Possessing very distinctive traits of their own, they nevertheless took the general characteristics of the little community in which they dwelt; a town
noted for its frugal, discreet, well-ordered, and home-loving inhabitants, as well as for the somewhat confined scope of its sympathies; but in which, be it said, there are odder individuals, and, now and then, stranger occurrences, than one meets with almost anywhere else.
Soon, likewise, my old native town
will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
The walker in the familiar fields which stretch around my native town
sometimes finds himself in another land than is described in their owners' deeds, as it were in some faraway field on the confines of the actual Concord, where her jurisdiction ceases, and the idea which the word Concord suggests ceases to be suggested.
The Bourg Saint-Germain, already a large community, formed fifteen or twenty streets in the rear; the pointed bell tower of Saint- Sulpice marked one corner of the town
I've read a few rigmaroles that might have come from this very town
and by which ships can reach Tampa Town
by direct route?
That is a town
that is just rising into importance; a lively town
that has steam-boats and stagecoaches: formerly people called it ugly, but that is no longer true.
On it whirls headlong, dives through the woods again, emerges in the light, clatters over frail arches, rumbles upon the heavy ground, shoots beneath a wooden bridge which intercepts the light for a second like a wink, suddenly awakens all the slumbering echoes in the main street of a large town
, and dashes on haphazard, pell-mell, neck-or-nothing, down the middle of the road.
In his youth Wing Biddlebaum had been a school teacher in a town
But the dull country town
was tiresome to him, since his acquaintanceship with livelier regions, and it grew daily more and more so.
It came from town
, and is merely a letter of business.
To my old country--to the town
where I was born--up Lantern Yard.
So I was up and out of the town
while as yet most of the inhabitants were in the throes of getting up.
He lived in a little town
called, Puddleby- on-the-Marsh.
We passed through one of the town
gates, and went about three miles into the country, where I saw many labourers working with several sorts of tools in the ground, but was not able to conjecture what they were about: neither did observe any expectation either of corn or grass, although the soil appeared to be excellent.