He came in gorgeous
array, with plumed cap, red cloak, chestnut lovelocks, a guitar, and the boots, of course.
Here was a gorgeous
triumph; they were missed; they were mourned; hearts were breaking on their account; tears were being shed; accusing memories of unkindness to these poor lost lads were rising up, and unavailing regrets and re- morse were being indulged; and best of all, the depart- ed were the talk of the whole town, and the envy of all the boys, as far as this dazzling notoriety was con- cerned.
It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous
decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips.
The Queen of Denmark, a very buxom lady, though no doubt historically brazen, was considered by the public to have too much brass about her; her chin being attached to her diadem by a broad band of that metal (as if she had a gorgeous
toothache), her waist being encircled by another, and each of her arms by another, so that she was openly mentioned as "the kettledrum.
High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshon the wealth of ORMUS and of IND, Or where the gorgeous
East with richest hand Showrs on her Kings BARBARIC Pearl & Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue Vain Warr with Heav'n, and by success untaught His proud imaginations thus displaid.
The whole appearance of this warrior and his retinue was wild and outlandish; the dress of his squires was gorgeous
, and his Eastern attendants wore silver collars round their throats, and bracelets of the same metal upon their swarthy arms and legs, of which the former were naked from the elbow, and the latter from mid-leg to ankle.
The banquet was a very gorgeous
one, and the poor youth fell to and ate and drank lustily.
Suddenly there is presented to his sight a strong castle or gorgeous
palace with walls of massy gold, turrets of diamond and gates of jacinth; in short, so marvellous is its structure that though the materials of which it is built are nothing less than diamonds, carbuncles, rubies, pearls, gold, and emeralds, the workmanship is still more rare.
As I was crossing the great square lost in wonder and admiration of the magnificent architecture and the gorgeous
scarlet vegetation which carpeted the broad lawns I discovered a red Martian walking briskly toward me from one of the avenues.
Back and forth over the battle field flew countless birds of gorgeous
plumage, squawking their hoarse cries of rage and defiance.
Lastly, on the gorgeous
crimson cushion of Grandfather's chair would have shone the purple and golden magnificence of Sir William Phips.
Hardly anybody had been permitted to see the interior of this palace; but it was reported, and with good semblance of truth, to be far more gorgeous
than the outside, insomuch that whatever was iron or brass in other houses was silver or gold in this; and Mr.
Notwithstanding the little iron stove, the ink froze on the swing- table in the cabin, and I found it more convenient to go ashore stumbling over the arctic waste-land and shivering in glazed tramcars in order to write my evening letter to my owners in a gorgeous
cafe in the centre of the town.
With thy dear name as text, though bidden by thee, I can not write-I can not speak or think-- Alas, I can not feel; for 'tis not feeling, This standing motionless upon the golden Threshold of the wide-open gate of dreams, Gazing, entranced, adown the gorgeous
vista, And thrilling as I see, upon the right, Upon the left, and all the way along, Amid empurpled vapors, far away To where the prospect terminates-thee only!
Here, under her few square yards of thatch, she watched winds, and snows, and rains, gorgeous
sunsets, and successive moons at their full.