Let this, my young readers, be your constant maxim, that no man can be good enough to enable him to neglect the rules of prudence; nor will Virtue herself look beautiful, unless she be bedecked
with the outward ornaments of decency and decorum.
Right on the path which he was about to descend came two kings walking, bedecked
with crowns and purple girdles, and variegated like flamingoes: they drove before them a laden ass.
The appearance of the Knight Templar was also changed; and, though less studiously bedecked
with ornament, his dress was as rich, and his appearance far more commanding, than that of his companion.
For one dazed moment Miss Polly looked at her bedecked
self, and at her surroundings; then she gave a low cry and fled to her room.
His hands, large and coarse, were plentifully bedecked
with rings; and he wore a heavy gold watch-chain, with a bundle of seals of portentous size, and a great variety of colors, attached to it,--which, in the ardor of conversation, he was in the habit of flourishing and jingling with evident satisfaction.
In front of these were the high dignitaries of this mock heaven--gleaming blacks bedecked
with precious stones, upon their foreheads the insignia of their rank set in circles of gold.
He was neatly attired in a plum-coloured coat, with as large a collar of black velvet as his figure could carry; a silken waistcoat, bedecked
with golden sprigs; a chaste neckerchief much in vogue at that day, representing a preserve of lilac pheasants on a buff ground; pantaloons so highly decorated with side-stripes that each leg was a three-stringed lute; and a hat of state very high and hard.
The artistically bedecked
dais made the stories more realistic and effective.
Look who turns up on ITV's Big Soap Quiz this festive season, bedecked
in her signature leopard print.
This season, retail and office buildings in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) are bedecked
with glistening red ribbons, transforming them into larger-than-life Christmas presents, while the main avenue lampposts and BGC buses are adorned with bows.
See the Hall bedecked
for yuletide, warm yourself in front of a roaring fire and join costumed characters celebrating this special time of the year.
The new structure will be bedecked
with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon.