However far he may venture in a more full detail of passions and feelings, than is to be found in the ancient compositions which he imitates, he must introduce nothing inconsistent with the manners of the age; his knights, squires, grooms, and yeomen, may be more fully drawn than in the hard, dry delineations of an ancient illuminated manuscript, but the character and costume
of the age must remain inviolate; they must be the same figures, drawn by a better pencil, or, to speak more modestly, executed in an age when the principles of art were better understood.
he donned his costume
, adorned with vari-coloured wings, and fastened to his natural feature a false nose six feet long.
The noble lord was indeed marching toward them in a magnificent sixteenth-century costume
of purple and gold, with a gold-hilted sword and a plumed cap, and manners to match.
could be plainly discerned, and his face resting on both his hands.
By the simple observation that all reds went together, and by spacing the costumes
more than was usual, Philip got a very good effect; and when the buyer went into the street to look at the result he was obviously pleased.
In other respects his costume
was plain, and his hair evenly cut enough for customers, who were not close observers, to take him for a mere tailor's apprentice, perched behind the board, and carefully stitching cloth or velvet.
But a "boating costume
," it would be as well if all ladies would understand, ought to be a costume
that can be worn in a boat, and not merely under a glass-case.
Field--Nathaniel Field, author of The Fatal Dowry, and an actor of reputation--in his singular costume
, and with a face of perhaps not quite reassuring subtlety, might pass for the original of those Italian, or Italianized, voluptuaries in sin which pleased the fancy of Shakespeare's age.
Opening from the chamber was a fine bathroom having a marble tub with perfumed water; so the boy, still dazed by the novelty of his surroundings, indulged in a good bath and then selected a maroon velvet costume
with silver buttons to replace his own soiled and much worn clothing.
She wore a costume
that struck the boy as being remarkably brilliant: her silken waist being of emerald green and her skirt of four distinct colors -- blue in front, yellow at the left side, red at the back and purple at the right side.
Maggie wondered at the splendor of the costume
and lost herself in calculations of the cost of the silks and laces.
looks as if you might have come out of the penitentiary.
utterances, the absurdity being attested by his motley costume
Aunt Plenty, Aunt Clara, and Aunt Jessie were all absorbed in gazing at Rose, who slowly revolved between them and the great mirror, in a full winter costume
of the latest fashion.
A corpse, in fancy costume
, lay on the bank of a foaming river, under the shade of a giant tree.