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Examples of Place-but
The Town of Adelaide, as depicted on the maps, is the very beau ideal of all possible cities-there is an elegance and vastness of design about it, that almost makes one blush for the comparative insignificance of London and Stromboul; of Paris and Canton;-but on going to the spot, like many other works of art and imagination, it resembles the picture very slightly-it is altogether on too large a scale; and of all the follies committed by the inexperience of the surveyor-general, who is, nevertheless, in every other respect a most gentlemanlike, entertaining, and intelligent person, next to its inland situation, this monstrous extent of Adelaide will turn out to be the most fruitful of complaints.
They were, at any rate, great travellers, and were determined to make light of troubles and inconveniences, as all travellers do.
Well, sir, the time's coming.
Perhaps you have doubts that they ever will _take_?
Matters were still too serious; and although the idea of this skeleton barricade was a good one, we were not yet assured of safety.
It might only give us a temporary respite; for we feared that our ferocious assailants would attack the mummies with their teeth, and soon demolish the barrier that lay between us.