It was a long while before I could get Harris to take a more Christian view of the subject, but I succeeded at last, and he promised me that he would spare the friends and relations at all events, and would not sing comic
songs on the ruins.
It was late before the Archon granted a comic
chorus to a poet; the performers were till then voluntary.
And this will now plainly appear, if, instead of serious and comic
, we supply the words duller and dullest; for the comic
was certainly duller than anything before shown on the stage, and could be set off only by that superlative degree of dulness which composed the serious.
I take any part you chuse to give me, so as it be comic
. Let it but be comic
, I condition for nothing more."
You muthn't mind your thon having a comic
"A yard or two off his feet wouldn't be a disadvantage," chimes in the comic
man, "especially as he seems so anxious to hide them."
The clown at the piano played the constabulary chorus in the "Pirates of Penzance," but it was drowned in the deafening applause, for every gesture of the great comic
actor was an admirable though restrained version of the carriage and manner of the police.
The second piece was the last new grand comic
Christmas pantomime, in the first scene of which, it pained me to suspect that I detected Mr.
Another man, evidently very drunk, who had probably been tumbled into bed by his companions, was sitting up between the sheets, warbling as much as he could recollect of a comic
song, with the most intensely sentimental feeling and expression; while a third, seated on one of the bedsteads, was applauding both performers with the air of a profound connoisseur, and encouraging them by such ebullitions of feeling as had already roused Mr.
Mr Lenville was a blooming warrior of most exquisite proportions; Mr Crummles, his large face shaded by a profusion of black hair, a Highland outlaw of most majestic bearing; one of the old gentlemen a jailer, and the other a venerable patriarch; the comic
countryman, a fighting-man of great valour, relieved by a touch of humour; each of the Master Crummleses a prince in his own right; and the low-spirited lover, a desponding captive.
Damon named a certain comic
moving picture star in whose horse-play Mr.
Colbert was only comic
. D'Artagnan, therefore, did not deny himself the satisfaction of laughing at the expense of monsieur l'intendant, from the Rue des Petits-Champs to the Rue des Lombards.