The dead languages were taught with such thoroughness that an old boy seldom thought of Homer or Virgil in after life without a qualm of boredom; and though in the common room
at dinner one or two bolder spirits suggested that mathematics were of increasing importance, the general feeling was that they were a less noble study than the classics.
It being Saturday night, I found the landlord looking rather grimly at these records, but as my business was with Joe and not with him, I merely wished him good evening, and passed into the common room
at the end of the passage, where there was a bright large kitchen fire, and where Joe was smoking his pipe in company with Mr.
I had made my friend understand by a sign that we should do better not to insist; but, being determined to enter the inn, he slipped by the man on the doorstep and was in the common room
Arthur Clennam would have been little disposed to linger in bed, though his bed had been in a more private situation, and less affected by the raking out of yesterday's fire, the kindling of to- day's under the collegiate boiler, the filling of that Spartan vessel at the pump, the sweeping and sawdusting of the common room
, and other such preparations.
Summoning courage, however, and reflecting that it was a public dwelling, in which he had as much right as any other man, he pushed it open and stepped into the common room
He came up with long strides of his skeleton legs, swinging a staff as tall as himself, and, entering the common room
of the station, would squat on his heels to the left of the door.
There is one way of making a common room
full of invisible, overpowering poison: turning on the gas--the crime of a white man.
They were gone to bed at the log Inn, which was the only house of entertainment in the place, but soon answered to our knocking, and got some tea for us in a sort of kitchen or common room
, tapestried with old newspapers, pasted against the wall.
And now the sound of the music from the common room
, or hall, summoned to the dance.
Making, with his leaky shoes, a crooked line of slushy footprints in the mire; and blowing on his chilly hands and rubbing them against each other, poorly defended from the searching cold by threadbare mufflers of grey worsted, with a private apartment only for the thumb, and a common room
or tap for the rest of the fingers; Toby, with his knees bent and his cane beneath his arm, still trotted.
They crowded to the grates and shed tears there; but, twenty places in the projected entertainments had to be refilled, and the time was, at best, short to the lock-up hour, when the common rooms
and corridors would be delivered over to the great dogs who kept watch there through the night.
"When the building reopens as The Common Room
in late 2020, it will not only celebrate our region's engineering heritage but it will also be a centre for education and training and will provide a spectacular space for events, conferences and weddings."