Phrases with "land"

Theodore Dreiser I want you to, but I want to find out how the land lies, and I want you to find out too. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Sir Walter Scott We’ll land you there if you like. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Guy de Maupassan Nevertheless they still possessed about twenty thousand livres income annually in land rentals, which, with proper care, would have yielded about thirty thousand francs a year. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

William Dampier We kept within two mile of the shore, sounding all the way; and found at six miles distance from land 19 fathom; at eight miles distance 21 fathom, gross sand. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Andrew Lang At length it was decided that the turtle, whose prudence was well known, should swim to land and contrive to catch a living ape and bring him safely to the ocean kingdom. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Zona Gale It is well-known to you that in a land whose people knew length and breadth, but no up and down, an object might be pushed, but never lifted up or put down. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Nellie Bly If I loved and married, I would say to my mate: “Come, I know where Eden is,” and like Edwin Arnold, desert the land of my birth for Japan, the land of love-beauty-poetry-cleanliness. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Arnold Bennett And that hill was Bleakridge, the summit of the little billow of land between Bursley and Hanbridge. Trafalgar Road passed over the crest of the billow. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

William Makepeace Thackeray He says there is full work for every one of them; and to see the elaborate state of cultivation in which the land was, it is easy to understand how such an agricultural regiment were employed. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Rudyard Kipling He told me land was selling at eight hundred pounds the acre, and the new golf links, whose Queen Anne pavilion we passed, had cost nearly twenty-four thousand pounds to create. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

I thought that there was land ahead, and that I should make it; but I know now I was drifting towards a fatal rock upon which honour, happiness, and prosperity must needs go to pieces. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Benjamin Disraeli They were in one of the harbors of Malta, but not permitted to land at midnight, and, when the morn arrived, the obstacles to the release of Lothair were not easily removed. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Richard Hakluy This land was very little troubled with snow, and the sea altogether void of ice. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Anthony Trollope Let him take the jump or not take it,—but let him not presume to think that he can so jump as to land himself in certain bliss. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

It was Foulness I was now looking at, where the land mouth of the harbour ran up to a sea-cliff of three hundred feet. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Chain’d to the flying wheels, were dragg’d along, All torn and bleeding, through the thorny waste; Nor knew I how the land and sea he pass’d, Till to his mother’s realm he came at last. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

George Meredith She had gathered that she spoke foolishly to her husband’s ear, so she kept her mouth shut, though the unanswered of her inquisitive ignorance in the strange land pricked painfully at her bosom. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Mark Twain And I will scatter you among the heathen, and I will draw out a sword after you; and your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

He fairly bawled: “The land — I say, the mainland is at least seven miles off my anchorage. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Nay, Master Bakewell, surely out of three farms on the banks of Tone, and grazing land in the fattest part of Athelney, you can spare more than this for the good cause. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

He passed under the shadow of the gateway arch — a shadow black and intense against the golden light which, with the ceasing of the storm, flooded the land in the full morning. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Virginia Woolf The land was so distant that no shining roof or glittering window could be any longer seen. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the left the low-lying land stretched in a dim haze, rising here and there into a darker blur which marked the higher capes and headlands. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I was then introduced, and told that his excellency was the appointed governor of all the land lying between the Katonga and the Kitangule rivers. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Jules Verne I told M. Letourneur that I could not help hoping that there might yet be time to reach the land before the last crisis came. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

The land was now completely solid. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

No beast for his food Dares now range the wood, But husht in his laire he lies lurking; While mischiefs, by these, On land and on seas, At noone of night are a working. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman If three valuable American citizens are lost up there, they will follow somehow — to say nothing of the glittering attractions of that fair land — let’s call it ‘Feminisia,’” he broke off. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

So, while George Vane’s two estates had melted away, and his three fortunes had been expended Mr. de Crespigny, who was an invalid and a bachelor, had contrived to keep his land and his money. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Rudyard Kipling There is no land like the Punjab. There are no people like the Sikhs. Umr Singh is my name, yes. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

And men pass by that way, by a place that was wont to be a great city, and a great land; and the city was clept Cathailye, the which city and land was lost through folly of a young man. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

George Meredith The religion of this vast English middle-class ruling the land is Comfort. It is their central thought; their idea of necessity; their sole aim. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They had seen us first of all, far down in the lake below, and flashed the tidings across the land even before our first exploring flight. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Guy de Maupassant The land seems limited to the river boatman, and on dark nights, when there is no moon, the river seems limitless. On the River (Sur l’Eau) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

Henry Kingsley He is going to Botany Bay. He is going to sell his estate, 250 acres of the best land in Devon, and go and live among the convicts. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Charles Dickens We only altered our course, in the afternoon, so as to close in with the land again a little before midnight. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Anthony Trollope For any other division, such as separating the land or the rents, no excuse could be made, nor would any such separation touch the fatal paper which lay between the leaves of the book. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Those from the Hunnish land now rode to their lodgings. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

The Tesman schooner had sailed at daylight with the usual land breeze, and was probably still in sight in the offing at the time. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

George Meredith Nothing lay in the light, I had the land to myself. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson For the forest is by itself, and forest life owns small kinship with life in the dismal land of labour. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

The ways of his own land (he did not, of course, mention Evallonia) were different from Scotland, and his servants had been betrayed unwittingly into a grievous fault. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sinclair Lewis And you’d get sick of the holes I’m likely to land in. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

He found it a low white building, situated four miles from the city, at the extreme end of a tongue of land which ran into the deep waters of the harbour. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

The land everywhere looked green and marshy. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

A bold and hardy peasantry was nurtured among the recesses of the hills, fit equally to cultivate the land in peace and to defend it in war. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope She had possessed land also in Cornwall, supposed to be worth fifteen hundred a year, and his own paternal estate at Polwenning was said to be double the value. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Baldwin Spencer Such is the general nature of the great area of Steppe and desert land inhabited by the Central Australian natives. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

William Makepeace Thackeray Every bit of land up to the hedge-side was fertilised and full of produce: the space left for the plough having afterwards been gone over, and yielding its fullest proportion of “fruit. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

For Poplar is a land of homes, and where a thousand homes are gathered together, there do we find beauty and prayer. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Now he knew what was the land he sought. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

Walter Scott But for the injustice which you have done to the charms which your land produces, I appeal from yourself to yourself. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

There are on sea and land such men thus fortunate — or thus disdained by destiny or by the sea. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

It was a cul-desac leading to one place only, the landing stage at Norddeich. The only place on the whole coast, now I came to think of it, where the tug could land at this tide. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells You’ve stolen the land — you and yours, and now you want to steal the right of way. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

F. Scott Fitzgerald BEAUTY: (Her lips scarcely stirring, her eyes turned, as always, inward upon herself) Whither shall I journey now? THE VOICE: To a new country — a land you have never seen before. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

THIS land of Cathay is in Asia the deep; and after, on this half, is Asia the more. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

H. G. Wells I stared across at Savoy as though that land had spoken. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

The land subsists, and the land is almost the only thing that subsists. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Charles Stur The field, however, over which I wandered on this occasion was too limited to enable me to draw any conclusions applicable to so large a tract of land as the Australian continent. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anthony Trollope There are thirty or five-and-thirty acres of land about the house, and lying round to the back of the town; you shall take them off my hands, and welcome. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

He knows that stocks may rise or fall, fortunes be won or lost on ‘change; but the land always remains — the real standard of wealth. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edgar Allan Poe A storm was evidently gathering behind us; we had neither compass nor provisions; and it was clear that, if we held our present course, we should be out of sight of land before daybreak. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells The land war ebbed before the first year was out. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

One will be too large, and without sufficient land, another too small and with more land than you care to be bothered with. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Thomas Hobbes As he that selleth land is understood to transfer the herbage and whatsoever grows upon it; nor can he that sells a mill turn away the stream that drives it. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Washington Irving I found the tide of wine and wassail fast gaining on the dry land of sober judgment. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

William Morris For in this fair land may one find beasts more perilous than be buck or hart. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

William Morris But at least by no man better might the land have been served. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

H. G. Wells You can’t prevent discussion going from land to land nowadays. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence But alone with her own children and husband at the Marsh, she was mistress of a little native land that lacked nothing. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton There, while Mrs. Gormer plunged into problems of lighting and sanitation, Lily had leisure to wander, in the bright autumn air, along the tree-fringed bay to which the land declined. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H.P. Lovecraft Like land of mystery in a dream or gateway to forbidden world of untrodden wonder. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Eastward swept a land of myrtle and lemon orchards. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Anthony Trollope Better land than the prairies of Illinois for cereal crops the world’s surface probably cannot show. North America by Anthony Trollope

As the carcass invites the vulture, this prostrate land drew adventurers from all points of the compass. “Way Down in Alabam” by Ambrose Bierce [1903]

Richard Hakluy The brigandines lost one another: two of them, which bare more into the Sea, entred into an arme of the Sea, which pearced into the land two leagues beyond the place where the other were that night. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Anthony Trollope The land had been only promised, and not in truth as yet given, and the Puddlehamites, in their hurry, had gone to work and had built upon a promise. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

D. H. Lawrence High land reared up, dusky and dark-blue, all around. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Sinclair Lewis He leased the land to the iron-mining company, and every time a scoop brought up a mass of brown earth in the open pit the company ran very fast and dropped twenty-five cents in Mr. Duke’s pocket. Things by Sinclair Lewis

It was quite like being in mid-ocean again; no land for hundreds of miles, and the captain taking the sun every day at noon. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Daniel Defoe They land on an uninhabited Island. A Petition for Pardon agreed on. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

If we go on we may have hope if we choose, but if we land here we shall lose even that. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Jack London For the thousandth time vainly he tried to analyse the tone-quality of that enormous peal that dominated the land far into the strong-holds of the surrounding tribes. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

The land around appeared to be poor. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

William Morris If ye will give her four hundred pounds of land I will set aside the wedding, and she shall be wedded elsewhere according to your counsel. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Theodore Dreiser A long conversation followed about the Northwest, its timber, wheat, land sales, cattle, and possible manufacturing plants. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell I must say I was quite grieved to see the condition they are in; all the land that is not waste is utterly exhausted with working successive white crops. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Rudyard Kipling What I took for a point of land to starboard, y’see, turned out to be almost a bridge-islet, with a swell of sea ‘twixt it and the main. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Samuel Johnson They seldom taste the flesh of land animals; for here are no markets. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Then the brave man addressed him to the king: “Sir King, take back again all that I have from you, my land with its castles, let not a whit remain to me. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I should now be quite content to see only the manifold street life, with its crowds, processions, and din, and the strange and ever-shifting water life, altogether distinct from the land life. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Henry James Mrs. Ludlow was especially keen about my taking her to Europe; they all regard Europe over there as a land of emigration, of rescue, a refuge for their superfluous population. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Olaf Stapledon The whole of this mountainous land was soon freed. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling Again, the merchants spoke of China as a place where fortunes are made — a land only waiting to be opened up to pay a hundredfold. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe Fancied I could again distinguish a strip of land to the eastward, and one also to the westward, but could not be certain. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Jules Verne Benito’s intention had been to land that evening, but Manoel dissuaded him. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Anthony Trollope But, nevertheless, the effect which Clara had intended was produced, and before she left him he had absolutely proposed that the shooting and the land should go together. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The land on the north coast, with its high table lands almost level, and which reverberated the sun’s rays, offered a very curious appearance. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Anthony Trollope He seemed afraid that the land would not flow with milk and honey unless your pocket was fairly provided. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

He told himself that he had conquered the distress that had sent him, a voluntary exile, to this far land of the lotus. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

H. Rider Haggard I told the tale of my land and of its wealth to the Shepherdess and to her husband the Deliverer, for I dared not travel alone. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells Russia is a land of tens of millions of peasants ruled over by a little band of the intelligentsia who can be counted only by tens of thousands. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Niccolo Machiavelli I know I should have enlarged more on the cavalry, and also on naval warfare; for whoever defines the military, says, that it is an army on land and on the sea, on foot and on horseback. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

E. F. Benson The sea heaped up by the continued press of the wind broke through the shingle bank on the coast and flooded the low land behind, where some of the bungalows stood. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Arthur Machen There were clouds flying awfully from before the moon, and a pale light that made the familiar land look strange and terrible. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Nevertheless, in such cities as subsist mostly by trade, and have little or no land, as Holland and Genoa, the balance of treasure may be equal to that of land in the cases mentioned. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Sir Walter Scott Gold pieces are not so plenty there, the mair the pity!” “The more is your folly, then,” said Nigel, whose anger was only momentary, “that leave the land where there is enough of them. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

H.P. Lovecraft New land cities were founded — the greatest of them in the antarctic, for this region of first arrival was sacred. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Rudyard Kipling The land is very strongly held, and there are a multitude of English and half-English in the place. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing We ought to buy that bit of land I told you about on Burgess Hill. The price is high, but it’s a perfect situation, and I’m afraid it’ll be going to the builders if something isn’t soon done. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith Will it never be perceived that we do not sow the thing that happens? The source of the flooding stream which drinks up those rich acres of low flat land is not more innocent than we. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope If I could only land on terra firma, one side or the other, I shouldn’t much care which. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He brought with him about half a million of francs, the greater part of which he invested in the French funds; a much larger sum remained in Austrian land and securities. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Anthony Trollope If I comprehend the matter rightly, he was on his own land when we saw him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

William Morris Now I will lay my land thereto against thine, which our lord hath given thee, for I have well four hundred pounds of land even as thou hast. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

The evening was pleasantly cool, like a summer evening in England, and reminded us of the dear land of our birth. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Above the low cliffs the land had been levelled, and there were wide lawns as fine as England could show, for in that moist climate the turf was perfect. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

William Makepeace Thackeray He would not pay a farthing, he said, to get me out of a much worse place than the Fleet. I need not tell you that along with the land went the house in town, and the money in the funds. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

He went so far as to offer to land on the island, and to make his way into the interior in the hope of being able to render some assistance should it be necessary. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

The land and its needs were always first with him. Signa by Ouida

Anthony Trollope The point itself consists of a bluff of land so formed that the River Hudson is forced to run round three sides of it. North America by Anthony Trollope

It stood on a rib of land between two peaks, which from the contour lines rose very steep. Greenmantle by John Buchan

G. K. Chesterton The logical answer to this would be simple: Any one stung on Brown’s land ought to be able to prosecute Brown for keeping a dangerous wasp without a muzzle. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

So we passed this dread portal, and then there lay before us — what? Was it a land of life or a land of death? Who could say? It was evening when we passed through. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Sinclair Lewis It was a roving shanty, the cabin of a land schooner, with black oilcloth seats along the side, and for desk, a pine board to be let down on hinges. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

She had often lamented to me the difference of our eyesight, and the trouble it was to her that 11 The land of flight. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H.P. Lovecraft For all his love of Ireland, America had not left him untouched, and he hated the beautiful wasted space where peat might be cut and land opened up. The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She possessed an art that sufficed, even in a land that afforded comparatively little scope for its exercise, to supply food for her thriving infant and herself. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

I almost long for danger; for a faith — a land — or, at least, a lover to defend. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

H. G. Wells Those beams went and came among the clouds and the hilly land about them as if they traced mysterious incantations. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Jack London But the inexorable land question met them in London. They tried the decent courts for lodgings, and found that two rooms would cost ten shillings a week. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Trollope But, lo! the famine passes by, and a land that had been brought to the dust by man’s folly is once more prosperous and happy. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain Storm blew two land birds to sea, and they came on board. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

To such humble circumstances was the man now reduced, who had so lately lorded it over the land with unlimited sway! Still the chief did not despond. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

The athaleb can carry us both far away to a land where you need never fear that they will put you to death — a land where the people love light and life. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

So, undoubtedly, he was the man spying out the land that afternoon and the killer of the next day. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry Kingsley There was one last January twelvemonth of 400 pounds, for the land at Highcot, and that is the largest, I believe, I ever gave in my life. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

A steady drizzle soaked the land and the lieges. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Robert Green Ingersoll Farmers ought to own the land they cultivate, and cultivate what they own. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

You have made her forget how to weep; and as for yourself, I hope she has made your life in this strange land seem less painful, Atam-or. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

This place may be called the gate of the Tunisian Sahara; it is the limit of Blad-el-Jereed; the sands begin now to disappear, and the land becomes better, and more suited to the cultivation of corn. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Virginia Woolf There was no longer a view — no Folly, no spire of Bolney Minster. It was land merely, no land in particular. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

We have many facts tending to prove that during the extreme extent of the glacial period the land stood much higher relatively to the sea than it now does. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Mark Twain Sometimes a belt of land a quarter of a mile deep will start in and cave along and cave along till it all caves into the river in one summer. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins Put land and sea between them — they will still be together; they will communicate in visions, they will be revealed to each other in dreams. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Eliot Besides, he intended to overlook the whole business of land and mill pretty closely; he was fond of these practical rural matters. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

There is, however, a type of reformers who push the land question very much to the front, though, as it appears to me, in a manner little likely to commend their views to society. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

D. H. Lawrence The land grew steeper — dark, straight hills like cliffs, masked in sombre trees. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell Ask Mr. Gray to come up to me this afternoon about the land he wants. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Henry David Thoreau It was not always dry land where we dwell. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

D. H. Lawrence The lane debouched into a close-bitten field, and out of this empty land the farm rose up with its buildings like a huddle of old, painted vessels floating in still water. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Hard face, battered head piece, dinted brigandine, with faded red lion of St. George ramping on a discolored ground, all proclaimed as plainly as words that he was indeed from the land of war. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Men brought him to land and the dogs finished him. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

True, Masá’íd, the mad old Ma’ázi, attempted to trace a well inside our camp by the seashore; but the Beni ‘Ukbah, to whom the land belongs, had never heard of it. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

But that ancient man had begun to realise the shortness of time and was urging the cart along at a fair pace, since they were now on the flatter shelf of land which carried the railway. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

George Meredith Party against party, neither of them had a forethoughtful head for the land at large. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope I should make out the remainder, too, by farming the land myself. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

There was a lift of land from behind which the fire was coming. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Around her the full tide had made a vast inland sea of the marsh land and sandhills. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Olaf Stapledon But twice a day, when the land was dry, they cultivated the drenched ooze, or carried out in their cities of concrete cells all the operations of industry and culture. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

But it is a most healthy climate, and when I write of mosquitoes, land leeches, centipedes and snakes, I have said my say as to its evils. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Willa Cather The land sells for three times as much as this, but in five years we will double it. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Sir Walter Scott And now they are gripping to the bow and to the spear, when they suld be mourning for a sinfu’ land and a broken covenant. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

John Morley Edmund Burke was said, in the gossip of the day, to be deeply interested in land at Saint Vincent’s. Burke by John Morley [1879]

It is on a point of land running into the sea; a palace of prodigious extent, but very irregular. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Abraham Merri They hate him — or so you have told me — yet the land over Nanbu is no less fertile than here. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Bronislaw Malinowski Bishop Salvado asserts a subdivision of land among single families (although he calls “family” a small party of related natives, see p. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Shouts from the land give omen to their course, And the pitch’d vessels glide with easy force. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

In the time of a day and night with might and main he reached a land full hundred rests 59 away, or more. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

To Gunther’s land were come the messengers his foes had sent. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Eliot Suppose he had asked you to give him land to build a chapel on; doubtless that would have given him a “lively satisfaction. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

For they have had often-time war between them, because that the great Chan would constrain him to hold his land of him; but that other at all times defendeth him well against him. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

William Morris Then he arose and went on his way again; and the land was no worser than yesterday; but even better, it might be; the greensward more flowery, the oaks and chestnuts greater. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Anthony Trollope There had been a haymaking harvest-home which was supposed to give special occasion for mirth, as Sir Alured farmed the land around the park himself, and was great in hay. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Beyond lay the land of Kidi, a forest of mimosa trees, rising gently away from the water in soft clouds of green. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

A land there is, Hesperia call’d of old, (The soil is fruitful, and the natives bold — Th’ OEnotrians held it once,) by later fame Now call’d Italia, from the leader’s name. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Sinclair Lewis That’s a nice piece of land he’s got. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Ralph Waldo Emerson He unfixes the land and the sea, makes them revolve around the axis of his primary thought, and disposes them anew. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Anthony Trollope Politics and law go together as naturally as the possession of land and the exercise of magisterial powers do with us. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling I do not speak without knowledge who have seen the land from Delhi south awash with blood. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Anna Katherine Green Lying on a couch in utter weariness or pain, she had drifted off into the land of dreams, and he felt that he had a moment of respite. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Jack London The land was convulsed with industrial dissensions. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

H. Rider Haggard After this the land would be quiet for a while. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

John Lewis Burckhard An army from Syria can never attack Egypt by land in very large bodies, from the want of camels; and separate corps are easily destroyed as soon as they have passed the desert. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

James Joyce But those that came to the land of the free remember the land of bondage. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson We travelled in the print of olden wars; Yet all the land was green; And love we found, and peace, Where fire and war had been. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope This bit of land is mine; not a doubt of it; — but we’re poor, sir. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

We shall see that the land is the lowest of them all, for as the world is spherical, the sky, which contains all things, can reasonably be said to have the highest position. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

H. Rider Haggard They ran northwards before the storm and still northward, sighting no land and seeing no stars. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Richard Hakluyt Finally, in the postscripte of the seconde relation, wee reade these wordes: They of Canada saye, that it is a moones sailinge to goe to a land where cynamonde and cloves are gathered. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

When that traitor took the land I could have killed him. Signa by Ouida

Robert Green Ingersoll Hushed forever are the thunders of Sinai; lost are the voices of the prophets, and the land once flowing with milk and honey is but a desert and waste. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

I remembered that Ladlaw had talked about the place as the old Manann, the holy land of the ancient races. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Edgar Rice Burroughs We made splendid headway on the trip, coming into sight of land at last. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Arnold Bennett Yes, her spirit rebelled, and the fact that others had known about the Shawport land before she knew made her still more mutinous against destiny. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Charles Stur How that singular feature may terminate, whether in an in land sea, or as an arid wilderness, stretching to the Great Australian Bight, it is impossible to say. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

That is why he seemed to love the land and the people with a sort of fierce egoism, with a contemptuous tenderness. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

H. G. Wells His mind went back to his youth, his ardent poetic but still classical and seemly youth, when Tennyson was still admired and the lost land of King Arthur cast a glamour on the Cornish coast. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

George Meredith Say what poor old Nevil will, or did say, previous to the sobering of his blood, where is there a land like England? Everard rejoiced in his country temperately. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]