When the madness motif was being treated on the stage, Shakespeare (as was the custom of his theatre) treated it 'for all it was worth', careless of the boundaries between feigning and reality.Times.
But even this situation 'peters out', the wife being sent away with her fate undecided, and the husband, represented as a 'forcible-feeble' person by the dramatist and as a feeble person, tout court, by the actor....Times.
M. Baron the younger is amusing as the 'bounder' Olivier.Times.
Asking ourselves this question about Mr. Thurston's play, we find that it has given us a ha'porth of pleasure to an intolerable deal of boredom. With its primary postulate, 'steep' as it is, we will not quarrel.Times.
They will find no subtlety in it, no literary art, no profundity of feeling; but they will assuredly find breadth, colour, and strength. It is a play that hits you, as the children say, 'bang in the eye'.Times.
They derive no advantage from schemes of land settlement from which the man who has broken the land in gets 'the boot', the voter gets the land, the Government gets the vote, and the London labour market gets the risk.Times.
'Skepsey did come back to London with rather a damaged frontispiece', Victor said.Meredith.
Henson, however, once negotiated a sprint down his wing, and put in a fine dropping shot to Aubert, who saved.Guernsey Evening Press.
Passengers, the guild add, usually arrive at the last moment before sailing, when the master must concentrate his mind upon negotiating a safe passage.Times.
To deal with these extensive and purely local breeding grounds in the manner suggested by Major Ross would be a very tall order.Times.
In about twenty minutes he returned, accompanied by a highly intelligent-looking individual, dressed in blue and black, with a particularly white cravat, and without a hat on his head; this individual, whom I should have mistaken for a gentleman but for the intelligence depicted in his face, he introduced to me as the master of the inn.Borrow.
A Sèvres vase sold yesterday at Christie's realized what is believed to be the record price of 4,000 guineas.Times.
You could not, if you had tried, have made so perfect a place for two girls to lounge in, to laze in, to read silly novels in, or to go to sleep in on drowsy afternoons.Crockett.
Mr. Balfour's somewhat thrasonical eulogies.Spectator.
A quarrelsome, somewhat thrasonical fighting man.Spectator.
The true inwardness of this statement is...Times.
We do not know what inwardness there may be in the order of his discourses, though each of them has some articulate link with that which precedes.Times.
Such a departure from etiquette at the psychological moment shows tact and discretion.Times.
He asserts that about four years ago there was quite an Argentine boom in New Zealand.Times.
They oft so mix, the difference is too nice
Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice.
Outrun the constable, the man in the street, kicking your heels, between two stools, cutting a loss, riding for a fall, not seeing the wood for the trees, minding your Ps and Qs, crossing the ts, begging the question, special pleading, a bone to pick, half seas over, tooth and nail, bluff, maffick, a tall order, it has come to stay.