But high above the flying scud and dark-rolling clouds, there floated a little isle of sunlight, from which beamed forth an angel's face; and this bright face shed a distinct spot of radiance upon the ship's tossed deck, something like that silver plate
now inserted into the Victory's plank where Nelson fell.
But ere we go, good friend, it seemeth to me to be a vast pity that, as we have had so much of the Sheriff's food, we should not also carry off some of his silver plate
to Robin Hood, as a present from his worship."
Picture to yourselves, my dear children, a handsome, old-fashioned room, with a large, open cupboard at one end, in which is displayed a magnificent gold cup, with some other splendid articles of gold and silver plate
. In another part of the room, opposite to a tall looking- glass, stands our beloved chair, newly polished, and adorned with a gorgeous cushion of crimson velvet tufted with gold.
A second dull noise was heard from the ditch, and Raoul ran to pick up a silver plate
which was rolling along the dry sand.
By the by, I was forgetting the silver plate
. What is the value of that which I have?"
As he did this he noticed a silver plate
fastened to a rock just under the surface of the water, and on the silver plate
was engraved these words:
But ere we go, it would seem a true pity to fail to take such of the Sheriff's silver plate
as will cause us to remember him, and also grace our special feasts."
I am not absolutely such a fool and sensualist as to regret the absence of a carpet, a sofa, and silver plate
; besides, five weeks ago I had nothing--I was an outcast, a beggar, a vagrant; now I have acquaintance, a home, a business.
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate
, two Turkish pistols and a saber- a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.
In an instant a space three feet long by two feet broad was cleared, and Dantes could see an oaken coffer, bound with cut steel; in the middle of the lid he saw engraved on a silver plate
, which was still untarnished, the arms of the Spada family -- viz., a sword, pale, on an oval shield, like all the Italian armorial bearings, and surmounted by a cardinal's hat; Dantes easily recognized them, Faria had so often drawn them for him.
When he had thoroughly washed himself, and had got the brine out of his hair, he anointed himself with oil, and put on the clothes which the girl had given him; Minerva then made him look taller and stronger than before, she also made the hair grow thick on the top of his head, and flow down in curls like hyacinth blossoms; she glorified him about the head and shoulders as a skilful workman who has studied art of all kinds under Vulcan and Minerva enriches a piece of silver plate
by gilding it--and his work is full of beauty.
On his right arm was a silver plate
, which, instead of bearing, as usual, the cognizance or badge of the baron to whose family he belonged, had barely the word =Sherwood= engraved upon it.