Even now, there is present to our mind's eye a small and not, ostentatious chamber with whose decorations
no fault can be found.
Anyhow, the deputation of distinguished geologists and mineralogists from Paris and Berlin were there in the most magnificent and appropriate dress, for there are no men who like wearing their decorations
so much as the men of science--as anybody knows who has ever been to a soiree of the Royal Society.
Among his other contradictory decorations
he had the hat of a bishop and the little gloves of a baby.
The late repairs and decorations
add both to the comeliness and the
Quasimodo leaned over the Place, and saw that the object of this tender and agonizing prayer was a young man, a captain, a handsome cavalier all glittering with arms and decorations
, prancing across the end of the Place, and saluting with his plume a beautiful lady who was smiling at him from her balcony.
He was an elderly man, with a white beard and a florid complexion, who had painted a number of decorations
for the State, but these were an object of derision to the students he instructed: he was a disciple of Ingres, impervious to the progress of art and angrily impatient with that tas de farceurs whose names were Manet, Degas, Monet, and Sisley; but he was an excellent teacher, helpful, polite, and encouraging.
Not only the generals in full parade uniforms, with their thin or thick waists drawn in to the utmost, their red necks squeezed into their stiff collars, and wearing scarves and all their decorations
, not only the elegant, pomaded officers, but every soldier with his freshly washed and shaven face and his weapons clean and polished to the utmost, and every horse groomed till its coat shone like satin and every hair of its wetted mane lay smooth- felt that no small matter was happening, but an important and solemn affair.
There are other jewels used in the decorations
inside the houses and palaces, such as rubies, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts and turquoises.
A dainty green silk skirt reached to her knees, showing silk stockings embroidered with pea-pods, and green satin slippers with bunches of lettuce for decorations
instead of bows or buckles.
, the entertainment, the supper, the music were indescribable
Save for decorations
, he was naked as Adam before the Fall.
To this the traveller replied that it was possible, but that he did not understand decorations