We got to have a rock for the coat of arms and mournful inscriptions, and we can kill two birds with that same rock.
But he had to have it; Tom said he'd GOT to; there warn't no case of a state prisoner not scrabbling his inscription to leave behind, and his coat of arms.
The inner walls of the church were placarded with large mural tablets of copper, bearing engraved inscriptions
celebrating the merits of old Heilbronn worthies of two or three centuries ago, and also bearing rudely painted effigies of themselves and their families tricked out in the queer costumes of those days.
To my unutterable amazement and disgust, they contained locks of hair, let neatly into the center of each page, with inscriptions beneath, which proved them to be love-tokens from various ladies who had touched the Major's susceptible heart at different periods of his life.
More shades of hair and more inscriptions followed, until I was weary of looking at them.
Nell walked down it, and read aloud, in enormous black letters, the inscription
, 'Jarley's WAX-WORK.
And, trembling, pale, and gasping for breath, he pointed to the gibbet at the other side of the yard, with the cynical inscription
had attracted her notice: she began to read it aloud: "In loving memory of my father.
The stone was uneven and broken, and the letters were straggling and irregular, but the following fragment of an inscription was clearly to be deciphered:--
In a county known to abound in the remains of the early ages; in a village in which there still existed some memorials of the olden time, he--he, the chairman of the Pickwick Club--had discovered a strange and curious inscription of unquestionable antiquity, which had wholly escaped the observation of the many learned men who had preceded him.
And D'Artagnan, with all the marks of mortal disquietude, seized the plate, to read the inscription.
And yet they were trying to read the inscription on the plate.
Disappointed thus far, I next looked attentively at the cross, and at the square block of marble below it, on which the inscription
The low houses of London look so much more homely than the tall ones that I never pass them without dropping a blessing on their builders, but this house was ridiculous; indeed it did not call itself a house, for over the door was a board with the inscription
"This space to be sold," and I remembered, as I rang the bell, that this notice had been up for years.
In its front was carved, or rather dug, an inscription