For gardens (speaking of those which are indeed princelike, as we have done of buildings), the contents ought not well to be under thirty acres of ground; and to be divided into three parts; a green in the entrance; a heath or desert in the going forth; and the main garden in the midst; besides alleys
on both sides.
The cardinal reached a second door without perceiving he was being followed; the sand with which the alleys
were covered deadened the sound of footsteps.
"Senor," replied Sancho, "every country has a way of its own; perhaps here in El Toboso it is the way to build palaces and grand buildings in alleys
; so I entreat your worship to let me search about among these streets or alleys
before me, and perhaps, in some corner or other, I may stumble on this palace- and I wish I saw the dogs eating it for leading us such a dance."
As the time passed, I worked as boy-helper on an ice-wagon, set up pins in a bowling alley
with a saloon attached, and swept out saloons at Sunday picnic grounds.
A narrow alley
ran past the building, ending abruptly at the bank of the Thames in a moldering wooden dock, beneath which the inky waters of the river rose and fell, lapping the decaying piles and surging far beneath the dock to the remote fastnesses inhabited by the great fierce dock rats and their fiercer human antitypes.
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys
ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
"Here it is," he said, in a tone of satisfaction, as they came to a narrow alley
. "And then we must go to the left again, and then straight for'ard for a bit, up Shoe Lane: and then we shall be at the entry next to the o'erhanging window, where there's the nick in the road for the water to run.
When they get done washing, they sit in the alleys
and nurse their cubs.
The messenger led me through the labyrinthine alleys
to an open plaza near the center of the village.
He saw now that there were what might be called streets or alleys
, but they ran in baffling turns and twists, nor ever reached a destination, always ending in a dead wall where some Wieroo had built a house across them.
Dey'll get yehs," screamed a retreating Rum Alley
"So that to reach the yew alley
one either has to come down it from the house or else to enter it by the moor-gate?"