Once, I met him unexpectedly, about half-a-mile from my house, walking down the middle of a public street
, attended by a pretty large crowd, and spontaneously exhibiting the whole of his accomplishments.
The coachman reined in his four black steeds, and the whole cavalcade came to a pause in front of the contorted iron balustrade that fenced the Province House from the public street
. It was an awkward coincidence that the bell of the Old South was just then tolling for a funeral; so that, instead of a gladsome peal with which it was customary to announce the arrival of distinguished strangers, Lady Eleanore Rochcliffe was ushered by a doleful clang, as if calamity had come embodied in her beautiful person.
As the two friends passed out of the Temple into the public street
, Eugene demanded with a show of courteous patronage in which direction Mortimer would you like the run to be?
The by-standers look askance on him in the public street
or in the friend's parlor.
And in this place, too, in the public street
, so to speak.
Those of the magistrates who preside over contracts, indictments, and such-like, and also over the markets, and the public streets
near the square, or some public way, I mean the square where things are bought and sold; for I intended the other for those who are at leisure, and this for necessary business.
Ozma's first act was to oblige the Army of Revolt to return to her every emerald or other gem stolen from the public streets
and buildings; and so great was the number of precious stones picked from their settings by these vain girls, that every one of the royal jewelers worked steadily for more than a month to replace them in their settings.
Mr Quilp delivered this last command in such a very energetic voice, and moreover accompanied it with such a sudden gesture, indicative of an intention to spring out of his hammock, and, night-capped as he was, bear his wife home again through the public streets
, that she sped away like an arrow.
The commodities chiefly exposed for sale in the public streets
are marine stores, hard-bake, apples, flat-fish, and oysters.
The posture, indeed, in which he stood, was not greatly unlike that of a soldier who is tied neck and heels; or rather resembling the attitude in which we often see fellows in the public streets
of London, who are not suffering but deserving punishment by so standing.
"Why do you write in the public streets
? Is there--tell me thou--is there no other place to write such words in?"
The shop-boys in the neighbourhood had long been in the habit of branding Noah in the public streets
, with the ignominious epithets of 'leathers,' 'charity,' and the like; and Noah had bourne them without reply.