Tumultuous applause followed but received an unexpected check, for the cot bed, on which the dress circle was built
, suddenly shut up and extinguished the enthusiastic audience.
It seemed to her that between herself and all the other people in the world, a wall had been built
up and that she was living just on the edge of some warm inner circle of life that must be quite open and under- standable to others.
The Russians had a neat log house built
on a grassy slope, with a windlass well beside the door.
There were a number of bath-houses along the beach, of rough but solid construction, built
with small, protecting galleries facing the water.
When I've built
that there reservoir on Devil's Spur, and bring the water over the ridge from Union Ditch, there'll be enough to spare for that.
He had built
himself a country-seat within a few miles of his native town, and there spent such portions of his time as could be spared from public service in the display of every grace and virtue--as a newspaper phrased it, on the eve of an election--befitting the Christian, the good citizen, the horticulturist, and the gentleman.
In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built
the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.
It was one of those spacious farmhouses, with high- ridged but lowly sloping roofs, built
in the style handed down from the first Dutch settlers; the low projecting eaves forming a piazza along the front, capable of being closed up in bad weather.
Old Captain Peleg, many years her chief-mate, before he commanded another vessel of his own, and now a retired seaman, and one of the principal owners of the Pequod, --this old Peleg, during the term of his chief-mateship, had built
upon her original grotesqueness, and inlaid it, all over, with a quaintness both of material and device, unmatched by anything except it be Thorkill-Hake's carved buckler or bedstead.
And some three centuries ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish Mosque built
in honor of Jonah, in which mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.
In other rooms they prepared salt pork--there were whole cellars full of it, built
up in great towers to the ceiling.
The carriage stopped in front of an ancient mansion, built
in that odd mixture of Spanish and French style, of which there are specimens in some parts of New Orleans.