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FESTALFédération Syndicale du Teillage Agricole du Lin (French)
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They gathered followers from all that giddy tribe whose whole life is like the festal days of soberer men.
Life figures itself to me as a festal or funereal procession.
It looked deserted, in fact, festal and overlighted, but cheerful.
Presently tea was ready and we gathered around the festal board--a board literally as well as figuratively, for Peg's table was the work of her own unskilled hands.
In the mean-while all the shore rang with the trump of bullfrogs, the sturdy spirits of ancient wine-bibbers and wassailers, still unrepentant, trying to sing a catch in their Stygian lake -- if the Walden nymphs will pardon the comparison, for though there are almost no weeds, there are frogs there -- who would fain keep up the hilarious rules of their old festal tables, though their voices have waxed hoarse and solemnly grave, mocking at mirth, and the wine has lost its flavor, and become only liquor to distend their paunches, and sweet intoxication never comes to drown the memory of the past, but mere saturation and waterloggedness and distention.
Now let feast and festal should Memories of war blot out.
The Gothic church plainly originated in a rude adaptation of the forest trees, with all their boughs, to a festal or solemn arcade; as the bands about the cleft pillars still indicate the green withes that tied them.
On the festal day he arrived exactly at eleven o'clock, direct from Mass.
Beholding them on the horizon, myself and all the people will know that you are coming back victorious, and will welcome you with such a festal uproar as Athens never heard before."
The situation must have been extremely dismal as to penetrate so conspicuously the festal high-point of the Gonzaga year.
These liturgical texts sung during festal Small Vespers introduce two of the multiple themes emanating from the celebration.
The festal psalms lean toward the verse style; there is a tendency to use feminine endings, and an evident liking for the rather old-fashioned modal progression F-G minor-D major (and its transpositions) is also apparent.