These churches were symbolized in the Scriptures as candlesticks
, and on certain conditions there was a sort of implied promise that Smyrna should be endowed with a "crown of life." She was to "be faithful unto death"--those were the terms.
Suppose the servant really killed the master, or suppose the master isn't really dead, or suppose the master is dressed up as the servant, or suppose the servant is buried for the master; invent what Wilkie Collins' tragedy you like, and you still have not explained a candle without a candlestick, or why an elderly gentleman of good family should habitually spill snuff on the piano.
He did not have any candlesticks because he only used these candles cut short in the little lantern he carried.
He cringed before Dirkovitch as instinctively as he had pressed the spring of the candlestick
, sought the picture of the drum-horse, and answered to the toast of the Queen.
John, with the tall candlesticks
in his hands, bowed them up to the fireplace; Hugh, striding in with a lighted brand and pile of firewood, cast it down upon the hearth, and set it in a blaze; John Grueby (who had a great blue cockade in his hat, which he appeared to despise mightily) brought in the portmanteau he had carried on his horse, and placed it on the floor; and presently all three were busily engaged in drawing out the screen, laying the cloth, inspecting the beds, lighting fires in the bedrooms, expediting the supper, and making everything as cosy and as snug as might be, on so short a notice.
She held her candlestick
aloft again and looked around the salon with compassionate glances; then she intimated that she accepted the mission, and that its sacred character would sustain her in her rupture with Madame de Bellegarde.
The parcel thus being secreted, Cornelius de Witt got up, pressed the hand of his godson, and turned towards the door, Van Baerle seizing the candlestick
, and lighting him on his way down to the street, which was still crowded with people who wished to see their great fellow citizen getting into his coach.
After supper Sir Pitt Crawley began to smoke his pipe; and when it became quite dark, he lighted the rushlight in the tin candlestick
, and producing from an interminable pocket a huge mass of papers, began reading them, and putting them in order.
In the middle stood a little frame containing relics; at the corners were two little orange-trees, and all along the edge were silver candlesticks
, porcelain vases containing sun-flowers, lilies, peonies, and tufts of hydrangeas.
bristle on the distant table by the door, and cousins yawn on ottomans.
Round it stood seven large candlesticks
like those used in churches.
The gilt on the red ground of the holy picture-stand, and the gilt relief on the pictures, and the silver of the lusters and candlesticks
, and the stones of the floor, and the rugs, and the banners above in the choir, and the steps of the altar, and the old blackened books, and the cassocks and surplices--all were flooded with light.
I would have thee know, fair friend, that I am, as it were, a votary at the shrine of Saint Wilfred who, thou mayst know, took, willy-nilly, all their gold from the heathen, and melted it up into candlesticks
. Wherefore, upon such as come hereabouts, I levy a certain toll, which I use for a better purpose, I hope, than to make candlesticks
"Albogues," said Don Quixote, "are brass plates like candlesticks
that struck against one another on the hollow side make a noise which, if not very pleasing or harmonious, is not disagreeable and accords very well with the rude notes of the bagpipe and tabor.
The candles were tallow, and they lopped at different angles in the flat candlesticks
heavily loaded with lead, which compositors once used.