One, pretending to imitate him, goes outside and comes in again in a ludicrously nervous manner, explaining to him afterward that that is the way he--meaning the shy fellow--walks into a room; or, turning to him with "This is the way you shake hands," proceeds to go through a comic
pantomime with the rest of the room, taking hold of every one's hand as if it were a hot plate and flabbily dropping it again.
You have never heard Harris sing a comic
song, or you would understand the service I had rendered to mankind.
What other sort of soul, then, would you expect from `a comic
little figure hopping from the cradle to the grave'?
But to save me I can't see any difference between writing jokes or comic
verse and running a type- writer, taking dictation, or keeping sets of books.
There was an agreeable little surprise in the way of certain love passages between the desponding captive and Miss Snevellicci, and the comic
fighting-man and Miss Bravassa; besides which, Mr Lenville had several very tragic scenes in the dark, while on throat-cutting expeditions, which were all baffled by the skill and bravery of the comic
fighting-man (who overheard whatever was said all through the piece) and the intrepidity of Miss Snevellicci, who adopted tights, and therein repaired to the prison of her captive lover, with a small basket of refreshments and a dark lantern.
In his tragedies, 'Sejanus' and 'Catiline,' he excluded comic
material; for the most part he kept scenes of death and violence off the stage; and he very carefully and slowly constructed plays which have nothing, indeed, of the poetic greatness of Sophocles or Euripides (rather a Jonsonese broad solidity) but which move steadily to their climaxes and then on to the catastrophes in the compact classical manner.
In point of fact it's Florian, that famous French acrobat and comic
actor; I knew him years ago out West (he was a French-Canadian by birth), and he seems to have business for me, though I hardly guess what.
The serious exhibited a certain number of heathen gods and heroes, who were certainly the worst and dullest company into which an audience was ever introduced; and (which was a secret known to few) were actually intended so to be, in order to contrast the comic
part of the entertainment, and to display the tricks of harlequin to the better advantage.
Grandma is holding to the comic
supplement with a two-hours' grip; and little Tottie, the baby, is rocking along the best she can with the real estatc transfers.
There are scenes of all sorts; some dreadful combats, some grand and lofty horse-riding, some scenes of high life, and some of very middling indeed; some love-making for the sentimental, and some light comic
business; the whole accompanied by appropriate scenery and brilliantly illuminated with the Author's own candles.
It was evident to Levin that Sviazhsky knew an answer to this gentleman's complaints, which would at once demolish his whole contention, but that in his position he could not give utterance to this answer, and listened, not without pleasure, to the landowner's comic
That'h Jack the Giant Killer - piethe of comic
infant bithnith,' said Sleary.
It is the custom on the stage, in all good murderous melodramas, to present the tragic and the comic
scenes, in as regular alternation, as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky bacon.
Another man, evidently very drunk, who had probably been tumbled into bed by his companions, was sitting up between the sheets, warbling as much as he could recollect of a comic
song, with the most intensely sentimental feeling and expression; while a third, seated on one of the bedsteads, was applauding both performers with the air of a profound connoisseur, and encouraging them by such ebullitions of feeling as had already roused Mr.
The still small voice, Christopher,' cries Brass, smiling, and tapping himself on the bosom, 'is a-singing comic
songs within me, and all is happiness and joy