Some fine mansions
here and there made magnificent outlines against the picturesque attics of the left bank.
The change, as they turned the corner and entered the crescent known as Himylaya Mansions
, was as abrupt as the opening of a window; for they found that pile of flats sitting above London as above a green sea of slate.
King John's Mansions
, as everybody knows, are the oldest, the ugliest, and the tallest block of flats in all London.
He therefore dug his cellar, and laid the deep foundations of his mansion
, on the square of earth whence Matthew Maule, forty years before, had first swept away the fallen leaves.
The brilliancy might have be fitted Aladdin's palace rather than the mansion
of a grave old Puritan ruler.
Cedric, though surprised, and perhaps not altogether agreeably so, at his ward appearing in public on this occasion, hastened to meet her, and to conduct her, with respectful ceremony, to the elevated seat at his own right hand, appropriated to the lady of the mansion
We dine at the Sheriff's mansion
to-day," said another, "and you must take one of our party.
Nevertheless, in this mansion
of gloom I now proposed to myself a sojourn of some weeks.
You laugh and say that in such circumstances a hen-house is as good as a mansion
I was glad to be thus reminded of a purpose, long entertained, of visiting and rambling over the mansion
of the old royal governors of Massachusetts; and entering the arched passage, which penetrated through the middle of a brick row of shops, a few steps transported me from the busy heart of modern Boston into a small and secluded courtyard.
He looks upon it as a man may look at a vast nursery in an old, old mansion
where innumerable generations of his own people have learned to walk.
In the midst of this incongruous group of dwellings rose the mansion
of the Judge, towering above all its neighbors.