Meantime, the farmer and his men steal over the hurdles and creep down the hedge
towards the scene of action.
Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves, and withered hedges
, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which had drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.
But in this case they will answer in the affirmative with all their lives; the enemy, crouching in double ranks behind the stone wall and in cover of the hedge
, will wait until it is possible to count each assailant's teeth.
I had already found a practicable break at the bottom of the hedge
. "They're going to try to make the monkey climb, I believe."
The gate of the enclosure was shut; but he leaped over the hedge
, and in spite of the barking of a chained-up dog, went up to the cabin.
These I set up to dry within my circle or hedge
, and when they were fit for use I carried them to my cave; and here, during the next season, I employed myself in making, as well as I could, a great many baskets, both to carry earth or to carry or lay up anything, as I had occasion; and though I did not finish them very handsomely, yet I made them sufficiently serviceable for my purpose; thus, afterwards, I took care never to be without them; and as my wicker-ware decayed, I made more, especially strong, deep baskets to place my corn in, instead of sacks, when I should come to have any quantity of it.
On they all went; nor stopped they once to breathe, until the leader, striking off into an angle of the field indicated by Oliver, began to search, narrowly, the ditch and hedge
adjoining; which afforded time for the remainder of the party to come up; and for Oliver to communicate to Mr.
I was so excited by these heavy minute-guns following one another that I so far forgot my personal safety and my scalded hands as to clamber up into the hedge
and stare towards Sunbury.
The people of a bold and resolute mien, whom D'Artagnan had observed, by dint of pressing, pushing, and lifting themselves up, had succeeded in almost touching the hedge
Inside the hedge
they came upon row after row of large and handsome plants with broad leaves gracefully curving until their points nearly reached the ground.
Behind him the hills are open, the sun blazes down upon fields so large as to give an unenclosed character to the landscape, the lanes are white, the hedges
low and plashed, the atmosphere colourless.
The further he rode, the happier he became, and plans for the land rose to his mind each better than the last; to plant all his fields with hedges
along the southern borders, so that the snow should not lie under them; to divide them up into six fields of arable and three of pasture and hay; to build a cattle yard at the further end of the estate, and to dig a pond and to construct movable pens for the cattle as a means of manuring the land.