'Now, look you here, Tom Gradgrind,' said Bounderby the flushed, confronting him with his legs wide apart, his hands deeper in his pockets, and his hair like a hayfield
wherein his windy anger was boisterous.
The muffled roar of the Atlantic was in his ears, a strange everlasting background to all the slighter summer sounds, the murmuring of insects, the calling of birds, the melodious swish of the whirling knives in the distant hayfield
. Wingrave was alone with his thoughts, and he hated them!
There were many hard-working people among the inhabitants, but life wore away so quietly and slowly that there was a good deal of spare time for conversation,-- under the trees at noon in the hayfield
; hanging over the bridge at nightfall; seated about the stove in the village store of an evening.
Joseph stood by his master's chair telling some tale concerning a lame horse; and Hareton was preparing for the hayfield
So somewhere about the twentieth morning I got up early, had a good breakfast, and walked straight off to Hayfield
, at the foot of the Kinder Scout--a pleasant, busy little town, reached through a lovely valley, and with two sweetly pretty women in it.
They hurried to the hayfield
below the barn where Matthew was coiling hay, and, as luck would have it, Mrs.
His first unconscious feeling of joyful animation produced by the sights and sounds of the battlefield was now replaced by another, especially since he had seen that soldier lying alone in the hayfield
. Now, seated on the slope of the trench, he observed the faces of those around him.
A Christmas frost had come at midsummer; a white December storm had whirled over June; ice glazed the ripe apples, drifts crushed the blowing roses; on hayfield
and cornfield lay a frozen shroud: lanes which last night blushed full of flowers, to- day were pathless with untrodden snow; and the woods, which twelve hours since waved leafy and flagrant as groves between the tropics, now spread, waste, wild, and white as pine-forests in wintry Norway.
He left the country road at the first gate he came to and cantered through a hayfield
. The grain was waist-high on either side the wagon road, and he sniffed the warm aroma of it with delighted nostrils.
Here were different sights from what one saw in the forest; hedgerows, broad fields of barley corn, pasture lands rolling upward till they met the sky and all dotted over with flocks of white sheep, hayfields
whence came the odor of new-mown hay that lay in smooth swathes over which skimmed the swifts in rapid flight; such they saw, and different was it, I wot, from the tangled depths of the sweet woodlands, but full as fair.
Waves of sinuous shadow went over the ripe hayfields
, and plundering bees sang a freebooting lilt in wayside gardens.
There were dams and lakes, beautiful meadows, lush hayfields
, red hills of grape-lands, hundreds of acres of good pasture, heavenly groves of pines and oaks, a stone winery, stone barns, grounds--oh, I couldn't describe it in hours.