Through Theresa I have received your message that you need an embroidered
cloak to wear, so I will go and purchase one.
If the feast were less magnificent than those same panelled walls had witnessed in a by-gone century,--if mine host presided with somewhat less of state than might have befitted a successor of the royal Governors,--if the guests made a less imposing show than the bewigged and powdered and embroidered
dignitaries, who erst banqueted at the gubernatorial table, and now sleep, within their armorial tombs on Copp's Hill, or round King's Chapel,--yet never, I may boldly say, did a more comfortable little party assemble in the Province House, from Queen Anne's days to the Revolution.
His little dinners, in the settling of which Lord Henry always assisted him, were noted as much for the careful selection and placing of those invited, as for the exquisite taste shown in the decoration of the table, with its subtle symphonic arrangements of exotic flowers, and embroidered
cloths, and antique plate of gold and silver.
She made ruffled chemises of sheer linen, with her own fine edgings and French embroidery on breast and shoulders; linen hand-made combination undersuits; and nightgowns, fairy and cobwebby, embroidered
, trimmed with Irish lace.
"For their holiday suits they had coats of figured velvet, crimson, green, blue, and all other gay colors, embroidered
with gold or silver lace.
His tobacco pouch, which he laid upon the table, was a fantastic embroidered
silk affair, evidently the handiwork of a woman.
Her dress, which was that of the women of Epirus, consisted of a pair of white satin trousers, embroidered
with pink roses, displaying feet so exquisitely formed and so delicately fair, that they might well have been taken for Parian marble, had not the eye been undeceived by their movements as they constantly shifted in and out of a pair of little slippers with upturned toes, beautifully ornamented with gold and pearls.
A dainty green silk skirt reached to her knees, showing silk stockings embroidered
with pea-pods, and green satin slippers with bunches of lettuce for decorations instead of bows or buckles.
The body of the chariot was decorated on the outside with designs in clusters of sparkling emeralds, while inside it was lined with a green and gold satin, and the cushions of the seats were of green plush embroidered
in gold with a crown, underneath which was a monogram.
Just look at him," said the little old man, pointing with his embroidered
hat to Karenin in a court uniform with the new red ribbon across his shoulders, standing in the doorway of the hall with an influential member of the Imperial Council.
But the point which drew all eyes, and, as it were, transfigured the wearer -- so that both men and women who had been familiarly acquainted with Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time -- was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered
and illuminated upon her bosom.
There were embroidered
hangings on the wall, and inlaid furniture such as she had seen in India stood about the room.