But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure-grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only--when fences shall be multiplied, and man-traps and other engines invented to confine
men to the PUBLIC road, and walking over the surface of God's earth shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman's grounds.
Is all this mighty world Narrowed into the confines
of this room With but three souls for poor inhabitants?
It ought not to have touched on the confines
of her imagination.
An opening was thus made for the American merchant to trade on the confines
of Canada, and within the territories of the United States.
No, it must be sought within the confines
of domestic bliss.
For a year, possibly, we may be forced to live together in the narrow confines
of this tiny room.
We now had but to pass through the balance of the Band-lu territory and that of the Kro-lu to be within the confines
of her own land; but that meant traversing thirty-five miles of hostile country filled with every imaginable terror, and possibly many beyond the powers of imagination.
And, more surprising still, a high screen with folding sides stands before the fire, and confines
the light which it might otherwise give exclusively to the ceiling.
This view of the necessity of a large stock of the same species for its preservation, explains, I believe, some singular facts in nature, such as that of very rare plants being sometimes extremely abundant in the few spots where they do occur; and that of some social plants being social, that is, abounding in individuals, even on the extreme confines
of their range.
Creon desires to bury Oedipus on the confines
of Thebes so as to avoid the pollution and yet offer due rites at his tomb.
It was weather which might fairly confine
every body at home; and though she hoped and believed him to be really taking comfort in some society or other, it was very pleasant to have her father so well satisfied with his being all alone in his own house, too wise to stir out; and to hear him say to Mr.
I do not pretend to plead the immunities of my order so highly as this; but neither will I allow that the author of a modern antique romance is obliged to confine
himself to the introduction of those manners only which can be proved to have absolutely existed in the times he is depicting, so that he restrain himself to such as are plausible and natural, and contain no obvious anachronism.