Suddenly a gust of wind beat violently against the casement
of the window, from which the double frame had been removed (by order of the prince, one window frame was removed in each room as soon as the larks returned), and, forcing open a loosely closed latch, set the damask curtain flapping and blew out the candle with its chill, snowy draft.
I open wide my casement
To breathe the rain-cooled air.
Whilst I was thus closely scanning him, half-pretending meanwhile to be looking out at the storm from the casement
, he never heeded my presence, never troubled himself with so much as a single glance; but appeared wholly occupied with counting the pages of the marvellous book.
By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement
which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
With a cry of horror Alleyne sprang from his bed and rushed to the casement
, while the two archers, aroused by the sound, seized their weapons and stared about them in bewilderment.
There was a moment during which I listened, reminded of the faint sense I had had, the first night, of there being something undefinably astir in the house, and noted the soft breath of the open casement
just move the half-drawn blind.
Impelled by such thoughts as these, he sat writing in the great chair when the pleasant summer breeze came in through his open casement
; and also when the fire of forest logs sent up its blaze and smoke, through the broad stone chimney, into the wintry air.
As the looking-glass was only large enough to reflect a very small portion of Tess's person at one time, Mrs Durbeyfield hung a black cloak outside the casement
, and so made a large reflector of the panes, as it is the wont of bedecking cottagers to do.
Then the Hail stopped dancing over his head, and the North Wind ceased roaring, and a delicious perfume came to him through the open casement
. "I believe the Spring has come at last," said the Giant; and he jumped out of bed and looked out.
"Gone back to England," Cathcart answered, looking out of the open casement
shaded from the sun by the sloping roof.
Aurora now first opened her casement
, Anglice the day began to break, when Jones walked forth in company with the stranger, and mounted Mazard Hill; of which they had no sooner gained the summit than one of the most noble prospects in the world presented itself to their view, and which we would likewise present to the reader, but for two reasons: first, we despair of making those who have seen this prospect admire our description; secondly, we very much doubt whether those who have not seen it would understand it.
Let us close this casement
;--the air is chilling and dangerous to your frame.