They were going along conversing in this way, when they saw descending a gap between two high mountains some twenty shepherds, all clad in sheepskins of black wool, and crowned with garlands
which, as afterwards appeared, were, some of them of yew, some of cypress.
The many-colored shadows of the fairest flowers played on the pure white walls, and fountains sparkled in the sunlight, making music as the cool waves rose and fell, while to and fro, with waving wings and joyous voices, went the smiling Elves, bearing fruit and honey, or fragrant garlands
for each other's hair.
Edith, sweet Lady of the May," whispered he reproachfully, "is yon wreath of roses a garland
to hang above our graves, that you look so sad?
The three boys were very happy, gathering flowers, and twining them into garlands
, with which they adorned the little Europa.
This was the house appointed for all living; crosses, monuments, and garlands
of everlastings announced, "The Protestant Cemetery, outside the gate of Louvain.
If I have ever decked your temple with garlands
, or burned your thigh-bones in fat of bulls or goats, grant my prayer, and let your arrows avenge these my tears upon the Danaans.
There were some spots in that sunny vale where they would frequently resort to decorate themselves with garlands
The barge was carpeted with velvet and decorated with coverings embroidered with the arms of England, and with garlands
of flowers; for, at that time, ornamentation was by no means forgotten in these political pageants.
But in ancient times, the trophies erected upon the place of the victory; the funeral laudatives and monuments for those that died in the wars; the crowns and garlands
personal; the style of emperor, which the great kings of the world after borrowed; the triumphs of the generals, upon their return; the great donatives and largesses, upon the disbanding of the armies; were things able to inflame all men's courages.
Such stillness and composure reigned within the orderly precincts of the old red wall that even the feathers hung in garlands
to scare the birds hardly stirred; and the wall had such a ripening influence that where, here and there high up, a disused nail and scrap of list still clung to it, it was easy to fancy that they had mellowed with the changing seasons and that they had rusted and decayed according to the common fate.
They have audaciously adjusted, in the name of "good taste," upon the wounds of gothic architecture, their miserable gewgaws of a day, their ribbons of marble, their pompons of metal, a veritable leprosy of egg-shaped ornaments, volutes, whorls, draperies, garlands
, fringes, stone flames, bronze clouds, pudgy cupids, chubby- cheeked cherubim, which begin to devour the face of art in the oratory of Catherine de Medicis, and cause it to expire, two centuries later, tortured and grimacing, in the boudoir of the Dubarry.
The wall-paper was discoloured with age; it was dark gray, and there could be vaguely seen on it garlands
of brown leaves.
The wax-lights were dying away in their sockets, the flowers fell unfastened from the garlands
, the groups of dancers and courtiers were separating in the salons.
At the end of the range, near the target, was a raised seat bedecked with ribbons and scarfs and garlands
of flowers, for the Sheriff of Nottingham and his dame.
The hedges were tangled and bare, and waved a multitude of blighted garlands
in the wind; but there was no discouragement in this.