The gates of Heaven are open to all who truly believe," murmured the pious devotee
in his bosom.
The ribs were hung with trophies; the vertebrae were carved with Arsacidean annals, in strange hieroglyphics; in the skull, the priests kept up an unextinguished aromatic flame, so that the mystic head again sent forth its vapory spout; while, suspended from a bough, the terrific lower jaw vibrated over all the devotees
, like the hair-hung sword that so affrighted damocles.
Fired by recollections of fakirs and devotees
in illustrations Colin suggested that they should all sit cross-legged under the tree which made a canopy.
Such homes had these various notabilities left behind them in the fine world of Paris, that the spies among the assembled devotees
of Monseigneur--forming a goodly half of the polite company--would have found it hard to discover among the angels of that sphere one solitary wife, who, in her manners and appearance, owned to being a Mother.
They marched three abreast in good order and in silence; the expression of all except a few mirthful faces being that of devotees
fulfilling a rite.
The Parisians, always curious, always affected by funereal display, looked on with religious silence while the splendid procession accompanied to their last abode two of the number of the old aristocracy -- the greatest protectors of commerce and sincere devotees
to their principles.
Vast trees, standing in the middle of this space, and throwing over it an umbrageous shade, had their massive trunks built round with slight stages, elevated a few feet above the ground, and railed in with canes, forming so many rustic pulpits, from which the priests harangued their devotees
One day, palm branch in hand, and his crowd of adoring devotees
behind him, he led us down to his hidden work-shop and took us into the secret of his plans.
We caught a glimpse of the handsome tessellated pavements within and of the devotees
performing their ablutions at the fountains, but even that we took that glimpse was a thing not relished by the Moorish bystanders.
It was high time, for all the devotees
were already licking their chops over the "fine, flaming fagot.
The men and women who live and move in that new world of his creation are as varied as life itself; they are kings and beggars, saints and lovers, great captains, poets, painters, musicians, priests and Popes, Jews, gipsies and dervishes, street-girls, princesses, dancers with the wicked  witchery of the daughter of Herodias, wives with the devotion of the wife of Brutus, joyous girls and malevolent grey-beards, statesmen, cavaliers, soldiers of humanity, tyrants and bigots, ancient sages and modern spiritualists, heretics, scholars, scoundrels, devotees
, rabbis, persons of quality and men of low estate--men and women as multiform as nature or society has made them.
Like silver, he thought to himself, like tinkling silver bells; and on the instant, and for an instant, he was transported to a far land, where under pink cherry blossoms, he smoked a cigarette and listened to the bells of the peaked pagoda calling straw-sandalled devotees
Everywhere in the world the devotees
of each local faith abhor the devotees
of every other, and abstain from murder only so long as they dare not commit it.
Perfect calms at sea are always suspected by the experienced mariner to be the forerunners of a storm, and I know some persons, who, without being generally the devotees
of superstition, are apt to apprehend that great and unusual peace or tranquillity will be attended with its opposite.
An instance of affection, which had nearly proved fatal to Humm, who, being extremely popular, was all but suffocated, by the crowd of female devotees
that hung about his neck, and heaped caresses upon him.