The first word of an indirect quotation should begin with a small letter.
So I may call myself a christian, though I spell it with a small letter.
On each leaf stood a row of capital letters, every one having a small letter by its side.
The more man spells Law with a capital letter the more he spells himself with a small letter.
Such a small letter would have been such a huge comfort and would have made the dream seem less far away.
Proper nouns begin with a capital letter; common nouns usually begin with a small letter.
If a title selected may be applied to two or more persons use the small letter, not the capital.
Not a small letter—if it was a letter—but one of very large size, thick, looking not unlike a government despatch.
And yet when the postman comes to take the letters, it is only one small letter that he carries away.
The noun of nationality may begin with a capital or a small letter.