Phrases with "mount"

Arthur Conan Doyle The sergeant to whose care I had been committed — a great square-shouldered, dark-browed man — ordered my own horse to be brought out, and helped me to mount it. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

His house is not very fine, but genteel, and stands upon a mount close to the mountains. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Ann Radcliffe While she was lost in her melancholy reverie she saw the Marquis mount his horse and depart from the gates. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Henry Handel Richardson At one time it ran down a gully that was almost a ravine, to mount straight up the opposite side among boulders that reached to the belly-bands. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

At last a petulant murmur broke the dreadful silence, and Marah, tossing her head in disdain, turned away before our eyes and began to mount the stairs. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins He was rewarded with three rounds of cheers; and was ironically invited to mount the platform and take the chair. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

It certainly was not that knowledge, sustained and aspiring, which the poet assures us is “the wing on which we mount to heaven. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

From the summit of this sterile mount I had expected at least a favourable view, but to my intense disappointment nothing of the kind was to be seen. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

George Borrow If you will mount him, Senor, suffer me to fetch a bridle, for you can never hold him in with the halter. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Edith Wharton She seemed to guess that there was nothing else to say, and they continued to mount the hill in silence. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

H. G. Wells It has persuaded them to mount upon its back and now they must follow the logic of its path. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

H. G. Wells One hand on the saddle, the other on the lever, I stood panting heavily in attitude to mount again. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Charles Dickens I mount to the cell, with a fellow-citizen who is one of the Jury, directed by a gaoler. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

As soon as you receive it, mount and drive to Pall Mall. Be opposite the Monolith Club punctually at 11. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Edith Wharton He dropped his wet coat in the vestibule and began to mount the stairs to his room. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Samuel Johnson I had no difficulty to mount myself commodiously by the favour of the gentlemen. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

John Lewis Burckhard Devout hadjys sometimes mount the wall, and draw the bucket for several hours, in the hope of thus expiating their evil deeds. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Mark Twain The donkeys fell down and spilt us over their heads occasionally, but there was nothing for it but to mount and hurry on again. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Edith Wharton The next moment they sank to her flushed cheeks and she began to mount the stairs ahead of Zeena. “That’s so. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Rafael Sabatini After Capoulade had heard the street door close upon the departing Theodore and the old man mount the stairs on his way back to bed, he crept out of his alcove. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Walter Scott Bring with you a harquebuss, for you are to mount sentinel. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Steele Rudd They awaited Dad. He was standing beside HIS mount — Farmer, the plough-horse, who was arrayed in winkers with green-hide reins, and an old saddle with only one flap. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Now mount your animal and let us start. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

WE saw very plainly from this promontory, the river Simois rolling from mount Ida, and running through a very spacious valley. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Cécile began to mount lightly towards him, but before she was half-way she turned, and to our surprise, “I wish you would come up all of you,” she said, and stopped there until we joined her. Two Stories by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

I am going to mount your horse and gallop a league beyond Como; I am going to Milan to throw myself at the Viceroy’s feet. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Oliver Goldsmith The postillion, who was recovered, was going to make his escape too; but Mr Burchell ordered him at his peril to mount again, and drive back to town. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

His two daughters, so far as indoor work and management went, were hosts in themselves, Miss Abigail especially; but they could not mount a horse to superintend out-of-doors. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Indeed, my experience was that just as one was about to mount him he usually made a lunge at one with his horns. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Charles Dickens The higher we mount the deeper the snow will lie. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Richard Burton At last, about 11 P.M., as the moon was beginning to peep over the Eastern wall of rock, was heard the glad sound of the little kettle-drum calling the Albanian troopers to mount and march. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The lame man and the charcoal-burner rode with Him. As Mr. Treadman was preparing to mount upon the box Mrs. Powell came. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson In the ecstasy of happiness — or to the prisoner condemned to mount the scaffold — a breath, a flash of light, gone even as it came. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells Londonward the crowd was constantly losing people; they would mount their various wheels with the satisfied manner of spectators who have had the best. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Gaston Leroux There he had to mount a rickety flight of stairs, whose steps he counted. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

George Meredith Then, the reflex of that Fount Spied below, will Reason mount Lordly and a quenchless force, Lighting Pain to its mad source, Scaring Fear till Fear escapes, Shot through all its phantom shapes. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

They looked at me wistfully as they turned to mount the stairs, but I did not enlighten them further. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope Lord Rufford, who didn’t talk much of these things, quite understood that he had received full value for his billet and mount in the improved character of his mare. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Señor ——— lame through an accident, and therefore unable to mount his horse, or to go far on foot, seemed singularly gentle and kind-hearted. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope Belton had gone into the stable, and had himself loosed the animal, leading him out into the yard as though he were about to mount him. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

West motioned Braith to mount on his shoulders. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Ralph Waldo Emerson But he wants a subject, and climbs no mount of vision to bring its secrets to the people. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

That mount is more high than the city of Jerusalem is; and, therefore, may men upon that mount see many of the streets of the city. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

He watched her mount and turn her horse’s head to the Callowa, while he turned his own resolutely to the Garroch. He took a few steps and then looked back. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

John Galsworthy But in his study he still had ‘Dutch Fishing Boats at Sunset.’ He began to mount the stairs with her, slowly, for he felt his side. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim I mount a gate and look around me for means to do so. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

David Hume Here we mount from the effect to the cause; and descending again from the cause, infer alterations in the effect; but this is not a continuation of the same simple chain of reasoning. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Louisa May Alcott She never saw Laurie mount guard in the hall to warn the servants away. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Meredith Black and yellow drop to the earth: green, white, and red mount to heaven. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The Master had been taken with giddiness when about to mount his horse. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

H. G. Wells The man in yellow was assisting him to mount through the ribs of the body. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Washington Irving In three days my furlough is at an end; if not delivered before midnight of the third, I shall have to mount guard for another century. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Daniel Defoe Like the great Dardan prince successful prove: Like him, with honour may he mount the throne. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Gustave Flauber Some had to mount the beasts of burden; others clung to the horses’ tails; the sturdy pulled the weak, and the Ligurian corps drove on the infantry with the points of their pikes. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Before Adrian had reached Barbara the other began to mount the steps of the altar, and as he set his foot on the first sank gently to the ground. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Washington Irving But Bantam was the great object of interest; all wanted to mount at once, and it was with some difficulty that John arranged that they should ride by turns, and the eldest should ride first. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Ho! bring that dead soldier’s mule to the front; and thou mount her and forward with us to Flanders.” “So please your highness,” said Denys firmly, “that may not be. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith Perhaps my lord would mount the coach-box and whip his horses away, adieu forever. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

I was not hurrying my mount in the least, but was waiting for the final rush, determined however, to get mine in first. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Involuntarily every one stopped; the abbe quitted his window; the first fuses of the fireworks began to mount above the trees. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

W. W. Jacobs After which everybody had to keep awake all night to mount guard over their lives. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

It is all right for you fine gentlemen to wear glittering helmets and carry keen rapiers, and provided we mount guard strictly”— “Aha!” said La Mole, taking his turn at shuffling the cards. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy And then, when they got to church door he’d throw down the clarinet, mount the gallery, snatch up the bass viol, and rozum away as if he’d never played anything but a bass viol. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

To see him mount his horse and go cantering off with the rest sent me into a state of envy. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Edith Wharton She stood a minute listening to his small solitary song; then she rejoined the trail and began to mount the hill to the pine-wood. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence Th’ rain tumbles down just to mount up in clouds again. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton Well, she was a perfect horsewoman and had no doubt chosen her surest-footed mount . Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Finally, he heard midnight chime without anything happening, and then waiting yet another twenty minutes, he gave up the vigil in disgust and prepared to mount to his room. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Jules Verne As he was about to mount his horse, to return to the outposts, a tumult broke out at some distance, in the part of the camp reserved for the prisoners. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Meredith Is the land ship? we are rolled, we drive Tritonly, cleaving hiss and hum; Whirl with the dead, or mount or dive, Or down in dregs, or on in scum. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

John Galsworthy In the next stall the groom was hissing while he wisped down Betty, preferred by Betters as a mount to Brownie —“an ‘oss that did that not throw you up. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Thus look’d Elisha, when, to mount on high, His master took the chariot of the sky; The fiery pomp ascending left the view; The prophet gazed, and wish’d to follow too. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

D. H. Lawrence Then they saw her return and slowly mount the outer stair-ladder, which went up to the top floor. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then, with a little shrug of the shoulders, he began to mount the stairs. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

D. H. Lawrence But they ignored him, as, chattering without heed, they set to mount the second flight. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Walter Scott He flung himself on the one, and made signs to Tressilian to mount the other, who obeyed without speaking a single word. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Arnold Bennett She was requesting the second customer to mount to the showroom, where was Miss Sophia. Mr. Scales hesitated a moment, and in that moment Constance, catching his eye, smiled upon him, and nodded. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arnold Bennett We win every week; that’s a mathematical certainty — but sometimes the expenses mount up a bit higher than the receipts. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sir Richard Burton At last he had determined to mount one of the horses and driving on his asses, to return townward, when suddenly the portal flew open. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

And it was fine to mount the train at Barbie on the fresh, cool mornings, and be off past the gleaming rivers and the woods. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Priapus complains that the Esquilian mount is infested with the incantations of sorceresses. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

My Pallas were more fit to mount the throne, And should, but he’s a Sabine mother’s son, And half a native; but, in you, combine A manly vigor, and a foreign line. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Andrew Lang Bring them with you, mount on my back, and ride as hard as you can, for now the house is burning merrily. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang If you will get closer to the edge of the pool, and let me mount on your shoulder, I think I can reach him. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Dora received him with a something in her air which made his flush mount higher. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Washington Irving The old invalid sentinels who mount guard at the gate hear the strains occasionally in the summer nights; and, yielding to their soporific power, doze quietly at their posts. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Sir Walter Scott A dropping fire of musketry now glanced from every part of the precipitous mount on which the Castle was founded. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

William Makepeace Thackeray They then tossed up which should mount guard. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Virginia Woolf They jostle and mount on each other’s shoulders. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

William Makepeace Thackeray You mount a few steps, and are told it is Calvary upon which you stand. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith He heard them, he talked to them, caressed them; he flung them off, and ran from them, and stood vanquished for them to mount him again and swarm on him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

At last Vallombreuse was pronounced well enough to mount his horse, and go for a ride in the forest—which he had long been sighing for—and Isabelle gladly consented to bear him company. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

George Meredith I shall hear from you? Come and see me mount Black Norman. My respects to your father. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Meredith Like foam-heads of a loosened freshet bursting banks, By mount and fort they thread to swamp the sluggard plains. Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History by George Meredith [1898]

William Makepeace Thackeray When he comes out to his carriage, a couple of gendarmes will mount the box, and the coachman will get his orders to move on. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli Colonel Albert and Endymion always stayed at Hainault from Saturday till Monday. It delighted the colonel to mount Endymion on one of his choice steeds, and his former fag enjoyed all this amazingly. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle The officer’s mount was a bay — a fine horse, though not to be spoken of with Violette; yet it was a powerful brute, and it seemed to me that in a few miles its freshness might tell. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

George Borrow He will suffer none but myself to mount him, who am his master. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The Ma’ázah mount their horses and camels: I walk up to them, and expostulate about so abrupt a departure without even drinking a friendly cup of coffee. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Number Five was Roger Clint’s mount with the long white stockings. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Here’s the best mount you ever had. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Red Guards came to mount guard. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

D. H. Lawrence A feverish flush seemed to mount her cheek. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

I saw him mount his horse there, take his leave, and ride away eastward through the forest. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Fear broke my slumbers; I no longer stay, But mount the terrace, thence the town survey, And hearken what the frightful sounds convey. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Nikolai Gogol He lent money willingly, and on very favourable terms of payment apparently, but, by some curious method of reckoning, made them mount to an incredible percentage. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Arrived there, the captain of the guards, seeing that the king was about to mount another flight, said to him: “My lord, you are to stop here. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

I should like to be able to mount one of those donkeys and go up the hill. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

To the east a mass of high and jumbled hills appeared, and one bluff-faced mount was more conspicuous than the rest. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arriving without recognition or adventure on North Terrace, he was just about to mount the steps to Mr. Twiggs’ surgery when he suddenly encountered that very gentleman himself. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Richard Burton Such as the brute was, however, I had to mount it, and to ride through the Misri gate, to the wonder of certain Badawin, who, like the Indians, despise the ass. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Monsieur Madinier, losing his head, not willing to admit that he did not know his way, ascended a flight of stairs, making the wedding party mount to the next floor. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arthur Morrison He had to wait rather more than a quarter of an hour before seeing Richard Telfer come walking jauntily down Gold Street, mount the steps, and knock at Naylor’s door. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Andrew Lang But sleep now, and to-morrow you shall mount the horse which is in the giant’s stable, that can gallop over sea and land. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope But he was not so dull but that he knew how to make use of his accomplishment, so as always to be able to get a mount on a friend’s horses. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

William Godwin Mocbel however had had time to mount on horseback. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Meredith Mr. Edwards, mount a man for the doctor. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

And between that mount and the city is not but the vale of Jehosaphat that is not full large. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

So he bought a big ugly-looking dog to mount guard, and was immensely pleased the animal growled savagely at the tradesman and wanted to go for him whenever he called. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry Handel Richardson Some threads of smoke began to mount towards the immense pale dome of the sky. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sidney Colvin When Moneta bids him mount the steps to her side, she warns him that if he fails to do so he is bound to perish utterly where he stands. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

William Godwin A goat-herd fed his flocks on the acclivity of mount Parnassus. As the animals wandered here and there in pursuit of food, they happened to approach a deep and long chasm which appeared in the rock. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

But I’ll tell her,” Hope turned to mount the stairs; “she likes Random, and will no more believe him guilty than I do at this present moment. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

He felt that he had not the strength to mount again. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

We reached the house, entered, ascended the stair; on gaining the lobby, Hunsden turned to mount a narrower stair which led to a higher story; I saw his mind was bent on the attics. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Arnold Bennett They had the sensation of being foreigners to the house; they could not even mount the steps without his protection; scarcely might they in decency examine the frontage of the house. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

William Makepeace Thackeray The ladders were placed in spite of the hail of death raining round: the King and Ivanhoe were, of course, the first to mount them. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

George MacDonald We were too happy to mount them, and they followed us. Lilith by George MacDonald

George Meredith He had slept in one of the houses of the valley, and spoke of having had the intention to mount to Copsley. Sir Lukin proposed to drive him back. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Thomas Hardy She even avoided the churchyard gate, walking along to a place where the turf without the low wall rose into a mound, enabling her to mount upon the coping and spring down inside. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Tobias Smolle I recollected, that Mandrin had suffered in this place, and calling to Joseph to mount the foot-board, asked if he had ever seen that famous adventurer. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Rudyard Kipling Through the afternoons he and the Hindu boy would mount guard in the shop, sitting dumb behind a carpet-bale or a screen and watching Mr Lurgan’s many and very curious visitors. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

George Meredith These affairs always mount up to a climax, unless people are very well bred. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Adam Lindsay Gordon Orion: Touching his merits we will not quarrel; But let me mount you for once; enough Of work may await your favourite sorrel, And the paths we must traverse to-night are rough. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Robert Louis Stevenson You mount by stairs in a cutting of the rock to find yourself in a field of monuments. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Get down, you dirty rascal!’ was the cry of the first to reach and mount it, and he, or she, would hold it against all comers with kicks and blows. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle She soon gained the shed and managed to mount on to the top of it by the aid of the barrel. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Gissing The two ladies seemed in excellent spirits; they wore their habits, ready to mount the horses which would have reached Salcot before them. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

R. D. Blackmore Marmaduke also was restored, and sent home to his stable some days before his rider was in a condition to mount him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Ah! the mule! mount her, you, and I’ll run by your side. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Richard Burton It was not safe to mount the stairs without shouting “Tarik” (Out of the way!) at every step, on peril of meeting face to face some excited fair. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Brat put the reins over Chevron’s head and was just about to mount when he thought that he would take one more look at the girth. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Fabrizio; beside himself with rage, started galloping after the soldier who ran off as fast as his legs could carry him, and presently Fabrizio saw him mount one of his two horses and gallop away. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Rudyard Kipling Then the trees closed up as before to mount guard over the road. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Bram Stoker If so they can mount our whole party. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I finally told Keys that once in the straight he was to win as he liked, for I wanted the weight raised so that I could take the next mount myself. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

I mount upon the bridge, the observed of all observers. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Robert Louis Stevenson The treadmill turns; and, with a kind of desperate cheerfulness, I mount the idle stair. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then she reared again, dug her claws deep into the bark, and began to mount it slowly, but as surely as a monkey. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

First from the frighted court the yell began; Redoubled, thence from house to house it ran: The groans of men, with shrieks, laments, and cries Of mixing women, mount the vaulted skies. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

One cause, at least, to soothe my grief ensued; When I beheld the ruthless power subdued; And all unable now to twang the string, Or mount the breeze on many-colour’d wing. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Henry Handel Richardson For the home-journey, he got a mount on a young and fidgety mare, whom he suspected of not long having worn the saddle. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I had only to mount my beast, and tell my donkey-boy the point for which I was bound, and instantly I began to glide on at a capital pace. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Charles Dickens When I mount up to my bedroom, a smell of closeness and flue gets lazily up my nose like sleepy snuff. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

A few Jewish artizans have always been tolerated here, on condition of wearing a black handkerchief round their heads, and not mount a horse, &c. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

All black — one great cloud, drawn from east to west, Conceals the heavens, but there are lights below; Torches burn in Jerusalem, and cast On yonder stony mount a lurid glow. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Charles Dickens But the longest day has an end, and at length Mr Chester came downstairs to mount his horse, which was ready at the door. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Edith Wharton It’s not every mount that will carry Delane’s weight,” I said. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Matthew Flinders In a short time he was able to mount up the gangway steps quicker than his master, or even than the first lieutenant. A biographical tribute to the memory of Trim by Matthew Flinders [1804]

I was so shaken that it was impossible for me to mount and, apart from that, the handle-bars were all bent and twisted by the fall. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith He began to mount forthwith, but amazed by a sudden ringing of shot, he stopped, asking himself in horror whether it could be an execution. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Meredith Off with our shackles! We’ve only to determine it to be free, and we’ll bloom again; and I’ll be the first to speak the word and mount the colours. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

G. K. Chesterton With him vanishes the secret of that early Victorian simplicity which gave a man the courage to mount a pulpit above the head of his fellows. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling A good trooper values his mount exactly as much as he values himself, and believes, or should believe, that the two together are irresistible where women or men, girl’s or gun’s, are concerned. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Abraham Merri Before us stood the mount of cones, shrunken to a sixth of its former size. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Sir Richard Burton Thou shalt there find a lamp hanging from its ceiling, so mount the ladder and take that lamp and place it in thy breast pocket after pouring out its contents. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Virginia Woolf But why should I submit? Why try to lift my foot and mount the stair? This is where I stand; here, holding the telegram. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

William Godwin Two vast fragments were detached from the top of mount Parnassus, and crushed hundreds in their fall. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Instantly I dashed my mount forward. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson Coming from the upland, three driving-roads drop into the town at a bold gradient; and vehicles, whether they mount or descend, creep like snails. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli The mount of one of these riding-parties was magical. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Marjorie Bowen I managed with some difficulty to mount the railings and examine the tomb all round. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Thomas Hardy The King was on the Esplanade, and the soldiers were just marching past to mount guard. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

He had told Trimble that he did not know how to ride, and that it was no use putting a saddle on Mirror, as he would be afraid to mount him. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

John Bunyan Christian no sooner leaves the World but meets Evangelist, who lovingly him greets With tidings of another: and doth shew Him how to mount to that from this below. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

Marjorie Bowen Escape with horses any other way there was none, though Conrad madly urged they should mount and fly. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Anthony Trollope But remember the motto you said you’d choose, Charley — Excelsior! We can none of us mount the hill without hard labour. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

There was no sign of life anywhere, and the smoke continued to mount to the lifeless sky. Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams

Mark Twain When you have reached the point in bicycling where you can balance the machine tolerably fairly and propel it and steer it, then comes your next task — how to mount it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Meredith The reasons were, her liking for air and view, and desire to see into her neighbour’s grounds without having to mount to the attic. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Now and then some of them even began to mount a few rungs, but they could get and keep no hold. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Jules Verne To avoid being seen, Michael’s intention was not to mount until after turning a corner some two hundred feet from the wood. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope Ugolina might now mount up, and get down again as best she could, for Katie could no longer listen to her. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

William Cowper Hence ankle-deep in moss and flowery thyme We mount again, and feel at every step Our foot half sunk in hillocks green and soft, Raised by the mole, the miner of the soil. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

One conspicuous abrupt-faced mount bore north 17° east; this I named Mount Barlee. There were others to the east-north-east, and the long sweep of the range from which we had come to the south. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells They set to work to hoist and mount it inside the upper floors of the place. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Isabella Bird I never wish to mount a horse again. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Willing and ready to undertake the longest march, the hardest work, his word is Házir —“I’m here”— and he will even walk to mount a tired man. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Andrew Lang When she wished to get on her horse Falada again, the waiting-maid called out: “I mean to ride Falada: you must mount my beast”; and this too she had to submit to. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

No one she disliked could mount her; for she fought like a man with her fore — feet; but I never had any difficulty with her and she saved my life more than once. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

It was the purpose of this woman, standing on the coping in statuesque relief and showing against the sky the comfortable proportions of the Spanish housewife, to mount the mule behind the man. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

They rake the yet warm ashes from below; These, and the bones unburn’d, in earth bestow; These relics with their country rites they grace, And raise a mount of turf to mark the place. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

This antidote penetrates deeper and deeper into the body of workingmen; the flames mount higher and higher, sucking in the best forces, the spiritual powers, the healthy elements even from among you. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Ali Kâtir agreed that Dervish Sefer and I should return with him to Tehran, and that whenever we were tired with walking, he would willingly assist us, by permitting us to mount his mules. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

He commemorates his lupine madness in the poem A tal Donna:—9 Crowned with immortal joys I mount The proudest emperors above, For I am honoured with the love Of the fair daughter of a count. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Abraham Merri Slowly we descended that mount of desolation; lingeringly, as though the brooding eyes of Norhala were not yet sated with destruction. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Mr. Shute and Miss Knox approached us rapidly, the latter’s mount pulling hard. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Then it became the turn of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis to mount guard with d’Artagnan when he was on duty. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

William Makepeace Thackeray The wretched, superstitious, fanatic Duke of Bordeaux has landed at Nantz, and has summoned the Vendeans and the Bretons to mount the white cockade. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Borrow When I mount guard I invariably carry my guitar with me, and then there is sure to be a function at the guard-house. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow