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.
I knew it merely from my knowledge of the Neapolitans
, for I had no idea who the man might be.
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
none of those interesting adventures fell in his way; the lovely Genoese, Florentines, and Neapolitans
were all faithful, if not to their husbands, at least to their lovers, and thought not of changing even for the splendid appearance of Albert de Morcerf; and all he gained was the painful conviction that the ladies of Italy have this advantage over those of France, that they are faithful even in their infidelity.
Lady Carey, in a wonderful white serge costume, and a huge bunch of Neapolitan
violets at her bosom, was lounging in an easy-chair, swinging her foot backwards and forwards.
There's no Neapolitan
for bathroom, but I fancy your friend is there.
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.
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.
He gave the bag to the servant, who was then in the room; sat down at the piano, and played the air of the lively Neapolitan
street- song, "La mia Carolina," twice over.
and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tesselated pavement from Herculaneum and Pompeii, like petrified minced veal; ashes out of tombs, and lava out of Vesuvius; Spanish fans, Spezzian straw hats, Moorish slippers, Tuscan hairpins, Carrara sculpture, Trastaverini scarves, Genoese velvets and filigree, Neapolitan
coral, Roman cameos, Geneva jewellery, Arab lanterns, rosaries blest all round by the Pope himself, and an infinite variety of lumber.