In one of these barges
sat the Queen of that country with her only daughter, a maiden more beautiful than the Day Star, and attended by the ladies of the Court.
At first it came dribbling in by rail in trucks, till the thaw set in; and then fast, in a multitude of barges
, with a great rush of unbound waters.
These gigantic walls, diminished every tide by the barges
for Belle-Isle were, in the eyes of the musketeer, the consequence and the proof of what he had well divined at Pirial.
Well, she was the daughter of Guybertant, minstrel of the barges
at Reims, the same who had played before King Charles VII.
James' Park, and often he sat and looked at the branches of a tree silhouetted against the sky, it was like a Japanese print; and he found a continual magic in the beautiful Thames with its barges
and its wharfs; the changing sky of London had filled his soul with pleasant fancies.
All these barges
and lighters must be in attendance to form an escort and carry my provisions.
Here a broad, beaten path stretched along beside the banks, on which path labored the horses that tugged at the slow-moving barges
, laden with barley meal or what not, from the countryside to the many-towered town.
The quaint back streets of Kingston, where they came down to the water's edge, looked quite picturesque in the flashing sunlight, the glinting river with its drifting barges
, the wooded towpath, the trim-kept villas on the other side, Harris, in a red and orange blazer, grunting away at the sculls, the distant glimpses of the grey old palace of the Tudors, all made a sunny picture, so bright but calm, so full of life, and yet so peaceful, that, early in the day though it was, I felt myself being dreamily lulled off into a musing fit.
The superintendent of police, who had that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges
and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
Hilbery had risen from her table, and was standing looking out of the window at a string of barges
swimming up the river.
The river, which had a certain amount of troubled yellow light in it, ran with great force; bulky barges
floated down swiftly escorted by tugs; police boats shot past everything; the wind went with the current.
It would freeze the sooner when the frost set fairly in, and then there would be skating, and sliding; and the heavy old barges
, frozen up somewhere near a wharf, would smoke their rusty iron chimney pipes all day, and have a lazy time of it.
Horse after horse was slung by main force up from the barges
, and after kicking and plunging in empty air was dropped into the deep waist of the yellow cog, where rows of stalls stood ready for their safe keeping.
But where were the tugs and the lighters and the barges
, the lightships and the buoys, and all those countless attributes which went to make up the myriad life of the ancient Thames?
We shot past the long lines of loaded barges
as though they were stationary.