Phrases with "heights"

Edgar Rice Burroughs Above the snowcapped heights hung masses of heavy clouds. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

George Meredith For the charioteer is bent on a goal; and Victor’s course was an ascension from heights to heights. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Jules Verne No change had taken place on the island at Cape Esquimaux, Cape Michael, along the coast, or on the wooded heights of the interior, and the banks of the lagoon. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

David Hume Custom soon reconciles us to heights and precipices, and wears off these false and delusive terrors. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Caroline Lamb The mind, thus disappointed, preys upon itself, and compares its present lowliness with the imaginary heights for which it fancies itself to have been designed. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Grim and grey was Thralldom Castle. Eight hundred years and more its mighty walls had reared their heights to Heaven, scorched by the suns, buffeted by the tempests and fretted by the lashing rains. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Meredith Strong pity laid hold of Skepsey. He fortified the heights for defence, but saw at a glance that it was the city for modern artillery to command, crush and enter. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Borrow My friend told me that these heights were favourite stations of robbers. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Walter Scott He proceeded to execute his master’s orders by dogging Major Bridgenorth at a distance, and observing his course from such heights as commanded the country. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

William Hope Hodgson Then — I know not how — I was caught up into strange heightsfloating like a bubble in the awful effulgence. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Virginia Woolf The rain dripping, a wing flashing, someone passing — the commonest sounds and sights have power to fling one, as I seem to remember, from the heights of rapture to the depths of despair. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Guy de Maupassant The heights of Orgement and Sannois dominated the landscape. Two Friends (A Fishing Excursion) (Deux Amis) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray But what then? Are we gods, Miltons, Michel Angelos, that can leave earth when we please; and soar to heights immeasurable? No, my dear MacGilp; but the fools of academicians would fain make us so. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

D. H. Lawrence But above the sky was still shining, and the heights of the mountains were blazing with aspen like fire blazing. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

H.P. Lovecraft Down from the heights reels the glittering Cassiopeia as the hours wear on, while Charles’ Wain lumbers up from behind the vapour-soaked swamp trees that sway in the night wind. Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft [1918]

Jules Verne His task was very difficult; he went upon deck and took at different moments several lunar distances and the meridian heights of the principal stars. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Henry Kingsley Some Scotchmen, perhaps, may smile at my applying the word “magnificent” to heights of only 2,100 feet. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

M. P. Shiel Its shock, according to the man’s account, had oft-times more than all the efficiency of a bombing of real artillery, slinging tons of rock to heights of several hundred feet upon the main island. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

To the right rose the Jibál el-Tihámah, over whose nearer brown heights appeared the pale blue peaks of Jebel Shárr and its southern neighbour, Jebel Sa’lúwwah. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Florence Dixie A little cottage nestling amidst the wooded heights of Loch Moidart looked down on the darkling waters of that lake, a tiny bijou abode, around whose porch the clustering roses clung. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Jules Verne The animals which frequented these heights — and there were numerous traces of them — must necessarily belong to those races of sure foot and supple spine, chamois or goat. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The gates did roll back, the heavens were broken up, new spiritual heights were shown to me, up which my spirit mounted. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Benjamin Disraeli She took her way along the undulating heights until she reached the sanctuary. The Carrier Pigeon by Benjamin Disraeli

Arthur Machen They seemed to surge from the depths to the very heights of heaven, their spires swayed amongst the clouds and the stars, they were fretted with admirable imagery. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Sinclair Lewis But behind it are the Penrith Hills, on whose wholesome and palm-softened heights is Government House, looking to the winking sails. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Gissing Bitterly cold, but what a glorious sunrise! Against the flushed sky, those limestone heights of Capri caught the golden radiance and shone wondrously. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

D. H. Lawrence They were getting fairly high, occasionally lifted above the canyon itself, in the low groove below the speckled, gold-sparkling heights which towered beyond. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Thomas Hardy He did so, proceeding along the north-east heights for nearly a mile. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Abysses and mountainous heights revealed themselves — masses of clouds were sweeping up. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

He rose to his greatest heights in invective, however, when he touched upon the subject of the female dress. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Meredith There came a letter from the professor mentioning that Alvan was on one of the kingly Alpine heights in view, and the new blood running through her veins became a torrent. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Of these minor heights only one, the Jebel el-Sahhárah looks down upon the sea, rising between the Dibbagh–Kh’shabríyyah block to the north, and the Shárr to the south. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate my pupils on the advance they have made, and hope soon to meet them on the serene heights of perfect freedom. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Algernon Blackwood We moved in comparative gloom, though far overhead the heights shone still with the gold of sunset. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

John Morley He roamed at large over the varied heights that tempt our curiosity, as the dawn of intelligence first lights them up one after another with bewitching visions and illusive magic. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Miles Franklin Thrice free must be the innate wantons or the coarse who can plumb all heights and depths of curiosity and suck entertainment where they list unhampered by the agony of shame. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Ups and downs you will see, heights and depths, in our fiery course together, such as will sometimes tempt you to look shyly and suspiciously at me, your guide, and the ruler of the oscillations. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Ralph Waldo Emerson These heights could not be maintained. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

H. G. Wells The Prince had gone a little way off and was scrutinising the distant heights through his field-glass. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

No scant carrier he; tall root-torn beeches his heavy Burden, bays stemm'd stately, in heights exalted ascending. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Henry James This imagination of Fleda’s was a faculty that easily embraced all the heights and depths and extremities of things; that made a single mouthful, in particular, of any tragic or desperate necessity. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

The situation must have been well chosen in the days when the heights were wooded, and the Wady was a river. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Arnold Bennett His heart almost burst in its admiration for that extraordinary Nella, who by mere personal force had raised two men out of the deepest slough of despair to the blissful heights of hope and happiness. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Miles Franklin Did my mother understand me, she would know that I am capable of more depths of agony and more exquisite heights of joy in one day than Gertie will experience in her whole life. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Mark Twain The crowd swarmed ashore and soon the forest distances and craggy heights echoed far and near with shoutings and laughter. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

They are composed from the feathers of a gigantic bird that abounds in the rocky heights of the country — the colour mostly white, but sometimes with reddish streaks. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Adown these rough heights were visible the dry tracks of many a mountain torrent that had lived a life too fierce and passionate to be a long one. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Rafael Sabatini He dismounted, and bridle over arm tramped on through the sunlit vale between the heights of Pendennis and Arwenack, singing as he went. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing Oh, how had it grown so suddenly! He had imagined love such as this for some stately woman whose walk was upon the heights of mind—some great artist—some glorious sovereign of culture. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Olaf Stapledon But indeed this simple spirit of a bomber crew was soon to discover in himself strange depths and heights of being. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Run up to the giddiest heights of promotion on on day, for merits which I could not myself discern, in a week or two I was brought to a court martial for offenses equally obscure. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

With a circumference of under fifty miles, it rose abruptly from the surrounding country to heights varying between two and three thousand feet above sea-level. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Jules Verne Looking behind them they could see one corner of the lagoon, its waters sparkling in the sunbeams, and a little beyond the wooded heights in which it was framed. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Jules Verne As we gazed upon it, there rose from its heights neither smoke nor flame. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

A man could scarcely rise to the forensic heights which he had reached without knowing something of almost every one. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She was very devout, always had been, and God knows what heights she attained and what strength she drew down to herself when she knelt and bent her golden hair into the stained-glass light. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Samuel Johnson More nicety however is better, and no man should travel unprovided with instruments for taking heights and distances. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

George Meredith Her task was to climb back to those heavenly heights she sat on before he distracted her and drew her down. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry Adams He had under his eyes the whole educational staff of the Government at a time when the Government had just reached the heights of highest activity and influence. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jules Verne There the scraggly trees, grotesquely twisted, gave to the rocky heights a bleak and bizarre appearance. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Gertrude Stein How, said we to one another, can a cousin who has not seen you in ten years and a father who has not seen me for six years possibly know our heights and our weights. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Alphonse Daudet He had barely leaped into the captain’s cutter before a breathless beast slid down from the heights of the square and galloped towards him. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Rudyard Kipling Neither running water nor extreme heights made him afraid; and, as an ex-serang, he knew how to hold authority. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Theodore Dreiser There it ran winding before his gaze, shining brightly in the clear light, between the undulating banks on the right and the tall, tree-covered heights on the left. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sir Walter Scott When the Highlanders reached the heights above the plain described, they were immediately formed in array of battle along the brow of the hill. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

They were looking from the heights of the Dun, and the Flower of Allen was with them. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Ann Radcliffe They were now almost within his power, but the difficulty was how to descend the rocks, whose stupendous heights and craggy steeps seemed to render them impassable. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Meredith Open horizons round, O mounting mind, to scenes unsung, Wherein shall walk a lusty Time: Our Earth is young; Of measure without bound; Infinite are the heights to climb, The depths to sound. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

George Borrow I sat by the door, gazing on the wood-covered heights above me, or on the waters of the rivulet, occasionally listening to the people who lounged about the house, conversing in the country dialect. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jules Verne When the last heights of the Falklands had disappeared from the horizon, the Nautilus sank to between twenty and twenty-five yards, and followed the American coast. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Meredith They laughed at the incident, stating how glad they would have been to behold the heights all across the lakes ablaze and promising action for the morrow. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The modern capital is placed in a valley upon the gentle slope of several hills by which it is surrounded, and whose heights are crowned with lovely gardens breathing odoriferous sweets. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Sarah Orne Jewett As we looked far seaward among the outer islands, the trees seemed to march seaward still, going steadily over the heights and down to the water’s edge. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Isabella Bird At Shamisiri, except for the fine peak of Dilleh, there are no heights to arrest the eye. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Rafael Sabatini Once only before they dipped from the heights of Arwenack did Oliver check. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Olaf Stapledon From the eastern heights of the province they looked down upon the hilly lowlands of Szechwan, amazed at their own success. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling I don’t know to what dizzy heights you may climb in your profession, but I do know you’ll never get such absolute adoration as you’re getting now. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Many little towns climb the heights half-way, and where the hills are green and cultivated in vines or olives, peasants’ houses scale them to the crest. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Then he said, “You can be equally sure of your own place; for we can all reach the heights we are able to oversee. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

But on all convenient heights their fires blazed, and sacred revels were begun which till now had been hidden in the black night of African swamps. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

I have suffered, but I have also rejoiced, and if I have plumbed once to the lowest depths of misery, surely I have climbed also to the greatest heights of joy. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H. Rider Haggard Your spirit is in tune with things of light and air; it can float to the extremest heights of our mental atmosphere, and thence can almost gaze into the infinite beyond. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne And these waters falling from the surrounding heights have taken possession of this vast basin. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

She might be unable, with her small feminine mind, to fathom the depths and heights of that great intelligence, but still she was his wife. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

We did not grumble, however, as we were anxious to inspect the Afrán (“furnaces”) said to be found upon the upper heights of the Shárr — of these apocryphal features more hereafter. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Here are no heights of truth overlooking the confused landscape of that dubitable domain. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Facts, and the consequences of facts, draw the writer back to the falconer’s lure from the giddiest heights of speculation. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

The gloomy peak, which had long appeared capping the heights ahead, proved to be the culmination of a huge upthrust of porphyritic trap. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson Great heights are evidently not for me. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Olaf Stapledon THE Spirit of Man is daunted by his station on the middle heights of the great hierarchy of being. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling Tinsley, bowed down with the laurels of both hemispheres, raises himself to yet nobler heights in his capacity of a devoted chef. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

George Meredith And heights where morning wakes With one cheek over snow;— And iron-wallèd lakes Where sits the white moon low;— For us on youthful travel bent, The robing picturesque was rent. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Robert Green Ingersoll The star-lit heights of genius and individuality are above and beyond her appreciation and power. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Florence Dixie The abrupt flanks of these tall heights were scored with deep gullies and ravines, and strewn with detached boulders of rock; but nowhere was there any trace of vegetation, either bush or grass. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Jules Verne This part of the plateau commanded the heights of the left bank, which sloped away to the extremity of Claw Cape, and to the southern side of the island. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Above this place the valley closes in between walls of precipices and crags, which rise almost abruptly from the Sind to heights of 8,000 and 10,000 feet. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

George Meredith The heights have their nest of waters below for a home scene, the southern Swiss peaks, with celestial Monta Rosa, in prospect. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

T. E. Lawrence I walked up the opposite heights to consult with Sherif Zeid. Zeid sat gravely on a rock, sweeping the country with field-glasses for the enemy. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The crevasse seems to extend far inland to the very heights and water-sheds of character. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. Rider Haggard Thereon his next neighbour in the airy heights sailing leisurely through the blue gulf, at a distance perhaps of some miles, follows his example, knowing that food has been sighted. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton It was the first time that Laura Lou had ever seemed to stoop to him from heights of superior understanding, and he was queerly awed by the mystery of her gaze. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Down this colossal nature, dizzies me: And, hark! the starry harmony remote Seems measuring the heights from whence he fell. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Signs of tent foundations and of buildings appear in impossible places; and the heights bear two Burj or “watchtowers,” one visible afar, and dominating from its mamelon the whole land. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Ralph Waldo Emerson These heights were followed by a meanness, and a descent of the mind into lower levels; the loss of wings; no high speculation. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Gertrude Stein We were each one put on the scale and our heights measured and then they gave the money to us. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Oscar Wilde Many men in his position would have preferred the primrose path of dalliance to the steep heights of duty; but Lord Arthur was too conscientious to set pleasure above principle. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Rudyard Kipling He who was altogether such an one as ourselves goes forward simply, even lightly, to heights we thought unattainable. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Arthur Machen The monk’s inner vision might be fixed with such rapture on certain invisible heights and depths, that he feared lest the sight of their visible counterparts might disturb his ecstasy. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Twelve.” Musical phrases they were, dropping from his lips, and to the child who heard her name pronounced so lovingly, they were the lost heights of melody. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Andrew Lang These heights I cannot reach, any more than I can equal that eloquence. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence The walls were precipices, like all the walls of Rumm; but appeared greater, for the pit lay in the very heart of a ruling hill, and its smallness made the besetting heights seem overpowering. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Virginia Woolf Those are the flats and heights of the roofs of the great house. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

George Meredith She had but to say farewell to Emma, no other tie to cut! One morning on the Salvatore heights would wash her clear of the webs defacing and entangling her. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Olaf Stapledon The further I ascended along the path of the spirit, the loftier appeared the heights that lay before me. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He kept biting his nails, as he turned his eyes in that directionwondering if it would not be possible to conquer the heights that evening. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

George Meredith With her, or rather with his thought of her soul, he understood the right union of women and men, from the roots to the flowering heights of that rare graft. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rudyard Kipling One could almost see that girl of the past for whom he was rising, rising to these present heights of skill and daring. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Isabella Bird Beside it, on the verge of the precipitous heights above the Terpai, is a bold group of rocks, on which the church dedicated to Mar Shalita is built. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. P. Lovecraf H. R. Wakefield, in his collections, They Return at Evening and Others Who Return, manages now and then to achieve great heights of horror despite a vitiating air of sophistication. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Of thy vast brows and melancholy eyes Which comprehend the heights of some great fall. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Patches of snow might still linger on the crests of the hills — but the approach to those bleak heights could hardly be glacial. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Henry James She was to become later in life so accomplished a schemer that her sense of having further heights to scale might well have waked up early. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

The left wall was one sheet of water, where the river fell from the heights into the infinite depth, below. Prester John by John Buchan

Victor Hugo He did not form even in his dreams any hope of reaching the heights where the duchess dwelt. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson He gave me good-morning civilly; and I gave the same to him, smiling down upon him, from the heights of my sufficiency. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Green Ingersoll I do not pretend to have fathomed the abyss, nor to have floated on outstretched wings level with the dim heights of thought. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing Looking closely into his face was like examining a map in relief; you saw heights and plains, the intersection of multitudinous valleys, river-courses with their tributaries. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope In an hour’s time they will be between the camp, the town, and the heights of Bournan, and nothing then could save them. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith One tap at it, and the two applicants for admission would probably be shot as far away from Lord Fleetwood as when they were on the Styrian heights last autumn. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell Here and there a brook forced its way from the heights down to the sea, making its channel into a valley more or less broad in long process of time. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Charles Dickens It is approached by a road that takes its winding way among the heights by which the town is sheltered; and seen from this point is extremely beautiful and picturesque. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Rafael Sabatini But it would seem as if fortune were intent upon making a mock of Casanova, luring him to heights of hope, merely to cast him down again into the depths of despair. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

I have not risen to the sublimer heights of crime. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Jack London Still climbing, although he paused often from sheer physical weakness, they scaled forest-clad heights until they emerged on a naked mesa or tableland. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Mark Twain I can not conceive how those immense blocks of stone were ever hauled from the quarries, or how they were ever raised to the dizzy heights they occupy in the temples. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells In that intermediate region between the kindred heights and deeps those beginnings and promises will arise that are the essential significance, the essential substance, of life. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The rest of us meanwhile defiled down this same road, formed line in front of it, and under a brisk cannonade from the French heights waited for the next move. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Robert Green Ingersoll He climbed the heights and left all superstitions far below, while on his forehead fell the golden dawning of a grander day. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope His motto might well have been ‘Excelsior!’ if only he could have taught himself to look to heights that were really high. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

At last we arrived at the foot, and, having looked up at the towering heights on either side of us, began to wonder what we had better do next. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George Meredith From labours through the night, outworn, Above the hills the front of morn We see, whose eyes to heights are raised, And the world’s wise may deem us crazed. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

Dizzy heights always worried him, though he managed to keep hold on himself. Space by John Buchan [1911]

The convent has a considerable inclosure attached to it, where I frequently saw from the heights above it, dark figures in awfully thick black veils, walking solemnly up and down. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Henry David Thoreau The whole ground of human life seems to some to have been gone over by their predecessors, both the heights and the valleys, and all things to have been cared for. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

T. E. Lawrence It told me I was tired to death of these Arabs; petty incarnate Semites who attained heights and depths beyond our reach, though not beyond our sight. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Virginia Woolf Rapt in his extraordinary vision, ascending to the very heights of existence, he seems, as Mary said, “a being,” “not one of us,” but better and higher and aloof and apart. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Looking up he saw Lippo. He stood on the other side of one of the low stone walls that are built across the sloping fields to stay the force of water coming from the heights in winter rains. Signa by Ouida

George Meredith The heights she had seen rosy at eve were marked for her ascent in the dawn. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jules Verne Its heights seemed peopled by dragons and huge monsters. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The babies were reared in the warmer part of the country, and gradually acclimated to the cooler heights as they grew older. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Gustave Flauber From the bottom of the Mappalian quarter, from the heights of the Acropolis, from the catacombs, from the borders of the lake, the multitude came in haste. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Guy de Maupassant An endless horizon broadened out on all sides, giving a view of Triel, Pisse-Fontaine, Chanteloup, all the heights of Hautrie, and the Seine as far as the eye could see. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs With such a handicap, less fleet pursuers than the Sagoths might easily overtake us before we could scale the rugged heights which confronted us. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

It stood alone, in a wide clearing of its own, and like some great over-lord of the country-side, its massive heights were a landmark in every direction. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Charles Dickens The greatest power in nature and art combined, it yet glided over dangerous heights in the sight of people looking up from fields and roads, as smoothly and unreally as a light miniature plaything. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]