It is the pulpit of the reformer and the housetop of the fanatic, this soapbox.
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, So, up to the housetop the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of toys,and St. Nicholas too.
Being heavy birds, they find it difficult, when well fed, to mount even to a low housetop.
"Aside from the study of astronomy, there is the same enjoyment in a night upon the housetop, with the stars, as in the midst of other grand scenery; there is the same subdued quiet and grateful seriousness; a calm to the troubled spirit, and a hope to the desponding.
The three stanzas together make us lovingly regret that Dr. Donne should have ridden his Pegasus over quarry and housetop, instead of teaching him his paces.
Vine, an unemotional man, felt with a curious strength the charm of this isolation on the housetop, this tranquillity, so much more suggestive of solitude than anything which could be realized within the walls of a room.
More than once when the press was thick about her, and those on the outskirts could not see, the queen was urged to mount upon the housetop that the eyes of all might be gladdened by the sight of the dear land-mother.
Sleep, baby, sleep Solomon Grundy Swan, swan, over the sea Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief The cock's on the housetop blowing his horn
A COCK AND BULL STORY The cock's on the housetop blowing his horn; The bull's in the barn a-threshing of corn; The maids in the meadows are making of hay; The ducks in the river are swimming away.
He could not, of course, be a month among the gossips of Aberalva, without hearing hints that the great folks at the court did not always keep their tempers; for, of family jars, as of everything else on earth, the great and just law stands true:"What you do in the closet, shall be proclaimed on the housetop.
Several minutes later the pursuers returned, very sheepish and very wet from the deluge presented them by the wily Brick, whose voice, high up in the air from some friendly housetop, could be heard defiantly jeering them.
'Twill be fun to see it float from the housetop!"
'Twas the Fourth of July, and if you'll believe it they made a banner, and Maggie planted it herself on the housetop.
Something was the matter with the harness, and while John was busy adjusting it Mr. Carrollton leaned from the window, and, looking back, started involuntarily as he caught sight of the figure so clearly defined upon the housetop.
In secret she had labored at the rent made by her foot in the flag of bygone days, and now, perspiring at every pore, she dragged it up the tower stairs, planting it herself upon the housetop, where side by side with the royal banner it waved in the summer breeze.
THE KID ON THE HOUSETOP A Kid climbed up on to the roof of an outhouse, attracted by the grass and other things that grew in the thatch; and as he stood there browsing away, he caught sight of a Wolf passing below, and jeered at him because he couldn't reach him.
A lie is sure to be found out; as the Lord Jesus Himself says, 'There is nothing hid which shall not be made manifest;' and what we do in secret, is sure, unless we repent and amend it, to be proclaimed on the housetop: and many a poor soul, in her haste and greediness to get much, ends by getting nothing at all.
In the serpent-spotted light under the vine on the housetop Habib muttered, too, and twitched a little.
The Court is adjourned to the housetop.
The Church is not often denounced from the housetop, but it is certainly denounced under the roof.
Without alarming anyone, the friend hurried up to the housetop and rescued the child.
She had spiritual vision, and by it she knew the soul of the club; no amount of dissension could shake her faith in its ultimate good, and in times of crisis she presided with a serenity only accountable in the fact that she viewed from the mountain summit what her associates saw only from the housetop.
Mr. Boolpin pointed to a swamp which could be distinctly seen over a housetop toward the east.
Could I climb the housetop?
He stood before his child like one whose hypocrisy had been proclaimed from the housetop.