Yesterday morning had gone to bed very early, and had done it once: thirteen in all. Was really affectionate to her.
(James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, journal, February 12, 1766, p. 279, McGraw-Hill Book Publishing Company, Inc. (1955).
Sole evidence that Boswell had an affair with Thérèse Levasseur, Rousseau's mistress, on his return journey from France.)
The Sound of battle fell upon my ear & heart all day yesterdayeven after dark the cannon's insatiate roar continued ...
(Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-?), U.S. housewife. Wartime Washington, letter dated October 15, 1863 (1991).
Born in Kentucky, Lee later lived in Maryland and in Washington, D.C., with her husband and child. Her husband, Samuel Phillips Lee, was a Union naval commander in the Civil War.)
Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
(Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Prof. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula's Daughter, reacting to his friend Garth's disbelief in his story of vampires (1936).
the character's name is Von Helsing here, although it was Van Helsing in Dracula; story suggested by Oliver Jeffries. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.)