As all kneeled by one consent, a more touching and hearty Te Deum never ascended
to heaven, though borne on the peal of organ, bell and cannon, than came from that honest old heart.
A quarter of an hour later I ascended
the parapet and there found the king and the court assembled and gazing off in the darkness toward Merlin's Tower.
Other servants adorned all the balconies of the various stories with flowers and banners; others ascended
to the roof and hoisted a great flag on a staff there.
They gaily ascended
the downs, rejoicing in their own penetration at every glimpse of blue sky; and when they caught in their faces the animating gales of a high south-westerly wind, they pitied the fears which had prevented their mother and Elinor from sharing such delightful sensations.
We now slowly ascended
a drive, and came upon the long front of a house: candlelight gleamed from one curtained bow-window; all the rest were dark.
Zillah and I ascended
after him; but he stopped me at the top of the steps, and said I shouldn't go in: I must go home.
They crossed the stream, and ascended
by the little rocky pass to the hills beyond; then diverged to the left, and returned by a cross-road which led through the village of Combe-Raven.
Edmond stiffened himself in order to play the part of a dead man, and then the party, lighted by the man with the torch, who went first, ascended