The retrospective exhibition of means of transport was interesting in view of the recent opening of the Simplon tunnel, the occasion of the exhibition.
The prose works touch on retrospective topics or deal with subjects of deep meditation.
This retrospective tendency was favourably regarded by the government.
He published Something of Men I have Known; With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical and Retrospective (1909).
Now, with one brilliant exception - the story of the swimming-match, which is felicitously introduced and finely told - these retrospective passages are brought in more or less awkwardly, interrupt inconveniently the course of the narrative, and are too condensed and allusive in style to make any strong poetic impression.