- Some have been fortunate enough to become museums, and some modernized and restored are private residences. - "Vanishing England", P. H. Ditchfield.
- Simpler Creeds, modernized tests, alternative forms, a " unity of the spirit in the bond of peace,"- with these ideas the Modernist preacher built up the vision of a Reformed Church, co- extensive with the nation, resting on a democratic government, yet tenderly jealous of its ancient ceremonies, so long as each man might interpret them " as he was able," and they were no longer made a source of tyranny and exclusion. - "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
- The sitting- room had been partly modernized by the late Mme. - "Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I", Honore de Balzac.