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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a border town
▪ the Chinese border town of Shenzhen
a commuter town/village (=that a lot of people leave each day to travel to work)
▪ It’s a commuter town about 40 miles from London.
a country/town church
▪ an attractive country church surrounded by trees
a hill town
▪ the hill towns of Tuscany
a resort town/area/centre
▪ They're only a five minute stroll away from the main resort centre with all its bars, restaurants and nightlife.
a town/city/county jail
▪ He was held without bail for thirty days in the county jail.
blown into town
▪ Guess who’s just blown into town?
boom town
county town
dormitory town
frontier town/area/post etc (=a town etc on a frontier)
ghost town
hit townAmerican English
▪ I’ll look for work as soon as I hit town.
home town
▪ He hired a car and drove up to his home town.
main/market/town square
▪ The hotel is just off the main square of Sorrento.
market town
new town
provincial town
▪ a provincial town
seaside town/resort
▪ the popular seaside resort of Brighton
tough neighborhood/area/part of town etc
▪ a tough area of Chicago
town centre
town clerk
town council
town crier
town hall
town meeting
town planning
twin town
▪ Oxford’s twin town is Bonn.
▪ Bath, my nearest large town, has never provided roots.
▪ In Duxbury, a large town plow had to be towed by a tractor.
▪ There are Cedok offices in most of the large towns in Czechoslovakia.
▪ In 1882, Tombstone had an estimated 10, 000 people and was the largest town in Arizona.
▪ All three of them are looking for work in large towns.
▪ What is the size of each of the four largest towns?
▪ The larger town of Keszthely, on Lake Balaton, is a short bus ride away from Heviz and easily reached.
▪ By 1811 Belper was the second largest town in Derbyshire.
▪ When they had all arrived in the little Cumbrian market town about fourteen years ago, everything had seemed rosy.
▪ There were a number of little houses in town whose windows were dark.
▪ Louth in Lincolnshire, 16 miles south of Grimsby, is a pleasant little country market town.
▪ The little town crowns a low plateau just out of reach of the flood plain of the nearby Deerfield River.
▪ The names of the little towns round about Valence ring like peals of bells compelling you to go and look at them.
▪ I try to picture the basilica and the beautiful little medieval town of Assisi, tucked into the side of Mount Subasio.
▪ In the little town of Roding an elderly woman is sweeping the streets with a birch-twig besom.
▪ There were only sixteen thousand people in our little town, and six thousand of them worked for Mr Finch.
▪ The bulk of his clients comprise severely disturbed psychotic patients from nearby villages and towns.
▪ Taxis can be hired in the nearby towns of Kalambaka or Kastraki.
▪ A few years ago a terrible fire broke out in the nearby town of Dumka.
▪ Reports are coming into the newsroom of a cholera epidemic in a nearby town.
▪ Windows were shattered and ceilings cracked in several nearby towns.
▪ Scattered villages house people who work at the power station, or in the nearby towns of Bridgwater and Taunton.
▪ And the situation there is far better than in the nearby mining town of Lota.
▪ The adjacent roads were then diverted into the new town.
▪ Urban nightmare of the past Small towns were overrun, new towns created.
▪ So thoroughly buried was Herculaneum that a new town, Resina, has been built right on top of the old.
▪ We were designing a new town, Cold Spring, outside of Baltimore.
▪ Most landlords, even bishops and abbots, made no attempt to lay out their new towns.
▪ No one, he kept arguing, builds a new town with telephone poles.
▪ Now the new town is being revamped.
▪ Without new towns of some sort, we shall not protect the countryside; we shall ruin it.
▪ The old town square was filled with people and the jubilant sound of the marching band as performers juggled fire.
▪ If there had been horses instead of Jeeps, it would have looked like an Old West town.
▪ In the Sixties, said the lady at the museum, the old town was gutted.
▪ Ministers lost status and irritated each other as diverse populations tore apart the unity of originally close-knit old towns.
▪ An abiding memory of Baden is the harmony of the old town.
▪ An entire show devoted to the reopening of a fake old western town / amusement park.
▪ The main centre is Portoferraio with a marina, a renaissance fortress, a picturesque old town and Napoleon's town house.
▪ The old part of town is just full of magnificent old buildings.
▪ Tiree, along with many other towns and places, is having tapes of the events played in Baugh and Balinoe Hall.
▪ Rioting was reported in several other towns.
▪ He says they've other towns to look at.
▪ To a much lesser extent other towns also depended upon an inflow of migrants to maintain their numbers.
▪ Preston's experience was in many ways typical of the other old market towns that had been overwhelmed by the cotton industry.
▪ Father had the job, but when they built the new outfall on the other side of town we stayed on here.
▪ Florence and Siena are there of course, but there are many other towns to discover such as Greve and Lucca.
▪ About ten years ago another dancing school opened on the other side of town.
▪ There were reports of demonstrations and lawlessness in some provincial towns.
▪ There is growing evidence that white supremacist groups are renewing hate campaigns against Aborigines in some provincial towns.
▪ Foremost among provincial towns were a handful of regional capitals with populations upwards of five or six thousand.
▪ In the provincial towns of San Miguel and Santa Ana, the markets were also occupied.
▪ It was like being exiled from Paris to a mall provincial town.
▪ As protest spread to provincial towns on May 25, Bongo ordered an official inquiry into Rendjambe's death.
▪ She lives with her parents in a comfortable house overlooking fields and trees on the edge of a provincial Midlands town.
▪ Villa to let near small Tuscan town.
▪ Roots may just be retained in small market towns like Grantham, Selby and Chipping Norton, in spite of the tourists.
▪ Danger, suspense, pregnancy, stillbirths, and nuclear dangers combine in this story set in a small rural town.
▪ The last wrecked Magherafelt, a small town, days before its Mad May Fair.
▪ Just reading these late census reports and it shows that the small town is passing.
▪ A power station could produce enough electricity to supply a small town.
▪ It did not speak about a small town in Ohio or a small school district in New Hampshire or Vermont.
▪ Local republicans say that until recently all attacks on the line occurred on the South Armagh side of the border town.
▪ And many of those truckers obviously felt it was their right to deliver goods to points far beyond the border town.
▪ Government and allied forces claimed to have stemmed rebel attacks on the border towns by the end of the month.
▪ Already, wages in the border town are higher than inside the country.
▪ We continue via the breathtaking Arlberg pass and arrive at the border town of Kufstein.
▪ A reporter and an editor in the border town of Matamoros are confronted by gunmen while walking to work.
▪ We were to switch trains in Chulwon, which was two train stations before the border town of Tongdu-chon.
▪ The youths ran off towards the town centre with the bag which contained about £80.
▪ Just a few minutes walk from town centre &038; beach.
▪ The local bike club is now drawing up ideas for secure parking equipment it wants to see installed in the town centre.
▪ The 67-year-old was attacked in Ludlow, Shropshire, by a man who had followed her through the town centre.
▪ The collision was on a town centre route that is fast becoming an accident blackspot.
▪ She was given a decent welcome by the crowd at the Ang Mo Kio town centre.
▪ Joanne specialises in town and country planning and is currently involved in work relating to a major development in the town centre.
▪ Similarly, the town council of Leicester ordered that at least one member of every household should attend sermons twice a week.
▪ Her room was always full of flowers and cards from her patients and from the town council.
▪ Then, as now, a town council was so dazzled they rubber-stamped all this terribly rich man asked of them.
▪ The town council arranged the funeral and the guild members attended in a secondary role.
▪ The next step in the process is set for the August 20 town council meeting.
▪ Instead the town council has decided that a civic medallion should be worn instead.
▪ Sliding it by the town council, however, was another matter.
▪ Even the smallest county town could become the Mecca of the surplus rural population.
▪ Richard Allen Davis returned to this peaceful Sonoma County town in a van with darkened windows.
▪ Salisbury, quiet cathedral city, the county town of Wiltshire near to which is the village in which Mr Pecksniff lives.
▪ Northampton was another elegant county town and regional market centre and was known far and wide for its horse fairs.
▪ Which are the county towns, where many people are employed in administration?
▪ Louth's county town, Dundalk, is very near Belfast.
▪ Chester, a flourishing county town, had the King's School founded in 1541.
▪ In a ghost town, silent and deserted as the Marie Celeste, I gave myself a history lesson.
▪ The area resembles a series of ghost towns.
▪ We think it's going to make Darlington a ghost town.
▪ Exploring old mines and ghost towns.
▪ I stayed in the one house left standing, a guest house in a ghost town of cracked jambs and gaping doorways.
▪ Benguela, in the south, is one of Kapuscinski's ghost towns.
▪ Crowds waited outside the town hall for three o'clock.
▪ The medieval tower of the town hall of Foligno, near Assisi, also sustained further damage.
▪ Although telephone lines to the city remain severed, a Sarajevo radio reporter said corpses littered the pavement next to the town hall.
▪ Black leaders have held demonstrations, candle-lighting ceremonies and town hall meetings over the controversy.
▪ This reluctance to take office is recalled during the annual mayor-making in the council chamber of the town hall.
▪ Draft rating valuation lists showing the new rateable values for 1.5 million businesses will be available from town halls from January 2.
▪ The town hall is set to reopen next year and will include a tourist information centre, library and concert room.
▪ One is the town hall, elegant with colonnades.
▪ Olga, and one or two old friends still living in my home town, kept in touch.
▪ Smith was brought up in Newark in Nottinghamshire and he left his home town to study mathematics at Leeds University.
▪ Ogley has played nearly 200 League matches following spells with his home town club Barnsley, Carlisle and Aldershot.
▪ They started exchanging recollections of older pageants in their own home towns.
▪ It's her home town although it's changed a lot since she was a girl.
▪ Give him a name and home town and away you go.
▪ Born in 1930 in Southport, he was schooled in his home town before studying chemistry at Liverpool University.
▪ Dating from 1575, here stands the town house of the Marquess of Tweeddale.
▪ Constellation Real Estate received conditional sketch phase approval to build 44 town houses on 12.39 acres.
▪ The 15 homes include three maisonettes, two studios and nine bigger flats, as well as a substantial town house.
▪ The next morning he picked her up and they went to see four apartments and a town house.
▪ The Earl of Derby had a town house here.
▪ I have a town house here, but my wife and kids and I live in Mississippi.
▪ A detached two- bedroomed town house in the capital Wellington went for £18,500.
▪ Carter's cousin, Keithia Merriweather, was living in the town house and got to know Katelyn.
▪ Travel has been easier than in the upper course valleys and so a few villages have grown to become market towns.
▪ Last month more than 400 Hema were massacred in the market town of Blukwa.
▪ The old market town was surrounded but not transformed by these activities.
▪ What are the names of some of these small market towns?
▪ Sited ten miles west of Oxford is the small market town of Witney.
▪ For a small firm of solicitors in a market town, conveyancing has accounted for about half of all fee income.
▪ It is hard to think of any useful commodity that was not on offer in this thriving market town.
▪ Jim Wells has a first degree and postgraduate qualification in town planning.
▪ It was to these issues that town planning had to respond.
▪ Britain remained wedded to its Unwin-esque traditions in housing design and layout and to the statutory town planning which we have described.
▪ The notion of town planning and its profession of technically qualified practitioners inevitably stood to be beneficiaries in this context.
▪ The basis for statutory town planning was changed in the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932.
▪ The town planning ship ran into choppy waters and it remains in uncertain seas.
▪ It was a crucial decision and town planning in Britain was immeasurably influenced by it.
▪ Increasingly, the town planning movement came to be dominated by an institutionalized professional ideology.
▪ It is a seaside town inland.
▪ Worst hit were the Devon seaside towns of Sidmouth and Exmouth, which were cut off for several hours on Wednesday.
▪ One person I know moved to a seaside town in 1982 and soon recognized the need for a video rental shop.
▪ And then there are all the seaside towns and the dockyard towns, about which I have said nothing.
▪ These styles can be seen in the pictures of mod rallies at seaside towns.
▪ Sefton Hamilton entered the room as a gale might hit an unhappy seaside town.
▪ Shelley looked up at the orange moon, slung low behind the ornate roofs of the seaside town.
▪ The old town square was filled with people and the jubilant sound of the marching band as performers juggled fire.
▪ Nowadays, the battlefield is an opera stage, at Sebastiani Theatre on the town square.
▪ Here the narrow streets lead to a town square shaded with trees.
▪ In Fellini, the town square is never felt to be the social center of a community.
▪ They jogged round a corner, and found themselves in what passed for the town square of Dead Rat, Arizona.
▪ Surrounding the town square were numerous small buildings, including the courthouse.
▪ Global unity will be reinforced by music and drama in the town square.
▪ Try Bashford Court, across the street from the town square.
▪ We drove out of town on the Dublin road, then swung up a lane, beside a Round Tower and monastic ruin.
▪ Because I am interested in ruins, I decided to drive over to the town site.
▪ They would have been driven from the town and had to survive in unpopulated areas.
▪ Instead I keep driving, get to town, time to kill, so I find a bartender to kill it.
▪ Christina was pleased to get her into the car without being mobbed, and drove quickly out of town and on to the coast-road.
▪ We drove through town and into the country.
▪ Had lunch in Caxford, drove into town and did some shopping.
▪ Then we got into the van and drove back to town.
▪ They make friends with children in other cities without leaving town.
▪ I was leaving town with my family to drive up to the Smoky Mountains.
▪ As far as she was concerned, Christine had simply left town and never been heard from again.
▪ Dianne sounded at peace as she packed to leave town.
▪ Cases five and six had not left town and the urban area was, therefore, the only plausible site of infection.
▪ It looked like the circus leaving town, which may be an apt analogy.
▪ Once they had left the town behind them Claudia saw the shape of the hills, the brilliance of the sea.
▪ Many people will leave town, but whites will not leave town.
▪ One of our problems is that most of us live in towns.
▪ They, or at least the Quakers who lived in our town, had become paragons of propriety.
▪ I live in a town called Chastlecombe, where I create expensive hand-knitted sweaters to sell to tourists.
▪ Virgil Glover came home one day and announced with some irritation that he was living right in town.
▪ Most of the people here have their roots in the country, but they live in the town.
▪ A little to the side of each church is its cemetery, used by the families who live in town.
▪ History lives on in the towns of Framlingham and Orford each with its own splendid medieval castle.
▪ But as you've got a long wait for the next production, let's move on to the town itself.
▪ It was a time when the Cleveland football team was moving to town.
▪ Many will decide that the best thing to do is to move to the town in search of work.
▪ It had belonged to their grandparents before they moved in town.
▪ Get her moved up to town a.s.a.p.
▪ Eventually he decided to move from the town where he had been known as a prosperous citizen.
▪ Valerie, aged twenty-three, had never slept away from home since they had moved to the town almost twenty years before.
▪ And the quantities of drugs moving through those towns into the United States is massive.
be the talk of the town/Paris etc
city/town/cave etc dweller
▪ Added to this is the vibration caused by heavy goods vehicles and the annoyance of air traffic suffered by all city dwellers.
▪ Bartlett drew from the old-fashioned uniforms of the virile football player and the preening perfection of the city dweller.
▪ But then, city dwellers have never been long on modesty.
▪ It is the dilemma of city dwellers, of all those refugees from the past in search of the future.
▪ Most shoppers know that only cave dwellers would pay the list price for electronics goods, for example.
▪ Poverty has become persistent, and apparently self-reinforcing, for millions of city dwellers, most of them black or Hispanic.
▪ This assistance inevitably spilled over as an increase in general prosperity for the ordinary Milanese city dweller.
▪ Unlike many town dwellers, farmers can at least eat well.
one-horse town
▪ Funny thing, I hadn't noticed before what a one-horse town this was.
▪ He himself grew up in slums, in one-horse towns, in abandoned oil fields.
paint the town (red)
▪ Tonight we're going to paint the town red. b. Tonight we're going to colour the city scarlet. 38a.
run sb out of town
▪ Or at least run them out of town.
skip town/skip the country
the only game in town
walled garden/city/town etc
▪ Accommodation comprises 110 twin bedded bungalows and 15 Duplex Suites each with its own shady terrace and small walled garden.
▪ At Leicester the market place occupied the whole of the south-eastern quarter of the walled town.
▪ Founded in 1673, this small walled garden is the oldest botanical garden in the country after Oxford's.
▪ Like the people of Ferghana, its occupants were a settled people living in walled towns.
▪ She lives now in converted weaving cottages in Kilbarchan, a walled garden already rich in spring colours.
▪ The walled garden too had been carefully maintained.
▪ The existence of walled towns and castles created two problems.
▪ The house, dairy, farm buildings, walled garden and orchard show what life there was like eighty years ago.
▪ a town of about 35,000 people
▪ A large sign announced that we were entering the town of Knock.
▪ a small town in the Midwest
▪ deep divisions in wealth between town and country
▪ He grew up in a small town.
▪ Just about the whole town showed up at the funeral.
▪ La Coruna is a pretty seaside town on the north-western tip of Spain.
▪ More and more people were seeking work in the growing towns.
▪ Steyne Street was a narrow street in a shabby but respectable part of town.
▪ The town is situated some 23 miles north of London.
▪ Although the population is increasing-estimated to be 32 million-over half live in towns or cities.
▪ In the surprise attack, they torched the town and rounded up its inhabitants.
▪ Our responsibility stops at our town line, another board member blurted out.
▪ The Delta towns, and even Rangoon, came under threat.
▪ Villages as well as towns expanded rapidly during the first half of the nineteenth century.
▪ We were too busy admiring the town to let their griping bother us.
▪ You can discover the great square keep, and enjoy the panoramic view from the top over the town below.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Town \Town\, n. [OE. toun, tun, AS. tun inclosure, fence, village, town; akin to D. tuin a garden, G. zaun a hadge, fence, OHG. zun, Icel. tun an inclosure, homestead, house, Ir. & Gael. dun a fortress, W. din. Cf. Down, adv. & prep., Dune, tine to inclose.]

  1. Formerly:

    1. An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs.]

    2. The whole of the land which constituted the domain.

    3. A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls. [Obs.]

  2. Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop. [Eng.]

  3. Any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities.

    God made the country, and man made the town.

  4. The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.

  5. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country. [U. S.]

  6. The court end of London; -- commonly with the.

  7. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.

    Always hankering after the diversions of the town.

    Stunned with his giddy larum half the town.

    Note: The same form of expressions is used in regard to other populous towns.

  8. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Note: Town is often used adjectively or in combination with other words; as, town clerk, or town-clerk; town-crier, or town crier; townhall, town-hall, or town hall; townhouse, town house, or town-house. Syn: Village; hamlet. See Village. Town clerk, an office who keeps the records of a town, and enters its official proceedings. See Clerk. Town cress (Bot.), the garden cress, or peppergrass. --Dr. Prior. Town house.

    1. A house in town, in distinction from a house in the country.

    2. See Townhouse.

      Town meeting, a legal meeting of the inhabitants of a town entitled to vote, for the transaction of public bisiness.

      Town talk, the common talk of a place; the subject or topic of common conversation.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English tun "enclosure, garden, field, yard; farm, manor; homestead, dwelling house, mansion;" later "group of houses, village, farm," from Proto-Germanic *tunaz, *tunan "fortified place" (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old Frisian tun "fence, hedge," Middle Dutch tuun "fence," Dutch tuin "garden," Old High German zun, German Zaun "fence, hedge"), an early borrowing from Celtic *dunon "hill, hill-fort" (cognates: Old Irish dun, Welsh din "fortress, fortified place, camp," dinas "city," Gaulish-Latin -dunum in place names), from PIE *dhu-no- "enclosed, fortified place, hill-fort," from root *dheue- "to close, finish, come full circle" (see down (n.2)).\n

\nMeaning "inhabited place larger than a village" (mid-12c.) arose after the Norman conquest from the use of this word to correspond to French ville. The modern word is partially a generic term, applicable to cities of great size as well as places intermediate between a city and a village; such use is unusual, the only parallel is perhaps Latin oppidium, which occasionally was applied even to Rome or Athens (each of which was more properly an urbs).\n

\nFirst record of town hall is from late 15c. Town ball, version of baseball, is recorded from 1852. Town car (1907) originally was a motor car with an enclosed passenger compartment and open driver's seat. On the town "living the high life" is from 1712. Go to town "do (something) energetically" is first recorded 1933. Man about town "one constantly seen at public and private functions" is attested from 1734.


n. A settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government; especially one larger than a village and smaller than a city.

  1. n. an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"

  2. an administrative division of a county; "the town is responsible for snow removal" [syn: township]

  3. the people living in a municipality smaller than a city; "the whole town cheered the team" [syn: townspeople, townsfolk]


A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city. The size definition for what constitutes a "town" varies considerably in different parts of the world.

Town (Newcastle-under-Lyme ward)

Town ward is a ward in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. It covers the town centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Category:Wards of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Town (song)

"Town" is a song by Northern Uproar, released from their album Northern Uproar. It reached number 48 on the UK Singles Chart in 1996.

Town (Vietnam)

In Vietnam, there are two kinds of diministrative subdivisions that can be translate into town or township:

  • county-level town .
  • commune-level town .
Town (ward)

Town (ward) may refer to:

  • Town (Calderdale ward)
  • Town (Dartford ward)
  • Town (East Staffordshire ward)
  • Town (Enfield ward)
  • Town (Epsom and Ewell ward)
  • Town (Gosport ward)
  • Town (Hammersmith and Fulham ward)
  • Town (Merthyr Tydfil ward)
  • Town (Newcastle-under-Lyme ward)
  • Town (North Lincolnshire ward)
  • Town (South Norfolk ward)
  • Town (Surrey Heath ward)

Usage examples of "town".

Weavers travelled from town to village to city, appearing at festivals or gatherings, teaching the common folk to recognise the Aberrant in their midst, urging them to give up the creatures that hid among them.

But if ye like not the journey, abide here in this town the onset of Walter the Black.

I felt it advisable to keep my mind wholesomely occupied, for it would not do to brood over the abnormalities of this ancient, blight-shadowed town while I was still within its borders.

Once was I taken of the foemen in the town where I abode when my lord was away from me, and a huge slaughter of innocent folk was made, and I was cast into prison and chains, after I had seen my son that I had borne to my lord slain before mine eyes.

CHAPTER 26 They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg Five days the Fellowship abode at Whiteness, and or ever they departed Clement waged men-at-arms of the lord of the town, besides servants to look to the beasts amongst the mountains, so that what with one, what with another, they entered the gates of the mountains a goodly company of four score and ten.

From the walls of the castillo, it could be seen that all the town was aboil as the four galleons sailed in from the sea.

Bill had spent a lot of his childhood in country towns, I think that moulded his attitudes to Aboriginal people.

A State statute which forbids bodies of men to associate together as military organizations, or to drill or parade with arms in cities and towns unless authorized by law, does not abridge the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

For your willing ear and prospectus of what you might teach us, we will make sure, on your eight-hour shift, that we take all drunks, accidents, gunshots, and abusive hookers away from the House of God and across town to the E.

The two officers thought that they ought to accede to the proposition, notwithstanding the decree of death which had been pronounced against the whole garrison, in consequence of the town being token by storm.

Judging from the number of men in town, it must be Saturday, Ace thought.

Back in Town again, his first forays into Society had gone smoothly, though there had been a dangerous few minutes the first time he had been formally introduced to Acer Loring.

I ventured outside, Achates in my arms, wondering if the Llangarlian guards beyond the door would allow me to walk about the town.

Conversely, the hetmans of the mountain tribes and the landowners of the region who wish to ship their wool and corn to the southern towns bring them to take boat at Thrax, below the cataract that roars through the arched spillway of Acies Castle.

He had not gone far, however, before he recollected himself, and accordingly stopt at the very first inn he came to, and dispatched away a messenger to acquaint Blifil with his having found Sophia, and with his firm resolution to marry her to him immediately, if he would come up after him to town.