Phrases with "your"

They said: “Did Wolseley tell you your orders?” I said: “Yes.” I said: “You will not guarantee future government of the Sudan, and you wish me to go up and evacuate now. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Hardy Thank you for your good counsel. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

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]

H. G. Wells After that they made a sort of password of: “Do you bite your thumbs at Us, Sir?” To which the countersign was: “We bite our thumbs. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Anne Bronte It’s your duty to go there as often as you can. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Evil days await that country; your prophets do not see them, but I know, and see them clearly. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Virginia Woolf In the course of your daily life this past week you have had far stranger and more interesting experiences than the one I have tried to describe. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Ford Madox Ford Then, as he went out of the door, he said: “You can tell your aunt I have cabled to Mr Dowell to come over. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

The one whose air proclaimed him the chief of his party, left us not long in doubt as to his business, for he said, almost in entering, “Mr. P— I come to ask for your vote. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Nikolai Gogol Universal popularity, and with it wealth, will be your meed, though some of our brother journalists may rise against you. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Edmund Burke Of this there are no traces in your Constitution; and in providing nothing of this kind, your Solons and Numas have, as much as in anything else, discovered a sovereign incapacity. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

And, mind you, I took you to witness to begin with that you sat down of your own accord. Journey of Little Profit by John Buchan [1898]

Charles Dickens You can fill any house with noises, if you will, until you have a noise for every nerve in your nervous system. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

To this discourse of Firmus, Senecio replied: Sir, your last similitude contradicts your first, and you have unwittingly opened the world (instead of the door, as the proverb goes) against yourself. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Elizabeth Gaskell Bessy is a good girl, a good girl, God bless her: but she has not been brought up as your wife should have been: at least as folks will say your wife should have been. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Arthur Conan Doyle I may need your assistance; and, in any case, you are men of honour, and would not thwart me in my plans. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence There is something horrible in you, something dark and beastly in your will. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James You shall have a carriage to drive you; the whole house shall be at your call. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

George Meredith If you love me, it is your leap out of prison, and without you, I am from this time no better than one-third of a man. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was first your walking out with a young man in the dark —’ ‘But it was my brother!’ said Margaret, surprised. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Instead of that, your father deposed him and usurped it. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

This is the hand of him that did live your dearest, and will die your Majesty’s faithfullest servant. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

John Galsworthy Pluck up your spirit, Jon, and break away. To Let by John Galsworthy

It was I who saved up thirty-five dollars, and I used to slip them into your crucible when your back was turned — and I did it only because I saw that you were dying of disappointment. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Do your explaining at the station-house. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

James Joyce Go downstairs and do your work. Dubliners by James Joyce

Edith Wharton And I worship it because she walks on it!” “And so do your people: the war’s done that for you, anyhow,” I reminded him. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Gertrude Stein She usually opened the door to the knock and the usual formula was, de la part de qui venez-vous, who is your introducer. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Arthur Morrison Do shut up, and take your proper rest like a Christian. Here, I’ll give you a cigar; it’s all right — Burman; stick it in your mouth, and keep your jaw tight on it. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

G. K. Chesterton Men like me get elderly more by choice than chance; and there’s much more choice and less chance in life than your modern fatalists make out. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Tremble before his anger, so that he may see your fear in the light of day; but in your heart you may laugh, for after sunset he is your slave. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Rudyard Kipling Then were the judgments loosened; then was your shame revealed, At the hands of a little people, few but apt in the field. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now, your ladyship is a saint, because you have a sweet and holy nature, in the first place; and have people to do your anger and vexation for you, in the second place. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Henry James The way I put it is — see? — that if you’ll stand for Gossage, you’ll get returned for Gossage.” “And if I get returned for Gossage, I shall marry your daughter. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Even so far back as your time a farmer was something of a gentleman, and why an actor should not be a gentleman is to us incomprehensible. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

You don’t believe that it is so hateful there? Go and look for yourself some time, you can see with your own eyes. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nathaniel Hawthorne Now, the fates have so ordained it, that, whether by her own will or no, this stranger is your deadliest enemy. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Does your gentleman trust you?” Again she shook her head. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When your body’s not fed—you begin to see clear—if your spirit is not held down. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson House of mine, in your walls, strong sounds the sea, Of all sounds on earth, dearest sound to me. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Bram Stoker That semi-human monster out of the pit hates and means to destroy us all — you and me certainly, and probably your uncle. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

I expected no less than this from your wisdom, which is far beyond your years. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

But—forgive me, Sir John, for saying so—I cannot think you exercised discretion in accepting him so easily for your daughter. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Is your revolver ready?” “Quite ready,” I replied. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anna Katherine Green She’s gone — took a notion that night work didn’t agree with her and left without so much as a ‘By your leave!’ She must have smelt you out in some uncanny way. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Arthur Machen We might put in your father, and your brother James, and Aunt Marian, and your grandmother, in her widow’s cap — and any of the others in the album. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning You’ll take back your Grand-duke? There are some things to object to. Poems Before Congress by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1860]

Ford Madox Ford She wanted to say: ‘I am falling at your feet. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Elizabeth Von Arnim What are you to do if your conscience is clear and your liver in order and the sun is shining? May 10th. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Our king’s wife we call queen, so Maadu your queen now. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Now, Cack — Newhaven, if that’s your noble name — as I am here, trot out a few heiresses, would you? I want to take one or two back with me. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

D. H. Lawrence Because he was the father of Daphne the Count felt a certain tenderness for the taciturn Englishman. ‘You do me too much honour, my lord, receiving me in your house,’ said the small Count proudly. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy She had money to spare for dress, evidently! He said abruptly: “It’s your birthday. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Abraham Merri And if it got into your lungs nothing could ever make you think you hadn’t seen real devils. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

D.H. Lawrence No; but you can’t turn round without finding some policeman or other at your elbow — look at them, abominable ironmongery! — ready to put his hand on your shoulder. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

If in that time your lover is not here your father will be shot in his place!” He caused Pere Merlier to be taken to the chamber which had served as Dominique’s prison. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Arnold Bennett They might just as well have said, “You’re practically in your grave. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Don’t you think I understand what this means to you? Have I no imagination? Can’t I put myself in your place? Why, the last time you came it nearly broke my heart to remind you of your duty. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling Ubique means “Entrain at once for Grootdefeatfontein”! Ubique means “Off-load your guns”— at midnight in the rain! Ubique means “More mounted men. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

It wouldn’t be respectful either to your great-aunt’s memory or to the lunch. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

It is very growing-up to find that someone you loved all your life never existed at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Sinclair Lewis It never occurred to me to ask for your autograph — except as I do have your initials signed to so many gay little notes. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

I assure you that it will be greatly to your advantage. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Arthur Conan Doyle You will hear from me soon again, Elise. It is the last time that I will ever cause pain to your tender heart,’ and with these words he left both the room and the house. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson Before you had yet grasped your pleasure, the horses were put to, the loud whips volleyed, and the tide was gone. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

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]

A wise man, who is not, but who had been a mighty warrior in his younger days, saw in your face the likeness of a son that had passed away. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

F. Scott Fitzgerald Come on — I’ll let you talk about your book all the way. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

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

I am seeking God.” “Continue your search; and God be with you” said the conjurer. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Wilkie Collins Cheap! Can a Marchioness drive bargains? Readily. The Marchioness has not fifty pounds of your money for her whole yearly income. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

To begin to act, you know, you must first have your mind completely at ease and no trace of doubt left in it. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Henry James Haven’t you noticed that there hasn’t been a doctor near me since you came?” “I’m your doctor,” said the young man, taking his arm and drawing him tenderly on again. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

You have now only to stretch forth your hand, and seize the government. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

I will make your fortune then. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Edith Wharton The state of mind in my milieu must be so remote from anything you’re used to in your happy country. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Abraham Merri What would he want you to do when you did find it? Whatever it was, you can bet your chances of getting out that he planted it deep in your subconscious. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Ah, brave Ned! I ask no more than to live a hundred years longer, that I may have more time to dwell the longer on your memory. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Charles Dickens And God will bless you in your own child at home. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Along the creeks and river-sides, and in the wet savannas, six species of the bittern will engage your attention. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Ivan Turgenev Are you going?’ ‘It is late,’ observed Sanin. ‘And you want to rest after your journey, and your game of “fools” with my husband. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Anthony Trollope What you said in your anger was cruel and unmanly, but it has been pardoned. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I tell you as a man of honour, and I think I may add as your friend, that you are only courting disappointment. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

No. She wouldn’t poison them, nor steal your things. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Walter Scott Nay, I am sure that had I told you what was said about that room, those very reports would have induced you, by your own choice, to select it for your accommodation. The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott [1828]

Arthur Conan Doyle And your manner has been so strange occasionally—especially that night when you left poor Professor Pratt-Haldane to play dummy. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

But the sword that pierced your heart forced an entrance for angels, who had been knocking where there was no door — until then. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Charles Dickens I hear you have had the name of Meltham on your lips sometimes?’ I saw, in addition to those other changes, a sudden stoppage come upon his breathing. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Meredith I should walk or row on the lake, but I would rather be sure of readiness for your return. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

The visitor flew in with a run and a sparkling laugh, and at once kissed Mrs. Cramp on both cheeks, without saying with your leave or by your leave. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

Thomas Hobbes He shall take your man-servants, and your maidservants, and the choice of your youth, and employ them in his business. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

So, when she was alone with her grandfather one day, she said, ‘Didn’t you miss your fiddle, Granda?’ The old man gave her a quick, searching look, then smiled sadly. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Henry James And he seems to think,” she went on, “that a girl in your daughter’s position can be married from one day to the other — with a ring and a new frock — like a housemaid. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

A charred body might be in your line if they happen to know that there is one among the ruins. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Wad ye let a man die, when there’s a breath in your body? Think shame o’ yoursel, man. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim May I beg that until that time you eliminate from your mind the existence of that lady so far as I and my past life are concerned. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

John Galsworthy The rest of your pictures you can hang round the gallery upstairs, or in the other rooms. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Henry James Oh, if she could get off by your saying it for her! — for you, my dear, would be believed. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson That YOU have washed your hands of him! He at least is free to follow his ‘own devices’. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson I hope you will keep your promise and not do it again. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Ralph Waldo Emerson If you are the victim of your doing, who cares what you do? We can spare your opera, your gazetteer, your chemic analysis, your history, your syllogisms. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Olaf Stapledon Even if your body is more attractive than your face you are not entitled to display it. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Do your best, lads, and if ye win this bout ye shall be glad of it to the last days of your life. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Henry James Don’t, because really, you know, it has been quite an accident, and I’ve all sorts of information at your disposal. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Guy de Maupassan You are sacrificing your child to your own personal happiness. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Caithness said, “Do you sleep by your own will?” “I watch by the will of him that rules me,” the other answered monotonously. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

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]

Allow me,” he continued, “to give you back in all form your forfeited life. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Guy de Maupassan What does it matter whether it’s in your pocket or mine now that we share everything? I am not refusing you the money, am I? I am going to give you a hundred francs. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton And besides, you have your own future to consider. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

D. H. Lawrence Poor woman! So you’ll broach your barrel of sympathy for your wife, eh, and for nobody else?” “That’s it. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

G. K. Chesterton I only ask you to give up your Parliamentary seat. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

I may yet dismiss you and freeze to your money for a year. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Rudyard Kipling You go back to your Somme doin’s, and I’ll put it through with Aunt Maria. It’ll amuse her and it won’t hinder you. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Rudyard Kipling It is quite a revelation; and if nobody tilts you backwards out of your chair, you can reflect on heaps of things connected with it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

John Keats Thus ye live on high, and then On the earth ye live again; And the souls ye left behind you Teach us, here, the way to find you, Where your other souls are joying, Never slumber’d, never cloying. Poems by John Keats

Andrew Lang I have already scraped together a considerable quantity—suspend your curiosity, Mr. Scott, you will see them when I see you, of which I am as impatient as you can be to see the songs for your life. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

There were thieves among the staff, and if you left money in your coat pockets it was generally taken. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

You have defended your capital like a brave warrior. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry James Something tells me that my luck may be in your country — which has brought luck to so many. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

There was a boy at the Grammar School, an auctioneer’s son, who could copy any handwriting and for a penny he’d forge a letter from your mother saying you’d been ill yesterday. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling In five minutes your host has vanished. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells And as for papers ——! Where in your world have you seen papers like this?” I produce my pocket-book, extract my passport, and present it to him. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Lewis Carroll Eat your bird, Puss, for you will get nothing from me! There are yet two zeroes to dispose of. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

WE sat together at one summer’s end, That beautiful mild woman, your close friend, And you and I, and talked of poetry. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Don’t give me this work to do with a woman — and with one of your family, too. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Catherine Helen Spence We could neither afford to wear such clothes as you have on, or to change them often; but here is Mrs. Cox, ready to show you to your room. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

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

George Meredith I wanted my comrade young and fair, necessarily of your sex, but with heart and brain: an insane request, I fancied, until I heard that you were the person I wanted. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Ann Radcliffe He began to remove them, when the marquis suddenly turning —‘I have already sufficiently indulged your folly,’ said he, ‘and am weary of this business. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Mark Twain Nothing worth the trouble of stowing away in your memory. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

E. F. Benson Perhaps I shall return later to your kind house. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

You’ll want all your wits about you. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

H. G. Wells Your major-domo gave me tea in my own room and afterwards I strolled about your gardens and heard them praised in most European languages as well as my mother tongue. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Oscar Wilde I insist on your discussing this matter with me. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne To these we respectfully invite your attention. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The manner of your discovery of the greater island came to my ears less than a twelvemonth ago, and then but in rumours and broken hints. D’Arfet’s Vengeance by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Guy de Maupassant She is hit, my dear fellow; she is falling like a wounded bird, and is ready to drop into your arms. A Passion (Une Passion) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

D. H. Lawrence But in the cold dark, your lily root, Lady Daphne. Ah, yes, you will know it all your life, that I know where your root lies buried, with its sad, sad quick of life. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Count von Waldorf has a dancing hall attached to his villa which would exactly meet your requirement. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

You must lay your account for that, Janet. You’ll find him a bit of a screw, or I’m much mistaken. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

If it were necessary, I could shoot you now without a tremor, and drag your body out and bury you, and come back into tea here without turning a hair. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Rudyard Kipling There’s a tramway under your feet: be careful not to trip over it. The Giridih Coal-Fields by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith Bear that situation in your mind. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

This is your old home where you lived nearly three hundred years ago, and to which you have so often come back in your dreams. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Maria Edgeworth If you had any regard for me, your own feelings would have saved you the trouble of asking that question. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing In telling you so much, and no more, your parents did me a grave wrong. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Edgar Allan Poe On this account, and because the world’s good opinion as proud of your own. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Carlyle It is like Pococke asking Grotius, Where is your proof of Mahomet’s Pigeon? No proof! — Let us leave all these calumnious chimeras, as chimeras ought to be left. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

James Joyce When the shy star goes forth in heaven All maidenly, disconsolate, Hear you amid the drowsy even One who is singing by your gate. Chamber Music by James Joyce

It is enough to say that it is of a very distressing nature, and affects the lady (Mademoiselle de Barras) whom you have recently honored with your hand. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

You shall have your life, and in return you will take me to the place where you hid the collar, and put it into my hands. Prester John by John Buchan

Jules Verne If then, as you say, Torres possesses the proof of your innocence, do all you can yourself — do all you can through your friends — do everything, so that that proof can be produced in time. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Ivan Turgenev Only wrap my head in your veil, or it will go ill with me. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

David Hume Your children are loved only because they are yours: your friend for a like reason; and your country engages you only so far as it has a connection with yourself. Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature by David Hume

And — do you know what, mother? — I have got it into my head that when she came back she would see the difference, and appreciate your ways here more than she ever might otherwise. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

H. G. Wells It is Wonder. Your sleep — your awakening. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Charles Dickens Upon your mettle, friend, and push on. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Then I started for here, wondering whether you — I’ve been fond of you beyond words ever since I set eyes on your face,” he cried, as if unable to command his feelings. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

But are you certain this is a canoe?’ “‘It may be a drift-log,’ I said; ‘but I thought you had better have a look with your own eyes. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

H. Rider Haggard I soon discovered indeed that your marriage to me was nothing but a blind, that I was being used as a screen forsooth. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Cease to use your hands, and you have lopped off a huge chunk of your conscious-ness. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

I have it out of your own mouth. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. G. Wells And your poor father ‘ardly cold in ‘is grave!’ She wept. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

In the time of Baron Stott-Wartenheim we had a lot of soft-headed people running this Embassy. They caused fellows of your sort to form a false conception of the nature of a secret service fund. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope I fear that some of your intimate friends at Exeter must have been indiscreet. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Wise men read very sharply all your private history in your look and gait and behavior. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Fall down on your knees and pray for your souls, for the angel of death stands over you, to blot out your memory from among the Roumin people!” The last words were pronounced in a fearful tone. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

That will throw the style of your walking back and alter your gait. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Miles Franklin Have you been living alone in your spirit, suffering as we who had deepest affection for you did not dream? This distresses me. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

I was just walking along the beach — ” “Ho! Takin’ y’r evenin’ stroll up Fift’ Avenoo, was youse? Well, just stroll along ahead of me now, and no more of your lip. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

What do you think of that? You might remember that you are not the only person that’s hurt by your folly, by your hastiness, by your recklessness. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Ford Madox Ford And your syphon works like anything in that damp trench . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Edith Wharton In fact, I’ve sometimes wondered at your going out of your way to be so civil to him when you must see plainly enough that I don’t like him. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Change your mind and have a drink. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Henry James You must have beauty in your life, don’t you see? — that’s the only way to make sure of it for the lives of others. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Walter Scott Go, disown the royal Stewart, for whom your father, and his fathers, and your mother’s fathers, have crimsoned many a field with their blood. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Could one imagine Jason saying, “You lend me your boat and I’ll drown your wife,” or Champneis suggesting, “I’ll lend you the boat if you’ll do the work. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Have you ever been suspected of walking in your sleep?” “Never, since I was very young indeed. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Shall I say that if you marry her whom you have now asked to join her lot with yours, there will be no such fighting? I think that I shall know how to hold my own against the world as your wife. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Thomas Hardy There’s nobody but would be glad to welcome you to our parish again, now you’ve showed your independence and acted up to your trust in his promise. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

So he ended it with: “O you who read this, and think of the author And do not exempt him from blame, If you spare your good opinion of him, do not At least fail to say ‘Lord forgive us and him. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Maria Edgeworth They are not Europeans. What concern are they of yours? Once in your native country, you will dream of them no more. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

You shall be confirmed in your authority, and Spain will once more take your city under her protection. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins I am your friend always, Mr. Wardour. I can never be your wife. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Alfred Tennyson But when I dwelt upon your old affiance, She answered sharply that I talked astray. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Henry James But if you’re proud and reserved, it’s your own affair; I’m proud too, though I’m not reserved — that’s what spoils it. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

You said also — I call to mind — that “giving your life up to them” (them meaning all of mankind with skins brown, yellow, or black in colour) “was like selling your soul to a brute. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

It was because I was told that you had the credit of seeing light where others can see nothing but darkness, that I have sought your aid in this emergency. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We wondered if you intended to look up your country relations. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

I don’t complain there, but my state of health,” he yawned wearily, “is a private matter for me alone, and does not add to the force of your arguments in any way. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

I began to question my doubts, and dropped my eyes as he pursued: “‘You have been disappointed in your marriage, I hear; but that need not make you as downcast as this. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Mark Twain Both men presently fell to yawning, and Injun Joe said: “I’m dead for sleep! It’s your turn to watch. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I can read your father’s eye, Robert. I can see that he has done me an injustice in this matter. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry James Where is it yet, where, your freedom? If it’s real there’s plenty of time, and if it isn’t there’s more than enough. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Mark Twain Leave your eyes unfettered by your will but a single instant and they will surely turn to seek it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

IN the first place, then, I wish you joy of your niece; for I was brought to bed of a daughter [The present Countess of Bute] five weeks ago. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

You give me eleven and six and I’ll throw in this handsome silver-gilt vase for your mantelpiece. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

I take it that you knew comparatively little of Mrs. Jervis Lexton, even though her husband was in your employment?” Miles Rushworth made a conscious effort to appear calm and unconcerned. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]