No bad place is the great brick
farm-house, especially for them that will find a good many old cronies there, as will be my case.
On emerging from the Old Manse, it was chiefly this strange, indolent, unjoyous attachment for my native town that brought me to fill a place in Uncle Sam's brick
edifice, when I might as well, or better, have gone somewhere else.
First they took out the soil to make bricks
, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
There was a big fireplace that was bricked
on the bottom, and the bricks
was kept clean and red by pouring water on them and scrubbing them with another brick
; some- times they wash them over with red water-paint that they call Spanish-brown, same as they do in town.
It is like a learned Hindoo showing off how much he knows by saying Longfellow lives in the United States - as if he lived all over the United States, and as if the country was so small you couldn't throw a brick
there without hitting him.
All along the streets, on both sides, at the outer edge of the brick
sidewalks, stood locust trees with trunks protected by wooden boxing, and these furnished shade for summer and a sweet fragrancer in spring, when the clusters of buds came forth.
and so I hove a brick
through his window -- but don't you tell.
house looks just the same as you have told us.
Nothing at that moment could be much more inviting to Dunsey than the bright fire on the brick
hearth: he walked in and seated himself by it at once.
Happily the temple walls were built of brick
and wood, which could be penetrated with little difficulty; after one brick
had been taken out, the rest would yield easily.
I was glad to be thus reminded of a purpose, long entertained, of visiting and rambling over the mansion of the old royal governors of Massachusetts; and entering the arched passage, which penetrated through the middle of a brick
row of shops, a few steps transported me from the busy heart of modern Boston into a small and secluded courtyard.
He often told his wife that, some time or other, he should be very rich, and would build a "fair brick
house" in the Green Lane of Boston.
But on the other side, on the flat Essex side, a shapeless and desolate red edifice, a vast pile of bricks
with many windows and a slate roof more inaccessible than an Alpine slope, towers over the bend in monstrous ugliness, the tallest, heaviest building for miles around, a thing like an hotel, like a mansion of flats (all to let), exiled into these fields out of a street in West Kensington.
There were several roads near by, but it did not take her long to find the one paved with yellow bricks
The gabled 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.