Inquiry was made, and it was ascertained that, by a strange coincidence, this carriage contained the corpse of the Marquis de Saint-Meran, and that those who had come thinking to attend one funeral
would follow two.
Far in the forest, dim and old, For her may some tall vault unfold -- Some vault that oft hath flung its black And winged pannels fluttering back, Triumphant, o'er the crested palls, Of her grand family funerals
-- Some sepulchre, remote, alone, Against whose portal she hath thrown, In childhood, many an idle stone -- Some tomb fromout whose sounding door She ne'er shall force an echo more, Thrilling to think, poor child of sin
His conception of funerals
was apparently that they were mainly to amuse the living.
As for triumphs, masks, feasts, weddings, funerals
, capital executions, and such shows, men need not to be put in mind of them; yet are they not to be neglected.
I fancied my beautiful girl quite out of place in the rugged streets, and I thought there were more funerals
passing along the dismal pavements than I had ever seen before.
He is old, now, and grave, as becomes an age like his; he indulges in no light amusements save that he goes sometimes to executions, and is fond of funerals
Nothing is dead: men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals
and mournful obituaries, and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some new and strange disguise.
She always said that twelve funerals
gave her a new dress.
The impression on the mind of the sail seemed to be that we were playing at funerals
, and that I was the corpse and itself was the winding-sheet.
Aunt Lucy," she volunteered, "I don't like the smell of broom; it reminds me of funerals
Cadwallader," Celia had said; "but I don't like funerals
Gillis had insisted on having for Ruby -- "the Gillises must always make a splurge, even at funerals
," quoth Mrs.