You may read the greatest part of Dickens, as you may read the greatest part of Hawthorne or Tolstoy, and not once be reminded
of literature as a business or a cult, but you can hardly read a paragraph, hardly a sentence, of Thackeray's without being reminded
of it either by suggestion or downright allusion.
Why, only to-day he owned up that one time he just felt he never wanted to see me again, because I reminded him of something he wanted to forget.
"He said you reminded him of something he wanted to forget?"
When I voiced them to Perry, he reminded
me gently that my people for many generations had been mine-owners, not ship-builders, and consequently I couldn't be expected to know much about the matter.
I'm apt to forget my resolutions, but if I had something always about me to remind
me, I guess I should do better.
But when Stroeve spoke of Chardin it was not without reason, and she reminded
me curiously of that pleasant housewife in her mob-cap and apron whom the great painter has immortalised.
The child appeared--the same forlorn little creature who had reminded
Mercy of her own early years on the day when she and Horace Holmcroft had been out for their walk.
"Oh if wisdom comes with age," she smartly reminded
him, "your friend Miss Redwood is old enough to be your mother--and she suspected Mrs.
`Well, mace in one hand and Weena in the other, I went out of that gallery and into another and still larger one, which at the first glance reminded
me of a military chapel hung with tattered flags.
"But it is now evening," the King reminded
them, "and you must stay with us until morning, anyhow.
I meant, moreover, to have reminded
him of our being quite alone now, and very much in need of him to keep up our spirits these long winter evenings.
"If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded
to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment."