Besides the kitchen, there was a living-room, with a wide double bed built
against the wall, properly made up with blue gingham sheets and pillows.
The street in which it upreared its venerable peaks has long ceased to be a fashionable quarter of the town; so that, though the old edifice was surrounded by habitations of modern date, they were mostly small, built
entirely of wood, and typical of the most plodding uniformity of common life.
Fifteen years ago I built
my own wood cottage there, and now I'm rebuilding it of good Surrey stone.
Pennant has engraved a view of the famous Dun-Dornadilla in Glenelg; and there are many others, all of them built
after a peculiar mode of architecture, which argues a people in the most primitive state of society.
The next morning after my arrival, he took me in his chariot to see the town, which is about half the bigness of London; but the houses very strangely built
, and most of them out of repair.
He organized a company of well- known Rhode Islanders--nicknamed the "Governors' Company"--and built
Some princes, so as to hold securely the state, have disarmed their subjects; others have kept their subject towns distracted by factions; others have fostered enmities against themselves; others have laid themselves out to gain over those whom they distrusted in the beginning of their governments; some have built
fortresses; some have overthrown and destroyed them.
Peter Palfrey, Roger Conant, and one or two more had built
houses there in 1626, and may be considered as the first settlers of that ancient town.
So comfortable and home-like did it seem, that Telephassa and her three companions could not help sighing, to think that they must still roam about the world, instead of spending the remainder of their lives in some such cheerful abode as they had here built
It had been built
under a strong conviction of the necessity of a more seemly place of worship than “the long room of the academy,” and under an implied agreement that, after its completion, the question should be fairly put to the people, that they might decide to what denomination it should belong.
HOUSES are built
to live in, and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
As to fortified places, what is proper for some governments is not proper for all; as, for instance, a lofty citadel is proper for a monarchy and an oligarchy; a city built
upon a plain suits a democracy; neither of these for an aristocracy, but rather many strong places.
We rode there--about a mile and a half in the sweltering sun--and visited a little Greek church which they said was built
upon the ancient site; and we paid a small fee, and the holy attendant gave each of us a little wax candle as a remembrancer of the place, and I put mine in my hat and the sun melted it and the grease all ran down the back of my neck; and so now I have not any thing left but the wick, and it is a sorry and a wilted- looking wick at that.
The task was an arduous one and required the better part of a month, though he built
but one small room.
The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, situated about a league from Melun, had been built
by Fouquet in 1655, at a time when there was a scarcity of money in France; Mazarin had taken all that there was, and Fouquet expended the remainder.