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Page 105 - Moor! He gives us his measure as a man; he acquaints us with that luxury of perfect confidence in the physical resources of the actor which is not the most frequent satisfaction of the modern playgoer. His powerful, active, manly frame, his noble, serious, vividly expressive face, his splendid smile, his Italian eye, his superb, voluminous voice, his carriage, his tone, his ease, the assurance he instantly gives that he holds the whole part in his hands and can make of it exactly what he chooses...
Page 105 - ... already on his side. His generous temperament is contagious; you find yourself looking at him, not so much as an actor, but as a hero. As I have already said, it is a luxury to sit and watch a man to whom an expenditure of force is so easy. Salvini's perfect ease is a part of the spell he exercises. The straining, the creaking, the overdoing, the revelation of the inadequacy of the machinery, which we have been condemned to associate with so much of the interpretation of the dramatic gems of...
Page 207 - They have been pronounced; the whole party is in dismay, while he himself bows his head with downcast eyes. His whole attitude, the motion of his arms and hands , all seem to repeat with heavenly resignation, and his silence to confirm, the mournful words — It cannot be otherwise. One of you shall betray me!
Page 218 - The appearance of Paris is more uniform than that of most other towns of its size, partly owing to the mixture of classes resulting from the Great Revolution, but principally on account of the vast schemes of improvement carried out in our own days. The stranger is almost invariably struck by the imposing effect produced by the city as a whole, and by the width, straightness, and admirable condition of the principal streets.
Page 301 - I hope you know me well enough to believe me when I tell you that I have spent many thoughtful and troubled hours during the past three months.
Page 196 - Whatever be the primary causes of the often exaggerated evil sanitary reputation of Naples, the immediate or exciting cause may almost invariably be traced to imprudence on the part of the travellers, especially of those who wish to see everything in the shortest possible time, allow themselves no time for repose, and neglect the commonest sanitary precautions.
Page 241 - Ouse or water) is a town of some antiquity, the nucleus of which seems to have been the nunnery of St. Frideswide, established on the site of the present cathedral, probably in the 8th.
Page 110 - Catholic faith in 1855, and in 1865 made his home in New York city, where he had charge of the House of Good Shepherd, was a director of St. Joseph's Orphan asylum, and was president of the medical board of the New York Charity hospital. He was a member of the New York Academy of Medicine and of the board of New York public school trustees. He died in New York city, Aug.
Page 219 - ... old clothes' men , the vendors of various kinds of comestibles, the crockery-menders , the 'fontaniers' (who clean and repair filters, etc.), the dog-barbers, and newspaper-sellers. As a rule, however, they are clean and tidy in their dress, polite in manner, self-respecting, and devoid of the squalor and ruffianism which too often characterise their class.