If the manager could have filled his theatre with Neapolitan
souls alone, without the bodies, he could not have cleared less than ninety millions of dollars.
That thing is so thoroughly Neapolitan
, and I never heard it on a London organ before.
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.
"The ram caught in the thicket, and--I'm the only one who can talk Neapolitan
! Leggo my collar!" He cried aloud in a foreign tongue, and was answered from the gate.
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!" And, assuredly, he was, out of all those present, the only one who had not deigned to turn his head at the altercation between Coppenole and the usher.
The cart must be tastefully ornamented; and if you and I dress ourselves as Neapolitan
reapers, we may get up a striking tableau, after the manner of that splendid picture by Leopold Robert.
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.
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.