And the chamberlains
walked along still more uprightly, holding up the train which was not there at all.
, take these people over to my brother, the Grand Duke's, and give them a square meal.
As I had asked for a night-light, the chamberlain
had brought me in, before he left me, the good old constitutional rush-light of those virtuous days - an object like the ghost of a walking-cane, which instantly broke its back if it were touched, which nothing could ever be lighted at, and which was placed in solitary confinement at the bottom of a high tin tower, perforated with round holes that made a staringly wide-awake pattern on the walls.
The general came into the same opinion; so that for a long time there was a majority against you; but his majesty resolving, if possible, to spare your life, at last brought off the chamberlain
Do you know, my dear Villefort," cried the Comte de Salvieux, "that is exactly what I myself said the other day at the Tuileries, when questioned by his majesty's principal chamberlain
touching the singularity of an alliance between the son of a Girondin and the daughter of an officer of the Duc de Conde; and I assure you he seemed fully to comprehend that this mode of reconciling political differences was based upon sound and excellent principles.
It was a brilliant gathering, but very late, and gradually the Chamberlain
--you saw his portrait, too: a man with black eyebrows, serious eyes, and a meaningless sort of smile underneath--the Chamberlain
, I say, discovered there was everything there except the Prince himself.
Then the princess thought to betray her as before, and agreed to what she asked: but when the prince went to his chamber he asked the chamberlain
why the wind had whistled so in the night.
Once, in the days when the Imperial Institute rose in South Kensington, and Joseph Chamberlain
was booming the Empire, I induced the editor of a leading monthly review to commission an article from Sweet on the imperial importance of his subject.
The Empress' chamberlain
invited him to see Her Majesty.
If on such a night we could remain behind in the Gardens, as the famous Maimie Mannering did, we might see delicious sights, hundreds of lovely fairies hastening to the ball, the married ones wearing their wedding-rings round their waists, the gentlemen, all in uniform, holding up the ladies' trains, and linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries, which are the fairy-lanterns, the cloakroom where they put on their silver slippers and get a ticket for their wraps, the flowers streaming up from the Baby Walk to look on, and always welcome because they can lend a pin, the suppertable, with Queen Mab at the head of it, and behind her chair the Lord Chamberlain
, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Her Majesty wants to know the time.
And my, how they did stare when the High Chamberlain
threw open the doors and the visitors entered the Throne-Room!
Brownie held out her arms to the Duke and he flung himself into them, the Queen leapt into the arms of the Lord Chamberlain
, and the ladies of the court leapt into the arms of her gentlemen, for it is etiquette to follow her example in everything.
and cardinals came forth, as I remember, to ask whether we would take seven thousand crowns with his blessing and a plenary absolution, or the ten thousand with his solemn ban by bell, book and candle.
Elizabeth chopped off the head of the Arthur of her day, who had been Chamberlain
to Philip and Mary, and carried letters between the Queen of Scots and her uncles the Guises.
He was sent to a preparatory seminary in his father's dominions until he was ten years old, and was then despatched, in charge of a trusty messenger, to a finishing school at Athens; and as there was no extra charge for remaining during the holidays, and no notice required previous to the removal of a pupil, there he remained for eight long years, at the expiration of which time, the king his father sent the lord chamberlain
over, to settle the bill, and to bring him home; which, the lord chamberlain
doing, was received with shouts, and pensioned immediately.