are extravagantly wide, the paved squares are prodigious, the houses are huge and handsome, and compacted into uniform blocks that stretch away as straight as an arrow, into the distance.
Saint Antoine wrote his crimes on flaring sheets of paper, seized him--would have torn him out of the breast of an army to bear Foulon company--set his head and heart on pikes, and carried the three spoils of the day, in Wolf-procession through the streets
But I thought there was a great deal of disturbance in the streets
There were one or two cartloads of refugees passing along Oxford Street
, and several in the Marylebone Road, but so slowly was the news spreading that Regent Street
and Port- land Place were full of their usual Sunday-night promenaders, albeit they talked in groups, and along the edge of Regent's Park there were as many silent couples "walking out" together under the scattered gas lamps as ever there had been.
The crowd had rolled back, and were now huddled together nearly at the extremity of the street
, while the soldiers had advanced no more than a third of its length.
It was a large brick house, decorated with Ionic pilasters, and stood in Garden Court Street
, near the North Square.
Gringoire, a practical philosopher of the streets
of Paris, had noticed that nothing is more propitious to revery than following a pretty woman without knowing whither she is going.
The soldier went to sleep, but the others crowded round the big window in their pyjamas and night-shirts and, throwing remains of their sandwiches at the women who passed in the street
below, shouted to them facetious remarks.
Down through the twilight sank five attacking airships, one to the Navy Yard on East River, one to City Hall, two over the great business buildings of Wall Street
and Lower Broadway, one to the Brooklyn Bridge, dropping from among their fellows through the danger zone from the distant guns smoothly and rapidly to a safe proximity to the city masses.
Once more something whistled, but this time quite close, swooping downwards like a little bird; a flame flashed in the middle of the street
, something exploded, and the street
was shrouded in smoke.
I wanted no plot by the time she reached her destination, a street
of tawdry shops.
Walking to the edge of the roof he looked down into the narrow, winding street