The houses were practically all two-storied structures, the upper stories flush with the street while the walls of the first story were set back some ten feet, a series of simple columns and arches supporting the front of the second story and forming an arcade
on either side of the narrow thoroughfare.
Whenever this powdered and courteous old man, who never missed a Sunday at the convent chapel at Hammersmith, and who was in all respects, thoughts, conduct, and bearing utterly unlike the bearded savages of his nation, who curse perfidious Albion, and scowl at you from over their cigars, in the Quadrant arcades
at the present day-- whenever the old Chevalier de Talonrouge spoke of Mistress Osborne, he would first finish his pinch of snuff, flick away the remaining particles of dust with a graceful wave of his hand, gather up his fingers again into a bunch, and, bringing them up to his mouth, blow them open with a kiss, exclaiming, Ah
It was a wet day; it had been raining all the morning, and the invalids, with their parasols, had flocked into the arcades
From that short side-street I could see the broad main thoroughfare ruinous and gay, running away, away between stretches of decaying mason ry, bamboo fences, ranges of arcades
of brick and plaster, hovels of lath and mud, lofty temple gates of carved timber, huts of rotten mats--an im mensely wide thoroughfare, loosely packed as far as the eye could reach with a barefooted and brown multitude paddling ankle deep in the dust.
In two minutes they had their red shirts and helmets on-- they never stirred officially in unofficial costume--and as the mass meeting overhead smashed through the long row of windows and poured out upon the roof of the arcade
, the deliverers were ready for them with a powerful stream of water, which washed some of them off the roof and nearly drowned the rest.
Lord Henry passed up the low arcade
into Burlington Street and turned his steps in the direction of Berkeley Square.
They heard, too, the pleasant mingled notes of a variety of instruments, flutes, drums, psalteries, pipes, tabors, and timbrels, and as they drew near they perceived that the trees of a leafy arcade
that had been constructed at the entrance of the town were filled with lights unaffected by the wind, for the breeze at the time was so gentle that it had not power to stir the leaves on the trees.
But when he saw the carriage take the way to La Greve, when he perceived the pointed roof of the Hotel de Ville, and the carriage passed under the arcade
, he believed it was over with him.
Only, at the arcade
Saint-Jean, as they were coming out upon the Place de Greve, a long file of horsemen, barring the narrow passage, stopped the carriage of the superintendent.
Into this hansom you will jump, and you will drive to the Strand end of the Lowther Arcade
, handling the address to the cabman upon a slip of paper, with a request that he will not throw it away.
They were sitting on some steps in the Uffizi Arcade
As the young man walked toward it the upper windows drew a black arcade
along the side wall of the building, but from the lower openings, on the side where the ground sloped steeply down to the Corbury road, the light shot its long bars, illuminating many fresh furrows in the track leading to the basement door, and showing, under an adjoining shed, a line of sleighs with heavily blanketed horses.
He strolled up Bond Street or through the Burlington Arcade
, and when he was tired went and sat down in the Park or in wet weather in the public library in St.
Bernard, a few retrievers and Newfoundlands, a boar-hound, a French poodle, with plenty of hair round its head, but mangy about the middle; a bull-dog, a few Lowther Arcade
sort of animals, about the size of rats, and a couple of Yorkshire tykes.
The officer in the scarf dismounted, called up a drummer, and went with him into the arcade