But of recent years my understanding of human nature has become such that I realize that no normal healthy human would tolerate such performances
did he or she know the terrible cruelty that lies behind them and makes them possible.
What more has the Manager of the Performance
was much like all acrobatic displays; but it must be confessed that the Japanese are the first equilibrists in the world.
Van Brandt at the gallery door until the performance
When the first part of the performance
was over, the Owner and Manager of the circus, in a black coat, white knee breeches, and patent leather boots, presented himself to the public and in a loud, pompous voice made the following announcement:
, therefore, might have been termed very respectable by abler judges than the hermit, especially as the knight threw into the notes now a degree of spirit, and now of plaintive enthusiasm, which gave force and energy to the verses which he sung.
No difficulty arose on either side in the agreement; and she waited only for the disposal of her effects at Norland, and to determine her future household, before she set off for the west; and this, as she was exceedingly rapid in the performance
of everything that interested her, was soon done.
The idea gave him spirits for the task, and his performance
exceeded any thing the company had ever witnessed before.
The memorandum-book begins with the well-known words saying that `the management of the Opera shall give to the performance
of the National Academy of Music the splendor that becomes the first lyric stage in France' and ends with Clause 98, which says that the privilege can be withdrawn if the manager infringes the conditions stipulated in the memorandum-book.
At certain periods it becomes the dearest ambition of a man to keep a faithful record of his performances
in a book; and he dashes at this work with an enthusiasm that imposes on him the notion that keeping a journal is the veriest pastime in the world, and the pleasantest.
The Kite replied, "That I might attain your royal hand, there is nothing that I would not have promised, however much I knew that I must fail in the performance
One of our most admired Performances
was MACBETH, in which we were truly great.