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  • In the mean-while all the shore rang with the trump of bullfrogs, the sturdy spirits of ancient wine-bibbers and wassailers, still unrepentant, trying to sing a catch in their Stygian lake--if the Walden nymphs will pardon the comparison, for though there are almost no weeds, there are frogs there--who would fain keep up the hilarious rules of their old festal tables, though their voices have waxed hoarse and solemnly grave, mocking at mirth, and the wine has lost its flavor, and become only liquor to distend their paunches, and sweet intoxication never comes to drown the memory of the past, but mere saturation and waterloggedness and distention.
  • The bad and demoralizing elements in these festal observances, moreover, daily acquired greater ascendency.
  • Scarlet - the festal gown for Doctors, normally bright red.
  • When (with her assistance) they solved it, he provided their prize of thirty festal garments by killing thirty men of Ashkelon.
  • These expectations were embedded in the festal calendar of Israel.

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