I changed the subject, and made her resume her illustrations
The Fountain Court at Hampton Court may serve as an illustration
(save as regards the use of arches instead of wooden supports and rafters) and the arrangement is still common in Sicily.
However, the author has told me that the work is old-fashioned, since, nowadays, books are issued with illustrations
and embellishments of different sorts (though I could not make out all that he said).
The captain, in his replies, made use of familiar illustrations
, calculated to strike their minds, and impress them with such an idea of the might of his nation, as would induce them to treat with kindness and respect all stragglers that might fall in their path.
The American will know how to appreciate the importance of this opinion, in relation to the house in question, when he is told that it was written by one of those inspired moralists, and profound constitutional lawyers, and ingenious political economists, who daily teach their fellow creatures how to give practical illustrations
of the mandates of the Bible, how to discriminate in vexed questions arising from the national compact, and how to manage their private affairs in such a way as to escape the quicksands that have wrecked their own.
How will they feel on seeing the illustrations
to the sea novels of our day, or of our yesterday?
This he made excuse for renewed arguments, and used wayside shows as illustrations
of the decadence of England.
The grottoes at this point, although less magnificent than the Theban sepulchres, are of higher interest, on account of affording more numerous illustrations
of the private life of the Egyptians.
You have not, of course, seen the disgraceful illustrations
which the gutter Press-- This man is a public nuisance; he knows that I am a resident perfectly well, and yet he goes on worrying me to buy his vulgar views.
As they lay sprawled about the floor, sometimes overlapping one another, again in heaps of several bodies, they suggested instantly to me the grotesque illustrations
that I had seen in copies of Dante's INFERNO, and what more fitting comparison?
These houses, solid marble palaces though they be, are in many cases of a dull pinkish color, outside, and from pavement to eaves are pictured with Genoese battle scenes, with monstrous Jupiters and Cupids, and with familiar illustrations
from Grecian mythology.
Meanwhile, this master, bent over a vast manuscript, ornamented with fantastical illustrations
, appeared to be tormented by an idea which incessantly mingled with his meditations.