There were dirty trays, and wine-coolers en permanence on the sideboard, huge dirty gilt cornices
, with dingy yellow satin hangings to the barred windows which looked into Cursitor Street-- vast and dirty gilt picture frames surrounding pieces sporting and sacred, all of which works were by the greatest masters--and fetched the greatest prices, too, in the bill transactions, in the course of which they were sold and bought over and over again.
The palazzo suddenly seemed so obtrusively old and dirty, the spots on the curtains, the cracks in the floors, the broken plaster on the cornices
became so disagreeably obvious, and the everlasting sameness of Golenishtchev, and the Italian professor and the German traveler became so wearisome, that they had to make some change.
The rooms upstairs had great high wooden chimney-pieces and large doors, with panelled walls and cornices
to the ceiling; which, although they were black with neglect and dust, were ornamented in various ways.
I wandered, on a moonlight night, through the grass-grown enclosure within: here I stumbled over a marble hearth, and there over a fallen fragment of cornice
Anon out of the earth a Fabrick huge Rose like an Exhalation, with the sound Of Dulcet Symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a Temple, where PILASTERS round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With Golden Architrave; nor did there want Cornice
or Freeze, with bossy Sculptures grav'n, The Roof was fretted Gold.
Here, led by his own words to contemplate the future, he looked desolately round the cornice
of the hall, as if it were a shelf on which somebody might have left a suitable lodging for him.
Look in the cornice
over my head," said he, "and I think you will see one.
The walls on either side were of bronze from end to end, and the cornice
was of blue enamel.
Yes, I perceived that a corner of the curtain in your window had been looped up and fastened to the cornice
as I had suggested should be done; and it seemed to me that your dear face was glimmering at the window, and that you were looking at me from out of the darkness of your room, and that you were thinking of me.
No accident of a disastrous kind occurred, excepting the loss of a horse, which, in passing along the giddy edge of a precipice, called the Cornice
, a dangerous pass between Jackson's and Pierre's Hole, fell over the brink, and was dashed to pieces.
Then he removed a spark of cigar-ash from the sleeve of his coat; he fixed his eyes for a while on the cornice
of the room, and at last he inserted one of his white hands into the breast of his waistcoat.
The tails of two snakes were hanging between the cloth and the cornice
of the wall.
On the cornice
of the wardrobe, the hand of an amateur had painted this inscription: "Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes.
Upon the cornice
of the tower a tall staff was fixed.
He had insisted that the library curtains should draw backward and forward on a rod, so that they might be closed in the evening, instead of remaining nailed to a gilt cornice
, and immovably looped up over layers of lace, as in the drawing-room; and he pulled them back and pushed up the sash, leaning out into the icy night.