Of this kind is the gout, which serves as a bond of brotherhood to the purple-visaged gentry, who obey the herald's voice, and painfully hobble from all civilized regions of the globe to take their post in the grand procession
. In mercy to their toes, let us hope that the march may not be long.
It is greater than the stars--that moving procession
of human energy; greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon.
She had decided she would not ride in her chariot that day, as she preferred to walk in the procession
with her favored subjects and her guests.
Next came the musicians and a rearguard of capering fakirs, whose cries sometimes drowned the noise of the instruments; these closed the procession
Dimmesdale first set his foot on the New England shore, had he exhibited such energy as was seen in the gait and air with which he kept his pace in the procession
. There was no feebleness of step as at other times; his frame was not bent, nor did his hand rest ominously upon his heart.
'They are waiting outside with the canopy which your Majesty is wont to have borne over you in the procession
,' announced the Master of the Ceremonies.
When the procession
came opposite to Alice, they all stopped and looked at her, and the Queen said severely `Who is this?' She said it to the Knave of Hearts, who only bowed and smiled in reply.
Another quarter of an hour and the Prince will arrive and the procession
will halt for the last time; after the tulip is placed on its throne, the Prince, yielding precedence to this rival for the popular adoration, will take a magnificently emblazoned parchment, on which is written the name of the grower; and his Highness, in a loud and audible tone, will proclaim him to be the discoverer of a wonder; that Holland, by the instrumentality of him, Boxtel, has forced Nature to produce a black flower, which shall henceforth be called Tulipa nigra Boxtellea.
"The canopy which is to be borne over your Majesty, in the procession
, is waiting," announced the chief master of the ceremonies.
The curate was known to another curate who walked in the procession
, and their recognition of one another set at rest the apprehensions of both parties; the first then told the other in two words who Don Quixote was, and he and the whole troop of penitents went to see if the poor gentleman was dead, and heard Sancho Panza saying, with tears in his eyes, "Oh flower of chivalry, that with one blow of a stick hast ended the course of thy well-spent life!
The idea occurred to many that either the funeral procession
of some great personage had halted in front of the Province House, or that a corpse, in a velvet-covered and gorgeously-decorated coffin, was about to be borne from the portal.
So first there was to be a grand procession
through the streets, after which the little old man was requested to perform some of his wizardries in the great Throne Room of the palace.