As if a magician's wand had touched him, the garland
of roses transformed him into a vision of Oriental beauty.
Even so, dear lord -- and her hair was white under the garland
On th' other side, ADAM, soon as he heard The fatal Trespass don by EVE, amaz'd, Astonied stood and Blank, while horror chill Ran through his veins, and all his joynts relax'd; From his slack hand the Garland
wreath'd for EVE Down drop'd, and all the faded Roses shed: Speechless he stood and pale, till thus at length First to himself he inward silence broke.
But as their flowery garland
was wreathed of the brightest roses that had grown there, so, in the tie that united them, were intertwined all the purest and best of their early joys.
But the bride said, 'Run first, and bring me my garland
that is hanging on a willow in the garden.
I don't remember what the occasion was, but it was something festive, a May Day or Quarter Day, or something of that sort, and they put a garland
of flowers round the head of one of the cows.
Over the coroner's head is a small iron garland
, the pendant handle of a bell, which rather gives the majesty of the court the appearance of going to be hanged presently.
She is seated on sheaves of wheat and crowned with a gallant garland
of wheat ears interlaced with salsify and other flowers.
But though they did not go abroad, they lived a merry life within the woodlands, spending the days in shooting at garlands
hung upon a willow wand at the end of the glade, the leafy aisles ringing with merry jests and laughter: for whoever missed the garland
was given a sound buffet, which, if delivered by Little John, never failed to topple over the unfortunate yeoman.
And there were the low Paumotus, and the high Marquesas; he saw himself often, now, on board trading schooners or frail little cutters, slipping out at dawn through the reef at Papeete and beginning the long beat through the pearl-atolls to Nukahiva and the Bay of Taiohae, where Tamari, he knew, would kill a pig in honor of his coming, and where Tamari's flower-garlanded
daughters would seize his hands and with song and laughter garland
him with flowers.
Not for her were to be the lengthening shadows or the fading garland
He was seated on a cushioned chair, and had a garland
on his head, for he had been sacrificing in the court; and there were some other chairs in the room arranged in a semicircle, upon which we sat down by him.
Max Beerbohm in a volume of parodies entitled "A Christmas Garland
," where I found myself in very good company.
I trust, Mr Garland
, my dear Sir, that we may mutually congratulate each other upon this auspicious occasion.
The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands
, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theater after the performance-- all strewn with crumpled playbills.