They dawdled and chattered like so many Neapolitans
always ask four times as much money as they intend to take, but if you give them what they first demand, they feel ashamed of themselves for aiming so low, and immediately ask more.
Of four hundred thousand who crossed the Vistula," he wrote further of the Russian war, "half were Austrians, Prussians, Saxons, Poles, Bavarians, Wurttembergers, Mecklenburgers, Spaniards, Italians, and Neapolitans
I knew it merely from my knowledge of the Neapolitans
, for I had no idea who the man might be.
Hindoos, Russians, Chinese, Spaniards, Portuguese, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Genoese, Neapolitans
, Venetians, Greeks, Turks, descendants from all the builders of Babel, come to trade at Marseilles, sought the shade alike--taking refuge in any hiding-place from a sea too intensely blue to be looked at, and a sky of purple, set with one great flaming jewel of fire.
It was taken by the chief Neapolitan
galley called the She-wolf, commanded by that thunderbolt of war, that father of his men, that successful and unconquered captain Don Alvaro de Bazan, Marquis of Santa Cruz; and I cannot help telling you what took place at the capture of the Prize.
When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan
spring for a Lapland winter -- to quit paradise for earth -- heaven for hell
There's no Neapolitan
for bathroom, but I fancy your friend is there.
Every dialect from Labrador to Long Island, with Portuguese, Neapolitan
, Lingua Franca, French, and Gaelic, with songs and shoutings and new oaths, rattled round him, and he seemed to be the butt of it all.
She was a fearless and familiar little thing, who asked disconcerting questions, made precocious comments, and possessed outlandish arts, such as dancing a Spanish shawl dance and singing Neapolitan
love-songs to a guitar.
He, on his side, perceived nothing that was going on in the hall; he wagged his head with the unconcern of a Neapolitan
, repeating from time to time, amid the clamor, as from a mechanical habit, "Charity, please
He fell down prostrate and basked in him as a Neapolitan
beggar does in the sun.