"Since I must die," he said, "before I choose the manner of my death, I conjure you on your honour to tell me if you really were in that vase
"The wisest thing I can do in my present situation is to suspect everything, even down to a broken vase
An acquaintance of mine, knowing my curiosity in such matters, has sent me what you see in the vase
There was no way to get the creature out without breaking the vase
, so the Tin Woodman smashed it with his axe and set the little prisoner free.
From the mouth of the vase
a plant sprouted, slowly growing before their eyes until it became a beautiful bush, and on the topmost branch appeared the six-leaved clover which Ojo had unfortunately picked.
But when Pavlicheff was mentioned and the general introduced him to Ivan Petrovitch, he had changed his place, and went over nearer to the table; when, it so happened, he took the chair nearest to the beautiful vase
, which stood on a pedestal behind him, just about on a level with his elbow.
"Here is a new kind of rose, which I found this morning in the garden," said she, choosing a small crimson one from among the flowers in the vase
. "There will be but five or six on the bush this season.
"Then, all the time, it was in the spill vase
The perfect swarm of busily engaged persons moving about noiselessly; the multitude of guests, - who were, however, even less numerous than the servants who waited on them, - the myriad of exquisitely prepared dishes, of gold and silver vases
; the floods of dazzling light, the masses of unknown flowers of which the hot-houses had been despoiled, redundant with luxuriance of unequaled scent and beauty; the perfect harmony of the surroundings, which, indeed, was no more than the prelude of the promised fete , charmed all who were there; and they testified their admiration over and over again, not by voice or gesture, but by deep silence and rapt attention, those two languages of the courtier which acknowledge the hand of no master powerful enough to restrain them.
From silver lamps a thin blue smoke is streaming, And golden vases
'mid the feast are gleaming; Now sound the lutes in unison, Within the gates our lives are one.
In the middle stood a little frame containing relics; at the corners were two little orange-trees, and all along the edge were silver candlesticks, porcelain vases
containing sun-flowers, lilies, peonies, and tufts of hydrangeas.
Moreover, it is necessary to instruct children in what is useful, not only on account of its being useful in itself, as, for instance, to learn to read, but also as the means of acquiring other different sorts of instruction: thus they should be instructed in painting, not only to prevent their being mistaken in purchasing pictures, or in buying or selling of vases
, but rather as it makes [1338b] them judges of the beauties of the human form; for to be always hunting after the profitable ill agrees with great and freeborn souls.