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In public, however, you must still bear with his antics.
said Sir William Howe, recovering his composure--"it is the prelude to some masquerading antic.
The silence was then broken by the noise of the negro, who laughed, and shook his body with all kinds of antics, rolling over in the snow in the excess of delight.
Comcomly made his people perform antics before them; and his wives and daughters endeavored, by all the soothing and endearing arts of women, to find favor in their eyes.
I was not in the humour to smile at anything, and he must have been satisfied with the gravity with which I beheld his extraordinary antics.
A feeling of repulsion, and of something akin to fear had begun to rise within me at the strange antics of this fleshless man.
Let anti-masques not be long; they have been commonly of fools, satyrs, baboons, wild-men, antics, beasts, sprites, witches, Ethiops, pigmies, turquets, nymphs, rustics, Cupids, statuas moving, and the like.
It was relatively a small thing, but it was only the first in a string of singular antics on which his new and eccentric friend was leading him.
And, in fact, there, two miles from where they were, they saw some thirty wild natives close together, yelling, gesticulating, and cutting all kinds of antics at the foot of the sycamore.
Of their elders some, by imitating the antics of youth, strive to persuade themselves that their day is not yet over; they shout with the lustiest, but the war cry sounds hollow in their mouth; they are like poor wantons attempting with pencil, paint and powder, with shrill gaiety, to recover the illusion of their spring.
With Hayward, Philip had disdained humanity in the mass; he adopted the attitude of one who wraps himself in solitariness and watches with disgust the antics of the vulgar; but Clutton and Lawson talked of the multitude with enthusiasm.
I think that I can help you to pass an hour in an interesting and profitable manner," said Holmes, drawing his chair up to the table, and spreading out in front of him the various papers upon which were recorded the antics of the dancing men.
He tried to persuade himself they were certainly and surely hidden, but his memory began to play antics.
Hilbery would treat the moderns with a curious elaborate banter such as one might apply to the antics of a promising child.
There were times when I could not but think less of the boy, seeing him rock convulsed over antics of Irene that have been known to every nursemaid since the year One.