This vastly amused the spectators
, and even broke down their studied and courtly gravity and surprised them into laughter.
Probably the spectators
are more conscious of the impressive meaning of it all than the brave young people themselves.
The youthful harmony of her bosom existed no longer; and its excessive amplitude made the spectator
fear that if she stooped its heavy masses might topple her over.
Shrieking, snarling and growling, the three rolled hither and thither among the underbrush, while with staring eyes the sole spectator
of the battle royal crouched trembling in the tree above them hugging Geeka frantically to her breast.
This caused so rapid and complete a diversion from the attack that D'Artagnan's adversary, while the latter turned round to face this shower of blows, sheathed his sword with the same precision, and instead of an actor, which he had nearly been, became a spectator
of the fight--a part in which he acquitted himself with his usual impassiveness, muttering, nevertheless, "A plague upon these Gascons
That venerable lady chanced to be a spectator
of the scene, and ever after made it her favorite narrative.
The sounds of mirth and contention sensibly lowered at this unexpected visit; but, after a moment’s pause, the curious interest exhibited in the face of the young lady, together with her smiling air, restored the freedom of the morning; though it was somewhat chastened, both in language and vehemence, by the presence of such a spectator
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.
The sex of the two male characters was briefly indicated to every judicious spectator
, by their shorter robes, and by the cap which they wore on their heads; while the two female characters, less briefly clad, were covered with hoods.
In common with every player upon the field and every spectator
in the crowded stands he knew what was passing in his Chief's mind.
But," said the Spectator
, "you said in your famous speech before the Society for the Prevention of the Protrusion of Nail Heads from Plank Sidewalks that Kings were blood-smeared oppressors and hell- bound loafers.
Addison and Steele carried on the Tatler for two years, then it was stopped to make way for a far more famous paper called the Spectator
Consequently, there was not one curious spectator
who was not willing to give himself the treat of visiting the interior of this great metallic abyss.
It still remains to speak of one particular achievement of 'The Spectator
,' namely the development of the character-sketch, accomplished by means of the series of De Coverly papers, scattered at intervals among the others.
Our second plan is first to collect together all the aspects which he presents successively to a given spectator
, and then to do the same thing for the other spectators
, thus forming a set of series instead of a series of sets.