There used to be a swarm of these small apparitions in holiday time, and we called them children of the Lord of Misrule.
It would have been impossible to guess that this bright and sunny apparition owed its existence to the shape of gloomy gray; or that a fancy, at once so gorgeous and so delicate as must have been requisite to contrive the child’s apparel, was the same that had achieved a task perhaps more difficult, in imparting so distinct a peculiarity to Hester’s simple robe.
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Hamlet saw an apparition at midnight.
At the unexpected apparition, no one dared even to breathe.