There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling
colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
Still the severer antiquary may think, that, by thus intermingling
fiction with truth, I am polluting the well of history with modern inventions, and impressing upon the rising generation false ideas of the age which I describe.
We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling
, into the inmost recesses of catacombs.
And therefore there is little won, by intermingling
of plausible actions.
Shouts, laughter, furious music, a bewildering chaos of darting and intermingling
forms, stormy jerking and snatching of gay dresses, bobbing beads, flying arms, lightning flashes of white-stockinged calves and dainty slippers in the air, and then a grand final rush, riot, a terrific hubbub, and a wild stampede
About twenty miles up the coast from the mouth of the river we encountered low cliffs of sandstone, broken and tortured evidence of the great upheaval which had torn Caprona asunder in the past, intermingling
upon a common level the rock formations of widely separated eras, fusing some and leaving others untouched.
It moved through the tree-tops and among the boles; it displayed itself in widening and intermingling
circles upon the bosom of the sea; it leaped from the depths; I could hear it in a dense wood at my right, the murmur of it rising and falling in ceaseless volumes of sound, riven at intervals by a horrid scream or a thunderous roar which shook the earth; and always I was haunted by that inexplicable sensation that unseen eyes were watching me, that soundless feet dogged my trail.
It was a vast and happy intermingling
of nationalities that settled down in China in 1982 and the years that followed--a tremendous and successful experiment in cross-fertilization.
Some girls, addressed with this reckless intermingling
of jest and earnest, would have felt confused, and some would have felt flattered.
Byron often points the cynicism by lapsing into brilliant doggerel, but his double nature appears in the occasional intermingling
of tender and beautiful passages.
Upon which Flora returned to take care of her, and hovered about her on a sofa, intermingling
kind offices and incoherent scraps of conversation in a manner so confounding, that whether she pressed the Marshalsea to take a spoonful of unclaimed dividends, for it would do her good; or whether she congratulated Little Dorrit's father on coming into possession of a hundred thousand smelling- bottles; or whether she explained that she put seventy-five thousand drops of spirits of lavender on fifty thousand pounds of lump sugar, and that she entreated Little Dorrit to take that gentle restorative; or whether she bathed the foreheads of Doyce and Clennam in vinegar, and gave the late Mr F.
In the Introduction, she explains that intermingling
of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish cultures helped to make Toledo an important center for the translation of classical sources and the production of manuscripts.