As they streamed up the broad aisle
, while the pews and pillars seemed to brighten on either side, their steps were as buoyant as if they mistook the church for a ball-room, and were ready to dance hand in hand to the altar.
Come," sand Kantos Kan, "we will escort John Carter and his party to his own palace," and they formed about us and started toward the stairs leading to the Aisle
Up the broad center aisle
we marched beneath deadly silence, and at the foot of the thrones we halted.
Out of the vast main aisle
there opened here and there smaller caves, exactly, Sir Henry said, as chapels open out of great cathedrals.
At Notre-Dame it was a tiny cell situated on the roof of the side aisle
, beneath the flying buttresses, precisely at the spot where the wife of the present janitor of the towers has made for herself a garden, which is to the hanging gardens of Babylon what a lettuce is to a palm-tree, what a porter's wife is to a Semiramis.
The men-at-arms fell back, and up the aisle
came leaping eighteen stout yeomen all clad in Lincoln green, with Allan a Dale at their head.
Dorothea did at last appear on this quaint background, walking up the short aisle
in her white beaver bonnet and gray cloak--the same she had worn in the Vatican.
It was carried carefully from house to house, as if it were itself a child; my mother made much of it, smoothed it out, petted it, smiled to it before putting it into the arms of those to whom it was being lent; she was in our pew to see it borne magnificently (something inside it now) down the aisle
to the pulpit-side, when a stir of expectancy went through the church and we kicked each other's feet beneath the book-board but were reverent in the face; and however the child might behave, laughing brazenly or skirling to its mother's shame, and whatever the father as he held it up might do, look doited probably and bow at the wrong time, the christening robe of long experience helped them through.
But what riveted the girl's attention even more than the fabulous treasure of decorations were the files of gorgeously harnessed warriors who sat their thoats in grim silence and immobility on either side of the central aisle
, rank after rank of them to the farther walls, and as the party passed between them she could not note so much as the flicker of an eyelid, or the twitching of a thoat's ear.
He saw the young tough lurching down that aisle
and wondered if he would remove the stiff-rim which never yet had he seen him without.
Pete aggressively walked up a side aisle
and took seats with Maggie at a table beneath the balcony.
They entered the hall from the rear, still keeping the casual formation of the group, and moved slowly up a side aisle
SEEING that his audiences were becoming smaller every Sunday, a Minister of the Gospel broke off in the midst of a sermon, descended the pulpit stairs, and walked on his hands down the central aisle
of the church.
But as he walked up the long aisle
to the chapel where the bishops were gathered, John of Gaunt marched by his side, and Lord Percy, Earl Marshal of England, cleared a way for him through the throng of people that filled the church.
That's Gilbert Blythe sitting right across the aisle
from you, Anne.