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  • It could be seen by a glance at his rather finical style of dress that he did not belong to the country proper; and from his air, after a while, that though there might be a sombre beauty in the scenery, music in the breeze, and a wan procession of coaching ghosts in the sentiment of this old turnpike-road, he was mainly puzzled about the way.

    The Woodlanders

  • But as Grace invisibly breathed in the brown glooms of the chamber, the small remote noise of light wheels came in to her, accompanied by the trot of a horse on the turnpike-road.

    The Woodlanders

  • Telling the men he would be with them again soon, he walked beside her into the turnpike-road, and partly up the hill whence she had watched

    The Woodlanders

  • None but the nocturnal birds and animals observed that late one evening, towards the middle of the month, a closely wrapped figure, with a crutch under one arm and a stick in his hand, crept out from Hintock House across the lawn to the shelter of the trees, taking thence a slow and laborious walk to the nearest point of the turnpike-road.

    The Woodlanders

  • ‘So they went on and on, into Green’s Copse, then across to Higher Jirton; then on across this very turnpike-road to

    Life's Little Ironies

  • Here she took up her position in the obscurity formed by the angle of a fence, whence she could discern every one who approached along the turnpike-road, without being herself seen.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • Thus she went on, till, leaving the park, she crossed the turnpike-road, and entered the large field, in the middle of which the fir-clad hill stood like

    Two on a Tower

  • By slowly walking along in the direction of the turnpike-road he soon had the satisfaction of seeing her coming.

    Two on a Tower

  • Marlbury Downs, which you directly traverse when following the turnpike-road across Mid – Wessex from London, through

    A Changed Man

  • On she tripped at a quickening pace till the lane turned into the turnpike-road, which she crossed, and got into the track for

    Wessex Tales

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