- " She has told me that she has a father and a mother, poor but honest, but I confess I have never been curious enough to enquire her name. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- Did you never enquire about the family of your own wife? - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- " My dear Cicely," he said, shaking her stiffly by the hand, " urgent business, tiresome family business, brought me to this city of dreadful night for a few hours, and I thought I must call and enquire after your health, and the health of Veronica." - "Christina", L. G. Moberly.