When we encountered a country-seat surrounded by an Alpine pomp of manure, we said, "Doubtless a duke lives here.
Manure is evidently the Black-Forester's main treasure--his coin, his jewel, his pride, his Old Master, his ceramics, his bric-a-brac, his darling, his title to public consideration, envy, veneration, and his first solicitude when he gets ready to make his will.
Paul Hoch, young neighbor, suitor for Gretchen's hand--ostensibly; he really wants the manure.
There were no speeches, there was but little talk, there were no frivolities; the Council filled themselves gradually, steadily, but surely, with beer, and conducted themselves with sedate decorum, as became men of position, men of influence, men of manure.
Eumaeus, what a noble hound that is over yonder on the manure
heap: his build is splendid; is he as fine a fellow as he looks, or is he only one of those dogs that come begging about a table, and are kept merely for show?
All about the field, like heaps of manure
on well-kept plowland, lay from ten to fifteen dead and wounded to each couple of acres.
And gathering up the leather reins fastened together by a brass ring, Nikita took the driver's seat and started the impatient horse over the frozen manure
which lay in the yard, towards the gate.