In the bosom of this family, bound together by the force of religious ties, by the inflexibility of its customs, by one solitary emotion, that of avarice, a passion which was now as it were its compass, Elisabeth was forced to commune with herself, instead of imparting her ideas to those around her, for she felt herself without equals
in mind who could comprehend her.
Shakespeare, for example, in Henry V (Act 4, scene 2) was able to have the Constable of France announce `Then let the trumpets sound the tucket sonance
and the note to mount' because English trumpeters were following the Continental practice of playing an attention-calling `tocata'--the `tucket Sonance
'-before sounding the trumpet signal `Mont' a Cavallo'--the `note to mount'.