Imprimis, she has a tall and majestic figure, and might be a queen for her dignity."
O, do but think You stand upon the rivage and behold A city on th' inconstant billows dancing; For so appears this fleet majestical, Holding due course to Harfleur.
A peacock reposing majestically in the arms of a patient hamal appeared at the front door, a souvenir for "his excellency."
So spake our Sire, and by his Countenance seem'd Entring on studious Thoughts abstruse: which Eve Perceiving, where she sat retired in sight, With lowliness majestick, from her Seat, And Grace, that won who saw to wish her Stay, Rose; and went forth among her Fruits and Flowers To visit how they prosper'd, Bud and Bloom, Her Nursery: they at her coming sprung, And touch'd by her fair Tendance gladlier grew.
Letter XII.--Picolata.--Beauty of the Season.--The St. John's.--A Hammock.--Voyage from Charleston to Savannah.--City of Savannah.--Quoit Club.--A Negro Burial-Place.--Curious Epitaphs.--Bonaventure.--Majestic Avenues of Live-Oaks.--Alligators.--Black Creek.
As a child he had visions of God and the angels looking in at his window; and as a man he thought he received visits from the souls of the great dead, Moses, Virgil, Homer, Dante, Milton,--"majestic shadows, gray but luminous," he calls them.
Then, as for person, the Doctor was not handsome, to be sure; but he was what sometimes serves with woman better,--majestic and manly, and, when animated by thought and feeling, having even a commanding grandeur of mien.
In reviews and critical essays, the general characters of style are usually designated by such epithets as these;--concise, diffuse,--neat, negligent,--terse, bungling,--nervous, weak,--forcible, feeble,--vehement, languid,--simple, affected,--easy, stiff,--pure, barbarous,--perspicuous, obscure,--elegant, uncouth,--florid, plain,--flowery, artless,--fluent, dry,--piquant, dull,--stately, flippant,--majestic, mean,--pompous, modest,--ancient, modern.
Once on a time a maiden dwelt with her father,--they two, and no more,--in a rude log-cabin on the skirts of a grand old Western forest,--majestic mountains behind them, and the broad, free prairie in front.
The high peaks stretched before them, one after another, until they faded into the horizon,--majestic, aloof, utterly and grandly silent.