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  • He had been half-afraid he would find a shadowy, incense-laden room stocked with strange herbs and candles.

    Sharp Edges

  • She concentrated on the spicy scent of the incense-laden air, of the texture of the soft fabric under her hands, of her own weight resting on the cushion to steady herself.

    Elvenblood

  • Antryg's voice was low in the incense-laden hush of the over-decorated room.

    The Silent Tower

  • He walked slowly down the passageway, the air strangely incense-laden.

    Tai-Pan

  • Old German and Flemish ballads borrow quaint anachronisms from that sylvan sanctuary of incense-laden sweetness, which coloured the thoughts and dreams of contemporary poets, and added exotic traits to their descriptions of northern scenery.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Its romance had gone; the weird mystery of the Oriental city had lost its fascination; and no incense-laden, music-haunted, brightly-coloured corner remained unexplored.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • All day long, too, from before the peep of dawn till after darkness has fallen, these red-cloaked monks hold services in the dim incense-laden air of the great Machindranath temple, the cathedral of Lhasa; and thither they crowd thrice a day to receive their doles of tea and soup and money.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • But I love the gold and the silk which clothe the priest of Rome, and his celibacy, and the confessional, and purgatory: and in the darkness of an Italian cathedral, incense-laden and mysterious, I believe with all my heart in the miracle of the Mass.

    Of Human Bondage

  • She pushed open the greasy, shining leather door, passed into the interior, and stood for a moment in the incense-laden gloom of the nave.

    The Bent Twig

  • But I love the gold and the silk which clothe the priest of Rome, and his celibacy, and the confessional, and purgatory: and in the darkness of an Italian cathedral, incense-laden and mysterious,

    Of Human Bondage

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