Therefore it dances on the hearth, and laughs broadly throughout the room, and plays a thousand antics
, and throws a joyous glow over all the faces that encircle it.
Let anti-masques not be long; they have been commonly of fools, satyrs, baboons, wild-men, antics
, beasts, sprites, witches, Ethiops, pigmies, turquets, nymphs, rustics, Cupids, statuas moving, and the like.
His hunting was always successful; he was ever ready to render any assistance in the camp or on the march; while his jokes, his antics
, and the very cut of his countenance, so full of whim and comicality, kept every one in good-humor.
And each meeting meant a drink; and there was much to talk about; and more drinks; and songs to be sung; and pranks and antics
to be performed, until the maggots of imagination began to crawl, and it all seemed great and wonderful to me, these lusty hard-bitten sea- rovers, of whom I made one, gathered in wassail on a coral strand.
The theater was full of people, enjoying the spectacle and laughing till they cried at the antics
of the two Marionettes.
"Very fine, indeed, sir," she returned, with something of a blush, and a shy deprecating look that seemed to beg me not to notice the peculiarly quaint antics
which the wind, evidently a humourist, chose at that moment to execute with the female garments upon the line.
You will ask why did I worry myself with such antics
: answer, because it was very dull to sit with one's hands folded, and so one began cutting capers.
Of their elders some, by imitating the antics
of youth, strive to persuade themselves that their day is not yet over; they shout with the lustiest, but the war cry sounds hollow in their mouth; they are like poor wantons attempting with pencil, paint and powder, with shrill gaiety, to recover the illusion of their spring.
"They spoiled the music just the same, with their antics
were solely the result of nervous irritation, a mood born of Miss Miranda Sawyer's stiff, grim, and martial attitude.
It was in vain that Kory-Kory tempted me with food, or lighted my pipe, or sought to attract my attention by performing the uncouth antics
that had sometimes diverted me.
Comcomly made his people perform antics
before them; and his wives and daughters endeavored, by all the soothing and endearing arts of women, to find favor in their eyes.