Tailors and shoemakers, being sedentary men, will chiefly congregate into one part of the procession
and march under similar banners of disease; but among them we may observe here and there a sickly student, who has left his health between the leaves of classic volumes; and clerks, likewise, who have caught their deaths on high official stools; and men of genius too, who have written sheet after sheet with pens dipped in their heart's blood.
These wonderful personages were not more heartily cheered by the people than were those who followed after them in the procession
. Dorothy was a general favorite, and she walked arm in arm with the Scarecrow, who was beloved by all.
Sir Francis watched the procession
with a sad countenance, and, turning to the guide, said, "A suttee."
He, moving proudly past, enveloped as it were, in the rich music, with the procession
of majestic and venerable fathers; he, so unattainable in his worldly position, and still more so in that far vista of his unsympathizing thoughts, through which she now beheld him!
So the Emperor went along in the procession
under the splendid canopy, and all the people in the streets and at the windows said, 'How matchless are the Emperor's new clothes!
`Off with their heads!' and the procession
moved on, three of the soldiers remaining behind to execute the unfortunate gardeners, who ran to Alice for protection.
In the centre of a circle of magnificent trees, which were decorated with garlands and inscriptions, the procession
halted, amidst the sounds of lively music, and the young damsels of Haarlem made their appearance to escort the tulip to the raised seat which it was to occupy on the platform, by the side of the gilded chair of his Highness the Stadtholder.
So now the Emperor walked under his high canopy in the midst of the procession
, through the streets of his capital; and all the people standing by, and those at the windows, cried out, "Oh!
once more formed itself in order and proceeded on its road; the goatherd took his leave of the party; the officers of the Brotherhood declined to go any farther, and the curate paid them what was due to them; the canon begged the curate to let him know how Don Quixote did, whether he was cured of his madness or still suffered from it, and then begged leave to continue his journey; in short, they all separated and went their ways, leaving to themselves the curate and the barber, Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, and the good Rocinante, who regarded everything with as great resignation as his master.
"In the devil's name what is this?" muttered Sir William Howe to a gentleman beside him; "a procession
of the regicide judges of King Charles the martyr?"
Taken altogether the procession
was a grand success, and when it had returned to the palace the citizens crowded into the great Throne Room to see the Wizard perform his tricks.
A broad green carpet was unrolling itself upon the desert, while advancing across the carpet was a wonderful procession
that made the girl open her eyes in amazement as she gazed.
This gleam of hope acquired fresh life, when he saw Quasimodo, Coppenole, and the deafening escort of the pope of the procession
of fools quit the hall amid great uproar.
When I have seen a man strutting in a procession
, after others whose business was only to walk before him, I have conceived a higher notion of his dignity than I have felt on seeing him in a common situation.
A church procession
was coming up the hill from Borodino.