There happened nothing remarkable to us till the last night of our journey, when taking up our lodging at a place belonging to the Empress, a declared enemy to all Catholics, and in particular to the missionaries, we met with a kind reception in appearance, and were lodged in a large stone house
covered with wood and straw, which had stood uninhabited so long, that great numbers of red ants had taken possession of it; these, as soon as we were laid down, attacked us on all sides, and tormented us so incessantly that we were obliged to call up our domestics.
I know where you lived, I do,--seen th' house many a time,--close upon Squire Darleigh's,--a stone house
wi' steps "
Presently I stopped before a low door in a plain stone house
which might have been the dwelling of an artisan of the better sort, and without announcing myself, entered.
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house
and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
White Plume (we are pleased with his chivalrous soubriquet) inhabited a large stone house
, built for him by order of the American government: but the establishment had not been carried out in corresponding style.
At the further end of the village, and tolerably disengaged from the rest of it, stood the parsonage, a new-built substantial stone house
, with its semicircular sweep and green gates; and, as they drove up to the door, Henry, with the friends of his solitude, a large Newfoundland puppy and two or three terriers, was ready to receive and make much of them.
He did not speak again, indeed, until they were almost to the great stone house
in which John Pendleton lay with a broken leg.
Jones, endeavoring to look indifferent; “put him into your own stone house
, if you will, Major.
(each of a different variety) rolled away to long ranges of grass crested with elaborate cast-iron ornaments; and below, in a hollow, lay the four-roomed stone house
which the first Patroon had built on the land granted him in 1612.
Outside the summer-house, seen through three arched openings, the cool green prospect of a lawn led away, in the distance, to flower-beds and shrubberies, and, farther still, disclosed, through a break in the trees, a grand stone house
which closed the view, with a fountain in front of it playing in the sun.
This simple little stone house
, buried, like all the others in the Lake Region, in brilliant flowers, and opening from its second story onto the hillside garden where Wordsworth composed much of his greatest poetry, is now the annual center of pilgrimage for thousands of visitors, one of the chief literary shrines of England and the world.
In the middle of this plain is the oasis of birdcherries and greenery where I spend my happy days, and in the middle of the oasis is the gray stone house
with many gables where I pass my reluctant nights.