"Ghent has taught the oligarchs how to do it," Ernest said.
Ghent. It has always been insisted that Ghent put the idea of the Oligarchy into the minds of the great capitalists.
Then arrived, two by two, with a gravity which made a contrast in the midst of the frisky ecclesiastical escort of Charles de Bourbon, the eight and forty ambassadors of Maximilian of Austria, having at their head the reverend Father in God, Jehan, Abbot of Saint-Bertin, Chancellor of the Golden Fleece, and Jacques de Goy, Sieur Dauby, Grand Bailiff of Ghent. A deep silence settled over the assembly, accompanied by stifled laughter at the preposterous names and all the bourgeois designations which each of these personages transmitted with imperturbable gravity to the usher, who then tossed names and titles pell-mell and mutilated to the crowd below.
It was a subtle, intelligent, crafty-looking face, a sort of combined monkey and diplomat phiz, before whom the cardinal made three steps and a profound bow, and whose name, nevertheless, was only, "Guillaume Rym, counsellor and pensioner of the City of Ghent."
How wildly it heightens the effect of that passage in Froissart, when, masked in the snowy symbol of their faction, the desperate White Hoods of Ghent
murder their bailiff in the market-place!
At the return of peace, Astoria, with the adjacent country, reverted to the United States by the treaty of Ghent
, on the principle of status ante bellum, and Captain Biddle was despatched in the sloop of war, Ontario, to take formal possession.
All this kept her very busy, and she had not had time to do more than look at the little vellum book that Archer had sent her the week before (the "Sonnets from the Portuguese"); but she was learning by heart "How they brought the Good News from Ghent
to Aix," because it was one of the first things he had ever read to her; and it amused her to be able to tell him that Kate Merry had never even heard of a poet called Robert Browning.
Major O'Dowd packing her own and her Major's wardrobe, and how his best epaulets had been stowed into a tea canister, whilst her own famous yellow turban, with the bird of paradise wrapped in brown paper, was locked up in the Major's tin cocked-hat case, and wondered what effect it would have at the French king's court at Ghent, or the great military balls at Brussels.
"Ghent! Brussels!" cried out Amelia with a sudden shock and start.
The police of three countries had tracked the great criminal at last from Ghent
to Brussels, from Brussels to the Hook of Holland; and it was conjectured that he would take some advantage of the unfamiliarity and confusion of the Eucharistic Congress, then taking place in London.
Our four-star Ghent
River Hotel was a historic building with modern design, gym and sauna, and a rooftop terrace with breakfast area offering stunning views over the city and the River Leie below.
- Graslei at night, Gravensteen Castle, Groot Vleeshuis, St Michael's Bridge with the towers of St Nicholas' Church, Belfry and St Bavo's Cathedral Pictures: JAN DARTHET/TOERISME BRUGGE AND TOURIST OFFICE GHENT
almost every corner you turn will offer a breathtaking view of one of the three main landmarks that dominate the skyline; the centuries old Belfry which offers a magnificent panoramic view - if you can climb its 366 steps that is; the imposing brick tower of the Church of Our Lady, the highest of its kind in Europe, which is home to one of Michelangelo's very few works outside of Italy - the white marble Madonna and Child; and the recently restored St Saviour's Cathedral.