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  • Having left an umbrella in Lansdown-crescent, I inquired of the gentleman to whom I air indebted for my introduction to Mr. Beckford if be thought it would be taking a liberty if I sent in my name when I called for it.

    Recollections of the Late William Beckford

  • Coindet, enterprising, bold, even to effrontery, and who was upon the watch after all my friends, soon introduced himself in my name to the house of Madam de Verdelin, and, unknown to me, shortly became there more familiar than myself.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Meanwhile farewell, my Charles; and give best salutations in my name to Coltellini,

    The Life of John Milton

  • Now when the agent had gone away, Yahya turned to his companions and said, “What doth he deserve who forgeth a letter in my name and carrieth it to my foe?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • ` ` The bond isn't registered in my name anyway, '' answered Mr. Button.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • Another of my favorite bands, the String Cheese Incident, ran a major benefit auction and poster sale at Aron’s Incident, a July concert held in my name in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that raised seventeen thousand dollars for the five volunteer search-and-rescue groups in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico that assisted with my rescue.

    127 Hours

  • I told Mr. Perkupp, at the office, with a feeling of pride, that we had received an invitation to the Mansion House; and he said, to my astonishment, that he himself gave in my name to the Lord Mayor's secretary.

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • To an overseer he said, concerning a distant relative, “Mrs. Haney should endeavor to do what she can for herself ” this is a duty incumbent on every one; but you must not let her suffer, as she has thrown herself upon me; your advances on this account will be allowed always, at settlement; and I agree readily to furnish her with provisions, and for the good character you give of her daughter make the latter a present in my name of a handsome but not costly gown, and other things which she may stand most in need of.

    The True George Washington

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