But at last it cometh and awaketh and devoureth and engulfeth whatever hath built tabernacles
For hardly have we mortals by long toilings extracted from the world's vast bulk its small but valuable sperm; and then, with weary patience, cleansed ourselves from its defilements, and learned to live here in clean tabernacles
of the soul; hardly is this done, when -- There she blows!
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles
, diptychs and triptychs.
To be sure, in cold weather you may carry your house aloft with you, in the shape of a watch-coat; but properly speaking the thickest watch-coat is no more of a house than the unclad body; for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshly tabernacle
, and cannot freely move about in it, nor even move out of it, without running great risk of perishing (like an ignorant pilgrim crossing the snowy Alps in winter); so a watch-coat is not so much of a house as it is a mere envelope, or additional skin encasing you.
"If this king and this arch-prelate have their will, we shall briefly behold a cross on the spire of this tabernacle
which we have builded, and a high altar within its walls, with wax tapers burning round it at noonday.
I wandered in it, pitching the tabernacle
of my thoughts on the lining of the square family-pew, the fidgets of my small brothers, and the horror of knowing that, on the Monday, I should have to write out, from memory, jottings of the rambling disconnected extempore sermon, which might have had any text but its own, and to stand or fall by the result.
It was his grimmest deed since the days when he had brought Barbecue to heel; and knowing as we do how vain a tabernacle
is man, could we be surprised had he now paced the deck unsteadily, bellied out by the winds of his success?
A bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle
in the centre; the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery; the carpet was red; the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth; the walls were a soft fawn colour with a blush of pink in it; the wardrobe, the toilet-table, the chairs were of darkly polished old mahogany.
Why, it says as God put his sperrit into the workman as built the tabernacle
, to make him do all the carved work and things as wanted a nice hand.
Hollister, who strongly contended that the Methodist (her own) church was the best entitled to and most deserving of, the possession of the new tabernacle
. Richard now perceived that he had been too sanguine, and had fallen into the error of all those who ignorantly deal with that wary and sagacious people.
Tess, who had been quite unconscious of her action and mien, instantly withdrew the large dark gaze of her eyes, stammering with a flush, "I beg your pardon!" And there was revived in her the wretched sentiment which had often come to her before, that in inhabiting the fleshly tabernacle
with which Nature had endowed her she was somehow doing wrong.
Cornelius replied that undoubtedly his godfather could not have thought that there was any risk for the safety of his deposit, hidden as it was in a press which was looked upon as sacred as the tabernacle
by the whole household of Van Baerle; and that consequently he had considered the certificate as useless.