He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch, and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge
, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire.
He felt that Poland would be his grave, and that no voice would rise to do justice to those noble men who stood in the water, the icy water of Beresina, to destroy the buttresses of the bridges
The colonel of the regiment came to the Chobham bridge
and was busy questioning the crowd at midnight.
They were stopped and questioned at the gate by which they sought to enter the city, but Athos replied, in excellent English, that they had been sent forward by Colonel Harrison to announce to his colleague, Monsieur Bridge
, the approach of the king.
Into one of these roads the active sheriff led the way, first striking out of the foot-path, by which they had descended from the sugar-bush, across a little bridge
, formed of round logs laid loosely on sleepers of pine, in which large openings of a formidable width were frequent.
touches me-- how it bridges
over the gulf of time and brings our hero near to me--nor what an edge it gives to my desire to see Juliana.
There was field upon field of ripening grain, with well-paved roads running between, and pretty rippling brooks with strong bridges
Thus, during this October month of wonderful afternoons they roved along the meads by creeping paths which followed the brinks of trickling tributary brooks, hopping across by little wooden bridges
to the other side, and back again.
Sitting alone at night in his library, after the household had gone to bed, he had evoked the radiant outbreak of spring down the avenues of horse-chestnuts, the flowers and statues in the public gardens, the whiff of lilacs from the flower-carts, the majestic roll of the river under the great bridges
, and the life of art and study and pleasure that filled each mighty artery to bursting.
Chance people on the bridges
peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds.
Right from the water's edge rose long lines of stately palaces of marble; gondolas were gliding swiftly hither and thither and disappearing suddenly through unsuspected gates and alleys; ponderous stone bridges
threw their shadows athwart the glittering waves.
Paris remained for many centuries in its island state, with two bridges
, one on the north, the other on the south; and two bridge
heads, which were at the same time its gates and its fortresses,--the Grand-Châtelet on the right bank, the Petit-Châtelet on the left.