“I see that I am standing beside an iron seat of poor design in that grey and gawky waste of asphalte — Trafalgar Square, and the botanist, with perplexity in his face, stares from me to a poor, shrivelled, dirt-lined old woman — my God! what a neglected thing she is! — who proffers a box of matches ....”
“I like the road, Miss Archer; I like the dear old asphalte.”
“As he went along that noble avenue with its elms in their winter dress, the moon shining through their branches wrought a fantastic tracery, on the smooth asphalte.”
“We had an uninteresting march next day, over desert and many stones, up and down hill, past a village called Ghaida, and went somewhat out of our way to see a rock with bitumen or asphalte oozing out of it.”
“Chante, chante, Adrienne!" re-echoed again over the smooth asphalte.”
“Oh, I suppose the old gentleman, who has been run over by the Coal-waggon and is lying bleeding on the asphalte, is remonstrating with the driver?”
“When I go to tennis parties with mother -- they are still playing upon the asphalte courts -- and see the little dramas that go on, the jealousies and excitements, and general much-ado-about-nothing, I can scarcely believe that Miss Du Prel really belongs to the same planet as ours.”
“Half of one of the long windows had been set open, and the sounds of the rolling of vehicles over the smooth asphalte, mingled with those of voices, were coming up, straight and importunate, into the dainty bedroom.”
“The asphalte on the Bingley esplanade is several degrees more depressing than the asphalte on other esplanades.”
“Employè has long since become employee in our newspapers, and asphalte has lost its final e, and manuvre has become maneuver, and pyjamas has become pajamas.”
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