Phrases with "land"

Arthur Conan Doyle Many of the marine forms are of surpassing loveliness, and others so grotesque in their horror that they are like the images of delirium and of a danger such as no land animal can rival. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

John Lewis Burckhard It was destined for the accommodation of the pilgrim-caravan, which formerly arrived by land from Yemen, along the coast. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

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

Wilkie Collins Must I perish in a land of plenty because 1 have no work and because I have no friends? I cannot perish in a land of plenty. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

They had all been stricken down, here in this strange land with its bitter winters, while the memory of their own soft, humid, gentle west-coast air was fresh within them. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

T. H. Huxley There are no great gulfs between epochs and formations — no successive periods marked by the appearance of plants, of water animals, and of land animals, ‘en masse’. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Andrew Lang Translated from the Danish. There were once a king and a queen who lived in a beautiful castle, and had a large, and fair, and rich, and happy land to rule over. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

This land of Amazonia is an isle, all environed with the sea save in two places, where be two entries. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

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

Tobias Smolle By land I apprehend their march would be altogether impracticable, if the king of Sardinia had any interest to oppose it. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Kate Chopin The bayou curved like a crescent around the point of land on which La Folle’s cabin stood. Short stories by Kate Chopin

E. Phillips Oppenheim I shall remain hidden until your Kaiser Wilhelm has left, and when I do land in America—it shall not be as Mr. Sabin.” Watson rose to his feet He was a transformed man. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Was there then any man, by land or sea, who might serve as the poet’s type of the ideal hero? To an Englishman, at least, this question carries its own reply. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

A far-off land each man should visit who vaunts him brave. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

The killer was a fool to land us in this mess. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

H.P. Lovecraft That the transfer of sculptured blocks had not been more extensive was doubtless owing to the fact that the land city was not at first wholly abandoned. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Thomas Hardy Approaching the high land their conjectures were strengthened. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Catherine Helen Spence The paper currency, which was national, like the railways, was based not entirely on gold, but on the State property in land and railways as well. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

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]

I robbed my friend Floris, Alas! would it had ended there; for he lost little by me; but I kept the land from Peter his son, and from Margaret, Peter’s daughter. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

And from thence he shall go by land to Constantinople, and he shall pass the water that is called Brace Saint George, the which is one arm of the sea. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Henry James Italy, as yet imperfectly seen and felt, stretched before her as a land of promise, a land in which a love of the beautiful might be comforted by endless knowledge. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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]

Oscar Wilde Thou knowest all—I seek in vain What lands to till or sow with seed— The land is black with briar and weed, Nor cares for falling tears or rain. Miscellaneous Poems by Oscar Wilde

Jack London And what are your circumstances when you land at San Francisco?” Charles Crayton shrugged his shoulders. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I suppose they were about crazy — can you blame them? There was literally no one left on this beautiful high garden land but a bunch of hysterical girls and some older slave women. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

John Galsworthy One had got attached to the place, especially since he’d bought the land over the river, so that no one could ever build and overlook him. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

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

Anthony Trollope Five or six years ago, when the rage for such purchases was at its height, land was becoming a scarce article in the market. North America 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

George Gissing Wilfrid came to land confirmed in his views; Mrs. Rossall, with the satisfaction of having prophesied uncomfortable things. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The land they found was favourable to their increase and prosperity; the colony grew and flourished. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Little scope about here? Oh, there is more enterprise than you thinkdevelopment of bathing resorts, you know, speculation in land on these islands. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

What land is there hereabouts?” The captain shook his head. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Jane Austen The estate at Winthrop is not less than two hundred and fifty acres, besides the farm near Taunton, which is some of the best land in the country. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Benjamin Disraeli They were soon in open sea, no land in sight. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

But these people, one a clergyman, the other the daughter of a land proprietor, why they want to uplift the people, I cannot understand. Mother by Maksim Gorky

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

John Galsworthy Collectors, solicitors, barristers, merchants, publishers, accountants, directors, land agents, even soldiers — there they had been! The country had expanded, as it were, in spite of them. To Let by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy After taking her elderly cousin across, Fleur did not land at once, but pulled in among the reeds, into the sunshine. To Let by John Galsworthy

Their ship made land at Lookinghaven-ness at nightfall. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Nellie Bly To each and all of you, men, women and children, in my land and in the lands I visited, I am most truly grateful. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Guy de Maupassan His companion, who had not made a motion, exclaimed: “Say, Mailloche, get your gun and see if we can’t land some rabbit along the shore. The Donkey by Guy de Maupassan

Sir Walter Scott The King hath drawn The special head of all the land together. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle But we could not be surprised at that, for there had been times during the last three days when it was a question whether our own barque would ever see land again. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

James Joyce No, he skid like a skate and berthed on her byrnie and never a fear but they’ll land him yet, slitheryscales on liffeybank, times and times and halve a time with a pillow of sand to polster him. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Isabella Bird Wages are high, and employment abundant; land is cheap and tolerably productive; but though a competence may always be obtained, I never heard of any one becoming rich through agricultural pursuits. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

I can see in imagination the whole scene, the Sheikh inviting them to land . Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Richard Burton When Jacob lost his Benjamin, he cursed the land of Misraim, declaring that it should know no rain; Joseph on the other hand blessed it, asserting that it should never want water. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

One of their primary beliefs was that children, black and white, were actually the produce of the locality, belonging, not to chance parents, but to the very land on which they were born. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle A quiet land is this—a land where the slow-moving Basque, with his flat biretta-cap, his red sash and his hempen sandals, tills his scanty farm or drives his lean flock to their hill-side pastures. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Richard Burton And I have heard from authentic sources that the Wahhabis look forward to the day when a fresh crusade will enable them to purge the land of its abominations in the shape of silver and gold. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jules Verne This could not be accomplished when he was in his automobile on land or in his boat on the water. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Perhaps it was to see how the work of removing the bodies was getting on, for they were all being taken up and carted away to a more comfortable place where land was less valuable. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

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

H. G. Wells There has always been a certain imaginative magic for me in Russia, and I lament the drift of this great land towards a new system of falsity as a lover might lament estrangement from his mistress. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

John Lewis Burckhard The Miri or land tax of every hundred (ﺔﻳﻟﺍﺪ) vines is ten paras. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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

William Makepeace Thackeray Suffice it, that from Syria’s land they came; an edict from their country banished them. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Robert Green Ingersoll It affects the land as it does the man. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Oh, why could I not give my life for his, and thus draw him back from that dark land into which he was so swiftly passing? That the end was very near there could be no doubt. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

D. H. Lawrence The white daughter has entered the tribe of the Hirondelles, swallows that pass from land to land, and build their nests between roof and wall. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

We should not have taken it ill, in sooth, if thou hadst never come from Worms beyond the Rhine. Thou and thy brothers have filled this land with orphans. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

When those from the Bavarian land gave way and fled, one heard the savage blows resound behind them. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Watkin Tench Near Mr. Scheffer’s farm is a small patch of land cleared by Lieutenant Townson of the New South Wales corps, about two acres of which are in maize and wheat, both looking very bad. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Rudyard Kipling Only — only coming from a land where a man begins to lightly turn to thoughts of love not before he is thirty, I own that playing at house-keeping before that age rather surprised me. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

R. D. Blackmore They rented no land, and they followed no trade, and they took no alms by land or post; for the begging-letter system was not yet invented. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

William Blake She saw the couches of the dead, & where the fibrous roots Of every heart on earth infixes deep its restless twists: A land of sorrows & of tears where never smile was seen. The Book of Thel by William Blake [1789]

Words, in fact, equivalent to saying I had come into a land of robbers, and therefore must submit to being robbed; and this I plainly told him. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

George Eliot That son’s existence was the best motive that could be alleged for making new purchases of land every year to round off the estate. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Ye’ll do no good if you stay, and, maybe, ye’ll land yourself in bad trouble. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Larut province is a strip of land about seventy miles long, and from twenty-five to forty-five broad. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Samuel Johnson Long land is that which affords room for a plow, and short land is turned up by the spade. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

This idea would not occur to any one standing on the southern side, where the land is nearly, if not quite, as high as these hills themselves. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Zona Gale They watched the land dissolving in the darkness like a pearl in wine of night. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Thomas Paine It was not admitted that land could be claimed as property. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

William Godwin She was in a land of strangers; she had no acquaintance; she had even to acquire the power of receiving and communicating ideas with facility in the language of the country. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

I got the captain to land me privately, in a small boat, at the old place by the hill. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I must bear its torture yet a little longer — only a few days longer — until we shall have left this region, and look back hither as to a land which we have dreamed of. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

H. Rider Haggard Indeed, this new land was little less than an earthly paradise; in beauty, in natural wealth, and in climate I have never seen its like. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope If you choose to take the land round the house you must pay for it, by the acre, as the tenants do. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather In Crazy Ivar’s country the grass was short and gray, the draws deeper than they were in the Bergsons’ neighborhood, and the land was all broken up into hillocks and clay ridges. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

In the Frankish land the spear points met, And wide about the field was wet. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

All the vehicles both for land or air were indeed worked by that potent and mysterious agency. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

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]

George Meredith Van Diemen had no idea of calamity being at work on land when he sat down to breakfast. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Rudyard Kipling The land they found Was manless — her raw airs uncloven by speech. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

The mercury has not been above 83 degrees since I came, and the sea and land breezes are exquisitely delicious. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have seldom seen any man who was less like my idea of a brigand, and especially of a brigand with such a reputation that in a land of cruelty he had earned so dark a nickname. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Rudyard Kipling The land is mine, and mine are the beatings. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

If I could blunder thus, gentlemen, in a land where men’s senses are keen, why should we busy preoccupied urban folk not err also?’ Sir Walter nodded. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

We entered a land where no one could follow us, and least of all you. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Then I shall sell all the land within easy reach of the station in small building lots for villas. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Walter Scott Else had you seen Berwick with morning sun! Sain ye, and save ye, and blithe mot ye be, For seldom they land that go swimming with me. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Katherine Mansfield But to stew in this disgusting house while Casimir scours the land in the hope of finding one editorial open door—it’s humiliating. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Arthur Machen The land went slowly down as it had slowly ascended; and then, far away, rose again into another climbing billow, marked by the white chalk road. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

The banks of the stream were black, but the lake had a great belt of light athwart it, which made it seem like a horizon, and the rim of land beyond like a contorted cloud. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Rafael Sabatini Thereafter followed a spell of racing, the Spaniard ever lessening the distance between them, and the land dropping astern until it was no more than a hazy line above the shimmering sea. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Rudyard Kipling The advance in the value of land has almost smothered these poor old people in a golden affluence that they never desired. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray Hence it was necessary to take advantage of the offers of sundry gallegos, who rushed barelegged into the water, to land on their shoulders. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

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]

R. D. Blackmore Now, Master Brown, we’ll see what tubs are, if you please; and what sort of rags you land at night. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

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]

We have seen their remarkable provisions for distributing the land in equal shares among the people, while they required every man, except the privileged orders, to assist in its cultivation. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He, too, must look, if only for a second, into that land beyond. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

William Morris Neither then am I in this land, but in a land that I love not, and a house that is big and stately, but nought lovely. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

What I meant to say was, if I had had a little piece of land like this, and had not been one amongst so many, I should have married Dina, and she might not have died. Signa by Ouida

Anthony Trollope I say that the tenant who undertakes to pay for land that which the land will not enable him to pay had better go,—under whatever pressure. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Lucy Maud Montgomery You know that little piece of land across the brook that runs up between our farm and Mr. Barry’s. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

I threaten’d, if indulgent Heav’n once more Would land me safely on my native shore, His death with double vengeance to restore. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Lord Newhaven stood looking fixedly out eastward across the level land to the low hills beyond. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The canoe-men attempted to land at one place, declaring that some king wanted “dash,” but we were now too strong for them: these fellows, if allowed, will halt to speak every boat on the river. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Anthony Trollope I’d get a bit of land somewhere, though I couldn’t be a tenant on Ballycloran. ‘Deed for the matter of that, if we must part it, I don’t care how long it is before I see a sod of it again. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Henry James The only advice I could have given her was to leave her scamp of a husband and come back to her own land and her own people. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

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]

Mark Twain He’d call it an adventure — that’s what he’d call it; and he’d land on that wreck if it was his last act. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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]

Charles Dickens Much better the tramping Sailor, although his cloth is somewhat too thick for land service. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Here in this level land he seemed to be going down into a grave behind that furthest hedge. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Then they are greatly moved; and magnifying the importance of that wrong, they fancy that if that abuse were redressed, all would go well, and they fill the land with clamor to correct it. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Even while looking over at the aeroplane’s shadow running prettily over land and sea, I had the impression of extreme slowness. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

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]

George Meredith He lightened his pocket, surveying the land as he munched. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Bram Stoker We must sterilize this earth, so sacred of holy memories, that he has brought from a far distant land for such fell use. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Thomas Wolfe We shall not hear the docks of time strike out on foreign air, nor wake at morning in some alien land to think of home: our wandering is over, and our hunger fed. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

H.P. Lovecraft The steady trend down the ages was from water to land — a movement encouraged by the rise of new land masses, though the ocean was never wholly deserted. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Matthew Arnold And Branwen was the eighth with them, and they came to land at Aber Alaw in Anglesey, and they sate down to rest. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

So that was how the land lay! “Arms and power . Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Only a dim voice trailed back to them: “I am the Voice of Warning in a land of Illusion — beware!” Drayton, somewhat recovered from his own queer experience, moved as if to follow. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

The land of the sun had vanished from her vision; her eyes wandered slowly over Paris, on whose huge frame winter had laid his freezing hand. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

William Makepeace Thackeray The wood comes down to the very edge of the water, and many of the crews thought fit to land and seek this green shelter. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Abraham Merri And when that is done we will go our ways, to his own land each, to make use of them for our lands as each of us may. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

In these two men we have taken a loss so great that neither their land nor people will e’er recover from the blow. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Edgar Rice Burroughs After roaming about the vicinity for a short time, they started back for the deeper forests and the higher land from whence they had come. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

For an ill part it were while we joy in the harvest, to contemn the tools that prepared the land for it and reaped it. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

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]

Jules Verne The disappearance of the neck of land would inevitably have betrayed everything. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

I knew that his purpose was to deluge the land with blood. Prester John by John Buchan

Bram Stoker Before us lay a green sloping land full of forests and woods, with here and there steep hills, crowned with clumps of trees or with farmhouses, the blank gable end to the road. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Nature at times, indeed, delights in contrasts, for here exists a land “where bright flowers are all scentless, and songless bright birds. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. Rider Haggard The country through which they were now passing was named Marengi, a land uninhabited by man, the home of herds of countless game. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Sir Walter Scott Nevertheless, Holy Clerk, it is true that all have their enemies; and there be those in this very land whom I would rather speak to through the bars of my helmet than barefaced. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope I’ve land ploughing, and I must look after that. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Augustine Birrell Marvell’s lines on Blake’s victory over the Spaniards are not worthy of so glorious an occasion, but our great doings by land and sea have seldom been suitably recorded in verse. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Benjamin Disraeli The Aryan and the Semite are of the same blood and origin, but when they quitted their central land they were ordained to follow opposite courses. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Victor Hugo Uncultivated land makes coarse wool. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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

Anthony Trollope He is thriving as a labourer either in his own country or in some newer — for him better — land to which he has emigrated. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Little princes abound in a land of heaped riches. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The land was of a clayey quality, and, as far as the eye could reach, entirely bare of trees and even shrubs; and there was no sign of a town — not even a house to be seen. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H. G. Wells It was the only chance I had to land without a smash, and I took it. My First Aeroplane by H. G. Wells [1910]

Come down and speak with me in the batable land before the burg, and I swear to you peace and grith while we parley, and thereto pledge I mine honour as a man of war. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

James Anthony Froude He could have talked of Christ’s love and mercy ‘even to the very crows which sate on the ploughed land before him. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

D. H. Lawrence And he did not know how he hated her, as if she had kept him out of the promised land that was justly his. The Overtone by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Thomas Wolfe He hated the thought of quitting Germany, for he felt, somehow, that he would never again be able to return to this ancient land he loved so much. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jules Verne There was no ship in sight — of that the two colleagues soon assured themselves — nor was there any land to be seen to which they could swim, providing Robur made no attempt to recapture them. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Thomas Hardy He had no intention of showing himself on land at all. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

James Joyce And you have it, old Sem, pat as ah be seated! And Sunny, my gander, he’s coming to land her. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

We cannot afford to throw away a good soldier because he has made his own land too hot to hold him. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

He had a bit of land round his house in the suburbs and it was of his garden he was thinking. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Herman Melville Fairy land at last, thought I; Una and her lamb dwell here. The Piazza by Herman Melville

H. G. Wells Here was a land whose common substance had this gemlike opalescence. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H.G. Wells It is a land of Law — for whatever is, is under the law but its laws all, in some strange way, differ from ours. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

The bush, cut at the end, is fired before the beginning, of the rains, leaving the land ready for yams and sweet potatoes almost without using the hoe. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

G. K. Chesterton And I tell you, in my country the whole lot of you would be lynched or tarred and feathered tomorrow, if you talked about lawyers taking away people’s land when once they’d got it. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

But now suppose that the land sinks very gradually indeed. Coral and Coral Reefs by Thomas Henry Huxley

Benjamin Disraeli I crept through the shrubs like a land tortoise; but, of course, too late to warn you. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Arthur Machen Steep from my feet the hill fell away, a land of gorse-blossom, red-gold and mellow, of glorious purple heather. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

H. Rider Haggard But see, is not that land looming up on the right, or is it cloud?” “It is land,” said Skallagrim, “and I am sure of this, that we run into a firth. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton We went down to the waste land in Essex and found our Wild West equipment. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

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

Sir Richard Burton So he succeeded to the empire, when he ruled the land and lorded it is over his lieges with justice so exemplary that he was beloved by all the peoples of his capital and of his kingdom. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Apparently she had the notion that while money and furniture could be left by will according to the testator’s fancy, land had always to be divided between the sons of a family. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Catherine Helen Spence It was on the whole more cheaply conducted, and the land on which it stood was of course only taken at its value for agriculture, whereas the Hampstead land was costly. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

R. D. Blackmore Then, conquering the barrier of the eastern land crest, rose the glorious sun himself, strewing before him trees and crags in long steep shadows down the hill. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

D. H. Lawrence Full of remorse, she passed over into the bitter land of repentance. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Augustine Birrell At sea the honours were divided between the Dutch and the English. On land Louis had it all his own way. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Willa Cather He gets splendid land from the Indians some way, for next to nothing. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Jules Verne The land was strewn with skulls and bones of animals, and traces of Esquimaux habitations could be still distinguished. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

John Galsworthy Even those features of his native land which offended the aesthetic soul, were comforting. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Papa read one of them to us the other day when there was a great debate going on upon the Irish land question. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have sent word to the captain to run them straight back into the port we had arranged to land at, and then return for me. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

We have miles of land about here. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

All the warriors from the land were come and the king’s guests, too, many a noble man. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He had bought land near Cockermouth. He had an interest in two vessels trading from Liverpool. There was a farm at the back-end of Skiddaw that he might buy if things went well. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edna St. Vincent Millay The heart can push the sea and land Farther away on either hand; The soul can split the sky in two, And let the face of God shine through. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Jules Verne If the pirates continued to attack them in this way, if they renewed their attempt to land by means of a boat, they could be destroyed one by one. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

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]

Henry James There were more stars than one saw on land and the heavens struck one more than ever as larger than the earth. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

A family dispute about some land at one time caused great excitement. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Surely it was vain to struggle against Fate, against the soft yet mighty current which was sweeping her away beyond all landmarks, beyond the sight of land itself, out towards an infinite sea. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Andrew Lang Then they sailed away through the fog, and none saw them; and they reached the land of Lochlann, and the lion cub with the chain round his neck sprang from the ship and Manus followed after. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy He heard him land on the first floor, ascend and land on the second, begin the ascent to the third. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Henry Kingsley Only those who have done so know how much effort it takes to say, “I will go away to a land where none know me or care for me, and leave for ever all that I know and love. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Green Gables was built at the furthest edge of his cleared land and there it was to this day, barely visible from the main road along which all the other Avonlea houses were so sociably situated. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

The wind was freshening, and though the growing smoothness of the water told that we were making shelter of some kind, for all that I could see of land we might as well have been in mid-ocean. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

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]

Sinclair Lewis He was the more American because in his native Scandinavia he had dreamed of America as a land of light. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Leap! By heavens! you would take one spring from where you sit and land in that clump of bushes yonder. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]