She had Beaufort at her feet, Mr. van der Luyden hovering above her like a protecting deity, and any number of candidates (Lawrence Lefferts among them) waiting their opportunity in the middle distance.
Beside him sat his wife, all silvery chinchilla and violets; and on the far side of the ribbon, Lawrence Lefferts’s sleekly brushed head seemed to mount guard over the invisible deity of "Good Form" who presided at the ceremony.
It would take an omniscient Deity to know what you’re talking about."
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has made prosperity his deity
for several hours I have been trying to comprehend that I am actually in the illustrious old city where ... Abraham held converse with the Deity