The Syren in this famous voyage was commanded by a Captain Coffin
, a Nantucketer.
The Lord de Vere went back to his ancestral hall, where he contented himself with a wax-lighted chandelier, and filled, in due course of time, another coffin
in the ancestral vault.
The treasure had been deposited in the Museum precisely in the same condition in which Captain Sabretash had found it; -- that is to say, the coffin
had not been disturbed.
His attention had been drawn to it often by the three words in silver lettering on a black cloth, which, with two model coffins
, adorned the window: Economy, Celerity, Propriety.
D'Artagnan was struck at seeing two open coffins
in the hall.
THE MAN WHO LOVES NOT GRAVES AND COFFINS
And that's Queenie Colquhoun," she went on, turning the pages, "who took her coffin
out with her to Jamaica, packed with lovely shawls and bonnets, because you couldn't get coffins
in Jamaica, and she had a horror of dying there (as she did), and being devoured by the white ants.
This be the castle's crypt," whispered Joan; "and they do say that strange happenings occur here in the still watches of the night, and that when the castle sleeps the castle's dead rise from their coffins
and shake their dry bones.
Why wear faces like that when coffins
cost only three ounces?
Emporiums of splendid dresses, the materials brought from every quarter of the world; tempting stores of everything to stimulate and pamper the sated appetite and give new relish to the oft-repeated feast; vessels of burnished gold and silver, wrought into every exquisite form of vase, and dish, and goblet; guns, swords, pistols, and patent engines of destruction; screws and irons for the crooked, clothes for the newly-born, drugs for the sick, coffins
for the dead, and churchyards for the buried-- all these jumbled each with the other and flocking side by side, seemed to flit by in motley dance like the fantastic groups of the old Dutch painter, and with the same stern moral for the unheeding restless crowd.
Behind the coffins
and the skeletons that stay the vulgar mind lies something so immense that all that is great in us responds to it.
They rest the coffins
upon that arch, or pass them through it so as not to disturb in any unseemly manner the cold tenant slumbering within the black ark.
were kept ready for people who might die there, where they were kept, how they were kept, where people who died in the prison were buried, how they were taken out, what forms were observed, whether an implacable creditor could arrest the dead?
So are the coffins
,' replied the beadle: with precisely as near an approach to a laugh as a great official ought to indulge in.
Fuchs, who was the only cabinetmaker in the neighbourhood was set to work on a coffin