The narrowest of its narrow sides overhung the steep green bank
of a railway, and was shaken by passing trains.
As I lounged upon the green bank
, I lazily watched these parodies of humanity as they were tossed hither and thither with humourous indignity by the breeze, remarking to myself on the quaint shamelessness with which we thus expose to the public view garments which at other times we are at such bashful pains to conceal.
Beside him on a green bank
there sat a small man with a solemn face, and a great bundle of papers of all colors thrusting forth from the scrip which lay beside him.
She was walking on the top of a green bank
, with the wind blowing her skirts around her.
At length, she reached a part of the green bank
, much and newly trodden, where there lay some broken splintered pieces of wood and some torn fragments of clothes.
"I mistrust we're right over the nick o' Green Bank
on old Sixty-Fifty."
Not distant far from thence a murmuring sound Of waters issu'd from a Cave and spread Into a liquid Plain, then stood unmov'd Pure as th' expanse of Heav'n; I thither went With unexperienc't thought, and laid me downe On the green bank
, to look into the cleer Smooth Lake, that to me seemd another Skie.
A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks
to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.
And the White Duck brought the little creatures up, and they paddled after her in the pond, and caught gold-fish, and hopped upon the bank and waddled about, ruffling their feathers and saying 'Quack, quack' as they strutted about on the green banks
of the pond.
Such a party was highly agreeable to Rosalie; but not finding it equally suitable to my taste, I presently fell back, and began to botanise and entomologise along the green banks
and budding hedges, till the company was considerably in advance of me, and I could hear the sweet song of the happy lark; then my spirit of misanthropy began to melt away beneath the soft, pure air and genial sunshine; but sad thoughts of early childhood, and yearnings for departed joys, or for a brighter future lot, arose instead.
"In the meanwhile also the black ground was covered with herbage, and the green banks
interspersed with innumerable flowers, sweet to the scent and the eyes, stars of pale radiance among the moonlight woods; the sun became warmer, the nights clear and balmy; and my nocturnal rambles were an extreme pleasure to me, although they were considerably shortened by the late setting and early rising of the sun, for I never ventured abroad during daylight, fearful of meeting with the same treatment I had formerly endured in the first village which I entered.
A little way off was a small brook, rushing and sparkling along between green banks
, and murmuring in a voice very grateful to a little girl who had lived so long on the dry, gray prairies.