Philosophy began to congratulate herself upon such a proselyte from the world of business, and hoped to have extended her power under the auspices of such a leader.Burke.
And here he cannot forbear observing, that it was the duty of that publisher to have rebutted a statement which he knew to be a calumny.Borrow.
I was going to have asked, when...Sladen.
With whom on those golden summer evenings I should have liked to have taken a stroll in the hayfield.Thackeray.
If my point had not been this, I should not have endeavoured to have shown the connexion.Times.
The author can only wish it had been her province to have raised plants of nobler growth.S. Ferrier.
Had you given your advice in any determined or positive manner, I had been ready to have been concluded by it.Richardson.
Jim Scudamore would have been the first man to have acknowledged the anomaly.Crockett.
Though certainly before she commenced her mystic charms she would have liked to have known who he was.Beaconsfield.
Peggy would have liked to have shown her turban and bird of paradise at the ball.Thackeray.
It might have been thought to be a question of bare alternatives, and to have been susceptible of no compromise.Bagehot.
[Repudiating the report of an interview] I warned him when he spoke to me that I could not speak to him at all if I was to be quoted as an authority. He seemed to have taken this as applying only to the first question he asked me.Westminster Gazette. (seems)
They, as it has been said of Sterne, seemed to have wished, every now and then, to have thrown their wigs into the faces of their auditors.I. Disraeli. (seem to have wished ... to throw)
Lady Austen's fashionable friends occasioned no embarrassment; they seemed to have preferred some more fashionable place for summering in, or they are not again spoken of.Southey. (seem)
On the point of church James was obdurate... He would like to have insisted on the other grudging items.Sladen.
A child flogged left-handedly had better be left unflogged.Poe.
Oh, Burgo, hadst thou not have been a very child, thou shouldst have known that now, at this time of dayafter all that thy gallant steed had done for theeit was impossible for thee or him.Trollope.