He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display
on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed
upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display
of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
It was a noble turnout, and would have made a fine display
if we had had thinner weather.
Judge Driscoll had the good fortune to secure them for an immediate drive, and to be the first to display
them in public.
She was ready and willing and never shy; but she sought for no chances of display
and was, indeed, remarkably lacking in self-consciousness, as well as eager to bring others into whatever fun or entertainment there was.
It was understood, among all who came, that there must be as little display
about it as possible.
at threeandtwenty to be the king of his companythe great man the practised politician, who is to read every body's character, and make every body's talents conduce to the display
of his own superiority; to be dispensing his flatteries around, that he may make all appear like fools compared with himself
And what do you suppose the master will think when I display
it before him?
In some other pursuit, for which he was more fit, and in which he could feel an interest, he would no doubt display
the industry and perseverance which he had been too much discouraged to practice in the profession that he had now abandoned.
Then all the Cratchit family drew round the hearth, in what Bob Cratchit called a circle, meaning half a one; and at Bob Cratchit's elbow stood the family display
There was a good deal of competition in the Commons on all points of display
, and it turned out some very choice equipages then; though I always have considered, and always shall consider, that in my time the great article of competition there was starch: which I think was worn among the proctors to as great an extent as it is in the nature of man to bear.
To-night, Joe several times invited me, by the display
of his fast-diminishing slice, to enter upon our usual friendly competition; but he found me, each time, with my yellow mug of tea on one knee, and my untouched bread-and-butter on the other.