"If you want to give pleasure to others," cried the Roman Candle, "you had better keep yourself dry."
"But they have not lost their only son," said the Roman Candle; "no misfortune has happened to them at all."
"Why, you don't even know him," growled the Roman Candle.
But the Roman Candle and the Bengal Light were quite indignant, and kept saying, "Humbug!
For, if one of us goes over to Roman
Catholicism, he is sure to become a Jesuit at once, and a rabid one into the bargain.
As I ran down the streets to the sea, the coin clenched tight in my fist, I felt all the Roman Empire on my back as well as the Carstairs pedigree.
An active figure ran down the steps of the house and showed under the golden lamplight the unmistakable head that resembled the Roman coin.
Across the table the body of the man in the brown dressing-gown lay amid his burst and gaping brown-paper parcels; out of which poured and rolled, not Roman, but very modern English coins.
The left wing of the royalist army, under the King of the Romans and his gallant son, was not so fortunate for they met a determined resistance at the hands of Henry de Montfort.
He had caused his car to be placed there, with the tents and luggage of many of his leaders, under a small guard, so that the banners there displayed, together with the car, led the King of the Romans to believe that the Earl himself lay there, for Simon de Montfort had but a month or so before suffered an injury to his hip, when his horse fell with him, and the royalists were not aware that he had recovered sufficiently to again mount a horse.
The Romans, though they esteemed the extending the limits of their empire, to be great honor to their generals, when it was done, yet they never rested upon that alone, to begin a war.
But above all, that of the triumph, amongst the Romans, was not pageants or gaudery, but one of the wisest and noblest institutions, that ever was.