There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed
upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display
of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
"Thank you, I am quite well," answered the Queen, demurely, as she sat up and displayed
the tiny golden crown upon her head.
True it is, that on that occasion there was far too great a concourse of persons present for your courage to be observed, and on that account, perhaps, you did not reveal it; while here, it would be a display
, and would excite remark -- you wish that others should talk about you, in what manner you do not care.
As these are possibly sweeter than what are occasioned by any other hearty meal, I should take more pains to display
them to the reader, if I knew any air to recommend him to for the procuring such an appetite.
In the meanwhile, the bustling Prior of Jorvaulx had reminded Prince John, in a whisper, that the victor must now display
his good judgment, instead of his valour, by selecting from among the beauties who graced the galleries a lady, who should fill the throne of the Queen of Beauty and of Love, and deliver the prize of the tourney upon the ensuing day.
He executed the order in the twinkling of an eye, and unrolling a piece of tappa, displayed
to my astonished gaze the identical pumps which I thought had been destroyed long before.
But in America, the coins current being the sole arms of the aristocracy, their display
may be said, in general, to be the sole means of the aristocratic distinction; and the populace, looking always upward for models,,are insensibly led to confound the two entirely separate ideas of magnificence and beauty.
Great choice, according to the captain, is certainly displayed
by the beaver in selecting the wood which is to furnish bark for winter provision.
We had not met since the evening of the tea-party; but there was no visible emotion either of pleasure or pain, no attempt at pathos, no display
of injured pride: she was cool in temper, civil in demeanour.
of habit has two sorts of causes: (a) the past occurrences which generated the habit, (b) the present occurrence which brings it into play.
It is just like that Fourtou, who always wants to make a display
"It is all," said Don Quixote, "a scheme and plot of the malignant magicians that persecute me, who, foreseeing that I was to be victorious in the conflict, arranged that the vanquished knight should display
the countenance of my friend the bachelor, in order that the friendship I bear him should interpose to stay the edge of my sword and might of my arm, and temper the just wrath of my heart; so that he who sought to take my life by fraud and falsehood should save his own.