that surrounded the court were festooned with a curtain of some kind of Moorish stuff, and could be drawn down at pleasure, to exclude the beams of the sun.
Gradually the galleries
became filled with knights and nobles, in their robes of peace, whose long and rich-tinted mantles were contrasted with the gayer and more splendid habits of the ladies, who, in a greater proportion than even the men themselves, thronged to witness a sport, which one would have thought too bloody and dangerous to afford their sex much pleasure.
At length the duke came out to take her down, and as they entered a spacious court two fair damsels came forward and threw over Don Quixote's shoulders a large mantle of the finest scarlet cloth, and at the same instant all the galleries
of the court were lined with the men-servants and women-servants of the household, crying, "Welcome, flower and cream of knight-errantry
While awaiting the official announcement of dinner, the company were sauntering on the terrace above the river, and gazing at the water-plants, the mosaic of the currents, and the various pretty details of the houses clustering across the river, their old wooden galleries
, their mouldering window- frames, their little gardens where clothes were drying, the cabinet- maker's shop,--in short, the many details of a small community to which the vicinity of a river, a weeping willow, flowers, rose-bushes, added a certain grace, making the scene quite worthy of a landscape painter.
There was no stairway, but a gentle incline to the first floor of the building opened into an enormous chamber encircled by galleries
To right and left ran long, dark galleries
, where sight was lost.
I used all my influence with one of the committee, a young peer of my acquaintance, to get admission to one of the galleries
And Violet said, Yes; so day after day they labored to make a pathway through the frozen earth, that she might reach the roots of the withered flowers; and soon, wherever through the dark galleries
she went, the soft light fell upon the roots of flowers, and they with new life spread forth in the warm ground, and forced fresh sap to the blossoms above.
The ceremony was to be solemnized according to the Episcopalian forms, and in open church, with a degree of publicity that attracted many spectators, who occupied the front seats of the galleries
, and the pews near the altar and along the broad aisle.
It was free, indeed, from the modern blemish of galleries
were constructed inside of the palisades; the bastions were heightened, and sentinels were posted day and night.
They passed through the glorious halls of the Louvre, down the staircases, along the cool, dim galleries
of sculpture, and out into the enormous court.