Phrases with "northern"

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

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

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]

Baldwin Spencer THE northern coastal tribes are not much troubled with clothing. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Kurua chiefly trades with Karagué and the northern kingdoms, but no one could add to the information I had already obtained. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

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]

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

Anthony Trollope After that comes the second freshet, occasioned by the melting of far-off snow and ice up in the great northern lakes, which are little known. North America by Anthony Trollope

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

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]

The mighty circle of my free church will enclose all creeds and all divisions of man, and spread from the northern hemisphere to the southern seas. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

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]

If we could make out to one of the Queensland northern ports it would be easy enough to ship under different names. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

William Blake The eternal gates’ terrific porter lifted the northern bar. The Book of Thel by William Blake [1789]

I was in a wide semicircle of moorland, with the brown river as radius, and the high hills forming the northern circumference. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

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

Charles Stur It is a remarkable fact that the further the northern ranges have been followed up, the more denuded of trees they have become. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

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

Herman Melville And then, in the cool elysium of my northern bower, I, Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom, cast down the hill a pitying glance on poor old Dives, tormented in the purgatory of his piazza to the south. The Piazza by Herman Melville

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

John Lewis Burckhard As there is no navigation northwards through the Batn el Hadjar, these dates reach the northern parts of Nubia only in small quantities, as presents. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

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

Rudyard Kipling They, too, feed the northern health stations in icebound ports where submersibles dare not rise. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Lieutenant Yusuf’s two journals checking each other, his plan and his specimens enable me to describe the northern deposit with more or less accuracy. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Jules Verne The course taken by the projectile, as we have before remarked, was bearing it toward the moon’s northern hemisphere. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Out gets Uncle David, looking brown and healthy after his northern excursion. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Baldwin Spencer The first is called Wanmyia, and is made by the Warramunga and other northern tribes. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

In fact, throughout our northern march the Arabs, understanding that its object was “Marú,” the generic name for quartz,23 brought us loads of specimens from every direction. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

H. G. Wells Out between the bars he looked upon the wind-clear northern sky and saw the starry constellations all unchanged. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

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]

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]

Jules Verne It was on the 25th of February that the yacht left the little creek in which she had taken refuge, and setting off at full steam eastwards, she continued her way along the northern shore. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

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

Many of our visitors left us: those whose homes were far in the south, fled delightedly from our northern winter, and sought their native land, secure of plenty even after their fearful visitation. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

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]

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

D.H. Lawrence Dark, ruddy, and powerful, he could not be the blighted son of ‘Ghosts’, the hectic, unsound, northern issue of a diseased father. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Probably the last summer had found no human being alive, in all the track included between the shores of Calabria and the northern Alps. My search was utterly vain, yet I did not despond. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

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]

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

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]

George Gissing He was head-master of a small school of art in a northern county; a post which he had held only for a twelvemonth. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

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

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]

We were most anxious to reach the northern mouth of the glen if possible before night, so heartily tired were we of so continuously serpentine a track; we therefore kept pushing on. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

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]

The Zambeze extends 58 miles between the Kilimani or northern and the west Luabo, Cuama or southern outlet-at least, if these mouths are not to be detached. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

They followed a beaten track that wound along the northern bank of the river. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

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]

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

Together we twain on the tides abode five nights full till the flood divided us, churning waves and chillest weather, darkling night, and the northern wind ruthless rushed on us: rough was the surge. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

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

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

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]

Baldwin Spencer So far as initiation is concerned these northern tribes be divided into three main groups that are clearly marked off from one another by the presence or absence of certain characteristic ceremonies. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

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]

Jack London I remembered having read that the far northern Siberian peasants made a practice of hibernating through the long winters just as bears and other wild animals do. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

John Lewis Burckhard These horses do not thrive in northern climates, not even at Cairo, though Mohammed Aly has lately sent one as a present to the Grand Signior, for which he gave 750 Spanish dollars. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

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]

On the north it is bounded by the Mukondokua, or upper course of the Wami river and on the south by the Ruaha, or northern great branch of the Lufiji river. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

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

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]

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

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

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]

Charles Kingsley But in that dark, dank, northern clime, rain and snowstorm, black cloud and gray mist, were all that he was like to see outside for nine months in the year. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Charles Stur The same abrupt points, and detached flat-topped hills, characterised their northern as well as the southern extremity. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

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]

To me as I read them they bring back what I have seen, but they cannot in themselves give much idea of what conditions are like in those fearful northern slums. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

A civil war ensued, and ended by a compromise, by which one half of the kingdom, with the capital, remained to Cacama, and the northern portion to his ambitious rival. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jules Verne In the morning of the 11th the “Albatross” crossed the mountains of northern Guinea, between the Sudan and the gulf which bears their name. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Sir Thomas Browne speaks of “the lilly or northern point”; but he differs from Gilbert in saying “the cuspis or Southern point” (Pseudodoxia Epidemica, 1650, p. On the Magnet by William Gilber

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]

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson Both poverty and a northern climate teach men the love of the hearth and the sentiment of the family; and the latter, in its own right, inclines a poet to the praise of strong waters. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

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]

For in them all it is always the northern which tends to the south, either of the earth or of the stone, and the southern which tends to the north of the stone. On the Magnet by William Gilber

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

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

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]

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]

Samuel Johnson To pile stones is, I believe, a northern custom, and to burn the body was the Roman practice; nor do I know when it was that these two acts of sepulture were united. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

The Señora H——o came in a very handsome carriage, with beautiful northern horses, and took us out to see something of the town. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

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

Thomas Paine The northern districts were relieved by the retreat of General Carleton over the lakes. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

The northern forms which had before been left on the mountains would now descend and mingle with the southern forms. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Our northern priests have no such exquisite knowledge of the hellish squadrons. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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]

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]

This northern portion had been visited by Dr. Wallin; the other two-thirds of the march lay, I believe, over untrodden ground. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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]

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

With it grows a crimson Mackleania. Once when I made an ascent, in March, these flowers were in perfection, and in great abundance, and the northern face of the rock was completely covered with them. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

The hollow through which it came sloped diagonally: it seemed to me a diffused atmospheric light, not like that from fire, but soft and silvery, as from a northern star. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

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. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

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]

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

The northern light in at the dore shone, For wyndow on the walle was ther none, Through which men might the light of day discerne. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

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]

The journey to a northern watering-place would be also shorter and less fatiguing; the air there more invigorating. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

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]

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]

Melons lay drying on flat roofs, and yet now and then would come a high-pitched northern gable. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

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]

Every mile was bringing us nearer safety, and if it was bringing us nearer the northern moorlands, I must shut down on the thought. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

John Galsworthy You might get a perfectly good cynic in Austria, perhaps, or northern China — possibly it’s a question of latitude. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

The northern side is subtended by three large cisterns, all strengthened at the inner angles by the stepped buttresses first noticed when we were exploring Magháir Shu’ayb. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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]

A line drawn due north from the source of the Derwent would strike another river winding out from the northern part of the island, as the Derwent winds out from the south. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Sarah Orne Jewett There was something shining in the air, and a kind of lustre on the water and the pasture grass,—a northern look that, except at this moment of the year, one must go far to seek. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

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 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

Algernon Blackwood That same night, when the sun dipped beneath the Black Sea waters two hundred miles to the westward, his mother had looked for the last time upon her northern lover and her wild Caucasian mountains. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

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]

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]

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

Jules Verne She passed the village of Uyofu, the last northern limit of the Unyamwezi, opposite to the Lake Ukereoue, which could still be seen. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Sinclair Lewis Iron had been found under Mr. Duke’s holdings in northern Minnesota. He refused to sell. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The Magellan Clouds, the last sign of south latitude, had long been sunk, and the North Star, the Great Bear, and the familiar signs of northern latitudes, were rising in the heavens. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

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

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]

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 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]

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 The month of March, which corresponds to the September of northern latitudes, was not so fine as might have been hoped. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Benjamin Disraeli The northern races detested them, and the height of statesmanship was to combine the Latin races into an organised and active alliance against the barbarism which menaced them. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

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

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]

The night, too, was bitter; northern cold cut hardly chillier than this that parted the blaze of one hot day from the blaze of another. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

This is the Harpur, a tributary of the Rakaia, and the northern branch of that river. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

John Lewis Burckhard From Djoush we crossed the northern mountain of the valley, and came to Wady Nahle, near the village of Nahle, situated at the foot of the mountain, and one hour and a half E.b. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne The direction the projectile was taking toward the moon’s northern hemisphere, showed that her course had been slightly altered. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H.P. Lovecraft In the end the Mi–Go drove the Old Ones out of all the northern lands, though they were powerless to disturb those in the sea. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

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

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]

Baldwin Spencer In the more northern coastal districts the climate is different and clothes are not much needed. 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]

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

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]

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

John Lewis Burckhard In a quarter of an hour we passed the northern branch of the river El Zerka, near a mill, which was at work. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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

M. P. Shiel But that is an inconvenience of this vile northern island only, to which I shall soon bid eternal glad farewells. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

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

Theodore Dreiser He did find one company in a small town in northern Indiana which looked as though it might have a future. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy Now, at the end of July, despite its northern and eastern aspects, a warm and slumberous air came in between the long-faded lilac linen curtains. To Let by John Galsworthy

Some of the Gaboon giantesses have, unlike their northern sisters, regular and handsome features. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson In the city of encounters, the Bagdad of the West, and, to be more precise, on the broad northern pavement of Leicester Square, two young men of five- or six-and-twenty met after years of separation. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence There was something northern about him that magnetised her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Samuel Johnson This is the reason why in fording the northern rivers, no fishes are seen, as in England, wandering in the water. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

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

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

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]

Welcome to Lavendale Manor, my northern princess. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The inner wall was blank, of course, being the northern side-wall of the chapel: but we passed one doorway in it with which I was to make better acquaintance. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Arthur Conan Doyle Read of Scott’s blinded, scurvy-struck party staggering on to their goal, and then complain, if you can, of the heat of a northern sun, or the dust of a country road. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

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

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

And yet I am glad my Sheldon’s business takes me to the woods and wolds of that wide northern shire. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

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]

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]

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

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]

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

One ends in a bluff, to the east-north-east of the camp; another line ends in a bluff to the north-north-east; while the third continues along the northern horizon. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

T. E. Lawrence Auda was very simply dressed, northern fashion, in white cotton with a red Mosul head-cloth. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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]

Jack London The seven provinces constituted the northern march. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

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]

Victor Hugo The northern Basque signed himself, GALDEAZUN. The southern Basque signed, AVE MARIA: Robber. Then the doctor said, — “Capgaroupe.” “Here,” said the Provençal. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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

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]

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]

Wilson might have set up for himself in the nippy northern town. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

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]

The northern point which starts out to meet it is Ovindo (Owëendo of old), alias Red Point, alias “Rodney’s,” remarkable for its fair savannah, of which feature more presently. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

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]

The northern inlet is a mere ford of green water: my “Pilgrimage” made the mistake of placing a fair-way passage on either side of the islet. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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]

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

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

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]

With this resolution I traversed the northern highlands and fixed on one of the remotest of the Orkneys as the scene of my labours. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

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]

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

T. E. Lawrence I was growing very vivid, when friendly northern accents from the military exchange floated down the line: It’s no bluidy good, sir, talking to them fookin water boogers. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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

T. E. Lawrence So splendid an effort would settle the northern line for weeks. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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

The summer and autumn of 1832 were spent in northern Italy, Florence being the traveller’s headquarters. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]