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His increasing fame had brought with it an immense practice, and I should be guilty of an indiscretion if I were even to hint at the identity of some of the illustrious clients who crossed our humble threshold in Baker Street.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The two pretty young Princesses Gorchakov met suitors there and were married and so further increased the fame of these dances.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Barclay de Tolly tried to command the army in the best way, because he wished to fulfill his duty and earn fame as a great commander.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Wealth and poverty, fame and obscurity, power and subordination, strength and weakness, health and disease, culture and ignorance, work and leisure, repletion and hunger, virtue and vice, are only greater or lesser degrees of freedom.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She, who so gloried in my fame, and so looked forward to its augmentation, well knew that I would labour on.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
And in truth the prince who seeks for worldly glory should desire to be the ruler of a corrupt city; not that, like Cæsar, he may destroy it, but that, like Romulus, he may restore it; since man cannot hope for, nor Heaven offer any better opportunity of fame.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Or, if you shall so prefer to choose, a new province of knowledge and new avenues to fame and power shall be laid open to you, here, in this room, upon the instant; and your sight shall be blasted by a prodigy to stagger the unbelief of Satan.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
He reinforced his pistol and knife with another pistol, and his fame spread far among the black population.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I have often since reflected, what destruction such doctrine would make in the libraries of Europe; and how many paths of fame would be then shut up in the learned world.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
The monk he instantly knew to be the Prior of Jorvaulx Abbey, well known for many miles around as a lover of the chase, of the banquet, and, if fame did him not wrong, of other worldly pleasures still more inconsistent with his monastic vows.