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  • The slow march began, sonorous with its ancient pomp, and Feyd-Rautha led his troupe across the arena for obeisance at the foot of his uncle's box.†   (source)
  • 'Now, this is a fine cigar!' yelled Will's father, turning with great pomp back to the counter.†   (source)
  • What occurs under the public gaze with so much pomp and ceremony is often the conclusion, or mere ratification, of what has taken place over weeks or months within the walls of such houses.†   (source)
  • He later did so, and Andrews' farewell message turned out to be the ninth stanza of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard": The boasts of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.†   (source)
  • I was bored and kept glancing around the church, wondering what my mother would think of all this, a fancy church and a long walk down the aisle, pomp and circumstance.†   (source)
  • Before the first stanza of "Pomp and Circumstance" is over, people are screaming.†   (source)
  • He loved to live there simply and at ease, away from the state and pomp of Cair Paravel, the royal city.†   (source)
  • Except for the jewelry, he was a conservative dresser and carried himself with the unconscious pomp of a man of secure means.†   (source)
  • He liked the Dutch church best, he decided, preferring the priest's manifest piety to the "pomp" of the English church, though he understood not a word of the Dutch sermon.†   (source)
  • But Changazi had delayed its official inauguration until an event promising sufficient pomp could be arranged, Mortenson says.†   (source)
  • It was Marine Corps pomp and glory.†   (source)
  • Don't you think that takes some of the pomp and circumstance out of religion?†   (source)
  • There was an expectancy about its sounds and shapes: the distant chunk pomp of leather and young bodies on the practice field near her house made her think of bands and cold Coca-Colas, parched peanuts and the sight of people's breath in the air.†   (source)
  • Without pomp or ceremony, Eragon walked over to the smith and turned the girl so that he could see her face.†   (source)
  • For all the pomp and circumstance of the table, Drew's parents are completely down to earth.†   (source)
  • No recruit had arrived at the Wall with so much pomp since Nymeria sent the Watch six kings in golden fetters.†   (source)
  • We can have pomp and glitter at the wedding—and the coronation.†   (source)
  • The rest stemmed from all of those mingled elements comprising what, in that era so heavily burdened by the idiom of psychoanalysis, I had come to recognize as the gestalt: the blissful temper of the sunny June day, the ecstatic pomp of Mr. Handel's riverborne jam session, and this festive little room whose open windows admitted a fragrance of spring blossoms which pierced me with that sense of ineffable promise and certitude I don't recall having felt more than once or twice after the age of twenty-two—or let us say twenty-five—when the ambitious career I had cut out for myself seemed so often to be the consequence of pitiable lunacy.†   (source)
  • The pride and pomp of war, the continual sound of drums and fifes ....have no charms for me.†   (source)
  • Marching bands and streaking military jets added to the great sweep of ceremonial pomp.†   (source)
  • This universe, this all, this totality I would appear with all its swelling pomp, a boyish firework.†   (source)
  • His reign is noted chiefly for the Arrakis Revolt, blamed by many historians on Shaddam IV's dalliance with Court functions and the pomp of office.†   (source)
  • As I walked past the band room, I could hear through the walls the muffled sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance."†   (source)
  • At which point, the Count closed the door and locked the Bishop into that room where pomp bides its time.†   (source)
  • The soldiers of the common man may toss the banners of the old regime on the victory pyre, but soon enough trumpets will blare and pomp will take its place at the side of the throne, having once again secured its dominion over history and kings.†   (source)
  • But Flynn wasn't a born New Englander; he was a transplanted southern boy, and he apparently preferred informality to pomp and circumstance.†   (source)
  • A solemn "Pomp and Circumstance" marks the arrival of the graduates, with LaCountiss, Cedric, and a few others who will sit on the stage leading the procession down one of the main aisles.†   (source)
  • As the thunder lizard strode, all glass-bead pomp, so strode Mr. Dark, armored with vile lightning scribbles of carnivores and sheep blasted by that thunder and arun before storms of juggernaut flesh.†   (source)
  • Life in the end seemed a prank of such size you could only stand off at this end of the corridor to note its meaningless length and its quite unnecessary height, a mountain built to such ridiculous immensities you were dwarfed in its shadow and mocking of its pomp.†   (source)
  • "We glided along unforeseen, unexpected, and have avoided all noise, show, pomp, and parade," he reported to Abigail from Connecticut.†   (source)
  • It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.†   (source)
  • It is long since I took a pipe, but [Adams wrote] ....with great complacency, [I] placed the bowl upon the carpet ....and smoked in awful pomp, reciprocating whiff for whiff ....until coffee was brought in.†   (source)
  • So dey pomped him up.†   (source)
  • It was generally assumed that she thought herself too good to work like the rest of the women and that Tea Cake "pomped her up tuh dat."†   (source)
  • To Eugene came again the old ghoul fantasy of a corpse and cold pork, the smell of the dead and hamburger steak—the glozed corruption of Christian burial, the obscene pomps, the perfumed carrion.†   (source)
  • "We'll all renounce the devil," he said, "together, not forgetting his works and pomps."†   (source)
  • Royalty had lost its grace and sweetness; its pomps were become a reproach.†   (source)
  • He always used to say 'twas his nose bleedn, till he must have pomped all the blood out of 'um.†   (source)
  • Indeed it was—Sir William Bradshaw's motor car; low, powerful, grey with plain initials' interlocked on the panel, as if the pomps of heraldry were incongruous, this man being the ghostly helper, the priest of science; and, as the motor car was grey, so to match its sober suavity, grey furs, silver grey rugs were heaped in it, to keep her ladyship warm while she waited.†   (source)
  • "Pomper, pomper, pomper," was the sound that the wheels made as they trundled over the bridge, moving very slowly.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he had been born and bred among serious dissenters, seeing salvation in Jesus only and abhorring the vain pomps of the establishment.†   (source)
  • And as she appraised it with its adjuncts of Turtons and Burtons, the train accompanied her sentences, "pomper, pomper," the train half asleep, going nowhere in particular and with no passenger of importance in any of its carriages, the branch-line train, lost on a low embankment between dull fields.†   (source)
  • In the lake of all-devouring flame the proud king will remember the pomps of his court, the wise but wicked man his libraries and instruments of research, the lover of artistic pleasures his marbles and pictures and other art treasures, he who delighted in the pleasures of the table his gorgeous feasts, his dishes prepared with such delicacy, his choice wines; the miser will remember his hoard of gold, the robber his ill-gotten wealth, the angry and revengeful and merciless murderers their deeds of blood and violence in which they revelled, the impure and adulterous the unspeakable and filthy pleasures in which they delighted.†   (source)
  • The guests were petrified, and the mason muttered: "There is that about earthly pomps which doth ever move to reverence."†   (source)
  • There were some stately footmen, and there was a perfect picture of an old coachman, who looked as if he were the official representative of all the pomps and vanities that had ever been put into his coach.†   (source)
  • The church has reared him amidst rites and pomps, and he carries out the advice which her music gave him, and builds a cathedral needed by her chants and processions.†   (source)
  • that spotless, faithful creature being held the purest envoy they could send to the Great Spirit with the annual tidings of their own fidelity; and though directly from the Latin word for white, all Christian priests derive the name of one part of their sacred vesture, the alb or tunic, worn beneath the cassock; and though among the holy pomps of the Romish faith, white is specially employed in the celebration of the Passion of our Lord; though in the Vision of St. John, white robes are given to the redeemed, and the four-and-twenty elders stand clothed in white before the great-white throne, and the Holy One that sitteth there white like wool; yet for all these accumulate†   (source)
  • The explanatory legends, chipped here and there by the scratching of knives, all glorified religion, the tendernesses of the heart, and the pomps of court.†   (source)
  • But, by degrees, watch-chains, necklaces, parti-colored scarfs, embroidered bodices, velvet vests, elegantly worked stockings, striped gaiters, and silver buckles for the shoes, all disappeared; and Gaspard Caderousse, unable to appear abroad in his pristine splendor, had given up any further participation in the pomps and vanities, both for himself and wife, although a bitter feeling of envious discontent filled his mind as the sound of mirth and merry music from the joyous revellers reached even the miserable hostelry to which he still clung, more for the shelter than the profit it afforded.†   (source)
  • At midnight of the 19th of February, Tom Canty was sinking to sleep in his rich bed in the palace, guarded by his loyal vassals, and surrounded by the pomps of royalty, a happy boy; for tomorrow was the day appointed for his solemn crowning as King of England.†   (source)
  • I couldn't help seeing, in my fancy, that poor old grandma with the broken heart, and that fair young creature lying butchered, his little silken pomps and vanities laced with his golden blood.†   (source)
  • Tom dropped his eyes, and answered humbly— "Peradventure I mistook; but I did think me free, and so was I moved to seek again the kennel where I was born and bred to misery, yet which harboureth my mother and my sisters, and so is home to me; whereas these pomps and splendours whereunto I am not used—oh, please you, sir, to let me go!"†   (source)
  • The dentist's operating-room looked out on a yard where a few turkeys moved with shabby nervous pomp: a drill which worked with a pedal, a dentist's chair gaudy in bright red plush, a glass cupboard in which instruments were dustily jumbled.†   (source)
  • Also I suspect he hoped I'd be duly impressed by the pomp and ceremony of the law and encouraged to take up his profession.†   (source)
  • Also the pomp and the indifference and the emphasis, always on the wrong place, of people holding forth under chandeliers in full evening dress, wearing stars and decorations.†   (source)
  • The marines strode by in arrogant twos, stiff as rods in the loud pomp of chevrons and striped trousers.†   (source)
  • By his junior year, if he was successful, he had a political manager, who engineered his campus ambitions; he moved with circumspection, and spoke with a trace of pomp nicely weighed with cordiality: "Ah, there, gentlemen."†   (source)
  • Fashion and pomp required more ample sums, so that the poor man was nowhere.†   (source)
  • The 'Pomp and Circumstance' will not be fine?†   (source)
  • For he desired neither pomp nor wealth nor honour, but only the truth!†   (source)
  • Moved by a common impulse, they rose to their feet and fled from "Pomp and Circumstance."†   (source)
  • How gorgeous in its pomp and decoration!†   (source)
  • What splendid distance, what recesses of ineffable pomp and loveliness in the sunset!†   (source)
  • My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings, Lords of the earth!†   (source)
  • There had never been such a display of pomp.†   (source)
  • In that rookery of pomp and vanity, Paris, I believe.†   (source)
  • My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings, Lords of the earth!†   (source)
  • When that lady took her leave, Jos opened the business with his usual pomp of words.†   (source)
  • cloud and darting the full force of its rays on to the Square and into the sacristy, shed a geranium glow over the red carpet laid down for the wedding, along which Mme. de Guermantes smilingly advanced, and covered its woollen texture with a nap of rosy velvet, a bloom of light, giving it that sort of tenderness, of solemn sweetness in the pomp of a joyful celebration, which characterises certain pages of Lohengrin, certain paintings by Carpaccio, and makes us understand how Baudelaire was able to apply to the sound of the trumpet the epithet 'delicious.'†   (source)
  • To mark, for the house, the high state I cultivated I decreed that my meals with the boy should be served, as we called it, downstairs; so that I had been awaiting him in the ponderous pomp of the room outside of the window of which I had had from Mrs. Grose, that first scared Sunday, my flash of something it would scarce have done to call light.†   (source)
  • He shrank from the dignity of celebrant because it displeased him to imagine that all the vague pomp should end in his own person or that the ritual should assign to him so clear and final an office.†   (source)
  • As he drew near, he slackened speed, took the middle of the street, leaned far over to starboard and rounded to ponderously and with laborious pomp and circumstance—for he was personating the Big Missouri, and considered himself to be drawing nine feet of water.†   (source)
  • There was always one bud larger and more beautiful than the rest, which pushed her outer, covering back with more pomp, as if the beauty in soft, silky robes knew that she was the lily-queen by right divine, while her more timid sisters doffed their green hoods shyly, until the whole plant was one nodding bough of loveliness and fragrance.†   (source)
  • Hamidullah Begum was a distant aunt of Aziz, and the only female relative he had in Chandrapore, and she had much to say to him on this occasion about a family circumcision that had been celebrated with imperfect pomp.†   (source)
  • Old brocades, green bronzes, lacquer-work, carved ivories, exquisite surroundings, luxury, pomp, there is much to be got from all these.†   (source)
  • The religious, spiritual side was expressed by the pretentious lying-in-state, by the pomp of flowers and palm fronds—which he knew signified heavenly peace—and also, and more to the point, by the cross between the dead fingers of what had been his grandfather, by the blessings a copy of Thorvaldsen's Christ extended from the head of the coffin, and by two towering candelabra on either side, which on an occasion like this also took on an ecclesiastical character.†   (source)
  • The strong walls, the steel of the girders, the breadth and beam and pomp of it were there only to bring out the contrast with the young beauty beside him.†   (source)
  • It might have seemed to him a waste of pomp and ammunition to kill a bug with a battery of artillery, but there seemed nothing incongruous about the getting up such an expensive thunderstorm as this to knock the turf from under an insect like himself.†   (source)
  • smooth efficiency of his household, the smartness of his own wardrobe and of his servants' liveries, the soundness of his investments, with the same relish as when he read in Saint-Simon, who was one of his favourite authors, of the machinery of daily life at Versailles, what Mme. de Maintenon ate and drank, or the shrewd avarice and great pomp of Lulli.†   (source)
  • Here have I been persuading Herr Liesecke to stop for 'Pomp and Circumstance,' and you are undoing all my work.†   (source)
  • successful doctor or industrial magnate), scrupulous in carrying out to the letter all the instructions that had been heaped upon them before they were allowed to don the brilliant livery which they wore only at long intervals, and in which they did not feel altogether at their ease, stood each in the arcade of his doorway, their splendid pomp tempered by a democratic good-fellowship, like saints in their niches, and a gigantic usher, dressed Swiss Guard fashion, like the beadle in a church, struck the pavement with his staff as each fresh arrival passed him.†   (source)
  • I find a source of delicious sympathy in these faithful pictures of a monotonous homely existence, which has been the fate of so many more among my fellow-mortals than a life of pomp or of absolute indigence, of tragic suffering or of world-stirring actions.†   (source)
  • Where the sun had gone down in simple state — pure of the pomp of clouds — spread a solemn purple, burning with the light of red jewel and furnace flame at one point, on one hill-peak, and extending high and wide, soft and still softer, over half heaven.†   (source)
  • I am filled with unutterable loathing when I contemplate the religious pomp and show, together with the horrible inconsistencies, which every where surround me.†   (source)
  • Then, too, I've neither lands nor gold,
    Nor the world's least pomp or honor hold—
    No dog would endure such a curst existence!†   (source)
  • He had left behind him five children and a wife; and in nineteen years he had seen five funerals issue, and none of them humble enough in pomp to denote a servant.†   (source)
  • And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; Daggoo retained all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.†   (source)
  • It might have been seven o'clock in the evening, and it was growing dark in the narrow streets near Golden Square, when Mr Kenwigs sent out for a pair of the cheapest white kid gloves—those at fourteen-pence—and selecting the strongest, which happened to be the right-hand one, walked downstairs with an air of pomp and much excitement, and proceeded to muffle the knob of the street-door knocker therein.†   (source)
  • The English, repulsed foot by foot, beaten in all encounters, and defeated in the passage of the Isle of Loie, were obliged to re-embark, leaving on the field of battle two thousand men, among whom were five colonels, three lieutenant colonels, two hundred and fifty captains, twenty gentlemen of rank, four pieces of cannon, and sixty flags, which were taken to Paris by Claude de St. Simon, and suspended with great pomp in the arches of Notre Dame.†   (source)
  • I do not love pomp.†   (source)
  • Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.†   (source)
  • Now, my co-mates and partners in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp?†   (source)
  • Perhaps Dobbin's foolish soul revolted against that exercise of tyranny; or perhaps he had a hankering feeling of revenge in his mind, and longed to measure himself against that splendid bully and tyrant, who had all the glory, pride, pomp, circumstance, banners flying, drums beating, guards saluting, in the place.†   (source)
  • At court, and in the castles of the great nobles, where the pomp and state of a court was emulated, Norman-French was the only language employed; in courts of law, the pleadings and judgments were delivered in the same tongue.†   (source)
  • A second hearse, decked with the same funereal pomp, was brought to M. de Villefort's door, and the coffin removed into it from the post-wagon.†   (source)
  • He was degraded in their eyes; he had lost caste and station before the very paupers; he had fallen from all the height and pomp of beadleship, to the lowest depth of the most snubbed hen-peckery.†   (source)
  • A democracy may, however, allow a certain show of magisterial pomp, and clothe its officers in silks and gold, without seriously compromising its principles.†   (source)
  • I delight to come to my bearings—not walk in procession with pomp and parade, in a conspicuous place, but to walk even with the Builder of the universe, if I may—not to live in this restless, nervous, bustling, trivial Nineteenth Century, but stand or sit thoughtfully while it goes by.†   (source)
  • She went and sat down on her candle box, and the pride and pomp of her victorious attitude made it a throne.†   (source)
  • Though Balashev was used to imperial pomp, he was amazed at the luxury and magnificence of Napoleon's court.†   (source)
  • So our general, settled on his property of two thousand souls, lives in pomp, and domineers over his poor neighbors as though they were dependents and buffoons.†   (source)
  • I hope I do old Mr. Turveydrop no wrong, but I never saw any better traits in him than these I faithfully record, except that he certainly conceived a liking for Peepy and would take the child out walking with great pomp, always on those occasions sending him home before he went to dinner himself, and occasionally with a halfpenny in his pocket.†   (source)
  • It was in one of the many small streets for which the favourite undertaker (who turned a handsome sum out of the one poor ghastly pomp of the neighbourhood) kept a black ladder, in order that those who had done their daily groping up and down the narrow stairs might slide out of this working world by the windows.†   (source)
  • I confess I felt considerably excited in coming to the end; these letters named, one at a time, had carried no sense to my mind; I therefore waited for the Professor with great pomp to unfold the magnificent but hidden Latin of this mysterious phrase.†   (source)
  • The wits would perform the office of introduction with overcharged pomp and politeness, but they could not easily overstep his sense of its gravity.†   (source)
  • The religion professed by the first emigrants, and bequeathed by them to their descendants, simple in its form of worship, austere and almost harsh in its principles, and hostile to external symbols and to ceremonial pomp, is naturally unfavorable to the fine arts, and only yields a reluctant sufferance to the pleasures of literature.†   (source)
  • Belleforet, Father Le Juge, and Corrozet affirm that it was picked up on the morrow, with great pomp, by the clergy of the quarter, and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bumble had quite dignity enough for two; supposing even that the stranger had been more familiar: so he drank his gin-and-water in silence, and read the paper with great show of pomp and circumstance.†   (source)
  • If he sacrifices a large portion of his income to the State, he deprives himself for a time of the pleasures of affluence; but to the poor man death is embellished by no pomp or renown, and the imposts which are irksome to the rich are fatal to him.†   (source)
  • And upon coming to the north, I expected to meet with a rough, hard-handed, and uncultivated population, living in the most Spartan-like simplicity, knowing nothing of the ease, luxury, pomp, and grandeur of southern slaveholders.†   (source)
  • So that we may say that Paris's great prodigality, its wonderful festival, its Beaujon folly, its orgy, its stream of gold from full hands, its pomp, its luxury, its magnificence, is its sewer system.†   (source)
  • * * * * *
    Who but would cast his pomp away,
    To take my staff and amice grey,
    And to the world's tumultuous stage,
    Prefer the peaceful Hermitage?†   (source)
  • The celebration went off with admirable pomp; monks in black robes, white robes, and russet robes stopped to look after the carriages; wandering peasants in fleeces of sheep, begged and piped under the house-windows; the English volunteers defiled; the day wore on to the hour of vespers; the festival wore away; the thousand churches rang their bells without any reference to it; and St Peter denied that he had anything to do with it.†   (source)
  • It is only because military men are invested with pomp and power and crowds of sychophants flatter power, attributing to it qualities of genius it does not possess.†   (source)
  • Some of them, indeed, by their services in the Low Countries and on other fields of European warfare, had fairly won their title to assume the name and pomp of soldiership.†   (source)
  • On the 5th of June, accordingly, a day of mingled rain and sun, General Lamarque's funeral procession traversed Paris with official military pomp, somewhat augmented through precaution.†   (source)
  • Pearl's aspect was imbued with a spell of infinite variety; in this one child there were many children, comprehending the full scope between the wild-flower prettiness of a peasant-baby, and the pomp, in little, of an infant princess.†   (source)
  • First upon the eyes, that had so coveted all worldly pomp; then upon the nostrils, that had been greedy of the warm breeze and amorous odours; then upon the mouth, that had uttered lies, that had curled with pride and cried out in lewdness; then upon the hands that had delighted in sensual touches; and finally upon the soles of the feet, so swift of yore, when she was running to satisfy her desires, and that would now walk no more.†   (source)
  • There, after a few days, if you like, the civil marriage shall be celebrated without pomp or ceremony.†   (source)
  • * * * * *
    And as in beauty she surpass'd the choir,
    So nobler than the rest was her attire;
    A crown of ruddy gold enclosed her brow,
    Plain without pomp, and rich without a show;
    A branch of Agnus Castus in her hand,
    She bore aloft her symbol of command.†   (source)
  • And when Sir Huddleston had, with great pomp and ceremony, handed Miss Crawley in to dinner, and was preparing to take his place by her side, the old lady cried out, in a shrill voice, "Becky Sharp!†   (source)
  • In rough magnificence array'd,
    When ancient Chivalry display'd
    The pomp of her heroic games,
    And crested chiefs and tissued dames
    Assembled, at the clarion's call,
    In some proud castle's high arch'd hall.†   (source)
  • Submit to thy fate—embrace our religion, and thou shalt go forth in such state, that many a Norman lady shall yield as well in pomp as in beauty to the favourite of the best lance among the defenders of the Temple.†   (source)
  • Of a strong and observing character, even from her earliest years, the pomp and wealth which her father displayed within his walls, or which she witnessed in the houses of other wealthy Hebrews, had not been able to blind her to the precarious circumstances under which they were enjoyed.†   (source)
  • The Prior at length recollected himself sufficiently to be aware that he was compromising his dignity, by squabbling with such a hedge-priest as the Outlaw's chaplain, and being joined by his attendants, rode off with considerably less pomp, and in a much more apostolical condition, so far as worldly matters were concerned, than he had exhibited before this rencounter.†   (source)
  • Sir John Dalrymple, the putative father of a whining jesuitical piece, fallaciously called, "THE ADDRESS OF THE PEOPLE OF _ENGLAND_ TO THE INHABITANTS OF _AMERICA_," hath, perhaps, from a vain supposition, that the people here were to be frightened at the pomp and description of a king, given, (though very unwisely on his part) the real character of the present one: "But" says this writer, "if you are inclined to pay compliments to an administration, which we do not complain of," (meaning the Marquis of Rockingham's at the repeal of the Stamp Act) "it is very unfair in you to withhold them from that prince by WHOSE _NOD ALONE_ THEY WERE PERMITTED TO DO ANY THING."†   (source)
  • Meantime the rites and fun'ral pomps prepare, Due to your dead companions of the war: The last respect the living can bestow, To shield their shadows from contempt below.†   (source)
  • —A recently discovered fragment of Cicero, professor MacHugh answered with pomp of tone.†   (source)
  • The poor man starves while they are grassing their royal mountain stags or shooting peasants and phartridges in their purblind pomp of pelf and power.†   (source)
  • Releasing his thumbs, he invokes grace from on high with large wave gestures and proclaims with bloated pomp:) THE CARDINAL: Conservio lies captured He lies in the lowest dungeon With manacles and chains around his limbs Weighing upwards of three tons.†   (source)
  • The deafening claps of thunder and the dazzling flashes of lightning which lit up the ghastly scene testified that the artillery of heaven had lent its supernatural pomp to the already gruesome spectacle.†   (source)
  • Pomp of death.†   (source)
  • An Ended Day
    The soothing sanity and blitheness of completion,
    The pomp and hurried contest-glare and rush are done;
    Now triumph!†   (source)
  • 6
    Coffin that passes through lanes and streets,
    Through day and night with the great cloud darkening the land,
    With the pomp of the inloop'd flags with the cities draped in black,
    With the show of the States themselves as of crape-veil'd women standing,
    With processions long and winding and the flambeaus of the night,
    With the countless torches lit, with the silent sea of faces and the
    unbared heads,
    With the waiting depot, the arriving coffin, and the sombr†   (source)
  • Men might say, Till this time pomp was single, but now married To one above itself.†   (source)
  • Never such a compound of pomp and poverty seen before!†   (source)
  • With pomp the shining images succeed, What leaders triumph, and what monarchs bleed!†   (source)
  • Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye!†   (source)
  • Was all that pomp of woe for this prepar'd; These fires, this fun'ral pile, these altars rear'd?†   (source)
  • O, God's will, much better She ne'er had known pomp!†   (source)
  • But, in the palace of the king, appears A scene more solemn, and a pomp of tears.†   (source)
  • This pomp she shows, to tempt her wand'ring guest; Her falt'ring tongue forbids to speak the rest.†   (source)
  • They lie below, on golden beds display'd; And genial feasts with regal pomp are made.†   (source)
  • What fun'ral pomp shall floating Tiber see, When, rising from his bed, he views the sad solemnity!†   (source)
  • The fun'ral pomp which to your kings you pay, Is all I want, and all you take away.†   (source)
  • To close the pomp, Aethon, the steed of state, Is led, the fun'rals of his lord to wait.†   (source)
  • THESEUS Go, Philostrate, Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments; Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth; Turn melancholy forth to funerals— The pale companion is not for our pomp.†   (source)
  • Thus while the Trojan prince employs his eyes, Fix'd on the walls with wonder and surprise, The beauteous Dido, with a num'rous train And pomp of guards, ascends the sacred fane.†   (source)
  • Let us not then pursue,
    By force impossible, by leave obtained
    Unacceptable, though in Heaven, our state
    Of splendid vassalage; but rather seek
    Our own good from ourselves, and from our own
    Live to ourselves, though in this vast recess,
    Free and to none accountable, preferring
    Hard liberty before the easy yoke
    Of servile pomp.†   (source)
  • No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp; And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning.†   (source)
  • The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r,
    And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,
    Awaits alike th' inevitable hour.†   (source)
  • O, farewell, Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!†   (source)
  • Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp?†   (source)
  • There was surprising pomp and magnificence; there were fetes, carousals, continual opera bouffe; and all Italy composed sonnets in my praise, though not one of them was passable.†   (source)
  • Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them And show the heavens more just.†   (source)
  • My loving lord, Dumain is mortified: The grosser manner of these world's delights He throws upon the gross world's baser slaves; To love, to wealth, to pomp, I pine and die, With all these living in philosophy.†   (source)
  • He has been seated on a throne surrounded with minions and mistresses, giving audience to the envoys of foreign potentates, in all the supercilious pomp of majesty.†   (source)
  • Camillo, Not for Bohemia, nor the pomp that may Be thereat glean'd; for all the sun sees or The close earth wombs, or the profound seas hide In unknown fathoms, will I break my oath To this my fair belov'd: therefore, I pray you, As you have ever been my father's honour'd friend When he shall miss me,—as, in faith, I mean not To see him any more,—cast your good counsels Upon his passion: let myself and fortune Tug for the time to come.†   (source)
  • And being entertained with the pomp, and pastime of Festivalls, and publike Gomes, made in honour of the Gods, needed nothing else but bread, to keep them from discontent, murmuring, and commotion against the State.†   (source)
  • O, behold, How pomp is follow'd!†   (source)
  • It was not unpleasant to see, on the one side, how they looked big, when they compared their rich habits with the plain clothes of the Utopians, who were come out in great numbers to see them make their entry; and, on the other, to observe how much they were mistaken in the impression which they hoped this pomp would have made on them.†   (source)
  • You'll tell me he has ample store of wealth, The pomp and circumstance of kings; but if These give no pleasure, all the rest I count The shadow of a shade, nor would I weigh His wealth and power 'gainst a dram of joy.†   (source)
  • They placed him in the midst of them, and with much pomp and stateliness they conducted him into another room, where there was a sumptuous table laid with but four covers.†   (source)
  • I am for the house with the narrow gate, which I take to be too little for pomp to enter: some that humble themselves may; but the many will be too chill and tender; and they'll be for the flow'ry way that leads to the broad gate and the great fire.†   (source)
  • He waited after no pomp nor reverence,
    Nor maked him a *spiced conscience*, *artificial conscience*
    But Christe's lore, and his apostles' twelve,
    He taught, and first he follow'd it himselve.†   (source)
  • And because my first inclination was to be entertained with scenes of pomp and magnificence, I desired to see Alexander the Great at the head of his army, just after the battle of Arbela: which, upon a motion of the governor's finger, immediately appeared in a large field, under the window where we stood.†   (source)
  • On reaching the gates of the town, which was a walled one, the municipality came forth to meet him, the bells rang out a peal, and the inhabitants showed every sign of general satisfaction; and with great pomp they conducted him to the principal church to give thanks to God, and then with burlesque ceremonies they presented him with the keys of the town, and acknowledged him as perpetual governor of the island of Barataria.†   (source)
  • But take keep* of the death of Holofern; *notice
    Amid his host he drunken lay at night
    Within his tente, large as is a bern;* *barn
    And yet, for all his pomp and all his might,
    Judith, a woman, as he lay upright
    Sleeping, his head off smote, and from his tent
    Full privily she stole from every wight,
    And with his head unto her town she went.†   (source)
  • As to Lutherans, they only differ from the Romans in believing consubstantiation, instead of transubstantiation; but like them, they are much pleased with the external gallantry and pomp, more than the true and real practice of it.†   (source)
  • With Goddess-like demeanour forth she went,
    Not unattended; for on her, as Queen,
    A pomp of winning Graces waited still,
    And from about her shot darts of desire
    Into all eyes, to wish her still in sight.†   (source)
  • Hippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword, And won thy love doing thee injuries; But I will wed thee in another key, With pomp, with triumph, and with revelling.†   (source)
  • The ambassadors of the nations that lie near Utopia, knowing their customs, and that fine clothes are in no esteem among them, that silk is despised, and gold is a badge of infamy, used to come very modestly clothed; but the Anemolians, lying more remote, and having had little commerce with them, understanding that they were coarsely clothed, and all in the same manner, took it for granted that they had none of those fine things among them of which they made no use; and they, being a vainglorious rather than a wise people, resolved to set themselves out with so much pomp that they should look like gods, and strike the eyes of the poor Utopians with their splendour.†   (source)
  • This is the custom of sending on a basket-woman, who is to precede the pomp at a coronation, and to strew the stage with flowers, before the great personages begin their procession.†   (source)
  • Mean while our primitive great sire, to meet
    His God-like guest, walks forth, without more train
    Accompanied than with his own complete
    Perfections; in himself was all his state,
    More solemn than the tedious pomp that waits
    On princes, when their rich retinue long
    Of horses led, and grooms besmeared with gold,
    Dazzles the croud, and sets them all agape.†   (source)
  • I am convinced that awful magistrate my lord-mayor contracts a good deal of that reverence which attends him through the year, by the several pageants which precede his pomp.†   (source)
  • *to judge from*
    No wonder is, for in her great estate
    Her ghost* was ever in plein** humility; *spirit **full
    No tender mouth, no hearte delicate,
    No pomp, and no semblant of royalty;
    But full of patient benignity,
    Discreet and prideless, aye honourable,
    And to her husband ever meek and stable.†   (source)
  • There is no reason for giving a denial to any person, since there is such plenty of everything among them; and there is no danger of a man's asking for more than he needs; they have no inducements to do this, since they are sure they shall always be supplied: it is the fear of want that makes any of the whole race of animals either greedy or ravenous; but, besides fear, there is in man a pride that makes him fancy it a particular glory to excel others in pomp and excess; but by the laws of the Utopians, there is no room for this.†   (source)
  • I am sorry to make any reflection upon Christians; but indeed, in Italy the Roman religion seems the most cruel and mercenary upon earth; and a very judicious person, who travelled through Italy from Turkey, tells, That there is only the face and outward pomp of religion there; that the church protects murderers and assassins; and then delivers the civil magistrate over to Satan for doing justice; interdicts whole kingdoms, and shuts up the churches for want of paying a few ecclesiastical dues, and so puts a stop to religion for want of their money; that the court of Inquisition burnt two men fo†   (source)
  • They did meet him, and sent word to the duke, who, having already settled what was to be done, as soon as he heard of his arrival, ordered the torches and lamps in the court to be lit and Altisidora to be placed on the catafalque with all the pomp and ceremony that has been described, the whole affair being so well arranged and acted that it differed but little from reality.†   (source)
  • * *unless it has lately
    come to pass*
    *Pars Sexta* *Sixth Part*
    From Bologn' is the earl of Panic' come,
    Of which the fame up sprang to more and less;
    And to the people's eares all and some
    Was know'n eke, that a newe marchioness
    He with him brought, in such pomp and richess
    That never was there seen with manne's eye
    So noble array in all West Lombardy.†   (source)
  • But in that new-found world, which is not more distant from us in situation than the people are in their manners and course of life, there is no trusting to leagues, even though they were made with all the pomp of the most sacred ceremonies; on the contrary, they are on this account the sooner broken, some slight pretence being found in the words of the treaties, which are purposely couched in such ambiguous terms that they can never be so strictly bound but they will always find some loophole to escape at, and thus they break both their leagues an†   (source)
  • It was now the middle of May, and the morning was remarkably serene, when Mr Allworthy walked forth on the terrace, where the dawn opened every minute that lovely prospect we have before described to his eye; and now having sent forth streams of light, which ascended the blue firmament before him, as harbingers preceding his pomp, in the full blaze of his majesty rose the sun, than which one object alone in this lower creation could be more glorious, and that Mr Allworthy himself presented—a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what manner he might render himself most acceptable to his Creator, by doing most good to his creatures.†   (source)
  • Here's the pang that pinches: His Highness having liv'd so long with her, and she So good a lady that no tongue could ever Pronounce dishonour of her,—by my life, She never knew harm-doing—O, now, after So many courses of the sun enthroned, Still growing in a majesty and pomp, the which To leave a thousand-fold more bitter than 'Tis sweet at first to acquire,—after this process, To give her the avaunt, it is a pity Would move a monster.†   (source)
  • though torn and rent in almost every part; his vest underneath it was no less dirty, but more greatly; resembling the most exquisite sloven or greasy butcher; his horse (worse than Rosinante, or the famous steed of doughty Hudibras) was a poor starved decrepid thing, that would not sell for thirty shillings in England; and yet this piece of worshipful pomp was attended with ten or twelve slaves who guarded their master to his country seat.†   (source)
  • exhalation dusk and moist,
    Sent up amain; and now the thickened sky
    Like a dark ceiling stood; down rushed the rain
    Impetuous; and continued, till the earth
    No more was seen: the floating vessel swum
    Uplifted, and secure with beaked prow
    Rode tilting o'er the waves; all dwellings else
    Flood overwhelmed, and them with all their pomp
    Deep under water rolled; sea covered sea,
    Sea without shore; and in their palaces,
    Where luxury late reigned, sea-monsters whelped
    And stabled; of mankind, so numerous late,
    All left, in one small bottom swum imbarked.†   (source)
  • This holy fox, Or wolf, or both,—for he is equal ravenous As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief As able to perform't; his mind and place Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally— Only to show his pomp as well in France As here at home, suggests the King our master To this last costly treaty, the interview, That swallowed so much treasure, and like a glass Did break i' the rinsing.†   (source)
  • But hark now, Thomas, what I shall thee sayn;
    I have no text of it, as I suppose,
    But I shall find it in *a manner glose;* *a kind of comment*
    That specially our sweet Lord Jesus
    Spake this of friars, when he saide thus,
    'Blessed be they that poor in spirit be'
    And so forth all the gospel may ye see,
    Whether it be liker our profession,
    Or theirs that swimmen in possession;
    Fy on their pomp, and on their gluttony,
    And on their lewedness!†   (source)
  • Up he rode
    Followed with acclamation, and the sound
    Symphonious of ten thousand harps, that tuned
    Angelick harmonies: The earth, the air
    Resounded, (thou rememberest, for thou heardst,)
    The heavens and all the constellations rung,
    The planets in their station listening stood,
    While the bright pomp ascended jubilant.†   (source)
  • In mournful pomp the matrons walk the round, With baleful cypress and blue fillets crown'd, With eyes dejected, and with hair unbound.†   (source)
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