The golden calf they worship at Boston is a pigmy compared with the giant effigies
set up in other parts of that vast counting-house which lies beyond the Atlantic; and the almighty dollar sinks into something comparatively insignificant, amidst a whole Pantheon of better gods.
When the festoons were all put up as tastily as they might be, the stupendous collection was uncovered, and there were displayed, on a raised platform some two feet from the floor, running round the room and parted from the rude public by a crimson rope breast high, divers sprightly effigies
of celebrated characters, singly and in groups, clad in glittering dresses of various climes and times, and standing more or less unsteadily upon their legs, with their eyes very wide open, and their nostrils very much inflated, and the muscles of their legs and arms very strongly developed, and all their countenances expressing great surprise.
SINISTER straw effigies
are terrifying cyclists and walkers after being hung by the neck from trees.
of Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams and Bobby Sands were thrown on a loyalist bonfire last night.
As part of the annual celebrations, Lewes Bonfire Council parade effigies
through the streets.
In Mexico, Holy Saturday is known as Judas Day, and people often burn effigies
of Judas Iscoriot, who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
of a wind turbine applicant and supporter were put up ahead of a vital planning meeting, it was claimed.
The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great capital it is today BELGIUM Police block the road towards the Belgian Parliament, background, as firefighters seeking extra money set some tyres on fire during a protest in Brussels yesterday INDIA An artist makes effigies
of the antagonists in the Hindu epic Ramayana, Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran in preparation for the upcoming Dussehra festival in Jammu.
A huge stage is already in place, giant wheels and food stalls have been installed on the campus and workers are busy giving finishing touches to the effigies
of Ravan, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad.
The action of burning effigies
of officials responsible for unlawful sale of land plots in Bishkek is planned for May 30, one of organizers Mavlyan Askarbekov, member of Erkin El political party, told a press conference in AKIpress.
The most magnificent is that of Henry VII--the first of the Tudors, who defeated Richard III at Bosworth--set in the centre of the glorious Perpendicular Gothic chapel that bears his name, surrounded by a metal screen and bearing gilt bronze effigies
of the king and his queen modelled by the Italian sculptor Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528).
Was it always tradition to burn effigies
Apart from Ravana, the gigantic effigies
of his brother Kumbhakarna and son Meghnath are also burnt every year on the occasion of Dussehra.
Per Some of the wax effigies
I remember are those of Dr Crippen, Hitler, Mussolini, Charlie Chaplin, Lloyd George, Lawrence of Arabia and the legendary jockey Gordon Richards who I got to meet in the flesh, so to speak, in my role as a racing correspondent many years later.
In Blagoevgrad, three effigies
representing what protesters perceive to be monopolists in Bulgaria were symbolically hanged from a bridge.