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Paton   /pˈætən/   Listen

South African writer (1903-1988).  Synonyms: Alan Paton, Alan Stewart Paton.

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"Paton" Quotes from Famous Books

... not above broad farce when the fancy seized him. At the time when a certain kind of nonsense verse was popular, he, with Sir Noel Paton and others, added not a few facetious sonnets to Edward Lear's book, which lay on Madame Novikoff's table. His authorship is betrayed by the introduction of familiar Somersetshire names, Taunton, Wellington, ...
— Biographical Study of A. W. Kinglake • Rev. W. Tuckwell

... British Museum showed me some years ago one of the most suggestive documents that the art of cartography has ever produced. It was the famous map prepared by Captain Paton, about 1890, for the British Government, showing the various neighbourhoods in which the Thugs had strangled and buried their victims. Drawn up according to precise information furnished by several leaders of the sect, it indicated every tomb in the province of ...
— Modern Saints and Seers • Jean Finot

... "Beggar's Opera" was under rehearsal at the Haymarket Theatre, in 1823, Miss Paton, who was to play the part of Polly, expressed a wish to sing the air of "The Miser thus a Shilling sees," a note higher; to which the stage-manager immediately replied, "Then, Miss, you must sing, 'The ...
— The Jest Book - The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings • Mark Lemon

... journey! I must travel very slowly, however, and probably rest for half a day, now and then. I shall gain a good fortnight thus; and by the end of June I hope to be in your arms.' At this time he was still resolved to keep his promise of conducting at Miss Paton's concert. But he came home in a state of such feverish agitation and complete exhaustion that his friends came around him, and wrung from him the promise that he would conduct no more, and even give up his own benefit. This resolution, strange to say, appeared ...
— Among the Great Masters of Music - Scenes in the Lives of Famous Musicians • Walter Rowlands

... me by paying in for three articles, as already sent, to my account with John Paton & Co., 52 William Street? This will be ...
— Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson - Volume 2 • Robert Louis Stevenson

... Gilpin, William Scott, and Joel Paton, were poor fishermen and Anglo-Saxon heroes—that is, heroes with an eye to the main chance; they risked their lives at sea to save a ship and get salvage; failing there, they risked their lives all the same, like fine fellows as they were, to save the crew. They succeeded, but ruined their ...
— Hard Cash • Charles Reade

... was a small boy, a pretty creature who read Italian, sang to her guitar, and made bread seals for her amusement. She had such a mortal terror where cows were concerned that she would run like a lapwing when she heard one come lowing up the lane behind the house. Paton, the man from Sydney who remembered them, thought they did a little better towards the end, when they got a store, and Mrs. Beauchamp kept it. Do you hear that, Maria?" cried the Doctor, with ...
— A Houseful of Girls • Sarah Tytler

Words linked to "Paton" :   author, Alan Paton, writer, Alan Stewart Paton

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