Meaning: an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
Meaning: a rich and spectacular ceremony
In the West the display of flowers seems to be a part of the pageantry of wealth,--the fancy of a moment.
We know this, because he has covered all with the glamour of his rich, boyish imagination that failed to perceive the cruel mockery of such selfish pageantry.
The vacuum left by departed greatness was everywhere observable, whilst the battles and processions portrayed on the walls told you who had here excited revelry after retiring from slaughter, or dismissed pageantry in search of pleasure.