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  • It was nearly four o'clock when we at last, after passing through the beautiful Stroud Valley, and over the broad gleaming Severn, found ourselves at the pretty little country-town of Ross.

    Sex Dungeon for Sale!

  • El – Haurá, like most of the ruined settlements upon this coast, shows two distinct “quarters;” a harbour-town and what may be called a country-town.

    The Land of Midian

  • But Chesterton found in it country-town boroughs, little city-states at war with each other.

    Stone Pastorals: Three Men on the Side of the Horses

  • We began with the four great mythoi - Spring and the village for Comedy, Summer and the country-town for Romance, Fall and the Baroque city for Tragedy, Winter and the megalopolis for Satire.

    Stone Pastorals: Three Men on the Side of the Horses

  • Weekly markets, too, are a feature of country-town communities, especially in the North, and I for one miss the bustle and excitement we used to feel every market day.

    Betty Bothroyd The Autobiography

  • Well I knew what touched his pride, and struck that little revealing spark from his deliberate pen: Josephine Bowen was rich, and he only a poor lawyer in a country-town: he felt it even in this first flush of love, and to that feeling I must answer when I wrote him, -- not merely to the announcement, and the delight, and the man's pride.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • As well expect to find the same virtue in London that prevails in a quiet country-town.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • Once, during John's wedding-trip, we had stopped one evening in a little country-town, and while we were there, talking pleasantly by the open window, a mocking-bird, caged before a house across the way, had struck up a perfect symphony of his rich and multitudinous song.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • Many tradesmen, who had accumulated fortunes in London, (then the almost exclusive province of commercial enterprise,) retired in their later years to the country-town which had given them birth, and gratefully provided for the better education of their neighbours, by furnishing it with a grammar-school.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 560, August 4, 1832

  • Just then a horse neighed, and the sound oddly recalled the country-town where they had lived after they came into this State.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863


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