They either inherited or bought a gallery more or less full of old pictures
. It was as much a part of their education to put their faith in these on hearsay evidence, as to put their faith in King, Lords and Commons.
"Why did I always think your pictures
I have painted a great picture
. For a whole year I have worked, and now it is ready.
It is in one of the three forty-foot pictures
which decorate the walls of the room.
In this book is an outline purporting to be a Picture
of a Physeter or Spermaceti whale, drawn by scale from one killed on the coast of Mexico, August, and hoisted on deck.
Old Johnson's face will be a treat when he sees it; won't go bragging about HIS pictures
'Only some one come about the pictures
,' said she, in apology for her abrupt departure: 'I told him to wait.'
Poor thing, many's the time I made myself go up to the little room that used to be hers and get out her poor old scrap-book and read in it when her pictures
had been aggravating me and I had soured on her a little.
I remember when in my younger days I had heard of the wonders of Italian painting, I fancied the great pictures
would be great strangers; some surprising combination of color and form; a foreign wonder, barbaric pearl and gold, like the spontoons and standards of the militia, which play such pranks in the eyes and imaginations of school-boys.
At his side hung the hunting knife of his unknown father in a sheath self-fashioned in copy of one he had seen among the pictures
of his treasure-books.
Usually this picture
seemed merely a country scene, but whenever Ozma looked at it and wished to know what any of her friends or acquaintances were doing, the magic of this wonderful picture
was straightway disclosed.
The Lieutenant-Governor sat, one afternoon, resting his head against the carved back of his stately armchair, and gazing up thoughtfully at the void blackness of the picture
. It was scarcely a time for such inactive musing, when affairs of the deepest moment required the ruler's decision, for within that very hour Hutchinson had received intelligence of the arrival of a British fleet, bringing three regiments from Halifax to overawe the insubordination of the people.