Yet let not modern beauty envy the magnificence
of a Saxon princess.
Here the viceroy and his company were received with so much ceremony, as was rather troublesome than pleasing to us who were fatigued with the labours of the passage; and having stayed here some time, that the gentlemen who attended the viceroy to Goa might fit out their vessels, we set sail, and after having been detained some time at sea, by calms and contrary winds, and somewhat harassed by the English and Dutch, who were now increased to eleven ships of war, arrived at Goa, on Saturday, the 16th of December, and the viceroy made his entry with great magnificence
I looked for no less, my lord, from your High Magnificence
," replied Don Quixote, "and I have to tell you that the boon I have asked and your liberality has granted is that you shall dub me knight to-morrow morning, and that to-night I shall watch my arms in the chapel of this your castle; thus tomorrow, as I have said, will be accomplished what I so much desire, enabling me lawfully to roam through all the four quarters of the world seeking adventures on behalf of those in distress, as is the duty of chivalry and of knights-errant like myself, whose ambition is directed to such deeds.
Like the period which du Bousquier himself represented, the house was a jumble of dirt and magnificence
Even at a small party, the company was a pleasure to behold; the richly varied hues of the assembly in a church or theatre are said to have more than once proved too distracting for our greatest teachers and actors; but most ravishing of all is said to have been the unspeakable magnificence
of a military review.
With its daring imagery, grave magnificence
of language and solemn thought, it is nothing less than Elizabethan, and only the masters of that age could have done it justice in the rendering.
After the soup the maid brought a boiled fowl--a piece of magnificence
which caused the eyes of the diners to dilate in such a manner that they seemed ready to burst.
He dwelt with considerable force and energy on the almost magical hospitality he had received from the count, and the magnificence
of his entertainment in the grotto of the "Thousand and One Nights.
But the room, in its present condition, cannot boast even of faded magnificence
Lastly, on the gorgeous crimson cushion of Grandfather's chair would have shone the purple and golden magnificence
of Sir William Phips.
The vivid colours of their draped raiment and the gold of their earrings invested with a barbaric and regal magnificence
their figures, stepping out freely in a shower of broken sunshine.
But in America, the coins current being the sole arms of the aristocracy, their display may be said, in general, to be the sole means of the aristocratic distinction; and the populace, looking always upward for models,,are insensibly led to confound the two entirely separate ideas of magnificence