Dalloway and the habit, now fallen into decline, of quoting Greek in the House of Commons, noted, in the great commonplace book
that lies open beside us as we talk, the fact that all men, even men like Ridley, really prefer women to be fashionable.
When our visitor was silent Holmes stretched out his hand and took down letter "S" of his commonplace book
. For once he dug in vain into that mine of varied information.
Then Sherlock Holmes pulled down from the shelf one of the ponderous commonplace books
in which he placed his cuttings.
Even after abandoning his law practice, he continued to rely on his legal commonplace book
to document the legal, historical, and philosophical reading that helped shape his new role as a statesman.
Kathleen Riley, in "'All the terrible beauty of a Greek tragedy': Wilde's 'Epistola' and the Euripidean Christ," reiterates examples of Wilde's impressive study skills and cites considerable Greek text, as well as Wilde's poems referencing Euripides from Wilde's Commonplace Book
, his personal notebook kept at Oxford.
"Below Freezing" is a unique assemblage of scientific fact, newspaper reports, and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction, and poetry--a commonplace book
for our era of altering climate.
Over time, the term evolved to also describe a commonplace book
, a receptacle for intellectual and spiritual wealth.
now at the Houghton Library at Harvard, a volume said
When Ben Jonson appealed to Seneca's adage (Patet omnibus veritas) in his seventeenth-century commonplace book
, the sheer volume of printed material was already making one's access to truth increasingly difficult.
When one of them drops his commonplace book
[a blank book in which you write bits and pieces you want to remember], Tommy sends his dog, Samson, to fetch it, so it can be returned to the soldier.
Written in chronological order, Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts is of necessity made up of microhistories, each of a different commonplace book
Two consecutive chapters, for example, make conflicting claims about when the term "commonplace book
" was first applied to Middle English manuscripts (150, 173).