He unrolled a large parchment scroll
, and read aloud the words "'item, that we will be kind to the poor.
While he was speaking the hands on the face of the clock behind the great man's back - a heavy, glistening affair of massive scrolls
in the same dark marble as the mantelpiece, and with a ghostly, evanescent tick - had moved through the space of seven minutes.
The name of Don Augustin de Certavallos was scarcely known beyond the limits of the little town in which he resided, though he found a secret pleasure himself in pointing it out, in large scrolls
of musty documents, to an only child, as enrolled among the former heroes and grandees of Old and of New Spain.
Reginald Wilfer is a name with rather a grand sound, suggesting on first acquaintance brasses in country churches, scrolls
in stained-glass windows, and generally the De Wilfers who came over with the Conqueror.
Giving the child an encouraging look, intended to reassure her and let her know, that, although she stood in the presence of the original Jarley, she must not allow herself to be utterly overwhelmed and borne down, the lady of the caravan unfolded another scroll
, whereon was the inscription, 'One hundred figures the full size of life,' and then another scroll
, on which was written, 'The only stupendous collection of real wax-work in the world,' and then several smaller scrolls
with such inscriptions as
so wide might not be deemed too expensive for Providence to write a people's doom upon.
Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on the projecting piece of scroll
work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
and, as if repeated by an invisible voice, came the words of an old prophetic scroll
, as Eva had often read them to him,--"Fear not
He took out his sycamore scroll
and placed it by the candle.
When he had finished, he delivered the scroll
, which was in the Hebrew character, to the Pilgrim, saying, ``In the town of Leicester all men know the rich Jew, Kirjath Jairam of Lombardy; give him this scroll
he hath on sale six Milan harnesses, the worst would suit a crowned head ten goodly steeds, the worst might mount a king, were he to do battle for his throne.
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll
of parchment in the other.
He obtained the King's leave forthwith to seek out the forester; and armed with the King's scroll
he came before the Sheriff at Nottingham.