Here are a couple of quotes from William Le Queux, the Great White Queen.
“Let virtue be the basis of knowledge and let knowledge be as a slave before her.”
Chapter 19, The Great White Queen, William Le Queux
“Let us hasten, O Master.” The old sage cried breathlessly. “Every instant’s delay meaneth peril, and peril is the first cousin to disaster.”
Chapter 24, The Great White Queen, William Le Queux