great house


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great house

The main or central residence of an estate or plantation.
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Few privileges were esteemed higher, by the slaves of the out-farms, than that of being selected to do errands at the Great House Farm.
The slaves selected to go to the Great House Farm, for the monthly allowance for themselves and their fellow-slaves, were peculiarly enthusiastic.
I suppose you will not like to call at the Great House before they have been to see you?
There is something in a chapel and chaplain so much in character with a great house, with one's ideas of what such a household should be
Also she bare Asteria of happy name, whom Perses once led to his great house to be called his dear wife.
That done, he drew a picture of the great house that I was bound to, and how I should conduct myself with its inhabitants.
Such plays and tableaux, such sleigh rides and skating frolics, such pleasant evenings in the old parlor, and now and then such gay little parties at the great house.
Of course in this great house you must have a second kitchen, and my servant, who is a wonderfully handy fellow" (this personage was an evocation of the moment), "can easily cook me a chop there.
M'Kay was a chief among the white men, and had built a great house at the mouth of the river, but had left it and sailed away in a large ship to the northward where he had been attacked by bad Indians in canoes.
I bought land and slaves, and built a great house in which I resolved to live happily, and in the enjoyment of all the pleasures of life to forget my past sufferings.
Now the moon is high; and the great house, needing habitation more than ever, is like a body without life.
Fisher knew that lonely look of the outlying parts of a great house well enough.