The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping
, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
Mine was a quiet back-garret with a sloping
roof, commanding a pleasant prospect of a timberyard; and when I took possession of it, with the reflection that Mr.
On the previous night, I had been sent straight to bed in an attic with a sloping
roof, which was so low in the corner where the bedstead was, that I calculated the tiles as being within a foot of my eyebrows.
From the entrance into the lists, a gently sloping
passage, ten yards in breadth, led up to the platform on which the tents were pitched.
I fixed in the stumps so artificially, scraping and sloping
them with my knife toward the points, that I made a very tolerable comb; which was a seasonable supply, my own being so much broken in the teeth, that it was almost useless: neither did I know any artist in that country so nice and exact, as would undertake to make me another.