Phrases with "village"

The next morning I reached Baffa (Paphos), a village not far distant from the site of the temple. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Arthur Machen Her parents, people of the name of Trevor, are well-to-do farmers, and their eldest daughter Annie was a sort of village beauty; she was really remarkably handsome. The Shining Pyramid by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy It was not Grace who had passed, however, but several of the ordinary village girls in a group — some steadily walking, some in a mood of wild gayety. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Karl Philipp Moritz I came through a village called Mountsorrel, which perhaps takes its name from a little hill at the end of it. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Edgar Allan Poe But ours is that which went by the name of Antiochia Epidaphne, from its vicinity to the little village of Daphne, where stood a temple to that divinity. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Then comes Sagno itself, the last village of the Canton Ticino and close to the Italian frontier. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Cook Siding in 1920 was a long string of two-roomed houses, a bare little village of the Plain, with the two steel lines of the railway running east and west to infinity. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

John Lewis Burckhard On the side of the desert near the village of Om Daoud, were a number of tombstones; the small-pox made great ravages here last year. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The village carpenter, who had made the coffin, acted as undertaker, and the cost of the funeral, but £3 or £4, was covered by life insurance. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Grant moved on into the village to resume his questioning. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle Behind the horse came the foot, walking six abreast, divided into companies of varying size, each company bearing a banner which gave the name of the town or village from which it had been raised. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Elizabeth Gaskell Keeping under the cover of every sheltering tree or bush, we worked our way down past the mill, down to a one-arched bridge, which doubtless formed part of the road between the village and the mill. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Ann Radcliffe We arrived in safety at the cottage, which stood at a little distance from the village of Farrini, and were received by Caterina’s parents with some surprise and more kindness. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now and then a cart or carriage drove up — I could hear them ascending the rough village street long before they stopped at the “Halbmond,” the village inn. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Rudyard Kipling Everybody knew everybody else intimately, and what they did not know, the local daily paper — a daily for a village of twelve hundred people! — supplied. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Then in the evening came the letter from the Michigan village which she had left nearly a week ago. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

George Meredith She was more than ever the stunned young woman she had been since her mounting of the coach, between the village church and Lekkatts. She said not a word. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Nathaniel Hawthorne That night the handsomest couple in Milford village were to be joined in wedlock. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Let none presume to measure the irregularities of Michael Angelo and Socrates by village scales. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

John Keats It was abolished, with other village gaieties, by the Puritans, and though at the Restoration it was revived it never regained its former importance. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

T. E. Lawrence We burst through and over the northern lip which looked down on the Senussi village of Rasheidiya. This face of the hill, sheltered from the wind and open to the sun all afternoon, had thawed. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

It was as lovely in my eyes as the loveliest village of the plain, and it had the advantage of realizing the Deserted Village without being deserted. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

He was dissuaded from this, but the principal figure of the book is in fact a village idiot. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle The village upon the left is Orbaiceta, and I know a house therein where the right wine of Jurancon is to be bought, if it would please you to quaff a morning cup. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry Adams To him the village seemed unchanged. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Elizabeth Gaskell And I, as an invalid, or perhaps from natural tendency, was particularly fond of little bits of village gossip. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Jules Verne Une avenue, plantée de magnifiques essences, conduit, à partir du village de Taharahi, au phare qui se dresse à l’extrême pointe de l’île. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Mr. and Mrs. Satterthwaite of Bassenthwaite village walked down with them. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Rudyard Kipling Even then there was no sound from the watch-tower, and the men stopped exhausted on the ridge that overlooked the pit of darkness in which the village of Bersund lay. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

George Meredith However, I understand her story, that she travelled from a village inn, where she had been left-without resources. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Averting her glance from the horrid sight, Adelaide Strain hurried on into the village street. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Henry David Thoreau Those village worms are quite too large; a shiner may make a meal off one without finding the skewer. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The irregularity had hitherto been of an orderly and harmonious kind, such as naturally follows the growth of a country road into a village thoroughfare. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

The ducks were swimming gaily in the village pond, and the village inn was still glorious with red geraniums, in redder pots. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

His village is marked upon the charts some four miles south-south-east of his father’s; but at this season all the royalties, we are assured, affect the sea-shore. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Rudyard Kipling The village behind her was as quiet as usual, for the news had not yet spread. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

The village lights showed themselves dimmed by the haze that thickened the moonless dark. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

How often must I tell you so?” retorted Fareham. Reuben’s village breeding had given him an exaggerated respect for aristocracy. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

He had strongly fortified his little camp, which embraced a village of a half-dozen dwellings and a country store, and had collected a considerable quantity of supplies. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Olaf Stapledon One remarkable institution was almost universal, namely the village ‘meeting’, a gathering of all the villagers for the planning of their communal life. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Upon the whole, the inhabitants of the little Somersetshire village of Baxdale agreed that it was as fine a Christmas-eve as they could remember for some years past. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

H. G. Wells The village was looking its very best just then, under that western light. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Neither of them had a watch, but when they passed through a village they saw that the pubs were open, so that it must be after twelve o’clock. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

H.P. Lovecraft The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had commenced to wane, and Kuranes wondered whether the peaked roofs of the small houses hid sleep or death. Celephaïs by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

James Anthony Froude Bunyan preached wherever opportunity served—in woods, in barns, on village greens, or in town chapels. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Algernon Blackwood Hibbert, always conscious of two worlds, was in this mountain village conscious of three. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

E. Phillips Oppenheim He could almost have fancied that in this very ordinary meeting of a village visitor with a local magnate some unanalyzable disturbance had made itself felt. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling I saw the village police-sergeant come out of his cottage buckling his belt. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

With that unrecognised he might remain in the next village to Sutherlandtown without fear of being called up as a witness against Frederick. But could he suppress it? He thought he could. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Kingsley Get any one of the idle young fellows about the village to go down to the stream with a net, and they will get more trout in a day than you would in a week. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

William Dampier Manta is a small Indian village on the Main, distant from the island Plata 7 or 8 leagues. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Jules Verne Arrivé à destination, le train se disloque, les maisonnettes se démontent, le village a vécu. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Henry was solicitous and her father was irritable, and, after all, it was only a village war memorial with a rather badly done crucifix. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Jules Verne Les sédentaires s’attaquent de village à village, se détruisent et se repaissent des prisonniers qu’ils ont faits. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Here she is, looking like Niobe.” They were strolling through Gartley village by this time, and the cottagers came to their doors and front gates to look at the handsome young couple. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

It is the custom for the men and women of a village to assemble when a bride enters the house of her husbands, each of them presenting her with three rupees. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

George Meredith I held the village lily cheap, And the dream around her idle: Lo, quietly as I lay to sleep, The bells led me off to a bridal. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

Anthony Trollope A village lawyer in Spain will be as was a village lawyer fifty years ago. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang In the same village there lived three brothers, who were all determined to kill the mischievous hawk. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Lewis Burckhard The village of Goz Radjeb stands in the sandy plain, at a distance of about a quarter of a mile from the left bank of the river. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Charles Dickens The village had its one poor street, with its poor brewery, poor tannery, poor tavern, poor stable-yard for relays of post-horses, poor fountain, all usual poor appointments. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

D. H. Lawrence He heard the clock strike nine, then half-past, from the village behind. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

He was urged by some of his friends, not only in his own village but in neighbouring ones, to consult the witch-doctor, as they were convinced he was under some evil influence. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Karl Philipp Moritz After I had passed through this village I came to a green field, at the side of which I met with an ale-house. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

The village roués emerged in haste from their public houses. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He put his head out of the window, looking towards Kemberling, and straining his eyes to catch the earliest sight of the straggling village street. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anna Katherine Green A village street in Britanny; a parish church in the distance; two women bidding each other farewell amid a group of wedding-guests, gay as the heavens are blue. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Jules Verne Le village est trop près de nous Visez au-delà, bien au-delà, vous dis-je! . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Samuel Johnson Early in the afternoon we came to Anoch, a village in Glenmollison of three huts, one of which is distinguished by a chimney. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

About six or seven miles from Pernambuco stands a pretty little village called Monteiro. The river runs close by it, and its rural beauties seem to surpass all others in the neighbourhood. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Jules Verne A la respectueuse distance où la crainte arrêtait les plus braves du village de Werst et des environs, il ne présente aux regards que l’énorme amas de pierres d’un burg en ruine. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

H. G. Wells In spite of Mr. Bensington’s insistence upon secrecy, rumours of the great chicken Mr. Skinner was producing had been about the village for some weeks. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Sarah Orne Jewett When one really knows a village like this and its surroundings, it is like becoming acquainted with a single person. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Andrew Lang Smearing his face with dirt, and tearing his clothes so as to look like a beggar, he stopped the passers by and, on pretence of seeking money or food, he questioned them about the village gossip. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry David Thoreau To them the village was literally a community, a league for mutual defence, and you would suppose that they would not go a-huckleberrying without a medicine chest. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Rudyard Kipling Just like that St. Firmin village we were talking about. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

The second class is called Matanga Aranyaka. Its members reside constantly in cemeteries, and are prohibited to approach a village within hearing distance of the lowing of a cow. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

Jules Verne Enfin, le mieux était de suivre l’avis de Thalcave et d’atteindre le village de Tandil. Là, du moins, on trouverait à qui parler. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Henry James It is very possible, however, that at this period there was not an Irishman in Concord; the place would have been a village community operating in excellent conditions. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Jules Verne Concepcion, the ancient city of brave men, had become a village of women and children. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Rudyard Kipling She is the lady of the house in which I was billeted in a village for three months. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Anatole France She comes from Gascony, and is a native of a village called Laroque–Timbaut, quite near Saint Eulalie, of which M. d’Asterac is the lord. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

D. H. Lawrence But there she had the whole thing staged complete for her: English village life. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

The eldest warred against the decay of manners in the village children, and executed frontal attacks upon the village mothers for the conquest of courtesies. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Virginia Woolf Of course this was only a village play. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle The postmaster, who was also the village grocer, had a clear recollection of the telegram. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Mark Twain All the long afternoon the village seemed empty and dead. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Jules Verne Le berger s’était donc mis en mesure de reprendre le chemin du village pour y rapporter cette grosse nouvelle, lorsque se produisit l’incident de la lunette. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

This is how the wealth of a village is reckoned. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Wilkie Collins The village lay southward of the house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

John Lewis Burckhard Half an hour farther, we reached the village of Sak el Djemel (ساق الجمل), belonging to the district called Wady Debot, and alighted at the Shikh’s house, where we passed the night. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

David went out into the village street, where the night air drove the wine vapour from his head. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Of this I had a very pleasant instance in a village on this side Philippopolis, where we were met by our domestic guards. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Arthur Conan Doyle This she guessed to be the fishing village of Lea Claxton, which the driver had mentioned the night before. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Sir Walter Scott These men were quartered at a village some miles distant, and had marched on the first rumour of the skirmish. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Andrew Lang And taking another road he reached the village long before they did. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett The village lads used to shout ‘Bastard’ after him. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Anthony Trollope The village people had understood it all, listening to her and answering her without the proffer of any outspoken parley. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

He walked quickly along the village street. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D. H. Lawrence The village itself is just a long, winding, darkish street, in shadow, of houses and shops and a smithy. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The village was in an uproar instantly. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

D. H. Lawrence He is accused of all unspeakable things and curiously enough, the woman has managed to get the bulk of the colliers’ wives behind her, gruesome fish, and the village is putrescent with talk. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope That the whole village of Bullhampton belonged to the Marquis was notorious. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Thomas Hardy He was a village character, and he had a villager’s simplicity: that is, the simplicity which comes from the lack of a complicated experience. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

The foreman, Matthew, was a bow-legged, weak-eyed little man with sandy whiskers, as unlike as possible the popular picture of a village blacksmith. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Andrew Lang By the Comte de Caylus. Once upon a time there lived in the same village two children, one called Sylvain and the other Jocosa, who were both remarkable for beauty and intelligence. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Cinq jours avant, Jos Meritt et son serviteur avaient séjourné dans le village de Kilna, situé à un mille de la station. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Jules Verne Or, des conventions il résulta que Hans s’engageait à nous conduire au village de Stapi, situé sur la côte méridionale de la presqu’île du Sneffels, au pied même du volcan. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

D. H. Lawrence But it was only a hill, with undistinguishable cluster of a village on the summit, where even now cold wisps of vapour caught. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Charles Stur Paths led from this spot to almost every point of the compass, and in walking along one to the left, I came on a village consisting of nineteen huts, but there were not any signs of recent occupation. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Charles Stur Many very excellent farms are to be found on the banks of the Sturt and the Onkaparinga, on the latter of which the village of Noorlunga has been established, at the point where the road crosses it. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nature, in the shape of tree, shrub, or grassy sidewalk, is as much shut out from the one street of the rustic village as from the heart of any swarming city. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Benjamin Disraeli She hoped to reach some town or village before her escape could be discovered, and she hurried on for three hours without resting. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Rudyard Kipling No. Our village does not read Rabelais, but he did. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Sir Walter Scott To line the enclosures facing the open ground and the road by which the enemy must move from it upon the village was the work of a short time. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. G. Wells For a space people stood amazed and gesticulating, and then came panic, and scattered them abroad through the village as a gust scatters dead leaves. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Halfway down the village they met a trap, and in it Captain Hervey being driven to the Jessum railway station. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Even these few buildings were strung out along the roadside, so far between and so sunken in greenery that there seemed no village at all. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Rudyard Kipling Buldeo said that nothing would be done till he returned, because the village wished him to kill the Jungle Boy first. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Stir up a village row, perhaps, and shoot a policeman. Greenmantle by John Buchan

E. F. Benson She had heard it last month when on a visit to a friend at that sweet and refined village called Riseholme. It was rather looked down on there, as not being sufficiently intellectual. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Jules Verne Pendant cette reconnaissance, les passagers du Duncan se promenèrent dans le village et sur les côtes voisines. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Sinclair Lewis He had been born in a Massachusetts village of elms and white steeples, his father a tailor with white patrons. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Louis Stevenson It is a village of very fine native houses, high, domed, oval buildings, open at the sides, or only closed with slatted Venetians. To be sure, Mataafa’s is not the worst. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

From the Sanjika village on the Gaboon, the “Tem” hill was seen bearing due east (Mag.) and the Mbíká 92°. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

She had lived a life of peculiar seclusion, rarely going beyond the village of Lidford, and had contrived to find perfect happiness in that simple existence. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

That village is bewitched, and that old woman’s tea. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Having passed under a great railway viaduct, which dominated the landscape, they stopped at a village inn, to rest and drink coffee. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

To approach the village at night a timid man requires great strategy. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Jules Verne Même solitude au village et aux alentours. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Charles Dickens The village looks at him by stealth, for it is afraid. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Arthur Machen It was really impossible to go through the village for weeks after; the whole place was poisoned with the fumes of horrid tobacco pipes. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

D. H. Lawrence There were two village women become fine, in town dress and black silk scarves over their heads, fancying themselves. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

The village was sorry for her because, though obviously worried about something, she was good to the poor and was always ready for a chat with any of the humble folks. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Marcel Prous A gauche était un village qui s’appelait Champieu (Campus Pagani, selon le curé). Du côté de chez Swann by Marcel Prous

John Lewis Burckhard The village is frequently visited by the people of Medina; parties are continually made to spend the day, and many sick people are carried to enjoy the benefits of a cooler atmosphere. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling They will give you at once the name of some little demolished French village of which, perhaps, even you have never heard. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Rudyard Kipling The village looked very pretty in the late light — pretty and tuneful as a nest of nightingales. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Jules Verne From this Peruvian village she descended the Amazon, as we are doing at this moment, and at length she rejoined her husband after a separation of nineteen years. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As he came out into the village street the wind whirled down it, so that he had to put his ear and shoulder against it, and push his way forward. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Early one night, Jack rose, and took the sword, and was gone out of the house and the village in the darkness. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

Here he is working in a small compass, but he breaks fresh ground in describing scenes of English village life, and shows that he has used his gifts of observation to good purpose. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Sinclair Lewis But the pang lasted only a moment, in the secure village peace, in the gentle flow of Cleo’s voice. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

In innumerable simple homes, in schoolrooms, in village clubs, in ministers’ studies, the face of Thomas Carlyle Craw beamed benevolently from the walls. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

William Morris It (Pangbourne) was distinctly a village still — i. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Rudyard Kipling Pallant repeated, ‘Huckley. The village —’ ‘That voted the Earth was flat. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arm in arm the two hobbled down the back path behind the village which led to the South Lodge. The gate was unlocked, for the warder was busy elsewhere, and they hastened up the avenue. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Jules Verne Iquitos, like every other collection of huts, hamlet, or village met with in the basin of the Upper Amazon, was founded by the missionaries. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Sometimes on the road a similar procession from another village came into view; but never one with so magnificent a garland. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Memo: Squeeze the So-and-So village at the first time of calling. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Thomas Hardy They now arrived at a ravine which lay on the outskirts of Chaldon, a village two miles on their way towards the point of the shore they sought. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

George Meredith Before we entered the village I let myself down. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

One might go through a New England village and see Mary Wilkins houses and Mary Wilkins people, and yet not witness a scene nor hear a word such as one finds in her tales. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Charles Dickens You know I have no doubt, ma’am, that poor Mrs. Kirkland was confined while her husband was at sea, in lodgings at a village called Flatfield, and that she died and was buried there. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

When he had sat in his own village church only last Sunday between his mother and sister, he had seen the empty place on his chancel wall where the tablet to his memory would be put up. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Washington Irving It was like the chivalrous gatherings of ancient days, when each town and village sent its chiefs, and warriors, and standards, to defend the capital, or grace its festivities. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jules Verne Descends au village de Vulkan, où tu resteras cette nuit . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

D. H. Lawrence How was it? Then she saw a village — there were always houses passing. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith In Aspenwell village she drew a letter from her bosom and called to Crossjay to post it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Andrew Lang He came from Tihorewam, a village on the other side of the river, about six miles off. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

They were led through the village in triumph with a man riding in front of them on a white horse. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Henry Adams He could not leave it, but loitered on into July, falling into the Southern ways of the summer village about La Fayette Square, as one whose rights of inheritance could not be questioned. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Thomas Hardy She had come to live in Melchester from a village on the Great Plain, and this was the first time that she had ever seen a steam-circus; she could not understand how such wonderful machines were made. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Nynauld 11 relates that in a village of Switzerland, near Lucerne, a peasant was attacked by a wolf, whilst he was hewing timber; he defended himself, and smote off a fore-leg of the beast. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

He had walked past the Weekley cottage to where a stile led into the first of the fields that lay between the village and the river bend. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Now Torrigûr is that same village at the foot of the beautiful sand-drift, near which we moored on our way up the river; and here we are to stay two days, followed by at least a week at Philæ. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edith Wharton It was a poor bleak village under the granite flank of the Mountain, and as soon as they left it they began to climb. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Thomas Hardy The site chosen for the village festivity was one of the lawnlike oases which were occasionally, yet not often, met with on the plateaux of the heath district. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was the village doctor; a man of some fifty years, whom, at an earlier period of his life, we introduced as paying a professional visit to Ethan Brand during the latter’s supposed insanity. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Jules Verne In this remote village of the Baraba news of the war was utterly wanting. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Gissing I ramble through a village in Gloucestershire, a village which seems forsaken in this drowsy warmth of the afternoon. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

That village is built in and about the ruins of a tiny Ptolemaic Temple, of which only a screen and doorway and part of a small propylon remain. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

He was beset by a mob at a village in Suffolk, and accused of being himself a wizard. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jules Verne Le soir, la caravane s’arrêta auprès d’un village délabré, un amas de huttes, à peine faites pour abriter des bêtes de somme. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

James Anthony Froude The most remorseless philosopher can hardly refuse a certain admiration for this poor uneducated village lad struggling so bravely in the theological spider’s web. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

In the next village an old woman, who was standing at a cottage gate, stopped them as they were passing on. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Sinclair Lewis Telephone? The village central would unquestionably “listen in. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence Slow work; and when at last we were ready a new visitor appeared, the boy-chief of Tell el Shehab. His village was the key to the bridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

D. H. Lawrence At six o’clock, with the aid of the charwoman, she laid him out; then she went round the dreary London village to the registrar and the doctor. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins The village clock struck eleven as they ascended the terrace steps. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is but what you do yourselves for pleasure upon a Sunday evening at the parish village butts. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Miss Vipen tells me that the village people all think he must be in love with Mrs. Rebell!” Mrs. Boringdon’s words had an effect very different from what she had intended them to have. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

H.P. Lovecraft Heaven be thanked for the instinct which led me unconscious to places where men dwell; to the peaceful village that slept under the calm stars of clearing skies. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

What Brodie had christened “the considering keek” was in his eyes; they were far away, and saw the distant village in process of erection; busy with its chances and occasions. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Walter Scott The current of my life-blood ceased to flow, and I sank back in a swoon, as very a victim to panic terror as ever was a village girl, or a child of ten years old. The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott [1828]

It shunned the company of the other Westhope letters, it avoided the village post-office, but after a day’s delay it was launched, and lay among a hundred others in a station pillar-box. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

W. H. Hudson I have visited a dozen such village sites in the course of one hour’s walk, so numerous were they. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

A priest from Almanarre — Almanarre is a sort of village up there where there is a church . The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Jack London Bishop Wilkinson, who has lived in Zululand, recently said, “No human of an African village would allow such a promiscuous mixing of young men and women, boys and girls. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Willowside was an out-of-the-way village at the farther end of Sussex, and Leona had several changes to make, and intervals of waiting to try her patience, before she reached it. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

What kind of a village is Pett’s Hatch?’ ‘It isn’t a village at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Arthur Machen He has climbed the steep road that leads from Llandegveth village and is now two or three fields away. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

The next morning Larose was early abroad and driving into the adjoining village of Westleton, proceeded to interview the village policeman. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

A hen, in a village close by, laid eggs, on which were inscribed the words, “Christ is coming. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The farther we went in this country the better we liked it, as the people were all kept in good order; and the village chiefs were so civil, that we could do as we liked. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

But I found that not only the name but the village atmosphere survived. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Arthur Conan Doyle Finally he lit his pipe, and sitting in the inglenook of the old village inn he talked slowly and at random about his case, rather as one who thinks aloud than as one who makes a considered statement. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Meanwhile, the smaller figure, which was that of a village lad leading a tall gentleman and a slender lady, pointed toward the group round Hope’s easel. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

In every English village walls have ears and windows have eyes, so that every cottage is a hot-bed of scandal, and what is known to one is, within the hour, known to the others. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Rudyard Kipling The village was deep in flood, and I swam above the Ghaut and went far inland, up to the rice-fields, and they were deep in good mud. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]