Any place you love is the world to you," exclaimed a pensive Catherine Wheel, who had been attached to an old deal box in early life, and prided herself on her broken heart; "but love is not fashionable any more, the poets have killed it.
he said, and everybody listened except the poor Catherine Wheel, who was still shaking her head, and murmuring, "Romance is dead.
Quite dead," whispered the Catherine Wheel, and she went off to sleep.
My mother was the most celebrated Catherine Wheel of her day, and was renowned for her graceful dancing.
He must have a truly romantic nature," said the Catherine Wheel, "for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about"; and she heaved a deep sigh, and thought about the deal box.
He balanced his pole and walked the length of his rope--two or three hundred feet; he came back and got a man and carried him across; he returned to the center and danced a jig; next he performed some gymnastic and balancing feats too perilous to afford a pleasant spectacle; and he finished by fastening to his person a thousand Roman candles, Catherine wheels
, serpents and rockets of all manner of brilliant colors, setting them on fire all at once and walking and waltzing across his rope again in a blinding blaze of glory that lit up the garden and the people's faces like a great conflagration at midnight.
He touched off in quick succession a set of fierce rockets, angry catherine wheels
, loudly exploding squibs - and the matter might have turned out very serious.