And now, O Arcade
, so much fairer than thy West End brother, we are told that thou art doomed, anon to be turned into an eatinghouse or a hive for usurers, something rankly useful.
It was a wet day; it had been raining all the morning, and the invalids, with their parasols, had flocked into the arcades
They crossed our very path under the arcade
As soon as he had turned his back, Lucy arose with the running of a maniac and stole down the arcade
towards the Arno.
A hansom was procured with such precaution as would prevent its being one which was placed ready for us, and I drove immediately after breakfast to the Lowther Arcade
, through which I hurried at the top of my speed.
A magnificent decadence, however, for the ancient Gothic genius, that sun which sets behind the gigantic press of Mayence, still penetrates for a while longer with its rays that whole hybrid pile of Latin arcades
and Corinthian columns.
The pathway in the center of the street was unpaved, but the floors of the arcades
were cut stone of various shapes and sizes but all carefully fitted and laid without mortar.
these walls - these ivy-clad arcades
- These mouldering plinths - these sad and blackened shafts - These vague entablatures - this crumbling frieze - These shattered cornices - this wreck - this ruin - These stones - alas!
were before them, and the middle one was used as a door.
Around us were solitudes of snow, arcades
picked out in pearl and silver, long avenues of untrodden marble whence sprang the cathedral columns of the firs.
We were out of bed at break of day, feeling fresh and vigorous, and took a hearty breakfast, then plunged down through the leafy arcades
of the Castle grounds, toward the town.
And through the charred and desolated area--perhaps twenty square miles altogether--that encircled the Martian encamp- ment on Horsell Common, through charred and ruined villages among the green trees, through the blackened and smoking arcades
that had been but a day ago pine spinneys, crawled the devoted scouts with the heliographs that were presently to warn the gunners of the Martian approach.