The clump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the angle of a road which, after, ascending, southward, a steep acclivity to that point, turned sharply to the west, running along the summit for perhaps one hundred yards.
The sleeping sentinel in the clump of laurel was a young Virginian named Carter Druse.
From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and there, a slender, broken stream that seemed to plash against the intercepting branches and trickle to earth, forming small white pools among the clumps of laurel.
He could barely see the hand which, he had before observed, lay at the root of a clump of laurel.
it writhed and groaned; while wind roared in the laurel
walk, and came sweeping over us.
And then he told how a friend--his good taste did not suffer him more than to hint subtly who the friend was with such gracious fancies--had laid a laurel
wreath on the dead poet's heart; and the beautiful dead hands had seemed to rest with a voluptuous passion upon Apollo's leaves, fragrant with the fragrance of art, and more green than jade brought by swart mariners from the manifold, inexplicable China.
On one side of the house stood the stable, on the other an alley or cloister of laurels
led to the larger garden behind.
They were insignificant; still, in a district where laurels
were infrequent, they might shine.
had I known--if I had known--I would many times have bartered my poor laurels
for the privilege, such as Tinsley and Herrera possess, of having aided him in his monumental researches.
It was but man, I thought, who shed Laurels
upon me: and the rush - The torrent of the chilly air Gurgled within my ear the crush Of empires - with the captive's prayer - The hum of suiters - and the tone Of flattery 'round a sovereign's throne.
Finally he saw the whole scheme complete, the bomb-shell thrown, France hysterically casting laurels
upon the man who had brought her unexpected peace.
A certain gentleman"--he pointed at Crane's back--"won't drive in, but will wait a little short of the front gate, behind the laurels