But seeing that our host sets us the good example of forgetting ceremony
, I shall likewise throw it aside, and make free to intrude on his privacy.
Now a good many of the guests have finished, and, since there is no pretense of ceremony
, the banquet begins to break up.
Knightley, who had nothing of ceremony
about him, was offering by his short, decided answers, an amusing contrast to the protracted apologies and civil hesitations of the other.
She was sitting near the window, and as soon as Sir John perceived her, he left the rest of the party to the ceremony
of knocking at the door, and stepping across the turf, obliged her to open the casement to speak to him, though the space was so short between the door and the window, as to make it hardly possible to speak at one without being heard at the other.
The next day commenced as before, getting up and dressing by rushlight; but this morning we were obliged to dispense with the ceremony
of washing; the water in the pitchers was frozen.
Correctly,' he remarked, 'that fool's body should he buried at the cross-roads, without ceremony
of any kind.
DEAR SIR -- Accept my best thanks for the kindness and consideration with which you have treated me; and let the anxieties under which I am now suffering plead my excuse, if I reply to your letter without ceremony
, in the fewest possible words.
Of course Shelley's mind was full of the sanctity of the moment, and indignant that "the hour for which the years did sigh" should thus be broken in upon by vulgar revelry; but while we may sympathise with his view, and admit to the full the sacredness, not to say the solemnity, of the marriage ceremony
, yet it is to be hoped that it still retains a naturally mirthful side, of which such public merriment is but the crude expression.
To this I added another petition, "that for the sake of my patron the king of Luggnagg, his majesty would condescend to excuse my performing the ceremony
imposed on my countrymen, of trampling upon the crucifix: because I had been thrown into his kingdom by my misfortunes, without any intention of trading.
is held in the depth of winter, but by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring.
The landlord told all the people who were in the inn about the craze of his guest, the watching of the armour, and the dubbing ceremony
The church itself was gaily festooned with flowers for the ceremony
, while out in the church-yard at one side brown ale flowed freely for all the servitors.
The object of the ceremony
was clear to me; in another moment Dejah Thoris would be joined forever to the Prince of Zodanga.
They arrived in about an hour at the cemetery; the weather was mild, but dull, and in harmony with the funeral ceremony
Also, I would have written an account of the ceremony
, but that there will be no one to report to me the details.