Frankfort has another distinction--it is the birthplace
of the German alphabet; or at least of the German word for alphabet --BUCHSTABEN.
As the boy became convalescent, Ilbrahim contrived games suitable to his situation, or amused him by a faculty which he had perhaps breathed in with the air of his barbaric birthplace
She bore him a child here, who now haunts his birthplace
under the name of Long Adam.
The time was not long past daybreak, and the yellow luminosity upon the horizon behind her back lighted the ridge towards which her face was set--the barrier of the vale wherein she had of late been a stranger--which she would have to climb over to reach her birthplace
The world rolls round obedient to your laws, but the heart of man is not of your kingdom, for in its birthplace
"a thousand years are but as yesterday.
The excursionists will have an opportunity to look over this, the "magnificent city of palaces," and visit the birthplace
of Columbus, twelve miles off, over a beautiful road built by Napoleon I.
They are strangers in their birthplace
, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage.
No, that was the babe the book speaks of--and the mystery of my origin is deeper than before, for I have thought much of late of the possibility of that cabin having been my birthplace
But the sweetest incident of Anne's sojourn in Bolingbroke was the visit to her birthplace
-- the little shabby yellow house in an out-of-the-way street she had so often dreamed about.
She had been removed to the keen air of Canada when she left her birthplace
said Mrs Nickleby, considering; 'yes, it must have been a post-chaise, because I recollect remarking at the time that the driver had a green shade over his left eye;--in a post-chaise from Birmingham, and after we had seen Shakespeare's tomb and birthplace
, we went back to the inn there, where we slept that night, and I recollect that all night long I dreamt of nothing but a black gentleman, at full length, in plaster-of-Paris, with a lay-down collar tied with two tassels, leaning against a post and thinking; and when I woke in the morning and described him to Mr Nickleby, he said it was Shakespeare just as he had been when he was alive, which was very curious indeed.
If two great regions had been for a long period favourably circumstanced in an equal degree, whenever their inhabitants met, the battle would be prolonged and severe; and some from one birthplace
and some from the other might be victorious.
I confess, however, there is a very great difficulty in imagining any one spot to be the birthplace
of the millions of millions of animalcula and confervae: for whence come the germs at such points?
Here I had found a man not made from dust; one who had no narrow boasts of birthplace
or country, one who, if he bragged at all, would brag of his whole round globe against the Martians and the inhabitants of the Moon.
The heathen had beforehand seized the higher ground," as old Asser says, having wasted everything behind them from London, and being just ready to burst down on the fair Vale, Alfred's own birthplace