Phrases with "your"

Sinclair Lewis Gosh, your kitchen is clean; makes an old bach feel sloppy. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Until then, “Believe me, your sincere well-wisher, “DUNCAN ROTHWELL.” The “enclosed” took the shape of four five-pound bank-notes. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

These will be your marked sheep, and if you find all of them you may be satisfied that the rest are safe also. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Ford Madox Ford It was perhaps the dominant idea of Tietjens, perhaps the main idea that he got out of warfare — that at all costs you must keep in touch with your neighbouring troops. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

E. F. Benson She had just an ordinary morning frock on; it was dark-blue, about the same shade as your cape, Mrs Antrobus, or perhaps a little darker, for the sunshine brightened it up. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Anthony Trollope Make your way to the Black Bear, and wait for me. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson You’ve got a boy of your own, haven’t you? What would you say, I’d like to know, if a bloody fraud calling himself a doctor had been and made a cripple of him for life?” (THAT hit. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

But it’s not to talk about your future that I’m here now. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Virginia Woolf She expected him to say, “How is your father, Miss Malone?” But he said: “You’re reading history with Lucy Craddock?” “Yes,” she said. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

And you’ll give me some more material about your adventures?’ As I entered the inn porch I heard from far off the beat of an engine. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

D. H. Lawrence She laughed at Syson from out of this barbaric mantle, saying: “What do you think of it?” “Ah —! I congratulate you on your man,” he replied. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford Sol know nothing and I would scorn to ask of these others, for that would imply doubt of your trust in me. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

But you are you! You are you! You are the eternal love itself — only, O Divinity, it isn’t your body, it is your soul that is made of foam. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Mothers, when appealed to for information, shuddered and said in horrified accents: ‘Never let me hear that name pass your lips again. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H. G. Wells We know of your would-be successors in the city there. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

But I’m sure that this is a law of the universe, and not to give up your parcel is as much to rebel as not to carry another’s. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Guy de Maupassant If your stomach were well, I could give you many things which I do not dare set before you now. Alexandre by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

Rely upon it, if you’ll excuse me for saying so, Squire Todhetley, that it is some young gentleman who is intimate at your house and familiar with all its ways. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

You had better seize your luck; on Tuesday Beeswing runs,” said Feltram. “When you want money for the purpose, I’m your banker — here is your bank. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

No, don’t misapprehend us, Mr. Heyst. We are—er—adequate bandits; and we are after the fruit of your labours as a—er—successful swindler. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Henry James But pray tell me, have you ventured to intimate to Madame Blumenthal your high opinion of her?” “I don’t know what I may have said. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Guy de Maupassan You must divert your mind; go to the club, or the theater — no matter where, but do not stay here. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

It might have made no impression upon you at the time, and might have come back to you in your dreams—recalled, perhaps, by the mere names of the stations on the line. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

Charles Kingsley Do not be afraid to let the peculiarities of your different characters show yourselves in your styles. On English Composition by Charles Kingsley

Morgan Robertson Steady on your course, quartermaster,” he shouted. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Frances Hodgson Burnett Her grace wants you to see someone your own age,” was Dowie’s answer. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Oliver Goldsmith But no disparagement to your parts, I have deceived wiser men than you in my time; and yet, with all my tricks, the blockheads have been too many for me at last. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

You’ll have troubles of your own before you have done, and perhaps by that time Polly’ll be at the top of the tree of happiness. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H. G. Wells However that is your affair, only you must not make it a matter of mockery. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sinclair Lewis You can hide your tobacco in a drawer in the next room, and lock the drawer, and hide the key. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Marjorie Bowen You could do a lot with that, couldn’t you, a child of your age?’ Elsie’s senses reeled. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future ”Do not trust flatterers. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Ford Madox Ford I understand you had a daughter by the wife of your best friend, she being now with child by your son. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Your only excuse is you had never set eyes on the man and so were not carrying his picture in your mind. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Looking back, it doesn’t seem to be anything to be scared about — your pal having taken your revolver. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Nellie Bly Now, won’t you tell me the name of your home?” he asked, persuasively. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Rudyard Kipling Think of my consolations!” “Have you so many, then, McIntosh?” “Certainly; your attempts at sarcasm which is essentially the weapon of a cultured man, are crude. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Richard Hakluy The fauour which I hope for of your Lordship is, that you would hold mee for yours, and bethinke your selfe to command me any thing, wherein I may doe you seruice. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

John Galsworthy Sack the lot! This one meets your lady twice a week. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sidney Colvin The letter is from Woodhouse MSS. B. “Sir, I beg pardon for not replying to your favor of the 30th ult. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Guy de Maupassan You have not only been false to her, but you have deceived her with your servant, which makes your conduct doubly infamous. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James But I don’t see why it is dishonorable to say that your cousin is frivolous. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Guy de Maupassant Imagine placing to your lips a piece of dry — or moist — parchment. The Mustache (Good Reasons) (Le Moustache) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I cannot understand it, — these subjects being of your own flesh and blood. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Daniel Defoe Then says Mrs. Veal, My dear friend, I am come to renew our old friendship again, and beg your pardon for my breach of it; and if you can forgive me, you are the best of women. A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe [1706]

H. G. Wells You think all your talk was thrown away upon me, that I never understood that side of you, or your ambitions or anything. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

You will not evade your challenge in that way, my love, and you shall run with me or you shall run to your ship with me behind you. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Marjorie Bowen It is your work?” he questioned. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Your account at your restaurant during the canvas-back season. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Robert Green Ingersoll Though your father and mother throw their bodies athwart your threshold, step over them; and though your children pursue and with weeping eyes beseech you to return, listen not. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Isabella Bird He seems at home everywhere; talks politics, guesses your needs, cracks a joke, or condoles with you on your misfortunes with an elongated face. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

E. F. Benson Better to have an electric light than cause your guests to plunge into Perdita’s border. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Anthony Trollope I thought when I heard of your travelling up to London together that you were becoming very intimate. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H.G. Wells He has been saying we ought to educate every man up to your level and mine — out of the rates, I suppose, as usual. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

So it is quite impossible to act on your considerate suggestion. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Why did you accept it without a moment’s hesitation? I am a man in the eyes of your world, I suppose, dishonoured. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Each footstep of your treading Treads out some murmur which ye heard before. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Alphonse Daudet Take it, won’t you? It’s your beastly Oriental ‘baccoes that have befogged your brain. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Abraham Merri It was the only expedition of its kind I ever knew where you could leave your stuff unwatched and return to find it still there. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Elizabeth Gaskell I’m going for to sell my new cloak as I bought Thursday, for the mending on your old coats and waistcoats. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Anthony Trollope You are bound to prosecute, and of course you must give your instructions. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James But I must n’t protest too much; I shall excite your suspicion. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Most of the people of this city have taken advantage of your extraordinary indifference to wealth, and have made themselves paupers at your expense. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

The Howadji can neither read nor write for the clatter of your tongues. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

William Black They have become part of your life; you will take them to the grave with you. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

I put it to your own feelings — in the event of any separation between you and Mrs. Creevey . Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence What more does one want than to live in this beautiful place, and make things grow in your garden. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

M. P. Shiel Why, I heard you, man, in your beastly sleep, calling the whole thing out. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

I have booked your private address and have now only to reciprocate your good wishes. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

So in a minit or two more, says she, callin’ out to him agin, ‘Arrah, lave off slavin’ yourself, my darlin’, and ate your bit o’ brekquest while it is hot. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

William Makepeace Thackeray He and my countrymen in your Majesty’s service stood under the green flag in the breach of Burgos, and beat Wellington back. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Anthony Trollope As regards her own manner to you, it is always the same as though her father were in all respects your equal. North America by Anthony Trollope

But your heavenly Majesty’s sunny and vitalizing wishes have been pestilently disregarded. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Gissing She has heard of something in Holborn.” “So your alarm was groundless. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Andrew Lang Suppose, as regards our present theme, your theory is that savages possess broken lights of the belief in a Supreme Being. You can find evidence for that. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Ralph Waldo Emerson The floor of your room is sloped at an angle of twenty or thirty degrees, and I waked every morning with the belief that some one was tipping up my berth. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Edgar Rice Burroughs We have harmed nothing, but have left many things for you which may add to your comfort and safety here in your lonely home. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

I WAS never more agreeably surprised than by your obliging letter. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Robert Green Ingersoll Man cannot conceive of anything the hint of which you have not received from your surroundings. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

But I depend upon your knowing me enough, to believe whatever I seriously assert for truth; though I give you leave to be surprised at an account so new to you. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Let not the affair [of my judgment] come under your jurisdiction. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

George Gissing What your real wishes maybe I don’t know, and I shall never after this have any need to know. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Edith Wharton But supposing that failed, and you saw I was determined to stay? THEN you might think it your duty to tell Mrs. Leath.” She laid the case before him with a cold lucidity. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Willa Cather Keep two places at your table, so that I can slip away from my party and dine with you sometimes. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

James Joyce Understand once for all that you get a half an hour for your lunch and not an hour and a half. Dubliners by James Joyce

Pounce upon him, and don’t for one second let him out of your sight. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle There, the colour’s coming back to your cheeks. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

Percy Bysshe Shelley I am afraid something, of which I am ignorant, presses upon your bosom. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

William Makepeace Thackeray Farewell, dear friends, I say: you little know that the individual who regards you from the beach is your friend and historiographer and brother. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

But they are no brass, your honour — they’re gowd, as sure as I’m a living man. The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn by John Buchan [1932]

M. R. James Not a strong constitootion, Mr Garrett. But as to your book, sir, perhaps you might be able to find it for yourself. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

E. F. Benson Your taste is exquisite: I shall want your sanction for all my dispositions. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

George Gissing Perhaps you have heard of me from Miss Derrick?’ ‘Yes, Mr. Cobb, your name has been mentioned,’ Emmeline replied nervously. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

I liked coming up to your place. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

James Joyce And let you, Stephen, make a novena to your holy patron saint, the first martyr, who is very powerful with God, that God may enlighten your mind. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Do you know your way back to your hotel!’ ‘I need not stir. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Rudyard Kipling It will be thus, Mother. I shall come in the dead of the night and knock at your door. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Don’t let that interfere with your appetite. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Henry James I’ll try to make the most of your advantages. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Thomas Carlyle Such a man will say: “Keep your gilt carriages and huzzaing mobs, keep your red-tape clerks, your influentialities, your important businesses. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Guy de Maupassant The companies pay for all articles that are burnt, as long as the damage has been done in your own house. The Umbrella (La Parapluie) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

You will love and bear children and know great happiness in your time. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Your watch is all wrong; look at mine! Here’s your hat, old fellow; come along. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

John Keats For there’s Bishop’s teign And King’s teign And Coomb at the clear Teign head — Where close by the stream You may have your cream All spread upon barley bread. Poems by John Keats

Arthur Conan Doyle D’ye remember at Chillianwallah, when you had to run from your guns to our square, and the Sikh horse came thundering down on our bayonets? We didn’t flinch then, and we won’t flinch now. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Ivan Turgenev Meanwhile I have the honour to be your sincere friend, A. S. FROM ALEXEY PETROVITCH TO MARYA ALEXANDROVNA ST. PETERSBURG, April 7. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

The day of your arrival is already recorded. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

A very clever trick, your getting it from him!” Clement–Pell drew in his lips; his face had no more colour in it than chalk. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle Nay, you shall not pass me—you shall hear me first!” “Let me go, sir!” Nay; you shall not go until you tell me if nothing that I can do may win your love. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James Give me your good wishes; you shall hear of the result. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

He must have snatched the case out of your pocket, sir, and dropped it from the window. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Dr. Stark, of Meningie, at your service. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Charles Dickens Holloa here! Come! Let us see you! Show your face! Pilot Parker goes from bed to bed and turns their slumbering heads towards us, as a salesman might turn sheep. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Thomas Hardy He looked very hard at a small speck in your eye when talking to ’ee. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle You have used your office as it should not have been used. The Last Resource by Arthur Conan Doyle

Under this, in your hammock, you may defy the pelting shower, and sleep heedless of the dews of night. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Jane Austen If I would not go for the sake of your father, I should think it scandalous to go for the sake of his heir. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

I will have no rival in my own empire; your wife must be a plainer and a less aspiring woman than Evelyn Blake. Yet do not discredit your name — which is mine,’ she would always add. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

M. P. Shiel Me want more trade—far more: that will be part of your work, to make us large like the world, liberal and rich like the world. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

If you had written, and given us notice of your coming—” “You would have shut the door in my face,” Mrs. Darrell said, resolutely. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Ralph Waldo Emerson To the end of your power, you will serve this lie which cheats you. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Thomas Hardy As I once loved you I love you now, Harriet, without one jot of abatement; but you are not the woman you were — you once were honest towards me; and now you conceal your heart in made-up speeches. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

If you will draw up your chairs I will endeavour to explain. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

You were carrying a newspaper in your hand. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

William Makepeace Thackeray Dry up your tears, I trust his soul ere this Has reached the mansions of eternal bliss. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

My man will be in in a minute or two to lay lunch and I hope I may have the pleasure of your company. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Charles Dickens May your marriage be more prosperous than hers, and be a comfort to her too. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

Mr. Goodrich wrote to his young contributor (October, 1831): “I am gratified to find that all whose opinion I have heard agree with me as to the merit of the various pieces from your pen. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Robert Louis Stevenson I should love a preface by you, as short or as long as you choose, three sentences, thirty pages, the thing I should like is your name. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith I hope you’re comfortable in your lodgings?” “I’ll give you one of Mrs. Crickledon’s dinners to try. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Edgar Allan Poe Just as I placed the parchment in your hand, and as you were in the act of inspecting it, Wolf, the Newfoundland, entered, and leaped upon your shoulders. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Richard Burton And believe me, when once your tastes have conformed to the tranquillity of such travel, you will suffer real pain in returning to the turmoil of civilisation. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Henry James Don’t become in your old age what I have in mine — the depressing, the deplorable illustration of the worship of false gods!” “What do you mean by your old age?” the young man asked. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells YOUR lay is the philanthropic lay — that is your lay. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Arnold Bennett At last Charlie’s clear, gay voice said: “It’s all very well, and Victor Hugo is Victor Hugo; but you can say what you like — there’s a lot of this that’ll bear skipping, your worships. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Pretend I’m your wife — which God forbid — and just make an audience of me. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Rudyard Kipling You shouldn’t laugh, though, when you show off your creed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Repeat the same process with the same quantity of fresh sugar of milk, and every grain of your powder will contain the millionth of a grain of the medicinal substance. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

John Lewis Burckhard Fill your water-skins, and load your camels, for we shall depart immediately. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

E. F. Benson What else does it say? ‘Vittoria bids you keep love and loyalty alive in your hearts. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Edith Wharton And the minute your backs was turned, Mr. Cranch rang, and gave me the order: ‘That man’s never to set foot here again, you understand. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

H. G. Wells A little notice tells you the price of your room, and you gather the price is doubled if you do not leave the toilette as you found it. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Ivan Turgenev It’s your business to make a picture of it, Mr. Poet; . First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Aphra Behn Antonet gave me the intelligence of your design, and raised me up to a madness that hurried me to that barbarity against your unspotted honour. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

In your day, out of the whole theatrical corps of one city, not more than six or seven, perhaps, could tell the meaning of the words they used in speaking, to say nothing of the sense of the author. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

William Makepeace Thackeray Who knows but that you may find use for your knowledge some day? When — when you may be wanted at home, as some people may be. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Augustine Birrell However, I know you will take any thing kindly from your very affectionate friend, and most humble servant. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Edith Wharton She stood up and said: “I’ll leave you to your letters. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Meredith He prays you of your gentleness, To light him to his dark end. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Ralph Waldo Emerson A summons to celebrate with scholars a literary festival, is so alluring to me, as to overcome the doubts I might well entertain of my ability to bring you any thought worthy of your attention. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Anthony Hope If I don’t return, Fritz will be here soon, and you and he must make your own plans. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Anna Katherine Green Perhaps Edith’s persistent aversion to your brother has had something to do with it. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells And your Philip is under pressures, blind pressures, ten, twenty times as powerful as all the driving force in you. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Brigadier Durand, do your duty if you think I am under suspicion. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

G. K. Chesterton Why can’t you just do it as a favour? What does it matter what your opinions are? I haven’t got any opinions myself; I used them all up at the Union when I was a boy. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Ralph Waldo Emerson You have set your heart and face against society, when you thought it wrong, and returned it frown for frown. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Frances Hodgson Burnett You’ve lost your colour and your mouth is beginning to drag at the corners. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Sigmund Freud In the incident of the bracelet, you would have been glad to accept what your mother had rejected. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Algernon Blackwood You may remember your conversation of the other night with her. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

When you have done for me this last thing, you may go and build your cottage and till your fields, and take some girl to wife, and forget the ancient gods. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

If she had turned against anyone it would have been against you because of the hundreds of pounds she had paid you and your refusing to help her when she had most need of you. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Rudyard Kipling Keep count, for I will do your herding no more. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Now, you’ll have had your dinner, but you’d maybe like a little dessert. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the dull days come, and the rainy days come, and always you are driven to fill up the chinks of your reading with the worthy books which wait so patiently for your notice. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Ha, ha!” he repeated, bitterly, and then added, with suppressed vehemence, “ask your own heart, mademoiselle. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

M. P. Shiel If to your eyes hideous, to mine far from that. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

George Meredith There I met farmer Wilson, of the farm near us—where your sisters found me; and he was kind, and asked me about myself; and I mentioned lodgings, and that I longed for woods and meadows. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

There’s been trouble in your life on account of your sweetheart. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H. G. Wells When at last it was lit and turned up, he came up to Temple. “Take your coat off, old man, and have some more whisky,” he said. The Reconciliation by H. G. Wells [1895]

Till then, think over what I have said, and prepare your lips to be dumb and your eyes to remain downcast; for I am firm in my demands, and nothing will make me change them. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell For Maggie, though I may have my own ways of thinking on some points, I can’t be blind to your goodness. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

I promise that your father will come here to-morrow and clear up the whole business. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

But my letter is in your hands, and you may make it as short as you please, by throwing it into the fire, when weary of reading it. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Kenneth Grahame There’s just one thing left for us to do, and it’s your only chance, so attend very carefully to what I tell you. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

William Makepeace Thackeray I’m going to dine with Billingsgate and some out-and-out fellows at the ‘Regent,’ and so, my lad, just do your best. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Guy de Maupassan I still know its contents by heart: “‘Has your son returned? I did not find him. Mother and Son by Guy de Maupassan

Ivan Turgenev You must try, on your side, to understand me, if only to find out why I am indignant with you. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Rudyard Kipling Be thankful it’s no more: The widow’s curse is on your house, the dead are at your door. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

I’ll drive them away — your mother’ll save you. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Charlotte Perkins Gilman You have to do things for your mothers, surely?” “Oh, no,” she insisted, smiling, shaking her soft brown hair. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Get it up while it’s fresh on your stomach, like. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Robert Louis Stevenson COME to me, all ye that labour; I will give your spirits rest; Here apart in starry quiet I will give you rest. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain Now, my boy, tell us everything that occurred — tell it in your own way — don’t skip anything, and don’t be afraid. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Now homeward, having fed your fill- Eve’s star is rising-go, my she-goats, go. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

Charles Kingsley And you come here to educate yourselves; to educe and bring out your own powers of perceiving, judging, reasoning; to improve yourselves in the art of all arts, which is, the art of learning. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells You must go back to your Millie. You must go back to your Millie, and here — just as I promised you — they will give you gold. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

It don’t need turn you into a bloody rabbit—that is, not if you set your mind to it. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Is that clear, sir?” “Quite clear,” replied Thorndyke (speaking for himself), “so far as the mechanism goes, but not so clear as to your deductions from it. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Then he said, in a very level voice: “Kindly give me your whole attention, Miss Deyncourt, so that I shall not be obliged to repeat anything. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

George Gissing Let us go to your rooms, shall we? There’ll be a hansom passing the bridge. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

Tobias Smolle If you walk forwards, you must take care of your pockets. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

F. Scott Fitzgerald How do I know you didn’t make up the whole thing? Here you are a complete stranger with an acquaintance of less than half an hour, and you come up to me with a cock-and-bull story about your aunts. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ann Radcliffe You do well to remember the dignity of your sex and of your rank; though I must lament with you, that worth like Alleyn’s is not empowered by fortune to take its standard with nobility. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Samuel Johnson With Love united Hymen stands,     And softly whispers to your charms, ‘Meet but your lover in my bands,     You’ll find your sister in his arms. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Charles Dickens Oh, it was an unhappy day when Mr. Warden was ever brought here! Think of your good father, darling — of your sister. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

You’re not out here for your health, I can see, and here’s a chance for you to get your foot on the ladder. Prester John by John Buchan

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The crystal has to be kept warm, too, otherwise vapour would deposit, and you would have your view spoiled. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edith Wharton But I swear you shall have your monument if you earn it. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

No doubt there are many women in the world better deserving your regard than I am, who would be able to return it. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

All you need to do is to keep the wind, when it comes, at the back of your head. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]