The great Personage might have been the statue of one of his own princely ancestors stripped of a crusader's war harness, and put into an ill-fitting frock coat.
We can't put up with the innocence of nasty little children," said the great and expanded personage, expanding a little more, as it were.
That's right," approved the great Personage, glancing down complacently over his double chin.
He was followed by a noble-looking personage in a curled wig, such as are represented in the portraits of Queen Anne's time and earlier; and the breast of his coat was decorated with an embroidered star.
Thomas Waite, I besought that worthy successor and representative of so many historic personages to conduct me over their time honored mansion.
The eyes of Sir William Howe and his guests being directed to the staircase, there appeared, on the uppermost landing-place that was discernible from the bottom, several personages descending towards the door.
They come to fetch the thoughts of the high personages to the chase; 'tis well, for now you can observe them in bed all the better.
Here the dreams were rushing past, but they hastened by so quickly that Gerda could not see the high personages.
Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother's attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent, not from any motion of obedience, but because the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition was excited by the appearance of those new personages
The personage, but little reassured, and trembling in every limb, advanced to the edge of the marble table with a vast amount of bows, which, in proportion as he drew nearer, more and more resembled genuflections.
In the middle of the hall, opposite the great door, a platform of gold brocade, placed against the wall, a special entrance to which had been effected through a window in the corridor of the gold chamber, had been erected for the Flemish emissaries and the other great personages invited to the presentation of the mystery play.
A great personage insisted on being presented to the charming Clytemnestra.
During the intervals of the stanzas of this ditty, the good-natured personage addressed as Mamma by the singer, and whose large whiskers appeared under her cap, seemed very anxious to exhibit her maternal affection by embracing the innocent creature who performed the daughter's part.
She was placed at the grand exclusive table with his Royal Highness the exalted personage before mentioned, and the rest of the great guests.
She learned that great personages
were displeased with him on this account, and she changed her opinion.