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  • Around, and at a distance from them, were seen many a bold yeoman, whose silvan dress and weatherbeaten countenances showed the ordinary nature of their occupation.†   (source)
  • To the best archer a prize was to be awarded, being a bugle-horn, mounted with silver, and a silken baldric richly ornamented with a medallion of St Hubert, the patron of silvan sport.†   (source)
  • They had scarce departed, ere a sudden procession moved from under the greenwood branches, swept slowly round the silvan amphitheatre, and took the same direction with Rowena and her followers.†   (source)
  • Nor was he less surprised to see Richard surrounded by so many silvan attendants, the outlaws, as they seemed to be, of the forest, and a perilous retinue therefore for a prince.†   (source)
  • Here Locksley assumed his seat—a throne of turf erected under the twisted branches of the huge oak, and the silvan followers were gathered around him.†   (source)
  • Beneath a huge oak-tree the silvan repast was hastily prepared for the King of England, surrounded by men outlaws to his government, but who now formed his court and his guard.†   (source)
  • Before each pavilion was suspended the shield of the knight by whom it was occupied, and beside it stood his squire, quaintly disguised as a salvage or silvan man, or in some other fantastic dress, according to the taste of his master, and the character he was pleased to assume during the game.†   (source)
  • "Usage!" echoed the priest, encouraged by the mild tone of the silvan leader; "it were usage fit for no hound of good race—much less for a Christian—far less for a priest—and least of all for the Prior of the holy community of Jorvaulx.†   (source)
  • The place of rendezvous was an aged oak; not however the same to which Locksley had conducted Gurth and Wamba in the earlier part of the story, but one which was the centre of a silvan amphitheatre, within half a mile of the demolished castle of Torquilstone.†   (source)
  • After having in vain endeavoured to select the most beaten path, in hopes it might lead to the cottage of some herdsman, or the silvan lodge of a forester, and having repeatedly found himself totally unable to determine on a choice, the knight resolved to trust to the sagacity of his horse; experience having, on former occasions, made him acquainted with the wonderful talent possessed by these animals for extricating themselves and their riders on such emergencies.†   (source)
  • Hundreds of broad-headed, short-stemmed, wide-branched oaks, which had witnessed perhaps the stately march of the Roman soldiery, flung their gnarled arms over a thick carpet of the most delicious green sward; in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams of the sinking sun; in others they receded from each other, forming those long sweeping vistas, in the intricacy of which the eye delights to lose itself, while imagination considers them as the paths to yet wilder scenes of silvan solitude.†   (source)
  • As flames among the lofty woods are thrown On diff'rent sides, and both by winds are blown; The laurels crackle in the sputt'ring fire; The frighted sylvans from their shades retire: Or as two neighb'ring torrents fall from high; Rapid they run; the foamy waters fry; They roll to sea with unresisted force, And down the rocks precipitate their course: Not with less rage the rival heroes take Their diff'rent ways, nor less destruction make.†   (source)
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  • Sylvan was miles away.†   (source)
  • They picnicked at Burchillville and Sylvan Grove, listened while the high school band played sluggish Sousa marches, and sprawled under trees drinking port wine.†   (source)
  • The shore of the Wooded Island was just now beginning to burst forth in a dense profusion of new leaves and blossoms, and the Japanese temple, the Hoo-den, crafted in Japan and assembled by Japanese artisans, detracted little from the sylvan effect.†   (source)
  • A forest child we lost to strife; A sylvan daughter caught by life!†   (source)
  • She lives wild in the inner ghetto, a slice of the South Bronx called the Wall—a girl who forages in empty lots for discarded clothes, plucks spoiled fruit from garbage bags behind bodegas, who is sometimes seen running through the trees and weeds, a shadow on the rubbled walls of demolished structures, unstumbling, a tactful runner with the sweet and easy stride of some creature of sylvan myth.†   (source)
  • It was cool beneath the heartleaves; cool and cpiet and motionless as a sylvan stage set.†   (source)
  • Deborah had a friend from high school who'd just moved to Sylvan.†   (source)
  • It's just a handful of things your mother left here the day she went back to Sylvan to get you.†   (source)
  • I wondered how I would survive back in Sylvan.†   (source)
  • Finally she went back to Sylvan to get you.†   (source)
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  • He might kidnap me back to Sylvan, but there was no need for him to know where Rosaleen was.†   (source)
  • "My mother came to Sylvan," I said, "met T. Ray, and got married."†   (source)
  • "My mother stayed here three months before she went back to Sylvan," I said.†   (source)
  • I even called the police station in Sylvan, but they wouldn't give out any information either, just said it was an accidental death.†   (source)
  • Clayton comes over every week to talk to us about how he's working things out for me and Rosaleen back in Sylvan.†   (source)
  • There would usually be four whole things that T. Ray had gotten the lady at the Sylvan Mercantile to pick out for me—sweater, socks, pajamas, sack of oranges.†   (source)
  • Listening to it, I could see my mother sitting on a Trailways bus, riding out of Sylvan, while my four-year-old self napped on the bed, not yet knowing what I would wake to.†   (source)
  • Tiburon was a place like Sylvan, minus the peaches.†   (source)
  • T. Ray and I lived just outside Sylvan, South Carolina, population 3,100.†   (source)
  • Sylvan Memorial Hospital was a low brick building with one wing for whites and one for blacks.†   (source)
  • That Mary would stand in for me back home in Sylvan so T. Ray wouldn't notice I was gone?†   (source)
  • The Sylvan newspaper had called it a "Luna-tic Vision."†   (source)
  • We came into Sylvan on the worst side of town.†   (source)
  • The jail in Tiburon did not have curtains like the one in Sylvan.†   (source)
  • Because of you I can't walk down the street in Sylvan without people staring at me.†   (source)
  • In Sylvan we'd had a rumor at the first of the summer about a busload of people from New York City showing up to integrate the city pool.†   (source)
  • Usually the only time the police in Sylvan got to use their guns was when they got called out to shoot rattlesnakes in people's yards.†   (source)
  • I had no idea what sort of denomination Orthodox Eclectic was, but I nodded like we had a big group of them back in Sylvan.†   (source)
  • We didn't have any in Sylvan—only Baptists and Methodists—but we got instructions in case we met them in our travels.†   (source)
  • Well actually, I did pretend to groan, but inside I was as thrilled as if I'd been crowned Sylvan's Peach Queen.†   (source)
  • I used to go regularly into the Sylvan Mercantile and smell every perfume bottle they had, trying to identify it.†   (source)
  • It looked like the same ones as Sylvan.†   (source)
  • I hadn't expected this, as all the people I knew in Sylvan had their dead loved ones go straight from the funeral home to the graveyard.†   (source)
  • I am constructing a spiraling trail of honey across a room that seems to be in the honey house one minute and the next in my bedroom back in Sylvan.†   (source)
  • I wanted to tell T. Ray that any girl would love a silver charm bracelet, that in fact last year I'd been the only girl at Sylvan Junior High without one, that the whole point of lunchtime was to stand in the cafeteria line jangling your wrist, giving people a guided tour of your charm collection.†   (source)
  • I felt like I'd been traveling for weeks, like I'd been dodging lions and tigers on a safari through the jungle, trying to get to the Lost Diamond City buried in the Congo, which happened to be the theme of the last matinee I'd seen in Sylvan before leaving.†   (source)
  • Leaving the hall, Eragon sped through the sylvan city until he rejoined Saphira, and then they flew to the Crags of Tel'naeir.†   (source)
  • Drowsy summer enfolded the sylvan scene.†   (source)
  • The darkness of natural as well as of sylvan dusk gathered over me.†   (source)
  • All this sylvan antiquity, however, though visible from The Slopes, was outside the immediate boundaries of the estate.†   (source)
  • But being shy and retiring persons, with no natural inclination for their part, they lived as much as possible in the sylvan solitude of Skuytercliff, and when they came to town, declined all invitations on the plea of Mrs. van der Luyden's health.†   (source)
  • One Sunday they had all gone with a tea-basket into the forest, and when they came to a glade which was suitably sylvan, Miss Chalice, because it was idyllic, insisted on taking off her shoes and stockings.†   (source)
  • Whether it be the tinkle of a lone sheep bell o'er some quiet landscape, or the glimmer of beauty in sylvan places, or the show of soul in some passing eye, the heart knows and makes answer, following.†   (source)
  • Thus the incident of the buffalo coming down to drink had upset Milly's short period of revel in the sylvan place.†   (source)
  • Above the antique mantel was displayed As though a window gave upon the sylvan scene 98 The change of Philomel, by the barbarous king 99 So rudely forced; yet there the nightingale 100 Filled all the desert with inviolable voice And still she cried, and still the world pursues, 'Jug Jug' to dirty ears.†   (source)
  • While these sylvan rites were taking place, in a church packed with fashion and festooned with orchids, the representatives of the press were threading their way, note-book in hand, through the labyrinth of wedding presents, and the agent of a cinematograph syndicate was setting up his apparatus at the church door.†   (source)
  • There was a sylvan attitude of somnolent sleepiness pervading that section of the external outward surface of Alabama that lay exposed to my view.†   (source)
  • Solitude she had always yearned for, but beauty and nature, the sweetness of sylvan scene and melody of birds, as now revealed to her, had not heretofore been part of her experience.†   (source)
  • The attitude revealed the long slope of her slender sides, which gave a kind of wild-wood grace to her outline—as though she were a captured dryad subdued to the conventions of the drawing-room; and Selden reflected that it was the same streak of sylvan freedom in her nature that lent such savour to her artificiality.†   (source)
  • It was most lovely and pleasant in those sylvan solitudes in the early cool morning in the first freshness of autumn.†   (source)
  • The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some land of sylvan spectacle.†   (source)
  • By the end of this time the raft had disappeared, and night was beginning to throw her shadows once more over the whole sylvan scene.†   (source)
  • Yet, so long as it is the highest circle, in the imagination of the best heads on the planet, there is something necessary and excellent in it; for it is not to be supposed that men have agreed to be the dupes of anything preposterous; and the respect which these mysteries inspire in the most rude and sylvan characters, and the curiosity with which details of high life are read, betray the universality of the love of cultivated manners.†   (source)
  • There were equally excellent opportunities for vacationists in the home island, delightful sylvan spots for rejuvenation, offering a plethora of attractions as well as a bracing tonic for the system in and around Dublin and its picturesque environs even, Poulaphouca to which there was a steamtram, but also farther away from the madding crowd in Wicklow, rightly termed the garden of Ireland, an ideal neighbourhood for elderly wheelmen so lon†   (source)
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    The log at the wood-pile, the axe supported by it,
    The sylvan hut, the vine over the doorway, the space clear'd for garden,
    The irregular tapping of rain down on the leaves after the storm is lull'd,
    The walling and moaning at intervals, the thought of the sea,
    The thought of ships struck in the storm and put on their beam ends,
    and the cutting away of masts,
    The sentiment of the huge timbers o†   (source)
  • High on a sylvan throne the leader sate; A num'rous train attend in solemn state.†   (source)
  • So to the sylvan lodge
    They came, that like Pomona's arbour smiled,
    With flowerets decked, and fragrant smells; but Eve,
    Undecked save with herself, more lovely fair
    Than Wood-Nymph, or the fairest Goddess feigned
    Of three that in mount Ida naked strove,
    Stood to entertain her guest from Heaven; no veil
    She needed, virtue-proof; no thought infirm
    Altered her cheek.†   (source)
  • So on he fares, and to the border comes
    Of Eden, where delicious Paradise,
    Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green,
    As with a rural mound, the champaign head
    Of a steep wilderness, whose hairy sides
    With thicket overgrown, grotesque and wild,
    Access denied; and overhead upgrew
    Insuperable height of loftiest shade,
    Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm,
    A sylvan scene, and, as the ranks ascend,
    Shade above shade, a woody theatre
    Of stateliest view.†   (source)
  • When next the Sun his rising light displays, And gilds the world below with purple rays, The queen, Aeneas, and the Tyrian court Shall to the shady woods, for sylvan game, resort.†   (source)
  • If e'er my pious father, for my sake, Did grateful off'rings on thy altars make, Or I increas'd them with my sylvan toils, And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils, Give me to scatter these.†   (source)
  • Betwixt two rows of rocks a sylvan scene Appears above, and groves for ever green: A grot is form'd beneath, with mossy seats, To rest the Nereids, and exclude the heats.†   (source)
  • The Tuscan matrons with each other vied, To bless their rival sons with such a bride; But she disdains their love, to share with me The sylvan shades and vow'd virginity.†   (source)
  • There, while I went to crop the sylvan scenes, And shade our altar with their leafy greens, I pull'd a plant —with horror I relate A prodigy so strange and full of fate.†   (source)
  • Then thus the founder of the Roman tow'rs: "These woods were first the seat of sylvan pow'rs, Of Nymphs and Fauns, and salvage men, who took Their birth from trunks of trees and stubborn oak.†   (source)
  • Amata's breast the Fury thus invades, And fires with rage, amid the sylvan shades; Then, when she found her venom spread so far, The royal house embroil'd in civil war, Rais'd on her dusky wings, she cleaves the skies, And seeks the palace where young Turnus lies.†   (source)
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