Every Monday she paid him his rent over the railings
The young man felt that his fate was sealed: for the rest of his life he would go up every evening between the cast-iron railings
of that greenish- yellow doorstep, and pass through a Pompeian vestibule into a hall with a wainscoting of varnished yellow wood.
I made my way to the poor child, who was one of the dirtiest little unfortunates I ever saw, and found him very hot and frightened and crying loudly, fixed by the neck between two iron railings
, while a milkman and a beadle, with the kindest intentions possible, were endeavouring to drag him back by the legs, under a general impression that his skull was compressible by those means.
These balconies had ornamental iron railings
, to which a less ingenious rope-ladder than ours could have been hitched with equal ease.
Once, when he went back to his lodgings at midnight, he saw a woman standing at the area railings
and suspecting who it was went to beg a shake-down in Ramsden's rooms; next day the landlady told him that Mildred had sat crying on the doorsteps for hours, and she had been obliged to tell her at last that if she did not go away she would send for a policeman.
As we drove up, we found the railings
in front of the house lined by a curious crowd.
He came to a dead stop, a yard from our step, and, leaning up against the railings
, and selecting a straw to chew, fixed us with his eye.
Halfway across stood Prince Nesvitski, who had alighted from his horse and whose big body was body was jammed against the railings
Cabs were passing, and couples were loitering slowly along the road, keeping as close to the railings
as possible, though the trees had as yet no leaves to cast shadow upon their embraces.
This is as near to being inside as she may venture, because, if she were to let go her hold of the railings
for one moment, the balloons would lift her up, and she would be flown away.
Along Downing Street he made his way by the railings
and rang the bell at last at the Premier's house.
about the plats were prostrate, decayed, or altogether gone.
When the waves began to tumble and toss and to grow bigger and bigger the ship rolled up and down, and tipped sidewise--first one way and then the other--and was jostled around so roughly that even the sailor-men had to hold fast to the ropes and railings
to keep themselves from being swept away by the wind or pitched headlong into the sea.
He could not tell how he came to recollect it now, when he had so often passed and never thought about him, or how it was that he felt an interest in the circumstance; but he did both; and stopping, and clasping the iron railings
with his hands, looked eagerly in, wondering which might be his grave.
The rain poured down in torrents; yet despite these two obstacles, the young man was obliged to go out, if it were but for a quarter of an hour; and as to telling the door-keeper about it, that, he thought, was quite unnecessary, if, with a whole skin, he were able to slip through the railings