Their numbers were small; their stations in life obscure; the object of their enterprise unostentatious; the theatre of their exploits remote; how could they possibly be favorites of worldly Fame--that common crier, whose existence is only known by the assemblage
of multitudes; that pander of wealth and greatness, so eager to haunt the palaces of fortune, and so fastidious to the houseless dignity of virtue; that parasite of pride, ever scornful to meekness, and ever obsequious to insolent power; that heedless trumpeter, whose ears are deaf to modest merit, and whose eyes are blind to bloodless, distant excellence?
The definition of a CONFEDERATE REPUBLIC seems simply to be "an assemblage
of societies," or an association of two or more states into one state.
Influenced by the impression I had received of his gentleness, I was a good deal surprised when, on arriving the next day at my new employer's house, and being admitted to a first view of what was to be the sphere of my future labours, namely the large, lofty, and well lighted schoolrooms, I beheld a numerous assemblage
of pupils, boys of course, whose collective appearance showed all the signs of a full, flourishing, and well-disciplined seminary.
The procession has not started yet, but is waiting for the cause of its assemblage
to be brought out.
At noon the Victoria was passing over a petty town, a mere assemblage
of miserable huts, which once was Goa, a great capital.
Now was the Wizard's turn, so he smiled upon the assemblage
He mingled with the blacks and the Arabs in an endeavor to learn the cause of the commotion, in his interest forgetting that he alone of the assemblage
carried a spear, a bow and arrows, and thus might become an object of suspicious attention.
It therefore, in the first place, cheered Van Systens and his nosegay, then the corporation, then followed a cheer for the people; and, at last, and for once with great justice, there was one for the excellent music with which the gentlemen of the town councils generously treated the assemblage
at every halt.
Joan Lackland--just an assemblage
of letters, of commonplace letters, but an assemblage
that generated a subtle and heady magic.
The splendid costumes of those at the three tables made a gorgeous and glittering display that no one present was ever likely to forget; perhaps there has never been in any part of the world at any time another assemblage
of such wonderful people as that which gathered this evening to honor the birthday of the Ruler of Oz.
Instantly a great cheer swelled from the throats of the assemblage
of the masses.
roared the assemblage
, electrified by their president's words.