Very soon, about a dozen young imps were roosting, like so many crows, on the verandah railings
, each one determined to be the first one to apprize the strange Mas'r of his ill luck.
The place is a sheltered, reposeful woodland nook, remote from noise and stir and confusion--and all this is fitting, for lions do die in such places, and not on granite pedestals in public squares fenced with fancy iron railings
He staggered back and caught at the iron railings
of the house behind him.
He procured a pipe from a neighbouring public-house, and smoked it, looking in at the railings
and maturely considering the spot.
It would do for me and Dora admirably: with a little front garden for Jip to run about in, and bark at the tradespeople through the railings
, and a capital room upstairs for my aunt.
Like one of the railings
of Belgrave Square, cursed with consciousness of itself, fears of the judgment of the other railings
, and doubts of their fitness to stand in the same row with it.
A woman in a fluttering shawl was creeping slowly by the railings
, staggering as she went.
This is so clear a proposition, that moderation itself can scarcely listen to the railings
which have been so copiously vented against this part of the plan, without emotions that disturb its equanimity.
Grottos, cleverly managed, and massive terraces with dilapidated steps and rusty railings
, gave a peculiar character to this lone retreat.
George's reminding him of his last penitential moments in the lane, and of that King of Glory whose name had echoed ever since in the saddest corner of his memory; and the gutters where he had learned to slide, and the shop where he had bought his skates, and the stones on which he had trod, and the railings
in which he had rattled his clachan as he went to school; and all those thousand and one nameless particulars, which the eye sees without noting, which the memory keeps indeed yet without knowing, and which, taken one with another, build up for us the aspect of the place that we call home: all these besieged him, as he went, with both delight and sadness.
, fittings, the greater part of the deck, and top sides disappeared on the 20th, and the Henrietta was now only a flat hulk.
He is a cruel man, Barbara--a man so bad that he would be unworthy of your little heart, and would soon tear it to pieces with his railings
and reproaches and black looks.