Anecdotes Sentence Examples
At the same time he reproduces their scandalous anecdotes in a quite uncritical spirit, and accepts unquestioningly the 4th-century tradition.
The biographical anecdotes relating to him during the next few years are obscure and mostly apocryphal.
He figures in two anecdotes as the religious adviser of the king and queen, i.e.
The anecdotes believed and circulated by the royalists that Cromwell died in all the agonies of remorse and fear are entirely false.
In the absence of positive information the 4th-century writers (on whom Plutarch and Nepos mainly rely) seized upon his surname of "Just," and wove round it a number of anecdotes more picturesque than historical.Advertisement
When research in oceanography began, the conditions of the sea were of necessity observed only from the coast and from islands, the information derived from mariners as to the condition of parts of the sea far from land being for the most part mere anecdotes bearing on the marvellous or the frightful.
Nearly all the anecdotes related of him by Helbig, in the biography contributed by him to the journal Minerva (1797-1800), and freely utilized by later biographers, are absolutely worthless.
A further appendix consisted of Anecdotes, Letters and Rescripts of the emperor Hadrian; fables of Aesop; extracts from Hyginus; a history of the Trojan War, abridged from the Iliad; and a legal fragment, Hepi iXethEpci €wv (De manumissionibus).
Numerous anecdotes and witticisms attributed to her will be found in Athenaeus.
In the retirement of Brantwood he began his last work, Praeterita, a desultory autobiography with personal anecdotes and reminiscences.Advertisement
Many anecdotes, amusing rather than instructive, are related of him, which have been handed down by Diogenes Laertius and other writers.
These anecdotes may or may not be historically accurate.
It may even be suspected that anecdotes in praise of Peisistratus and Hipparchus were a delicate form of flattery addressed to the reigning Ptolemy.
Some anecdotes of the king's "justice," his favourite and distinguishing attribute during the sixteen years which intervened between the two crusades, are given; then comes the story of Joinville's own refusal to join the second expedition, a refusal which bluntly alleged the harm done by the king's men who stayed at home to the vassals of those who went abroad as the reason of Joinville's resolution to remain behind.
Relating anecdotes with appreciative humour and fascinating dramatic skill, lie used them freely and effectively in conversation and argument.Advertisement
The former he imitates in the maxims (-yv14at) he throws in and the speeches which he puts into the mouth of the chief actors; the latter in his frequent geographical digressions, in the personal anecdotes, in the tendency to collect and attach some credence to marvellous tales.
These- L'Histoire du stathouderat (The Hague, 1748), L'Histoire du parlement d'Angleterre (London, 1748), Anecdotes historiques (Amsterdam, 3 vols., 1 753) - gained for him access to the salons of Mme.
Many of the alterations are found in the legendary anecdotes of the Jewish Haggada and the New Testament Testaments.
Our sources fail us, and we are at the mercy of doubtful rumours and more or less unreliable anecdotes.
His best work, the Valesiana (1694), was inspired by filial affection; in it he collected a number of historical and critical observations, anecdotes and Latin poems of his father.Advertisement
We can distinguish portions of an historical narrative which speaks of Elisha in connexion with events of public interest, without making him the central figure, and a series of anecdotes of properly biographical character..
Of this period we have only a few fragmentary anecdotes and a stray reference or two.
Again, comparing the " epigrams " with the legends and anecdotes told in the Lives of Homer, we can hardly doubt that they were the chief source from which these Lives were derived.
He died in London, at the house of his son-in-law, on the 22nd of August 1752, leaving a memoir (3 vols., 1749-1750) which deserves more attention than it has received, both for its characteristic individuality and as a storehouse of curious anecdotes and illustrations of the religious and moral tendencies of the age.
When General Edward Braddock arrived in Virginia in February 1755, Washington wrote him a diplomatically worded letter, and was presently made a member 1 Weems was a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, who first published a brief biography of Washington in 1800, and later (1806) considerably expanded it and introduced various apocryphal anecdotes.Advertisement
The Apophthegms, though hardly deserving Macaulay's praise of being the best collection of jests in the world, contain a number of those significant anecdotes which Bacon used with such effect in his other writings.
He developed a taste for literature, and his miscellaneous works include The Savages of Europe (London, 1764), a satire on the English which he translated from the French, and Anecdotes Ancient and Modern (London, 1789), an amusing collection of gossip. His chief work was a History of Great Britain connected with the Chronology of Europe from Caesar's Invasion to Accession of Edward VI., in 2 vols.
But even so one hardly hears anything about state or court except great enterprises and anecdotes.
The volume of Lettres et Anecdotes (1779) which bears her name was not written by her.
He has had his reward, for assuredly the portrait of St Louis, from the early collection of anecdotes to the last hearsay sketch of the woeful end at Tunis, with the famous enseignement which is still the best summary of the theoretical duties of a Christian king in medieval times, is such as to take away all charge of vulgarity or mere commerage from Joinville, a charge to which otherwise he might perhaps have been exposed.
But these and similar anecdotes must be received with caution, and it should be remembered that what was a competence in his day would have been considered poverty by the Romans of later times.
His researches were by no means profound; he gives us less of the history of his own time than we have a right to expect - far less, for example, than Orderic. He is, however, an authority of considerable value from 1 066 onwards; many telling anecdotes, many shrewd judgments on persons and events, can be gleaned from his pages.
The anecdotes of Swift related in Spence, Laetitia Pilkington, Wilson's Swiftiana, Delany's Autobiography, &c., though often amusing, can hardly be accepted as authentic.
Among numerous anecdotes the following is characteristic. Periander, on being consulted by the tyrant Thrasybulus of Miletus as to the best device for maintaining himself in power, by way of reply led the messenger through a.
It is a moralizing tract, but contains some interesting anecdotes about contemporaries.
Almost all the anecdotes which have been recorded concerning him testify to a rugged and somewhat unamiable self-contentment.
The anecdotes of her piety and generosity which have been preserved are proof, however, of her popularity.
Their narrative is unmethodical and inartificial; their style is tame and plebeian; their conception of biography is that of a collection of anecdotes; they have II.
Even their trivialities have their use; their endless anecdotes respecting the personal habits of the subjects of their biographies, if valueless to the historian, are most acceptable to the archaeologist, and not unimportant to the economist and moralist.
The severity of the treatise is relieved by characteristic touches of humour, and by quaint anecdotes and allusions furnished from his wide reading and perfect memory.
He always used the dialect of Piedmont when conversing with natives of that country, and he had a vast fund of humorous anecdotes and proverbs with which to illustrate his arguments.
Once he warms to the subject, there is no better relater of anecdotes than the welsh farmer.
But by the end, I did want to hear more than little quips and amusing anecdotes.
He often regales his colleagues with many anecdotes from an action-packed life of decadence, glamor and sophistication.
As has been noted above there is little substantive evidence, only anecdotes about the odd individual case.
Besides the works, properly so called, there is a considerable amount of traditional matter - anecdotes, sayings, sermons - preserved in the biographies and in the Fioretti; 1 a great deal of this matter is no doubt substantially authentic, but it is not possible to subject it to any critical sifting.
Borlase's memoirs of his own life were published in Nichol's Literary Anecdotes, vol.
Marivaux brought out a Spectateur Francais (1722), which was coldly received; it was followed by fourteen or fifteen others, under the titles of La Spectatrice (1728-1730), Le Radoteur (1775), Le Babillard (1778-1779), &c. Of a similar character was Le Pour et le contre (1723-1740) of the abbe Prevost, which contained anecdotes and criticism, with special reference to Great Britain.
Apart from a number of anecdotes distinguished rather for sarcastic humour than for probability, Lacydes exists for us as a man of refined character, a hard worker and an accomplished orator.
Though his character would seem, from much which is found in his writings, and from anecdotes told by those who still remember him, to have been unsympathetic, it was not so understood by enthusiastic young people, who hung on his words as those of a prophet.
Ibn Batuta's statements and anecdotes regarding the showy virtues and solid vices of Sultan Muhammad Tughlak are in entire agreement with Indian historians, and add many fresh details.
Or, we gravitate toward anecdotes like, "I take my vitamin C every day and haven't had a cold in year."
On all sides, new and fresh anecdotes were heard of individual examples of heroism shown by our officers and men at Austerlitz.
At dinner the conversation did not cease for a moment and seemed to consist of the contents of a book of funny anecdotes.
Most of the anecdotes, if not relating to the state service, related to people in the service.
The doctor who attended Pierre and visited him every day, though he considered it his duty as a doctor to pose as a man whose every moment was of value to suffering humanity, would sit for hours with Pierre telling him his favorite anecdotes and his observations on the characters of his patients in general, and especially of the ladies.
It 's peppered with endless real-life anecdotes about the author 's own work experiences and those of his friends, family and colleagues.
He was a life long friend to members of my family and recounted anecdotes from their times together.
He regaled the company with a quickfire collection of diverting anecdotes and stories.
I 'd rather be moved by the sheer genius of her vocal range than regaled with anecdotes !
Your anecdotes, metaphors and slight of hand brought so much life to the presentation.
We were able to swap a few anecdotes, as we 've been to Vermont, and it turned out they were UU 's.
Consider how stories and anecdotes that are common knowledge to your family should be documented through your scrapbook album.
When creating a one-of-a-kind recipe scrapbook, it's vital to include personal anecdotes along with instructions on how to whip up delicious dishes that everyone in the family enjoys.
Anecdotes are one of the simplest ways to draw someone into a layout.
In response, the best man acknowledges the groom's toast to the bridesmaids and goes on to relate some amusing anecdotes about his relationship to the groom.
This is still a light-hearted event but not as crass as most bachelor parties, and some mild humor, anecdotes, and jokes are entirely appropriate.
Anecdotes unrelated to the couple or the day's festivities.
Adding in a few short personal anecdotes can make the vows even more heartfelt.
Avoid mentioning very private, intimate anecdotes or complicated stories that may not be understood by the wedding guests, and keep those sentiments for a romantic moment the couple can share alone.
He penned his 2003 autobiography, I Don't Mean to be Rude, But…, a short yet snappy read filled with amusing anecdotes and even a few tidbits of advice for aspiring singers.
Some college humor draws on the college experience in lists and anecdotes forwarded from student to student through email.
Boomer Jokes is a joke blog full of funny jokes and anecdotes for the 50+ crowd, including an actual job application to Walmart from a 75-year-old man.
Included in the book are interviews, anecdotes and personal stories of online dating by the author.
Don't be afraid to share funny anecdotes, but avoid exaggerations.
A variation of this idea would be to present photographs taken of the party in a scrapbook along with anecdotes.
What are the highlights of your life, the anecdotes that will evoke an emotional response from someone who wasn't there and doesn't know you or the others involved?
Many read more like textbooks than novels, though some autobiographies are just as full of charming anecdotes and beautiful language as memoirs.
A successful feature writer knows how to choose quotes, anecdotes, descriptions, and examples that her audience can easily relate to.
Anecdotes are more appropriate to feature writing because they illustrate the points you are trying to make.
Leah's blog has anecdotes about her personal experiences living on a budget, as well as plenty of general money saving tips.
There may be a motivational tone within the writing, often with a variety of quotes, anecdotes and testimonials to help the reader stay on course.
It is also replete with anecdotes from those who have followed this diet, along with suggestions and observations for those who are new to the concept.
Rebounding evolved from trampoline training, whose origins are the subject of some humorous anecdotes.
Do you have any interesting lingerie anecdotes?
Any interesting facts about your nominee, including anecdotes and/or stories.
Poschinger has also edited a series of works in which anecdotes, minutes of interviews and conversations are recorded; they are, however, of very unequal value.
There are many anecdotes told of him which attest his possession of a playful humour, united with shrewd mother-wit.
He overflows with anecdotes, seldom indeed gets beyond the anecdotal stage, yet from this all study of nature must begin; and he sees everywhere intelligence and beauty, love and sociality, where a later view of nature insists primarily on mere adaptation of interests or purely competitive struggles.
He sat behind a low desk, with a few jottings on slips of paper, or textbooks marked on the margin, before him, and delivered an extemporaneous address, opening up the subject by partial glimpses, and with many anecdotes or familiar illustrations, till a complete idea of it was presented.
Once again from family anecdotes, it is understood that Thomas Hogarth had a butchers business of his own in Bispham, Blackpool.
It was full of anecdotes of life as a young civil engineer working for a local authority.
The book had many anecdotes of the interesting people who have sailed Sunbeams.
My own brothers recalled similar brief verbal anecdotes to my own.
So we do need to engage with the hard questions in this area rather than just swapping anecdotes.
I'd like to hear any more anecdotes or info ESP on town flats, which there seems to be a glut of.
Taylor worked as a bartender and waitress in New York City for several years, and claims her anecdotes about these celebrities are true, according to AHN.com.
There is such a many-sided richness, such a tenderness, such a poetry, such an originality, such a distinction revealed by the innumerable anecdotes in the memoirs of his disciples, that his personality is brought home to us as one of the most lovable and one of the strongest of men.
It contains lyrical and ballad poetry, specimens of early exegesis and commentary, lives of the saints, collections of edifying anecdotes and of the now well-known Jatakas or Birth Stories.
At his death in 1786 he was succeeded by his son Charles, the notorious "Jockey of Norfolk," the big, coarse, generous, slovenly, hard-drinking Whig of whom all the memoirwriters of his age have their anecdotes.
Many anecdotes have been told to illustrate his kindliness, his inimitable humour, and his remarkable eloquence.
Anecdotes have been preserved which illustrate his piety both in early and in later years; of his studies the best monument is to be found in his writings.
It is, however, illustrated in Pegge's Anecdotes of the English Language (1803) and confirmed by the editor of the 3rd edition (1844), pp. 65-66.
It is the Tsure-zure-gusa (Materials/or Dispelling Ennui), by KenkO-bOshi, described by Mr Aston as one of the most delightful oases in Japanese literature; a collection of short sketches, anecdotes and essays on all imaginable subjects, something in the manner of Seldens Table Talk.
Of the prose writers C. Velleius Paterculus, the historian, and Valerius Maximus, the collector of anecdotes, are the most important.
The early church condemned specularii (mirror-gazers), and Aubrey and the Memoirs of Saint-Simon contain "scrying" anecdotes of the 17th and 18th centuries, while Sir Walter Scott's story, My Aunt Margaret's Mirror, is based on a tradition of about 1750 in a noble Scottish family.
By way of facts, we have only a large body of unattested anecdotes of supra-normal successes in crystal-gazing, in many lands and ages; and the scanty records of modern amateur investigators, like the present writer.
When the Parthian War (162-5) broke out, Polyaenus, too old to share in the campaign, dedicated to the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus a work, still extant, called Strategica or Strategemata, a historical collection of stratagems and maxims of strategy written in Greek and strung together in the form of anecdotes.
It is divided into eight books (parts of the sixth and seventh are lost), and originally contained nine hundred anecdotes, of which eight hundred and thirty-three are extant.
Like Horace he largely illustrated his own observations by personal anecdotes and fables.
The extraordinary mobility of his whole person, and his power of as it were transforming himself at will, are attested by many anecdotes and descriptions, but the piercing power of his eye must have been his most irresistible feature.
Walton illustrates Herbert's kindness to the poor by many touching anecdotes, but he had not been three years in Bemerton when he succumbed to consumption.
His work shows little or no originality; he simply versified in iambic trimeters the fables current in his day under the name of "Aesop," interspersing them with anecdotes drawn from daily life, history and mythology.
In 1508 he had conceived a work on lines more to the taste of the learned world, full of apt and recondite learning, and now and again relieved by telling comments or lively anecdotes.
Additional particulars are given in Brougham's Men of Letters and Science, Burton's Life of Hume and Alexander Carlyle's Autobiography; and some characteristic anecdotes of him will be found in Memoirs of the Life and Works of Sir John Sinclair (1837).
The anecdotes told of Gaia Caecilia are aetiological myths intended to explain certain usages at Roman marriages.
See Washington Irving's Astoria; or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains (Philadelphia, 1836).
Porter wrote a Life of Commodore David Porter (1875), gossipy Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), a none too accurate History of the Navy during the War of the Rebellion (1887), two novels, Allan Dare and Robert le Diable (1885; dramatized, 1887) and Harry Marline (1886), and a short "Romance of Gettysburg," published in The Criterion in 1903.
The style is concise, the anecdotes are well told, the descriptions short and picturesque; the whole constitutes one of the most living pictures of medieval society.
The elder Pliny's anecdotes of Greek artists supplied Vasari with the subjects of the frescoes.
He had an inexhaustible store of anecdotes about that gay and brilliant world from which he was now an outcast.
He had strong sense, quick discernment, wit, humour, immense knowledge of literature and of life, and an infinite store of curious anecdotes.
There are scores of anecdotes about Frederick, but not many so well authenticated as this.
It gives nothing but the barest facts, excepting three anecdotes about his infancy, his school days and his marriage.
Yet the annals of that age, and the anecdotes retailed by Brantome, prove that the royalty and nobility of France had been largely Italianized.
Register (1809), pp. 399-452 John Nichols, Literary anecdotes, vol.