On the left our troops were close to a copse, in which smoked the bonfires
of our infantry who were felling wood.
To disappoint them, therefore, the travellers stripped the caches of the articles deposited there, and collecting together everything that they could not carry away with them, made a bonfire
of all that would burn, and threw the rest into the river.
Before the tar-barrels, of which the bonfire was made, were half burned out, a great crowd had come together.
While these rough figures stood round the blazing bonfire, you might hear them speaking bitter words against the high officers of the province.
Each had made his choice; one, the bonfire; another, the maypole; another, the mystery play.
However, there is a maypole and a bonfire in the town; a mystery, Pope of the Fools, and Flemish ambassadors in the city; and, at the university, nothing!"
"We must have a bonfire this evening in the Champ-Gaillard," went on the other, "made of Master Andry's books."
Take it, mistress housekeeper; open the window and fling it into the yard and lay the foundation of the pile for the bonfire
we are to make."
Two axes lay upon the sands beside me; chips and splinters were scattered broadcast, and the ashes of the bonfire
were blackening and smoking under the dawn.
This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire
of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
In the centre of the smoothly swept back yard was a great bonfire
. Armand Aubigny sat in the wide hallway that commanded a view of the spectacle; and it was he who dealt out to a half dozen negroes the material which kept this fire ablaze.
to have been year in Belfast CAssistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton confirmed an allegation of aggravated trespassing made by Belfast City Council is "now being investigated".
Make your bonfire
night go with a bang (and maybe a whizz and a whirl too) with one of the great displays and bonfires
going on in North Wales this year.
Among the junk left on bonfires
in Thornton and Litherland are old mattresses, seemingly new PVC doors, dining room chairs and even a kids scooter.
ORGANISERS of the borough's civic bonfires
are hoping to hit another sparkling milestone and smash last year's record attendances.