Then up the lane to the church came the old knight, preceded by ten archers liveried
in scarlet and gold.
One would have thought that out of two dozen delicacies one might find something to one's taste, but Stepan Arkadyevitch asked for something special, and one of the liveried
waiters standing by immediately brought what was required.
Some of these were pretty fine birds, but no matter, they had to tarry outside in the long parlor under the inspection of a double rank of liveried
footmen and waiting-maids who supported the two walls with their backs and held the wraps and traps of their masters and mistresses on their arms.
At this, above the salt, sat the visiting nobles and the grown members of their families, of both sexes, -- the resident Court, in effect -- sixty-one per- sons; below the salt sat minor officers of the house- hold, with their principal subordinates: altogether a hundred and eighteen persons sitting, and about as many liveried
servants standing behind their chairs, or serving in one capacity or another.
The tediousness of a two hours' wait at Petty France, in which there was nothing to be done but to eat without being hungry, and loiter about without anything to see, next followed -- and her admiration of the style in which they travelled, of the fashionable chaise and four -- postilions handsomely liveried
, rising so regularly in their stirrups, and numerous outriders properly mounted, sunk a little under this consequent inconvenience.
At last, liveried
in the costume of the age, reality entered the room in the shape of a servant to tell the duchess that her carriage was waiting.
At different periods of the evening the liveried
servants of the Province House passed among the guests, bearing huge trays of refreshments and French and Spanish wines.
For it is a solid, heavy, handsome door, and must once have been in the habit of shutting with a sonorous bang behind a liveried
lackey, who had just seen his master and mistress off the grounds in a carriage and pair.
The man's dull face brightened as he perceived our hero, for Newman, for indefinable reasons, enjoyed the confidence of the liveried
servant opened the door, and the prince was obliged to enter into long explanations with this gentleman, who, from the first glance, looked at him and his bundle with grave suspicion.
footman opened the door, and in reply to Ralph's inquiry whether Madame Mantalini was at home, ushered them, through a handsome hall and up a spacious staircase, into the show saloon, which comprised two spacious drawing-rooms, and exhibited an immense variety of superb dresses and materials for dresses: some arranged on stands, others laid carelessly on sofas, and others again, scattered over the carpet, hanging on the cheval-glasses, or mingling, in some other way, with the rich furniture of various descriptions, which was profusely displayed.
Teresa saw herself rich, superbly attired, and attended by a train of liveried