are always nice," said Meg, who was a little sentimental.
Phoebe threw down a whole handful of cents, which he picked up with joyless eagerness, handed them over to the Italian
for safekeeping, and immediately recommenced a series of pantomimic petitions for more.
We have the notion in our country that Italians
never do heavy work at all, but confine themselves to the lighter arts, like organ-grinding, operatic singing, and assassination.
Well, he has been requiring you to fight the Italian
, and you have refused.
Her name is Rebecca, and she looks not unlike Rebekah at the Well in our family Bible; her hair and eyes being so dark as to suggest a strain of Italian
or Spanish blood.
An English hero of the road would be the next best thing to an Italian
bandit; and that could only be surpassed by a Levantine pirate.
He was an Italian
servant and was accustomed, as all the servants of the villa were, to accepting without question any strange thing his foreign master might do.
There was a table in this room, with drawers that locked; there was a magnificent Italian
cabinet, with doors that locked; there were five cupboards under the book-cases, every one of which locked.
A charming old Italian
writer has laid down the canons of perfect feminine beauty with much nicety in a delicious discourse, which, as he delivered it in a sixteenth- century Florentine garden to an audience of beautiful and noble ladies, an audience not too large to be intimate and not too small to be embarrassing, it was his delightful good fortune and privilege to illustrate by pretty and sly references to the characteristic beauties of the several ladies seated like a ring of roses around him.
Once when he was sitting on his garden wall, smoking a pipe in the evening, an Italian
organ- grinder came round with a monkey on a string.
The realm of France, it is well known, was divided betwixt the Norman and Teutonic race, who spoke the language in which the word Yes is pronounced as oui, and the inhabitants of the southern regions, whose speech bearing some affinity to the Italian
, pronounced the same word oc.
There were several of his priests and lawyers present (as I conjectured by their habits), who were commanded to address themselves to me; and I spoke to them in as many languages as I had the least smattering of, which were High and Low Dutch, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian
, and Lingua Franca, but all to no purpose.