Nature has made an impenetrable barrier on this side," he continued, pointing down the perpendicular declivity
into the dark current before he dropped the blanket; "and as you know that good men and true are on guard in front I see no reason why the advice of our honest host should be disregarded.
Pres- ently, when Sandy slid from the horse, motioned me to stop, and went creeping stealthily, with her head bent nearly to her knees, toward a row of bushes that bordered a declivity
, the thumpings grew stronger and quicker.
It is a fine sight to see the evening sunlight suddenly strike the leafy declivity
at the Castle's base and dash up it and drench it as with a luminous spray, while the adjacent groves are in deep shadow.
was so small, that I walked near a mile before I got to the shore, which I conjectured was about eight o'clock in the evening.
This little troop of our countrymen were upon the declivity
of a hill near a wood; above them stood the Abyssins, who resolved to remain quiet spectators of the battle, and to declare themselves on that side which should be favoured with victory.
Presently he reached a slight declivity
at the foot of which, in a spot sheltered from the enemy's balls, he had stationed the carriage, containing a young woman, the companion of his childhood, the being most dear to him on earth.
The ground was still on the incline, its declivity
seemed to be getting greater, and to be leading us to greater depths.
On the declivity
of the Atlantic basin the first streams, branches of the North Platte River, already appeared.
He had rolled down a declivity
of twelve or fifteen feet.
Yes, a small declivity
to the south, yonder on my hill, gives me twenty hogsheads.
A wild young mare, in her restlessness, strayed to the edge of a declivity
Rough and steep was the path indicated by divine suggestion; mossy and declining the green way along which Temptation strewed flowers; but whereas, methought, the Deity of Love, the Friend of all that exists, would smile well-pleased were I to gird up my loins and address myself to the rude ascent; so, on the other hand, each inclination to the velvet declivity
seemed to kindle a gleam of triumph on the brow of the man-hating, God-defying demon.