He published Something of Men I have Known; With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical and Retrospective (1909).
The retrospective exhibition of means of transport was interesting in view of the recent opening of the Simplon tunnel, the occasion of the exhibition.
Mortality among rats is said to precede the appearance of human plague, but the evidence of this is always retrospective and of a very loose character.
In the first place, a very great part of what the poem tells about Beowulf himself is not presented in regular sequence, but by way of retrospective mention or narration.
Now, with one brilliant exception - the story of the swimming-match, which is felicitously introduced and finely told - these retrospective passages are brought in more or less awkwardly, interrupt inconveniently the course of the narrative, and are too condensed and allusive in style to make any strong poetic impression.
This retrospective tendency was favourably regarded by the government.
The prose works touch on retrospective topics or deal with subjects of deep meditation.
~The cohinuissioners agreed upon three rules by which they thought neutrals should in future be bound, and recommended that they should be given a retrospective effect.