Why, then, --while so much of the soil around him was bestrewn with the virgin forest leaves,--why should Colonel Pyncheon prefer a site
that had already been accurst?
It may be, however -- oh, transporting and triumphant thought I -- that the great-grandchildren of the present race may sometimes think kindly of the scribbler of bygone days, when the antiquary of days to come, among the sites
memorable in the town's history, shall point out the locality of THE TOWN PUMP!
I don't know whether I am good," said Don Quixote, "but I can safely say I am not 'the Bad;' and to prove it, let me tell you, Senor Don Alvaro Tarfe, I have never in my life been in Saragossa; so far from that, when it was told me that this imaginary Don Quixote had been present at the jousts in that city, I declined to enter it, in order to drag his falsehood before the face of the world; and so I went on straight to Barcelona, the treasure-house of courtesy, haven of strangers, asylum of the poor, home of the valiant, champion of the wronged, pleasant exchange of firm friendships, and city unrivalled in site
We may site
Proudhon's Philosophie de la Misere as an example of this form.
The Brahmin legends assert that this city is built on the site
of the ancient Casi, which, like Mahomet's tomb, was once suspended between heaven and earth; though the Benares of to-day, which the Orientalists call the Athens of India, stands quite unpoetically on the solid earth, Passepartout caught glimpses of its brick houses and clay huts, giving an aspect of desolation to the place, as the train entered it.
Peculiar markings, as yet unexplained, were seen near the site
of that outbreak during the next two oppositions.
When they reached Circe's house they found it built of cut stones, on a site
that could be seen from far, in the middle of the forest.
Paradise is at Noisy le Sec, upon the site
of the archbishop's chateau.
Whether the edifice now standing on the same site
be the identical one to which she referred, I am not antiquarian enough to know; nor would it be worth while to correct myself, perhaps, of an agreeable error, by reading the date of its erection on the tablet over the door.
Within his remembrance, and even since his mature age, the site
where now stood the populous town had been a wild and forest-covered peninsula.
People were the more ready to believe that this must needs be the fact, when they beheld the splendid edifice that rose, as if by enchantment, on the site
of his father's old weather-beaten farmhouse.
But, when Cadmus arose, and took his way towards the site
where the palace was to be built, followed by his five sturdy workmen marching all in a row, what do you think he saw?