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  • The pleasures of a town-life are within the reach of every man who is regardless of his health, his money, and his company.

    Memoirs of My Life and Writings

  • He still appeared in the town, usually to sit on a bench on the courthouse square and listen to the endless gossip and reminiscences that went on there, or perhaps to lean against the mailbox on the First National Bank corner (the Young Colonel's bank) and, puffing on his pipe and speaking only if spoken to, gaze for an hour or two at the courthouse and the town-life that eddied around it.

    The Private World of William Faulkner

  • It is true that tastes differ, especially amongst tourists, who may be divided into two classes -- those who merely care for the country, let them disguise it as they will, when they can endue it with the features of their town-life; and those who love the country for the sake of Nature, and thus endeavor to carry trails of freshness back with them to town.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • He described again and again the brilliant lights and colors of town-life in the South.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • Thus, in the course of fourteen years 'literary work, his thoughts make excursions from town-life to country-life, from social satire to story-telling, from art to ethnology, from theology to opera-bouffe!

    Australian Writers

  • At night respectable town-life was practically at a standstill: the gates were shut; the curfew sounded; no street-lamps dispelled the darkness, except possibly an occasional lantern which an altruistic or festive townsman might hang in his front-window; and no efficient police-force existed -- merely a handful of townsmen were drafted from time to time as "watchmen" to preserve order, and the

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • A brief view of E.glish town-life in the later middle ages: E. Lipson, _An Introduction to the E.onomic History of E.gland_, Vol. I

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • And the fortunes of town-life have ever depended upon the vicissitudes of trade and commerce.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • At Trenton the train set him on board a steamer which took him to Philadelphia where he smelt other varieties of town-life; then again by boat to Chester, and by train to Havre de Grace; by boat to Baltimore and thence by rail to Washington.

    Washington (1850–1854)

  • Just as centuries ago it was no easy thing for the serf to escape into the freedom of town-life, even so to-day there are hindrances laid in the way of county laborers.

    The Souls of Black Folk

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