As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details
, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
And with an air of spite, which he did not dissemble: "I am unacquainted with these details
, will you guarantee their authenticity, monsieur?"
And it is absolutely unnecessary, because if I am right in my surmises, whether ambassador or hall porter it's a mere detail
The idea of using her as a decoy was clearly already in his mind, though he may not have been certain how the details of his plot were to be arranged.
Mortimer, and he was told by the latter all details about the arrival of Henry Baskerville.
My hardships were not so great as you imagined, though such trifling details must never interfere with the investigation of a case.
From the unorganized material thus brought clearly to the author's consciousness Imagination next selects the details which can be turned to present use, and proceeds to combine them, uniting scattered traits and incidents, perhaps from widely different sources, into new characters, stories, scenes, and ideas.
Does he produce his impressions by full enumeration of details, or by emphasis on prominent or characteristic details?
For 1) if the quarrel between the brothers were a fiction, we should expect it to be detailed at length and not noticed allusively and rather obscurely -- as we find it; 2) as MM.
The whole story is full of miraculous elements, and the various authorities disagree on numerous points of detail. The tradition seems, however, to be constant in declaring that Hesiod was murdered and buried at Oenoe, and in this respect it is at least as old as the time of Thucydides.
How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail
of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones."
Those who are sufficiently interested to desire to read his own detailed
account of the society he would fain establish, will find an excellent passage in Aphorism 57 of "The Antichrist".