References in classic literature ?
How may this be unless you first lay open to him the wound or trouble in your soul?"
One of the doctor's medical books lay open on the table, half of the leaves gutted out, I suppose, for pipelights.
We shall therefore very minutely lay open those previous matters by which it was produced; and for that purpose we shall be obliged to reveal all the secrets of a little family with which my reader is at present entirely unacquainted; and of which the oeconomy was so rare and extraordinary, that I fear it will shock the utmost credulity of many married persons.
The new country lay open before me: there were no fences in those days, and I could choose my own way over the grass uplands, trusting the pony to get me home again.
The unfinished letter which she had been writing when Lady Montbarry interrupted her, lay open on the blotting-book.