The founder of this stately mansion--a gentleman noted for the square and ponderous courtesy of his demeanor, ought surely to have stood in his own hall, and to have offered the first welcome to so many eminent personages
as here presented themselves in honor of his solemn festival.
Suffice it here to say that a Custom-House officer of long continuance can hardly be a very praiseworthy or respectable personage
, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which -- though, I trust, an honest one -- is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort of mankind.
Ere I had gathered my wits, the classes were again seated: but as all eyes were now turned to one point, mine followed the general direction, and encountered the personage
who had received me last night.
Five seconds has scarcely elapsed after the disappearance of the officer, when the door opened, and a new personage
The idea occurred to many that either the funeral procession of some great personage
had halted in front of the Province House, or that a corpse, in a velvet-covered and gorgeously-decorated coffin, was about to be borne from the portal.
The functionary next in consequence to the agent was the blacksmith, a most important, and, indeed, indispensable personage
in a frontier community.
But her imitations of a Parisian personage
, very highly placed indeed, as she represented him standing in the corner of a room with his face to the wall, rubbing the back of his head and moaning helplessly, "Rita, you are the death of me
A man cannot tell whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more trifler; whereof the one, would make a personage
by geometrical proportions; the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent.
Ferguson passed for a purely chimerical personage
of the Barnum stamp, who, after having gone through the United States, proposed to "do" the British Isles.
There was no personage
, however unexpected, no sudden change, no theatrical effect, which was not obliged to mount that ladder.
The day after the review, Boris, in his best uniform and with his comrade Berg's best wishes for success, rode to Olmutz to see Bolkonski, wishing to profit by his friendliness and obtain for himself the best post he could- preferably that of adjutant to some important personage
, a position in the army which seemed to him most attractive.
But they listened without much disturbance to the speakers who introduced the candidate, one of them--a political personage
from Brassing, who came to tell Middlemarch its duty--spoke so fully, that it was alarming to think what the candidate could find to say after him.
Both these had been old comrades of Dorothy, so you see the little girl was quite an important personage
in Oz, and the people thought she had brought them good luck, and loved her next best to Ozma.
The Scarecrow, with great politeness, introduced Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, and the latter personage
seemed to interest the Tin Woodman greatly.
The following personage
appears in other stories of the Human Comedy.