At the corner of Pitt Street he paused to light a fresh cigar; the vesta
threw, as he did so, a strong light upon his features, and a man of about his own age stopped at sight of it.
He is a professional beggar, though in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax vestas
There was a box of vestas, two inches of tallow candle, an A D P brier-root pipe, a pouch of seal-skin with half an ounce of long-cut Cavendish, a silver watch with a gold chain, five sovereigns in gold, an aluminum pencil-case, a few papers, and an ivory-handled knife with a very delicate, inflexible bade marked Weiss & Co.
It was a wax vesta half burned, which was so coated with mud that it looked at first like a little chip of wood.
Not that I would intimate that such strict chastity as was preserved in the temple of Vesta
can possibly be maintained at a public inn.
When we were in complete darkness, he lit a wax vesta, and asked Daddy Jacques to move to the middle of the chamber with it to the place where the night-light was burning that night.
Daddy Jacques who was in his stockings--he usually left his sabots in the vestibule--entered The Yellow Room with his bit of a vesta.
The Temple of Vesta
might have sprung up anew from its ruins, expressly to lend its countenance to the occasion.
Although the girls are never given a name, these have to be the Maenads
And honey, too, is described as dripping from the tip of the thyrsus staves carried by the Maenads
The first published play by "Michael Field," Callirrhoe, features a loyal and loving daughter who comes to understand that her place is not in the town with the family who betrays her, but amongst the Maenads
on the mountainside.
Gods such as Pan and Dionysus have not been represented yet and introducing the "wild" cult of the Maenads
and the Satyrs could offer another occasion to deal with the theme of religion-or the lack of it--that has been repeatedly developed in both Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans.