Fairfax had settled into a corner with her knitting; while Adele was leading me by the hand round the room, showing me the beautiful books and ornaments
on the consoles and chiffonnieres.
My room was at the top of the house, at the back: a close chamber; stencilled all over with an ornament
which my young imagination represented as a blue muffin; and very scantily furnished.
It is my comfort, that errors of this kind will escape the general class of readers, and that I may share in the ill-deserved applause of those architects, who, in their modern Gothic, do not hesitate to introduce, without rule or method, ornaments
proper to different styles and to different periods of the art.
They were not simple, vulgar, unmeaning ornaments
, such as the uncultivated seize upon with avidity on account of their florid appearance, but well devised drawings, that were replete with taste and thought, and afforded some apology for the otherwise senseless luxury contemplated, by aiding in refining the imagination, and cultivating the intellect.
It was not the first time the landlady had seen the ornaments
, for she had examined the contents of Hetty's pocket yesterday, and she and her husband had discussed the fact of a country girl having these beautiful things, with a stronger conviction than ever that Hetty had been miserably deluded by the fine young officer.
Although poplars had been brought from Europe to ornament
the grounds, and willows and other trees were gradually springing up nigh the dwelling, yet many a pile of snow betrayed the presence of the stump of a pine; and even, in one or two instances, unsightly remnants of trees that had been partly destroyed by fire were seen rearing their black, glistening columns twenty or thirty feet above the pure white of the snow, These, which in the language of the country are termed stubs, abounded in the open fields adjacent to the village, and were accompanied, occasionally, by the ruin of a pine or a hemlock that had been stripped of its bark, and which waved in melancholy grandeur its naked limbs to the blast, a skeleton of its former glory.
or are you imagining he would be too much flattered by seeing round your lovely throat an ornament
which his money purchased three years ago, before he knew there was such a throat in the world?
STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament
, and for ability.
Fouquet could well afford to purchase trees to ornament
his park, since he had bought up three villages and their appurtenances (to use a legal word) to increase its extent.
There was not an ornament
, a weapon, or a garment among the lot.
Tarzan's eyes had been upon the ornament
, but his thoughts were elsewhere.
The carved pearl-shell ornament
that hung from nose to chin and impeded speech was purely ornamental, as were the holes in his ears mere utilities for carrying pipe and tobacco.
By way of ornament
to the dull brown walls, icicles appear in the crevices of the timber, gleaming at intervals in the red fire-light.
After admiring the pretty things, he took out a fine golden watch with a big chain, several handsome finger-rings, and an ornament
of rubies to pin upon the breast of his shaggy shirt-bosom.
That is all very well," said one of the older foxes; "but I do not think you would have recommended us to dispense with our chief ornament
if you had not happened to lose it yourself.