he believed every word that had been written to him. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton But whatever he says goes with — well, with the chaps that count; and every one tells me he’s written the book on Pellerin. You must read it when you get back your eyes. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

This odd little will consisted of only two sentences, written in a clear, clerkly hand. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

It is like offering a traveller a guide-book written in hieroglyphics. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

George Gissing A chair was at the head, for the chairman, and on the table in front of it lay a small book containing the rules of the society, written out in Will Noble’s own bold hand. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Wilkie Collins She took from the writing-case the long letter which she had written to Norah, and slowly read it through. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

E. F. Benson We had dined; I had gone to a party, I had come back and written letters, had gone to bed and had slept. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson

Edith Wharton None of his adventures would ever be written with a capital. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She said that a thousand and a thousand people had met him here, and had written in his book, and have his mark on them. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

G. K. Chesterton And exactly what annoys Bernard Shaw about Shakespeare’s version is this: that Shakespeare has an open mind or, in other words, that Shakespeare has really written a problem play. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

It was opened at last, and the dream, as written down in it by herself at the time, read. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Jules Verne One of them held a dispatch, written in pencil, in his hand, and, passing the other, he hurried up to the wicket of the imperturbable clerk. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Sir James Simpson revived the memory of a Frenchman, Lemaire, who had used carbolic acid and written about it in 1860, and refused to give Lister any credit for his discoveries. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Willa Cather It’s full of the thing every plain creature finds out for himself, but that never gets written down. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Farewell.’ As Ione reappeared with the letter, which she did not dare to read after she had written (Ah! common rashness, common timidity of love!)— Nydia started from her seat. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

His letters, written in a mixture of genuine regret and artful coquetry, had produced the desired effect. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Opposite, there was a door which had Smoking written on it. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was never an historical novel written by a man who knew his period so thoroughly. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

It was Seraphine’s bill — such a bill, page after page on creamy Bath post, written in an elegant Italian hand by one of Seraphine’s young women. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edgar Allan Poe Admit this and we throw the origin far back in the night of Time — beyond the origin of written verse. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Henry James But it was quite written upon him too, for that matter, that holding out wouldn’t be, so very completely, his natural, or at any rate his acquired, form. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Harry claims that it was founded on a Latin Life of Wallace written by Wallace’s chaplain, John Blair, but the chief sources seem to have been traditionary. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

If his were the talented pen describing this, the latest action fought on British soil against a foreign foe, he would no doubt be crippled by the absence of written orders and war diaries. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Caroline Lamb At last she returned with a few lines, written by Lord Glenarvon. “Calantha,” he said, “you will now learn to shudder at my name, and look upon me with horror and execration. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Great tragedies and epic poems have been written upon the same theme until it has become so hackneyed that I have no need to enlarge upon it. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Richard Burton On the walls are a few modern inscriptions and framed poetry, written in a calligraphic hand. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

They weren’t written for the Age, you know,” she added, forcing a smile. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Even if it were now to cease, it is actually funded and vested to Godwin’s credit in the grand livre of literary history: and it can never be written off. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

As she expected, it contained a positive interdiction, written half sternly, half lovingly, for John to sail in the Rose of Delhi, or to think more of the sea. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

Anthony Trollope There is a letter to his brother written in November, the next letter in the collection, in which he says that Pompey and Cæsar promise him everything. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope She would write her letter and post it,—so that it should be altogether beyond her mother’s control,—and then would tell her mother that she had written it. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope It has been there with all its written laws, a thing to live by — if we choose. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Rudyard Kipling The result is written down in a ten-columned form in the assay register, and by the mean result are those ten pots paid for. In an Opium Factory by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Fascism is written off as a manoeuvre of the ‘ruling class’, which at bottom it is. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

H. G. Wells The university teacher and the schoolmaster went on teaching in the class-room and checking his results by a written examination. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Edith Wharton Lily sat down beside the desk at the foot of her bed, and spreading out the cheque, read over and over the TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS written across it in a steely business hand. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

The counter was covered with a plate of pewter; upon this plate was written with the point of a large pin: “Rueil . Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

With this he enclosed a letter to his father — that letter of which he had spoken to his wife, and which had been written in the early days of his illness. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Stuart Mill If the teachers of mankind are to be cognizant of all that they ought to know, everything must be free to be written and published without restraint. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Anthony Trollope The written signed documents were given to them. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Manners, language, habits, almost costume, she has preserved everything belonging to that period about which authors have written only to display the defects. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

It was a full confession of the crime, written and witnessed in a regular clerk-like form. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

H. Rider Haggard Doubtless also his anxiety to win fortune had to do with the lady whose name was written in the prayer-book. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins It proved to be written by the lawyers who had already communicated with him at Tadmor, on the subject of his inheritance. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

William Hazlitt This, like the other plays taken from English history, is written in a remarkably smooth and flowing style, very different from some of the tragedies, Macbeth, for instance. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

James Hogg The title page is written and is as follows: And, alongst the head, it is the same as given in the present edition of the work. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

This was the letter which the heart-broken girl had written to her lover. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. F. Benson Anne’s corresponding paper, written at Scarborough, fills in the hitherto faint outline of her piety and gentleness. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Henry James Those things are written — literally in rows of volumes, in libraries; are as public as they’re abominable. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Wilkie Collins The explanation of this strange conduct which she had written on her slate, in reply to an inquiry from Anne, was the true one. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins They seemed to connect themselves, as everything else now appeared to connect itself in her mind, with the letter that had been written on Mrs. Treverton’s death-bed. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Thomas Hobbes The difference and division of the laws has been made in diverse manners, according to the different methods of those men that have written of them. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

This is an unforgettable hour in my life in which not a word of love was spoken, which is not to be written of. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Samuel Johnson Of David Mallet, having no written memorial, I am able to give no other account than such as is supplied by the unauthorised loquacity of common fame, and a very slight personal knowledge. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Algernon Blackwood The description was written immediately after the occurrence, though some of it, the spoken language in particular, was jotted down in his hiding place at the actual moment. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jane Austen These were the contents — “My Dear Fanny — Excuse me that I have not written before. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Something written on another thing. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope The Crown, Penrith, Thursday. The moment the letter was written he rang the bell and gave it to the waiter. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins The narrative was written by myself — a citizen of the United States, visiting England with his wife. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Charles Dickens Round the paper that enfolded it was bravely written (doubtless by the nephew who held the pen of an Angel), “Homage to the friend of the friendless. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Charles Kingsley Is it, we ask again, to be left to chance what sort of songs these shall be? As for poetry written for the working classes by the upper, such attempts at it as we yet have seen, may be considered nil. Burns and His School by Charles Kingsley

Algernon Blackwood The song, too, was the one invariably asked for, its music written by herself. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope And after dinner Mrs Dale went through the gardens, up to the other house, with a written note in her hand. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang As he spoke he happened to raise his arm, and the king’s daughter, who was there at her father’s side, saw the name which she had written under it. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen I sent the manuscript — I can see it now, written in a sprawly hand on both sides of ordinary letter paper — to a Hereford stationer, and bade him print me one hundred copies thereof. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Voltaire’s enemy had written a book. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Virginia Woolf We are very little conscious of a disturbing medium between us — that she is living, after all, by means of written words. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

The Service of Man (1887) is written from a Positivist point of view. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Willa Cather The note was written with a lead pencil, in haste: She was sorry that he was angry, but she still didn’t know just what she had done. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Miles Franklin MY DEAR MOTHER, I am truly grieved that Sybylla should have written and worried you. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Wilkie Collins I received a few lines from him, after the landing of the expedition in Honduras, written more cheerfully and hopefully than he has written yet. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

M. P. Shiel He had sought the altar, and that night had written piteously to Hogarth, appealing for fresh friendship and reconsideration of his sentence of dismissal. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Gissing But I’ve written a good many since then. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope How could she best aid in doing this? That had been her main thought, and so thinking, she had written this letter, filled to overflowing with womanly craft. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

The first letter written in Renzo’s name, contained many subjects. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Robert Green Ingersoll The letter was written by some of the highest dignitaries, and by the direction of the King himself. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Nikolai Gogol Having written to his heart’s content, he lay down to sleep, smiling at the thought of the coming day — of what God might send him to copy on the morrow. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Thomas Hobbes That part of the Scripture which was first law was the Ten Commandments, written in two tables of stone and delivered by God Himself to Moses, and by Moses made known to the people. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Nellie Bly Anticipating this, Chief-engineer Allen caused to be written over the engines and throughout the engine room, this date and couplet: “For Nellie Bly, We’ll win or die. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Anthony Trollope He would have written to you probably, making the offer at once, had it not been that there must be various changes, and that one man’s place must depend on another. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

In a work which had been written as a text-book for the use of learners, there can be little scope for originality. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

The circumstances of the origin of this ‘poetomachia’ are far from clear, and those who have written on the topic, except of late, have not helped to make them clearer. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

The Latin epitaph on the wall above the tomb was written by himself. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Fanny Fern I will furnish all the facts, and the story, written out by your magic pen, would be a certain success. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

E. Phillips Oppenheim All the same, I have got an assignment from the Turkish Government.” “Not worth the paper it’s written on,” Peter declared, blandly. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And so I sell my drugs and my stamps, and despatch my telegrams, and I keep ever before me, written in my heart, these four words, “I bide my time. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Gissing For more than a fortnight he had not written to her. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

She spoke to him, as she would have written to him had he been very far away from her, in the belief that her words would reach him, sooner or later. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Gissing She went home, and up to her own room, and by midnight had written her description. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

There was a part of the sermon, as it had been written out, which might easily give offence to a single man of wealth and free notions of life. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Wilkie Collins Before she left home to try domestic service in London, the parson of her native parish gave her a written testimonial, of which I append a copy. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Louisa May Alcott How could you be so rude, so mean, and cruel to us both?” Jo hardly heard her, for she and her mother were reading the note, which was written in a peculiar hand. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

But this is not enough: the child must have a special horoscope written in the stars, or else a peculiar destiny written in his constitution, entitling him to take possession of the lamp. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

G. K. Chesterton It’s a greater proverb, and one too near to God to be written often, that where there’s fire there’s man, and nobody knows which is the greater miracle. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

His name was written in it, “Edward Brooke Sanker, with Mary Frost’s love. A Hunt by Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1868]

Virginia Woolf There were no professional women, except governesses, to have lives written of them. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Rudyard Kipling India in this, as in other respects, is like a badly kept ledger-not written up to date. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But that she should have gone away and have written to him in such a strain was directly contrary to his anticipations. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

When they were settled at Woburn Place, after leaving Crabb, she had written to Pym, enjoining him not to reply. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Leslie Stephen Swift, said Temple, had lived in his house, read for him, written for him, and kept his small accounts. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Matthew’s letter appears to me to have been written in reply to some solemn warning from Ruth. “April 12, 1743. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

G. K. Chesterton Ten years ago you could see Hugby’s Ales written beside every sign in the county. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

She took up the parasol, and found a written paper pinned on to it: she detached this paper, and examined it all over with considerable curiosity. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Samuel Johnson The most amusing passage of his book is his account of the minute republic of San Marino; of many parts it is not a very severe censure to say that they might have been written at home. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Edgar Allan Poe It proved to be a small pamphlet treatise on Speculative Astronomy, written either by Professor Encke of Berlin or by a Frenchman of somewhat similar name. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Edith Wharton The book was written about a hundred years later than the Kerfol affair; but I believe the account is transcribed pretty literally from the judicial records. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle His name was written upon a tab within it — Maple White, Lake Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. It is a name to which I am prepared always to lift my hat. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins You are not to take it, if you please, as the saying of an ignorant man, when I express my opinion that such a book as ROBINSON CRUSOE never was written, and never will be written again. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Most of these were written in Latin. College Works with Life, Dr. Wilkins (3 vols. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Wilkie Collins Sergeant Cuff had given the boy a leaf torn out of his pocket-book, on which was written in pencil, “Send me one of Rosanna Spearman’s boots, and be quick about it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Dickens But when I knew by what was written in your face, that you had seen me walking in the gallery with Edward, and when I knew what you thought, I felt how giddy and how wrong it was. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

In July, 1787, we find the poet of The Task telling a correspondent that he had read Burns’s poems twice; “and though they be written in a language that is new to me . Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Henry James The woman herself had, on learning his flight, pushed past Everard’s servant and into his room; she had written her missive at his table and with his pen. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Thomas Hardy She could see Giles and Creedle talking together at the back; the charred spar-gad with which the lines had been written lay on the ground beneath the wall. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Samuel Johnson Had Gray written often thus, it had been vain to blame and useless to praise him. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

This family knew all about him, and, having read almost every word that had been written about both trials, the older two, at any rate, were taking no chances. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Robert Louis Stevenson Yet if you understood the variety of my temptations, I doubt not but you would have written somewhat. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins The same day the man had received a written statement of the case; and he had now arrived to report the result of his first proceedings to his employer. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Willa Cather I had written up my day-book carefully to the very end, had even written out some of Father Duchene’s deductions. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Thomas Hardy Three mornings later he brought an inland letter from Stephen. It contained very little matter, having been written in haste; but the meaning was bulky enough. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Wilkie Collins Faithful to the last, Ariel had followed the Master! Faithful to the last, Ariel had died on the Master’s grave! Having written these sad words, I turn willingly to a less painful theme. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Gissing You were proud of me because my work wasn’t altogether common, and because I had never written a line that was meant to attract the vulgar. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope It is so painful that to avoid it I have absolutely written to you telling you not to come. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Bram Stoker So I pulled the curtains again, and have written of this day. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope The Allobroges were instructed to lend themselves to the device, stipulating, however, that they should have a written signed authority which they could show to their rulers at home. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Edgar Allan Poe The Minister I believe has written learnedly on the Differential Calculus. He is a mathematician, and no poet. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens This is written of, I am sensible, as if it had lasted a year. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

M. P. Shiel In reading Gulliver, people say: ‘This is good, yet had I written it, I had written it different; and better. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

The Latin hexameters, “Ad patrem,” written at Horton, are inspired by a feeling far beyond commonplace filial piety, and a warmth which is rare indeed in neo-Latin versification. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Upon Lampe’s calling to demand a written character, he was, however, a good deal embarrassed; his stern reverence for truth being, in this instance, armed against the first impulses of his kindness. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

It is almost inconceivable that good novels should be written in such an atmosphere. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

William Hogg, writing in 1690, says of Paradise Lost that “the fame of the poem is spread through the whole of England, but being written in English, it is as yet unknown in foreign lands. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

George Eliot Still there were the letters to be written which Maso was to carry back from Bologna. They were very brief. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]