Wallingford, six miles above Streatley, is a very ancient town, and has been an active centre for the making of English history.
New Orleans is not so large; its active centre is very small.
It was an active centre of mining, and became a stannary or coinage town.
This active centre of the thoughts of a century, was sustained during the whole time by the storm of perpetual political conflict.
They were zealous Buddhists, and under their rule Magadha became once more an active centre of Buddhist influence.
An active centre of origin appears to exist in South-eastern Europe, from which the species radiate out in all directions.
There is an active centre of distribution in South-eastern Europe itself, from which species radiate out in all directions.
At Thebes, then, was the active centre of the influence that drew my friend away from modern things.