The proprietor of a large old water-mill
at Wellbridge--once the mill of an Abbey--had offered him the inspection of his time-honoured mode of procedure, and a hand in the operations for a few days, whenever he should choose to come.
There had once been a water-mill
beneath; the tide foaming and chafing round the few rotten stakes, and fragments of machinery that yet remained, seemed to dart onward, with a new impulse, when freed from the obstacles which had unavailingly attempted to stem its headlong course.
They admired everything--the old grey porch, the mullioned windows, the venerable gravestones dotting the green churchyard, the ancient tower, the very weathercock; the brown thatched roofs of cottage, barn, and homestead, peeping from among the trees; the stream that rippled by the distant water-mill
; the blue Welsh mountains far away.
He put this engine into our ears, which made an incessant noise, like that of a water-mill
: and we conjecture it is either some unknown animal, or the god that he worships; but we are more inclined to the latter opinion, because he assured us, (if we understood him right, for he expressed himself very imperfectly) that he seldom did any thing without consulting it.
At a little distance could be seen a cluster of log cabins, with a water-mill
over a dammed pool shaded by birch trees and looking bright as glass in the twilight.
To stroll through the fields, to be alone together at times if we wished it, to look over an old water-mill
, to sit beneath a tree in some lovely glen among the hills, the lovers' talks, the sweet confidences drawn forth by which each made some progress day by day in the other's heart.
At the distance of a few hundred yards, where the water of a little rill had been dammed up into a pool, there was a large and substantial water-mill
We had a hot afternoon tramp up the valley, along the grassy bank of a rushing stream of clear water, past farmhouses, water-mills
, and no end of wayside crucifixes and saints and Virgins.
That Frome farm was always 'bout as bare's a milkpan when the cat's been round; and you know what one of them old water-mills
is wuth nowadays.
Some of those multidisciplinary productions originate directly from Robert Wilson's Water-mill
Center in Southampton, Long Island, where a series of artists' residencies are taking place and culminating in a public event.
"[Hobbits] do not and did not understand or like machines more complicated than a forge-bellows, a water-mill
, or a hand-loom" (Fellowship 10).
National Mills Day is being celebrated tomorrow at the only fully equipped working water-mill
in the Cleveland area.