Before we took shipping, I was often asked by some of the crew, whether I had performed the ceremony
It was not merely the sisters, the women-friends and female relations of the bride who were following every detail of the ceremony
. Women who were quite strangers, mere spectators, were watching it excitedly, holding their breath, in fear of losing a single movement or expression of the bride and bridegroom, and angrily not answering, often not hearing, the remarks of the callous men, who kept making joking or irrelevant observations.
Having done this, he directed one of the ladies to gird on his sword, which she did with great self-possession and gravity, and not a little was required to prevent a burst of laughter at each stage of the ceremony
; but what they had already seen of the novice knight's prowess kept their laughter within bounds.
Trundle, lest the news should be too much for her; but it was not too much for her, inasmuch as she at once wrote off to Muggleton, to order a new cap and a black satin gown, and moreover avowed her determination of being present at the ceremony
. Hereupon, Mr.
In the first place, the black tulip had been produced; secondly, the Prince William of Orange, as a true Hollander, had promised to be present at the ceremony
of its inauguration; and, thirdly, it was a point of honour with the States to show to the French, at the conclusion of such a disastrous war as that of 1672, that the flooring of the Batavian Republic was solid enough for its people to dance on it, with the accompaniment of the cannon of their fleets.
"Don't be uneasy on that score," replied Villefort; "no ceremony
will be neglected in my house.
She did not faint, and nothing untoward occurred to interrupt the ceremony
. Feasting and merry-making followed; then, as the evening waned, Fred and Diana drove away through the moonlight to their new home, and Gilbert walked with Anne to Green Gables.
In all bargains, whether to fight or to marry, or concerning any other such business, little previous ceremony
is required to bring the matter to an issue when both parties are really in earnest.
From these men I learnt that the multitude was on its way to a great religious ceremony
, which was to take place on a hill at a little distance from Somnauth.
The church itself was gaily festooned with flowers for the ceremony
, while out in the church-yard at one side brown ale flowed freely for all the servitors.
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.
Sylvie was just going to explain, very politely, that really they couldn't perform that ceremony
, because their wigs wouldn't come off, when the door of the Royal Kennel opened, and an enormous Newfoundland Dog put his head out.