Usage examples for lea

  1. There, where the little, bright, surf- breathing town, That shew'd me first her beauty and the sea, Gathers its skirts against the gorse- lit down And scatters gardens o'er the southern lea Abides this Maid Within a kind, yet sombre Mother's shade, Who of her daughter's graces seems almost afraid, Viewing them ofttimes with a scared forecast, Caught, haply, from obscure love- peril past. – The Unknown Eros by Coventry Patmore
  2. Phil kept fairly well in the background, but drew closer to the lea of the others. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  3. 1850. acanthica, Lea Proc. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  4. My dear child, I hope you will always call me Lea – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  5. The night is past, and red the light Streams o'er the dewy lea – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  6. How very odd it will be for Lea to be a bride. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  7. Their flocks in thousands bleat upon the lea Fat and full- fed; their kine, as home they wind, The lagging traveller of his rest remind! – Theocritus by Theocritus
  8. I walk them in a lea field: the first day they are put out four hours; I then give them a day to rest; turn them out again on the second day and increase the distance, and they come quite fresh out of the trucks at London. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  9. The son, when he reaches home after his excited chase to save his wife, looks across the grassy lea To right, to left," and cries " Ho, Enderby!" – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  10. Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea – A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. 3. I dream of uplands, where the primrose shines And waves her yellow lamps above the lea Of tangled copses, swung with trailing vines; Of open vistas, skirted with tall pines, Where green fields wait for me. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  12. That ye may never know want nor scant,- for the good heart that's batein' in ye, Mr Lea – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  13. " I am tired of you, Lea cried madame. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  14. With inquiring glance she swept its undulating outlines; traced the softly- rounded tops of the chestnut trees; scrutinised the curving lines of the copses; saw the spotted kine roaming slowly o'er the lea and the deer darting swiftly across the sward; but none of these sights were the theme of her thoughts, or fixed her attention for more than a passing moment. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. Sailors who have been in danger of shipwreck, with a rocky shore close on the lea in a heavy gale, may understand the relief offered by a sudden shift of wind in the moment of extremity. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  16. The plains are known to me; The hills are known, the fields, the little fence, The noisy brook as clear as innocence, And this old oak, the wonder of the lea Which stops the wind to know if there shall be Sorrow for men, or pride, or recompense. – Love Letters of a Violinist and Other Poems by Eric Mackay
  17. Lea also called me downstairs to hear the extraordinary sound that was going on. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  18. " I shall return it to you within the year, upon my honor as Sir Richard of the Lea – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  19. With the force of the very large flag the golden girth broke on the white steed; I came down full suddenly on the soles of my two feet on the lea – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  20. Through the nursery was a small bedroom, in which Lea slept, and here I knew that a large black travelling " imperial" was kept under the bed. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare