wax light


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An abiding image of winter is the picture of the Winter Palace itself in the days before the Russian revolution when, at the great winter balls, hundreds of wax lights shimmered in every room and the numerous princess and grand duchesses wore astonishing jewels as they moved out onto the ballroom floor to dance the polonaise or the mazurka.
The last occasion was at ten o'clock when Sir John Conroy stood behind her holding two wax lights, while the little girl of 11 stood on a stool supported on one arm by her mother.