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  • We wanted none of their boarding-houses and none of their whisky.

    Chapter 17

  • They reside in various boarding-houses near at hand.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Firstly, there is a joint-stock piano in a great many of the boarding-houses.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • As to the boarding-houses of our French watering-place, they are

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Numbers of invalids who cannot bear the rough life of the mountains fill its hotels and boarding-houses, and others who have been partially restored by a summer of camping out, go into the city in the winter to complete the cure.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Mistresses of cafés, old governesses, keepers of boarding-houses, genteel beggars, and ladies of lower rank still, have this favorite pedigree.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • But above all, O my countrymen! shun boarding-houses, especially if you have ladies in your train; or ponder well, and examine the characters of the keepers thereof, before you lead your innocent daughters, and their mamma, into places so dangerous.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • The boarding-houses of the school were situated in the square, hard by the more ancient buildings of the hospital.

    The Newcomes

  • People had no objection to receive her at the continental towns where she stopped, and at the various boarding-houses, where she royally paid her way.

    The History of Pendennis

  • And he spoke with a quiet graciousness that was almost courtly, with a note of weariness and spiritual experience such as seldom comes into the boarding-houses, to slay joy and bring wisdom and give words shyness.

    Our Mr. Wrenn


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