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  • _Chevalier_, the Autocrat beat the _Ambassadress_, the _Empress_ beat the _Autocrat_, the _Regent_ beat the _Empress_, te tum, te tum, te tum!

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • The form of the "Autocrat" -- a semi-dramatic, conversational, descriptive monologue -- is not peculiar to Holmes's work, but the treatment of it is absolutely original.

    Literary and Social Essays

  • It is a witty and delightful book, recalling the Autocrat, the Professor, and the Poet, and yet presenting features not to be found in either.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 20, July, 1891

  • Indeed, it was in the April 1858 installment of the "Autocrat" that Boston was first referred to as "the hub of the universe."

    Birthplace of a Magazine

  • Indeed, it was in the April 1858 installment of the "Autocrat" that Boston was first referred to as "the hub of the universe."

    Birthplace of a Magazine

  • "Autocrat": -- "I do not advise you, young man, to consecrate the flower of your life to painting the bowl of a pipe," _et seq_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • Holmes himself is the "Autocrat," and his sparkling talks are full of wit and wisdom.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • The "Autocrat" knows what pond-lilies are, having visited Prospero's Isle and seen the pink-tinged sisterhood of a certain mere that lies embosomed in its hills.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • "Autocrat," -- which I grieve to say he twice misquotes, by omitting the very word which gives it its significance, -- the word _fluid_, intended to typify the mobility of the restricted will, -- holds it up, I say, as if it attacked the reality of the self-determining principle, instead of illustrating its limitations by an image.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • Why should the Yankee mark the distinction between the two former words, and blur it in the case of the latter, thereby incurring the awful displeasure of the "Autocrat," who trusses him, falcon-like, before his million readers and adorers?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

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