Crackenthorp herself, the summit of whose perpendicular feather was on a level with the Squire's shoulder--luring fair lasses complacently conscious of very short waists and skirts blameless of front-folds--luring burly fathers in large variegated waistcoats, and ruddy sons, for the most part shy and sheepish, in short nether garments
and very long coat-tails.
As I lounged upon the green bank, I lazily watched these parodies of humanity as they were tossed hither and thither with humourous indignity by the breeze, remarking to myself on the quaint shamelessness with which we thus expose to the public view garments
which at other times we are at such bashful pains to conceal.
They were therefore in universal use among Prince John's courtiers; and the long mantle, which formed the upper garment
of the Saxons, was held in proportional derision.
When he had brought the precious robes, the Crab put on the golden garment
and then crept upon the golden cushion, and in this way the fisherman carried him to the castle, where the Crab presented the other garment
to his bride.
Then was it that the innocent and fair young shepherdess roamed from vale to vale and hill to hill, with flowing locks, and no more garments
than were needful modestly to cover what modesty seeks and ever sought to hide.
But the strong-willed old beldam scowled, and beckoned, and flung the energy of her purpose so forcibly at this poor combination of rotten wood, and musty straw, and ragged garments
, that it was compelled to show itself a man, in spite of the reality of things.
The mourning garments
may grow white and threadbare, the heart remains dark.
After looking the garment
over carefully, he asked me how much I wanted for it.
A richly wrought leathern girdle, studded with precious stones, and held in place by a huge carved buckle of gold, clasped the garment
about her waist so that the upper portion fell outward over the girdle after the manner of a blouse.
They slept upon litters of jungle grasses, and for covering at night Jane Porter had only an old ulster that belonged to Clayton, the same garment
that he had worn upon that memorable trip to the Wisconsin woods.
Dropping the handkerchief upon the dead man's neck the coroner stepped to an angle of the room and from a pile of clothing produced one garment
after another, each of which he held up a moment for inspection.
We don garment
, as if we grew like exogenous plants by addition without.
But for life they yielded nothing, and Levin felt suddenly like a man who has changed his warm fur cloak for a muslin garment
, and going for the first time into the frost is immediately convinced, not by reason, but by his whole nature that he is as good as naked, and that he must infallibly perish miserably.
His first shout was answered by an old man within, who presently appeared at the casement, wrapping some garment
round his throat as a protection from the cold, and demanded who was abroad at that unseasonable hour, wanting him.
A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments
and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.