A LARK had made her nest in the early spring
on the young green wheat.
He had cut the whole of the meadow in front of his house, and this year ever since the early spring
he had cherished a plan for mowing for whole days together with the peasants.
It was a moist, pleasantly- odorous night in early spring
. The snow was not quite all gone from the park; a little dingy bank of it yet lay under the pines of the harbor road, screened from the influence of April suns.
Natasha had married in the early spring
of 1813, and in 1820 already had three daughters besides a son for whom she had longed and whom she was now nursing.
Alexander's big work-table stood in front of one of the three windows, and above the couch hung the one picture in the room, a big canvas of charming color and spirit, a study of the Luxembourg Gardens in early spring
, painted in his youth by a man who had since become a portrait-painter of international renown.
In the foreground, in the paddock by the barn, was Mab, full of pretty anxieties for the early spring
foal that staggered about her on tottery legs.
The scene looked less harsh in the soft October sunshine than it had in the eager time of early spring
, and the one grand charm it possessed in common with all wide-stretching woodless regions--that it filled you with a new consciousness of the overarching sky--had a milder, more soothing influence than usual, on this almost cloudless day.
His proofs were corrected; and the volume was to come out among the publications of the early spring
, when the public might be supposed to have recovered from the avalanche of Christmas books.
From its mouth up to its head--for gulches, like rivers, have an anatomy of their own--the distance does not exceed two miles, and the width at bottom is at only one place more than a dozen yards; for most of the distance on either side of the little brook which drains it in winter, and goes dry in the early spring
, there is no level ground at all; the steep slopes of the hills, covered with an almost impenetrable growth of manzanita and chemisal, are parted by nothing but the width of the water course.
The aspect was so favourable that even without a fire it was habitable in many an early spring
and late autumn morning to such a willing mind as Fanny's; and while there was a gleam of sunshine she hoped not to be driven from it entirely, even when winter came.
Hester gazed after him a little while, looking with a half fantastic curiosity to see whether the tender grass of early spring
would not be blighted beneath him and show the wavering track of his footsteps, sere and brown, across its cheerful verdure.
After the long hours of artificially heated rooms, there was something particularly soothing about the fresh sweetness of the early spring