Vestals


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Vestals

six pure girls; tended fire sacred to Vesta. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
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And then perhaps he remembered the soothing fact for he allowed a gleam to light up his eyes, like the reflection of some inward fire tended in the sanctuary of his heart by a devotion as pure as that of any vestal.
Franz had remained for nearly a quarter of an hour perfectly hidden by the shadow of the vast column at whose base he had found a resting-place, and from whence his eyes followed the motions of Albert and his guides, who, holding torches in their hands, had emerged from a vomitarium at the opposite extremity of the Colosseum, and then again disappeared down the steps conducting to the seats reserved for the Vestal virgins, resembling, as they glided along, some restless shades following the flickering glare of so many ignes-fatui.
Tel: 029 2087 8889 Man Without Country, The Vestals, Tarsiers Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, 7.
The Vestals entered the ownership picture in January 1996 in a transfer of land valued at $1,500.
At the beginning of each year, the vestals of the Austrian temple of Conceptual art, the Generali Foundation, surrender their austere chambers for the sake of experiment: an exhibition straight from the artists' laboratory.
The House Of The Vestals by Steven Saylor (Robinson, pounds 6.
Here, like the princes of yore, she conjures to the stage a sisterhood of vestals, the shades of a postmodernist dream.