This is to my mind the nicest spot in Whitby, for it lies right over the town, and has a full view of the harbour and all up the bay to where the headland called Kettleness stretches
out into the sea.
And looking across space with instruments, and intelligences such as we have scarcely dreamed of, they see, at its nearest distance only 35,000,000 of miles sunward of them, a morning star of hope, our own warmer planet, green with vegetation and grey with water, with a cloudy atmosphere eloquent of fertility, with glimpses through its drifting cloud wisps of broad stretches
of populous country and narrow, navy-crowded seas.
If you do, you know that my hand stretches
far, and that you shall pay very dearly for the hundred louis you have from me.
Before him is a dead sea that stretches
in azure calm before the eye; but he who unwarily ventures within its embrace finds himself struggling with a monster that would drag him down to perdition.
They could see dark stretches
winding along the land, and on one cleared space there was a row of guns mak- ing gray clouds, which were filled with large flashes of orange-colored flame.
Far and near stretches
the dismal forest of pine-trees, which throw their black shadows over the whole land, and likewise over the heart of this poor lady.
See where our blessed Lord stands and weeps and stretches
out his arms towards you.
As some wooded mountain-spur that stretches
across a plain will turn water and check the flow even of a great river, nor is there any stream strong enough to break through it--even so did the two Ajaxes face the Trojans and stem the tide of their fighting though they kept pouring on towards them and foremost among them all was Aeneas son of Anchises with valiant Hector.
Nature has planted the bread-fruit and the banana, and in her own good time she brings them to maturity, when the idle savage stretches
forth his hand, and satisfies his appetite.
They are, in fact, a part of a long chain, which stretches
over a great extent of country, and includes in its links the Snake River Mountains.
It is such grim, stony beings as these, I thought, who are the fathers of ancient faded children, in those tanned time-fretted dwellings that crowd the steep before me; who pay their court in the worn and crumbling pomp of the palace which stretches
its monotonous length on the height; who worship wearily in the stifling air of the churches, urged by no fear or hope, but compelled by their doom to be ever old and undying, to live on in the rigidity of habit, as they live on in perpetual midday, without the repose of night or the new birth of morning.
The three days' gale had driven the deep water of Baffin's Bay southerly, and piled it on to the edge of the far-reaching land-ice that stretches
from Bylot's Island to the west.