But persons who think otherwise, and are of a lazy, or a benevolent, or a sarcastic mood, may perhaps like to step in for half an hour, and look at the performances
That gentleman was a sort of Barnum, the director of a troupe of mountebanks, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, equilibrists, and gymnasts, who, according to the placard, was giving his last performances before leaving the Empire of the Sun for the States of the Union.
It is useless to describe the astonishing performances of the acrobats and gymnasts.
Before I leave you, I wish to state that there will be another performance tomorrow night.
Before starting your performance, salute your audience
During this performance
, the hermit demeaned himself much like a first-rate critic of the present day at a new opera.
Certainly not; besides, his performance would not shine after that of Mr.
Seymour was conscious that he played well, and could he have forgotten the indifference that Miss Henly exhibited to his performance, would have been abundantly flattered with the encomiums that were lavished on his skill.
Box Five on the grand tier shall be placed at the disposal of the Opera ghost for every performance
George didn't know the tunes, either, which was also a drawback to his performances
Philander and Gustavus, after having raised their reputation by their Performances
in the Theatrical Line at Edinburgh, removed to Covent Garden, where they still exhibit under the assumed names of LUVIS and QUICK.
And while the abilities of the nine-hundredth abridger of the History of England, or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton, Pope, and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator, and a chapter from Sterne, are eulogized by a thousand pens -- there seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances
which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them.
But as Nature often exhibits some of her best performances
to a very full house, so will the behaviour of her spectators no less admit the above-mentioned comparison than that of her actors.
The most valuable feature of the lecture was the disclosure of the methods of the Hindu jugglers in their famous performances
, familiar in the mouths of travelers.
He has taken a masterly advantage of our helplessness; and has imposed terms on us, for performances
at Derby and Nottingham, with such a business-like disregard of all interests but his own that -- fond as I am of putting things down in black and white -- I really cannot prevail upon myself to record the bargain.