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  • Coral Gables is served by the Miami Metrorail at three stations: Douglas Road Station, University Station, and South Miami Station. In 1925, roughly simultaneous to the founding of Coral Gables, the city was selected as the home to the. — “Coral Gables, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908. The Green Gables farmhouse from which Montgomery drew her inspiration is located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. — “Anne of Green Gables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Green Gables is the name of a circa-19th century farm that is located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The Green Gables farm was owned by the Macneill family, who were cousins of author Lucy Maud Montgomery. — “Green Gables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The mother at home quietly placing the dishes on the supper-table, The mother with mild words, clean her cap and gown, a wholesome odor falling off her person and clothes as she walks by, The father, strong, self-sufficient, manly, mean, anger'd, unjust, The blow, the quick loud word, the tight bargain, the crafty lure, The family usages, the language, the company, the furniture, the yearning and swelling heart, Affection that will not be gainsay'd, the sense of what is real, the thought if after all it should prove unreal, The doubts of day-time and the doubts of night-time, the curious whether and how, Whether that which appears so is so, or is it all flashes and specks? Men and women crowding fast in the streets, if they are not flashes and specks what are they? The streets themselves and the facades of houses, and goods in the windows, Vehicles, teams, the heavy-plank'd wharves, the huge crossing at the ferries, The village on the highland seen from afar at sunset, the river between, Shadows, aureola and mist, the light falling on roofs and gables of white or brown two miles off, The schooner near by sleepily dropping down the tide, the little boat slack-tow'd astern, The hurrying tumbling waves, quick-broken crests, slapping, The strata of color'd clouds, the long bar of maroon-tint away solitary by itself, the spread of purity it lies motionless in, The horizon's edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud, These became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day. — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman
  • Before the house of Queen's Crawley, which is an odious old-fashioned red brick mansion, with tall chimneys and gables of the style of Queen Bess, there is a terrace flanked by the family dove and serpent, and on which the great hall-door opens. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • At two or three epochs, when the fortunes of the family were low, this representative of hereditary qualities had made his appearance, and caused the traditionary gossips of the town to whisper among themselves, "Here is the old Pyncheon come again! Now the Seven Gables will be new-shingled!" From father to son, they clung to the ancestral house with singular tenacity of home attachment. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • True, the establishment was only a Russian hut of the ordinary type, but it was a hut of larger dimensions than usual, and had around its windows and gables carved and patterned cornices of bright-coloured wood which threw into relief the darker hue of the walls, and consorted well with the flowered pitchers painted on the shutters. — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol
  • When the long-boat came abreast of the mosque (which Doramin had built: a structure with gables and roof finials of carved coral) the open space before it was full of people. — “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad
  • And at the top there is a castle–not a square castle like Windsor, but a castle all slate gables and high peaks with gilt weathercocks flashing bravely–the castle of St Elizabeth of Hungary. — “The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford

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