As for D'Artagnan, he did not even see them; his house with its gabled
roof, its windows crowded with the curious, attracted and even absorbed all the attention he was capable of.
Rolling pasture lands curved upward on either side of us, and old gabled
houses peeped out from amid the thick green foliage, but behind the peaceful and sunlit countryside there rose ever, dark against the evening sky, the long, gloomy curve of the moor, broken by the jagged and sinister hills.
brick, tile, and freestone houses had almost dried off for the season their integument of lichen, the streams in the meadows were low, and in the sloping High Street, from the West Gateway to the mediaeval cross, and from the mediaeval cross to the bridge, that leisurely dusting and sweeping was in progress which usually ushers in an old-fashioned market-day.
The large and spacious houses, with their oriel, latticed windows, their huge fireplaces, and their gabled
roofs, breathe of the days of hose and doublet, of pearl-embroidered stomachers, and complicated oaths.
The river and its tiny craft, the little gabled
houses of the neighbourhood, with a garden or two dropped in, tell delightfully in the general effect.