Within the past two weeks three landscapes and an allegorical
painting had sold for good prices; and under the influence of success he expanded like an opening floweret.
Zarathustra, then,--this shadowy, allegorical
personality, speaking in allegories and parables, and at times not even refraining from relating his own dreams--is a figure we can understand but very imperfectly if we have no knowledge of his creator and counterpart, Friedrich Nietzsche; and it were therefore well, previous to our study of the more abstruse parts of this book, if we were to turn to some authoritative book on Nietzsche's life and works and to read all that is there said on the subject.
They consisted of an elaborate scenic background set up near the city gate or on the street, with figures from allegorical
or traditional history who engaged in some pantomime or declamation, but with very little dramatic dialog, or none.
But the narrative of Hephaestus binding Here his mother, or how on another occasion Zeus sent him flying for taking her part when she was being beaten, and all the battles of the gods in Homer--these tales must not be admitted into our State, whether they are supposed to have an allegorical
meaning or not.
Sparsit was not a poetical woman; but she took an idea in the nature of an allegorical
fancy, into her head.
Rebecca, Adam thought, as he took off his hat and saluted the pretty panorama,--Rebecca, with her tall slenderness, her thoughtful brow, the fire of young joy in her face, her fillet of dark braided hair, might have been a young Muse or Sibyl; and the flowery hayrack, with its freight of blooming girlhood, might have been painted as an allegorical
picture of The Morning of Life.
All that patient, pale company of queens and princesses, of kings and warriors, of allegorical
women, of heroines and statesmen and heathen gods, crowned, helmeted, bare-headed, has run for good off the sea stretching to the last above the tumbling foam their fair, rounded arms; holding out their spears, swords, shields, tridents in the same unwearied, striving forward pose.
This carriage, or rather house upon wheels, excited the admiration of the whole quarter in which he resided -- it was covered with allegorical
paintings, and clouds scattered over with stars.
It is possible that the preceding conversation is an obscure allegorical
allusion to the Fronde, or perhaps an intimation that the Duc was the father of Mordaunt, from Twenty Years After, but a definite interpretation still eludes modern scholars.
Perhaps, she thought, these things were merely allegorical
Can'st thou not find a subject more fitting for thy thoughts than thy shoes?" That is what I want to say to you in allegorical
The loveliness to which the old warrior alluded was in no degree diminished by his allegorical
speech; for the blushes of the maiden who listened covered her burning cheeks till her dark eyes seemed to glow with their reflection; but, after struggling a moment with shame, she laughed, as if unwilling to understand him seriously, and replied in pleasantry: