- She- who might have married an Ambassador and queened it in Petersburg with the best of 'em- she's in a whitewashed Convent, superintending the education of Dutch and Afrikander schoolgirls in Greek, Latin, French, Algebra and Mathematics, calisthenics, needlework, the torture of the piano, and the twiddle of the globes. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
- For those, then, who do not enjoy calisthenics of any kind, who take very little interest in games and contests, there remain, for exercise, gardening, farming, carpentry, forestry, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, and other such forms of physical activity. - "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.
- In their lead was a wild- haired man, who constantly went through the weird dance motions of these native tribes; weird, wild calisthenics they were, a thrusting out of both hands on this side, then that, a bowing, bending backward, leaping high in air. - "The Blue Envelope", Roy J. Snell.