Heyward possessed some knowledge of the mummery
practised among the Indians, in the cases of such supposed visitations.
The fraud went through some more mummery
, and then made grave announcement:
When they were all gone, and when Trabb and his men - but not his boy: I looked for him - had crammed their mummery
into bags, and were gone too, the house felt wholesomer.
Your highness must break short this present mummery
I do not choose to be a party to this mummery
In extraordinary cases, the poor savages called in the aid of their own doctors or conjurors, who officiated with great noise and mummery
, but with little benefit.
Whilst we speak the loadstone is withdrawn; down falls our filing in a heap with the rest, and we continue our mummery
to the wretched shaving.
If you have any mummery
to go through with, there's a very good God the Father in that mortar yonder, in stone, which we stole from Saint-Pierre aux Boeufs.
The attention so recently strained on one object of interest, was now divided among a hundred; and look where you would, there was a motley assemblage of feasting, laughing, talking, begging, gambling, and mummery
Astonished at what he saw, the Councillor asked what was the meaning of all this mummery
, and who that man was.
They needed little to release the accumulated pressure of static nerve force which the terrorizing mummery
of the witch-doctor had induced.
As for elves and fairies, and other such mummery
, I purposely omit the mention of them, as I should be very unwilling to confine within any bounds those surprizing imaginations, for whose vast capacity the limits of human nature are too narrow; whose works are to be considered as a new creation; and who have consequently just right to do what they will with their own.