- " The locket-" Her hand strayed to her neck and convulsively clasped the bauble of cheap, bright gold hanging there. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
- Carved silver vases, golden cups, minted coins and cherished ornaments, all were offered generously and devoutly until the blazing caldrons had mingled the Queen's girdle- clasps with a bauble from the beggar girl. - "The Bells of San Juan", Jackson Gregory.
- His nature being not of the highest order, he did not hesitate to poison her mind with flattering words, until at length he won her heart, not as a pearl of great price, a treasure for himself, but as a bauble, which he might cast aside when its charm had departed. - "Dawn", Mrs. Harriet A. Adams.