Velvet garments sombre but rich, stiffly plaited ruffs and bands, embroidered gloves, venerable
beards, the mien and countenance of authority, made it easy to distinguish the gentleman of worship, at that period, from the tradesman, with his plodding air, or the laborer, in his leathern jerkin, stealing awe-stricken into the house which he had perhaps helped to build.
Doubtless, however, either of these stern and black-browed Puritans would have thought it quite a sufficient retribution for his sins that, after so long a lapse of years, the old trunk of the family tree, with so much venerable
moss upon it, should have borne, as its topmost bough, an idler like myself.
Next there presented itself to my sight a stately royal palace or castle, with walls that seemed built of clear transparent crystal; and through two great doors that opened wide therein, I saw coming forth and advancing towards me a venerable
old man, clad in a long gown of mulberry-coloured serge that trailed upon the ground.
His predecessor under the old charter, Bradstreet, a venerable
companion of the first settlers, was known to be in town.
His young fancy kindled at the idea of knowing all the adventures of this venerable
Here they found about twelve families living together, under the patriarchal sway of an ancient and venerable
The surmise of my maturer years is that, bored by her interminable life, the venerable
antiquity was simply yawning with ennui at every seam.
The same afternoon I descried the venerable
warrior approaching the house, with a slow, stately gait, ear-rings in ears, and spear in hand, with this highly ornamental pair of shoes suspended from his neck by a strip of bark, and swinging backwards and forwards on his capacious chest.
Convinced that I could not be mistaken in my conjecture I instantly sprang from the Carriage I had just entered, and following the Venerable
Stranger into the Room he had been shewn to, I threw myself on my knees before him and besought him to acknowledge me as his Grand Child.
Manson Mingott's to receive that venerable
The only use you can put him to," says the venerable
I was greatly surprised to see so many elderly people--I might almost say, so many venerable