Phrases with "northern"

Sarah Orne Jewett The sunshine of a northern summer was coming to its lovely end. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Thomas Hardy Yet he was loth to leave the spot, for the northern expanse became lost to view on retreating towards the village only a few hundred yards. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

He was, I suppose, the most ill-favored mortal, however, in the whole northern half of America — thin, angular, cadaverous of visage and solemn out of all reason. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Jules Verne In 1618, Zeachen discovered the northern parts of the coast, and called them Arnheim and Diemen. In 1618, Jan Edels went along the western coast, and christened it by his own name. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

R. D. Blackmore Mordacks saw them on their way; and then he strode up the deserted path, and struck away toward a northern cove, where the diver’s little boat was housed. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

John Lewis Burckhard The northern part is full of fish, but I did not see a single one at Szammagh at the southern extremity. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne Kalumah knew nothing of this tradition, which after all rested on no trustworthy evidence, and probably belonged to the many northern legends relating to the creation. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells He taught me euchre, and after dividing London between us, I taking the northern side and he the southern, we played for parish points. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle Both, I fear, are things of the pastcertainly the northern fishing is so, for why should men risk their lives to get oil when one has but to sink a pipe in the ground. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

He celebrates in northern English and with a somewhat ferocious patriotism the victories of Edward III. over the Scots and the French. Minto, William (1845–1893). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Walter Scott Both knights looked on with pleasure; for Sir Kenneth was justly proud of his noble hound, and the northern English baron was, of course, an admirer of the chase, and a judge of the animal’s merits. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Robert Louis Stevenson He displayed some documents purporting to be from the northern Covenanters, and stating that they were prepared to join in any enterprise commenced by their southern brethren. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Baldwin Spencer So far as their food is concerned, it may be said that the natives eat anything that is edible, In the more northern parts of the Territory food is very abundant. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

D.H. Lawrence It is strange how different the sun-dried, ancient, southern slopes of the world are, from the northern slopes. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Henry Adams In 1858 the whole plain of northern Europe, as well as the Danube in the south, bore evident marks of being still the prehistoric highway between Asia and the ocean. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

G. K. Chesterton High on the heights of Wessex He saw the southern brine, And turned him to a conquered land, And where the northern thornwoods stand, And the road parts on either hand, There came to him a sign. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Samuel Johnson That they bore no great proportion to the inhabitants, in whose countries they settled, is plain from the paucity of northern words now found in the provincial languages. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Robert Green Ingersoll The gods of northern countries were represented warmly clad in robes of fur; those of the tropics were naked. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Virginia Woolf She wanted to go away by herself, preferably to some bleak northern moor, and there study mathematics and the science of astronomy. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

They could go into hiding for a whilemake for Queensland and then go into the northern territory. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Robert Louis Stevenson I glanced in the direction indicated; and there, from the northern quarter of the Sea-Wood, beheld a thin column of smoke rising steadily against the now cloudless sky. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Cape Bon, too, the most northern promontory of Africa and the point of the continent nearest to the island of Sicily, had been included in the general devastation. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Won’t you? The northern branch. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

After that they were to visit the northern Sulphur-hill; estimate its contents, trace, if possible, its connection with adjoining formations; map the country and prospect for wood, water, and harbour. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

On arrival at the lake I found its waters were slightly brackish; there was no timber on its shores; it lay close under the foot of the mountains, having their rocky slopes for its northern bank. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

On the left or to the south was nothing but dense reedy vegetation upon the low islands, which here are of larger dimensions than the northern line. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

It was about this time that Groby’s pet monkey fell a victim to the disease which attacks so many of its kind when brought under the influence of a northern climate. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

H. G. Wells One talks of the cookery of northern countries and then suddenly one thinks of curry, with lots of rice. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Ah, shall we ever meet again under such happy auspices? Shall I ever again find such kind friends or such a hospitable dwelling as those I shall leave amidst these northern hills? November 3d. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Although wrong in most respects, Hamed was right about the distance the lake’s northern end lay from Ujiji; for, properly divided, it takes eight days, the time he specified, exactly. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Soon the race was of the common over-civilised type, graceful, well-mannered, with abundant good looks, but only once in a generation reverting to the rugged northern strength. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

But it is far otherwise on the eastern shores of northern America; for from Florida by Virginia and Norumbega to Cape Race and away to the north the versorium is turned toward the west. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Arthur Machen It was, I think, about a week or ten days after the airman’s death that my business called me to a northern town, the name of which, perhaps, had better remain unknown. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Baldwin Spencer The most modified amongst these northern tribes in regard to their totemic system are undoubtedly the Kakadu, Geimbio, Kulunglutji and allied tribe. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

John Lewis Burckhard In the valley of this river, perhaps the Zared of Scripture, are hot-wells, with some ruined buildings near them, about five hours from Kerek, in a northern direction. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Ivan Turgenev Simply from the way in which her distress expressed itself, it could be seen that she had not been born under a northern sky. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Jules Verne The northern island was called by the natives Ikana-Mani, a word which signifies the fish of Mani. The southern island was called Tavai-Pouna-Mou, “the whale that yields the green-stones. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Victor Hugo A plaything — ghastly epithet! The Matutina was a little above Aurigny, which was not an unfavourable position; but she was drifting towards its northern point, which was fatal. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Tobias Smolle It was our fortune to feed upon him the best part of three days; and I do not doubt that he will start again in our way before we shall have finished our northern excursion. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne The northern portion of the chain of icebergs drifted farther and farther north. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

John Lewis Burckhard On the E. and N. sides the gates of the modern town, formed in the ancient wall, still remain entire, especially the northern gate; it is a narrow arch, and comparatively very small. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

The Boche had pushed down the northern bank, and we were no longer in line with our neighbours. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Finally, they occupy the greater part of the Hismá and the northern Harrah. According to Mohammed el-Kalb, these bandits own the bluest of blue blood. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

So conversely it will be with the northern hemisphere, whilst the southern passes through a Glacial period. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Krichauff Range. The northern range. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The northern party left on the same day, leaving Peter Nicholls, my cook, and Tommy the black boy, to look after the camels and camp. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Wilkie Collins The events happened at a time of his life when he had left London, and had established himself in medical practice in one of our large northern towns. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Isabella Bird The northern pass was ascended from Dima. The Kharba, one of the head-streams of the Zainderud, rises on it and fertilises a beautiful valley about fourteen miles in length. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell The crimson sun warmed up the chilly northern air to a semblance of pleasant heat. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Wilkie Collins The second founded a professorship of experimental chemistry at a northern university. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Jules Verne The similar parallel in northern Europe runs through Edinburgh. The thermometer kept steadily below freezing, so that the machinery was called upon to furnish a little artificial heat in the cabins. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Jules Verne On taking the bearings by the chart, I saw that we were passing the mouth of the Manche, and that our course was hurrying us towards the northern seas at a frightful speed. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Ann Radcliffe Thy milder terrors, Night, I frequent woo, Thy silent lightnings, and thy meteor’s glare, Thy northern fires, bright with ensanguine hue, That light in heaven’s high vault the fervid air. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

General Johnston withdrew Beauregard’s army to Corinth, in northern Mississippi, where he hoped so to recruit and equip it as to enable it to assume the offensive and retake the lost territory. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle They were the northern lights, a sight rarely seen in the southland counties. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch It was a very little window indeed, and all I saw was a green patch beyond the northern suburbs, where the rich merchants’ gardens lay spread like offerings before a broken-down shrine. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Ralph Waldo Emerson I do not know that they have sadder brows than their neighbors of northern climates. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Her head was half bent, so as to face the northern sky, where the Alppain light was still glowing. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

In a happier hour he had told himself that Oseney was a northern Venice, a queen of waters; now in his distemper it seemed only a mouldering relic among sewers. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Nikolai Gogol Among the beautiful women in which our northern capital assuredly is not poor, one decidedly surpassed the rest. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

The humbler elevation, notably different from the northern bank, is dotted with villages and clearings. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Henry Handel Richardson And, indeed, with the vessel’s first knot in northern waters, he had become sensitively aware of a cooling-off. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Baldwin Spencer In the Kakadu, Iwaidji, and other northern coastal tribes bark waist-belts are sometimes worn. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Civilisation seemed a thousand miles off, as far away as the falling star that had just drawn a line of pale fire half-way down the northern sky. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Charles Kingsley Mr. Ruskin lays it down as a law, that the acute angle in roofs, gables, spires, is the distinguishing mark of northern Gothic. It was adopted, most probably, at first from domestic buildings. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Sinclair Lewis But Mr. McGee was sitting with eyes tight, lips apart, already a lord of ocean traffic, giving orders to Singhalese planters and to traders in the silent northern pines. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence Moan was impregnable for us, so we concentrated on cutting its northern railway and diverting the Turkish effort to relieve its garrison from the Amman side. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

When I spoke of sea air being good for Miss Ashleigh, I thought of our own northern coasts at a later time of the year, when I could escape myself for a few weeks and attend her. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Henry Handel Richardson He longed, too, for the exquisite finishedness of the mother country, the soft tints of cloud-veiled northern skies. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James If he recognised generally Hoffendahl’s wisdom – and the other night it had seemed to shine like a northern aurora – it was not in order that he might challenge it in the particular case. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing The northern type is my ideal; faces which remain through a lifetime fresh as a flower, which exhale the coolness of an early summer morning. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The northern and the southern shore each had a king, whose consent, after a careless fashion, was considered decorous. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Arthur Machen He saw, without amazement, that, though the sun had set, the sky now began to flush and redden as if with the northern light. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

I now thought by going to the new northern range, that my progress thence might be easier. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

He was in a patch of forest at the foot of a cleeve of the hills, and the northern blast, from which the slopes had hitherto sheltered him, swept down the cleeve as through a funnel. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

And now we were able to cast an intelligent glance in review of the scenes made familiar by our first or northern march. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Finding that he was uninjured, he first of all viewed the crater at closer quarters, and then started to walk painfully toward the northern shore. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Guy de Maupassant This day, the big northern clouds, the gray clouds laden with glittering rain had disappeared, and the blue sky showed itself above the white earth on which the rising sun cast silvery reflections. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Jerome, disgusted with northern laxity, retired to Italy, and having high connections became at seventy a mitred abbot. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Willa Cather One of the accused was August Yoeder, the Wheelers’ nearest neighbour, and the other was Troilus Oberlies, a rich German from the northern part of the county. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

The keen weather had whetted his appetite and he thanked God that his northern peregrinations had brought him to a house where the Church was thus honoured. The Wife of Flanders by John Buchan

A large proportion of their best paintings had long since been sold to the royal collections of northern Europe, and had been replaced either by copies or by works of inferior masters. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

John Lewis Burckhard In eight hours and a half, reached the northern extremity of Wady Seras: an ancient brick castle, called Escot (أسقُط), stands upon an island. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

John Bunyan Whilst Christian is among his godly friends, Their golden mouths make him sufficient mends For all his griefs, and when they let him go, He’s clad with northern Steel from top to toe. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

He wished to go too, but could not for sickness had enfeebled him, and prudence pointed out the folly of roving again too soon across the northern tropic. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Arthur Conan Doyle The sun had sunk, but still in the long northern twilight we pursued our weary journey. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Wilkie Collins Shadowed by its position, this ruinous side of the house had a dark, cold, wintry aspect, even on the sunny August morning when Sarah Leeson strayed into the deserted northern garden. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Arthur Machen The Thames rolled out duskily, bearing down the jarring ice-blocks, and as one looked on the black water from the bridges it was like a river in a northern tale. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

The northern division of the county was overrun pretty much in the same hasty style, and through the same desperate neglect in previous concert of plans. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Charles Kingsley By that time we may have learnt to improve on them; and to build churches more Gothic than Gothic itself, more like grot and grove than even a northern cathedral. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

As we proceeded, however, we found the northern declivities still covered with it, and at length, towards the summit, the road itself had the promised four inches. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

So greatly has the climate of Europe changed, that in northern Italy, gigantic moraines, left by old glaciers, are now clothed by the vine and maize. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Ford Madox Ford We’re a practically bankrupt, over-populated, northern country: they’re rich southerners, with a falling population. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Both boats headed for the northern side of the creek: two figures were out on the brink, hauling on two painters. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Baldwin Spencer It is certainly not met with amongst the northern Mainland tribes. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Samuel Johnson I only affirm that the northern regions were not, when their irruptions subdued the Romans, overpeopled with regard to their real extent of territory, and power of fertility. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Sarah Orne Jewett The early morning breeze was still blowing, and the warm, sunshiny air was of some ethereal northern sort, with a cool freshness as it came over new-fallen snow. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

I gave up my ticket and, since I had come off a northern train, walked unhindered into the town. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Richard Burton Built on the edge of a sunburnt plain that extends between the mountains and the sea, it fronts the northern extremity of a narrow winding creek. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Edgar Allan Poe The balloon kept steadily on her course to the southward, and arrived, at nine P.M., over the northern edge of the Mexican Gulf. April 10th. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Wilkie Collins Helena has left home on a visit to a northern town by the seaside. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The northern end became the ridge on which they stood. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Sharp and temperate northern breezes shall blow, to keep that will alive and alert. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Robert Louis Stevenson I saw Earraid next from the stern thwart of an Iona lugger, Sam Bough and I sitting there cheek by jowl, with our feet upon our baggage, in a beautiful, clear, northern summer eve. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

I picked it up at some distance from the northern driveway, under a small tree, against the trunk of which it had evidently been struck off. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Richard Hakluy The 21st and 22nd we coasted the northern coast of the straits. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Jules Verne It was a distant rumbling from the northern part of the ice-field, and it became louder and louder until it was almost deafening. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

We found the northern face of the ridges just as waterless as the southern, which we had previously searched. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D.H. Lawrence The pastor was a ginger-haired caricature imitated from the northern stage, quite a lay figure. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Jules Verne Again, the season was far advanced, for in the Antarctic regions the 13th of March corresponds with the 13th of September of northern regions, which begin at the equinoctial season. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

One of the high charms of his poetical language is its pure and melting melody, a charm untransferable to any more northern tongue. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Edgar Rice Burroughs Presently his keen eyes caught the faintest suspicion of smoke on the far northern horizon, and he wondered over the cause of such a thing out on the great water. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Turning a projection, Point Makula (Clough Corner), we entered No. 3, elbow bending southeast; on its concave northern side appeared the settlement Vinda la Nzádi. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Jules Verne From the 19th to the 20th of February the circle of investigation was extended to all the northern region of Lincoln Island, whose most secret nooks were explored. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

John Lewis Burckhard In order to level the surface of the area, and to support the northern wall, a terrace was anciently raised, which is ten feet high in the north-west corner. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence Merlin has a bright, fair, rather chubby face and blue eyes, and seems to typify the northern intelligence. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

That evening the northern sky had banked up ominously with clouds, and the wind had settled fairly into that quarter — a steady wind blowing through leagues of ice. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

John Stuart Mill Women were powerfully instrumental in inducing the northern conquerors to adopt the creed of Christianity, a creed so much more favourable to women than any that preceded it. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

John Lewis Burckhard They have long forgotten their native language; but their features still denote a northern origin, and their skin is of a light brown colour, while that of the Nubians is almost black. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

M. R. James One of his walks took him along the northern road, which stands high and traverses a wide common, called a heath. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

T. E. Lawrence The northern redoubt, which had a gun, seemed better-hearted and splashed its shot freely into the station yard, and at our troops. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Morrison But there was never a dead ’un, it seemed, in all the northern district. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Jules Verne Africa had vanished beneath the northern horizon. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle These woods are locally supposed to be the extreme fringe of the great Weald forest, which thins away until it reaches the northern chalk downs. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle They were the pick of the University and London clubs, with a few players from the northern counties; not a man among them whose name was not known wherever football was played. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

In northern Europe, when you see a labourer ploughing a field, you probably give him a second glance. Collected Essays by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton Ibsen, in his pale northern style, is an optimist; but for all that he is a depressing person. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

John Lewis Burckhard I celebrated my safe return into the northern parts of Nubia by having a lamb, which I purchased of the Arabs for three measures of Dhourra, roasted for my supper. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Shaykh Furayj; pointed out to us the far northern blue peaks of the ‘Amúd Zafar, in whose branch-Wady lie the ruins of M’jirmah. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson If he had so chosen, every street upon the northern slope might have been a noble terrace and commanded an extensive and beautiful view. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

The northern winds were sweeping over the plains in tenfold violence, and the rains burst and poured, with the fury of water-spouts on the crust of the parched, cracked earth. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

He was from the South, and had, as yet, no good word for this northern country. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Baldwin Spencer I did not amongst these northern tribes see any instance of painting designs on the ground. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Victor Hugo As a bent bow discharges its arrow, the nor’-wester was shooting the vessel towards the northern cape. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

And certes, this novice hath the key to these northern souls, being himself a northern man. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Samuel Johnson It has been a question often agitated without solution, why those northern regions are now so thinly peopled, which formerly overwhelmed with their armies the Roman empire. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Jules Verne This northern hemisphere presented vast plains, dotted with isolated mountains. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

It had been her own wish to go out with Commander Dupré for his last cruise in northern waters. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Gertrude Stein When he came back he brought us a series of photographs of all these northern towns seen from above. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

George MacDonald It flashed like a pale blue northern streamer, and the light of it made the princess open her eyes. Lilith by George MacDonald

Arthur Conan Doyle She was the daughter of a surgeon, and the belle of a northern town when he married her. The Retirement of Signor Lambert by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Stur Shortly after leaving the river we turned more to the eastward, having gained its most northern reach. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Edgar Allan Poe The northern edge of this expanse was ragged and broken, so firmly wedged together as to be utterly impassible, and extending about a mile to the southward. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Richard Hakluy On the east part our west ocean, and on the north side the sea that severeth it from Greenland, through which northern seas the passage lieth, which I take now in hand to discover. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Charles Dickens My life at my uncle Chill’s was of a spare dull kind, and my garret chamber was as dull, and bare, and cold, as an upper prison room in some stern northern fortress. The Poor Relation’s Story by Charles Dickens [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle It has steep precipices upon all the other sides, so that it is only on this one northern base that fugitives could escape or a rescue come. The Centurion by Arthur Conan Doyle

The northern base of each ridge, as we travelled, seemed higher by many feet than the southern, and I had hoped to come upon something better than this. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jules Verne In the meantime I will ascend just beyond the source of Red Creek and examine the condition of the mountain upon its northern aspect. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell It would not do to linger here in the very centre of the valley up which passed the current of atmosphere coming straight with the rushing tide from the icy northern seas. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Julian Hawthorne The hobgoblin disappeared — seemingly through the iron railing of the contracted graveyard which bounds the northern side of the church. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Arthur Conan Doyle In the north and west the Montfort party prevailed, for the island kingdom was at their back and always fresh sails broke the northern sky-line bearing adventurers from over the channel. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Bleak, dark, and austere as a northern winter, is the age of that gaunt old man. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He began residence at seventeen, and his northern nature was late to flower. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

But no sign of the craft we were in search of greeted our eyes; only a native boat or two far away to the eastward and a big steamer hull down upon the northern horizon. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

As the year rolled on, the same apprehensions prevailed in the more northern provinces; and a drought, such as before was never known, gave rise to the most dismal forebodings. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Walter Scott Sir, if ye be northern born, as your tongue bespeaks, egad, it was I ran the risk in drawing near you; so there was small reason for you to bolt. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Henry James They had never been for us so beautifully slaves as in this achievement of their freedom; for they did brilliantly achieve it — they escaped, on northern soil, beyond recall or recovery. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

For if C be the northern pole of the terrella, A and B are also northern ends; but the ends which are joined to and held at the pole C are both southern. On the Magnet by William Gilber

The whole of northern Ireland, as far as the walls of Dublin, lay open to the rebels. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

George Gissing There above rises the heath, yellow-mantled with gorse, and beyond, if I walk for an hour or two, I shall come out upon the sandy cliffs of Suffolk, and look over the northern sea . The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

You will see many Scots, numbers of Welshmen and Irishmen, and men from the northern shires. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

It was not uncommon to find that morning-of-the-world beauty among northern peoples; nor was it to be wondered at that it made one think of tales of the seal people and their strangeness. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Emily Dickinson The hemlock’s nature thrives on cold; The gnash of northern winds Is sweetest nutriment to him, His best Norwegian wines. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Wilkie Collins I made up my mind to perform the journey to the distant northern suburb in silence. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Rudyard Kipling There was very little time for milking now, except at the big camps, where Jim had extended Scott’s idea and was feeding large flocks on the useless northern grains. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson The tide of prosperity came and went, as with our northern pitmen, and left nobody the richer. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Lewis Burckhard Salad, of which the northern Turks are so fond, is never seen on an Arabian table. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

In contact with Gray Forest upon the northern side, and divided by a common boundary, lay a demesne, in many respects presenting a very striking contrast to its grander neighbor. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells The northern hills were shrouded in darkness; the fires near Kensington glowed redly, and now and then an orange-red tongue of flame flashed up and vanished in the deep blue night. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Wilkie Collins The northern hero was followed into the inclosure by his friends and backers, and by his trainer. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

D. H. Lawrence They were well-bred, and evidently of northern extraction. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They had passed a promontory jutting out into the sea from the northern end of the island, and before them, on the sheer edge of a great, bare rock, a large cross of fire flared up into the clear sky. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jules Verne There flows the Tom, a little affluent of the Obi, which passes near Tomsk before losing itself in one of the great northern arteries. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Walter Scott In the meanwhile Mr. Ireby found some amusement in detaining the northern drover at his ancient hall. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

G. K. Chesterton In so far as he maintained this Nietzsche was only taking part in that great Protestant game of see-saw which has been the amusement of northern Europe since the sixteenth century. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Other creeks were seen ahead, but no view could be got of any horizon to the west; only the northern and eastern ones being open to our view. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

This, I think, shows clearly, that the ancient Hindus must have had some kind of communication with both the northern and southern ends of the Victoria N’yanza. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

The site is a holm or island in the Wady Surr, which here runs east-west, and splits: the main line is the southern, and a small branch, a mere gully, occupies the northern bed-side. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Edgar Allan Poe Arose early, and, to my great joy, at length beheld what there could be no hesitation in supposing the northern Pole itself. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Arthur Machen They laboured in stock companies in northern towns, at the Britannia, Hoxton; they went on tour in repertory. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Thomas Wolfe Help yourself to a bunch of Concord grapes up there in northern New York State — they’re getting good now. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The northern emigrants peopled the banks of the Mississippi, and were the mound-builders. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Baldwin Spencer They are uniformly made of the light wood of the bean tree, so that their actual manufacture is limited to the more northern parts where this tree grows. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Ralph Waldo Emerson Eight hundred years ago, commerce had made it rich, and it was recorded, “England is the richest of all the northern nations. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

When I was in a northern town awhile ago, I had a long talk with a man who had lived in a neighbouring country district when he was a boy. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Virginia Woolf The northern countries of Europe scarcely deserved the expense and labour of conquest. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing It was not an artistic impulse only that had brought Mallard to Italy, after three years of work under northern skies. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Edgar Allan Poe The weather might even be called pleasant, and we had a steady but very gentle breeze always from some northern point of the compass. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Walter Scott He may consult Saxo, Olaus Wormius, Olaus Magnus, Torfaeus, Bartholin, and other northern antiquaries. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

His excuse for the awkwardness of this piece of architecture was the impossibility of otherwise getting the all-desirable northern light for the illumination of his rough studio. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Zona Gale Here they saw that the palace climbed down the northern slope from the summit, and literally overhung the precipice where the supports were made fast by gigantic girders run in the living rock. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Virginia Woolf She’s a typical example of the cold northern nature. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

George Gissing A sea-breeze mitigated the warmth of the cloudless sun, and where a dark pine-tree rose against the sky it gave the azure depths a magnificence unfamiliar to northern eyes. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton She stopped, out of breath, and finding herself at the extreme northern end of the Park, with the first street-lights beginning to gem the bare trees. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Elizabeth Gaskell For still she imagined herself once again in the happy, happy realms of childhood; and again dwelling in the lovely northern haunts where she had so often longed to be. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Three minutes later, as we were roaring through the northern tunnels, an irate guard interviewed me. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Walter Scott The manoeuvre was so happily executed, that before Varanes and his Arabs had arrived at the van of our troops, they found it occupied by the inflexible guard of northern soldiers. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

I have heard of a stirring Lincolnshire way, and Pierce will tell you that a very little spark would fire the northern moors. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Jules Verne Now the plateau and the shore were transversely divided by a watercourse, which had to be crossed to reach the northern part of the island. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The northern pole A of a loadstone turns to G, the south of the earth; a versorium touched at its cusp by the part A follows A, because it has become southern. On the Magnet by William Gilber