And there were lovely horses and animals in cages, and clowns on horseback; and at the very end came a little red and gold chariot drawn by two ponies, and in it, sitting on a velvet cushion, was the snake charmer
, all dressed in satin and spangles.
When I saw my charmer
thus come in accompanied by a cavalier, I seemed to hear a hiss, and the green snake of jealousy, rising on undulating coils from the moonlit balcony, glided within my waistcoat, and ate its way in two minutes to my heart's core.
His companion, after this, ceased to pay any attention to the curiosities of Chillon or the beauties of the lake; she opened fire upon the mysterious charmer
in Geneva whom she appeared to have instantly taken it for granted that he was hurrying back to see.
It was not here that Charles Strickland lived in guilty splendour with the unknown charmer
for whose sake he had abandoned honour and duty.
By the way, my charmer
, have you seen me in my archer's ceremonial doublet?
Lawson would become acquainted with some young thing and make an appointment; for twenty-four hours he would be all in a flutter and describe the charmer
at length to everyone he met; but she never by any chance turned up at the time fixed.
If you love somebody, my charmer
, that is not a reason to shut yourself up.
And you shall see my poodle, too: a splendid little charmer
imported from Paris: and two fine Italian paintings of great value--I forget the artist.
To say the truth, having seen but little of this kind of wit, he did not readily understand it, and for a long time imagined Mr Northerton had really mistaken his charmer
for some other.
Carriages and opera-boxes, thought he; fancy being seen in them by the side of such a mahogany charmer
Even Mr Tappertit, though occupied as we have seen in gazing at his heart's delight, could not wholly divert his thoughts from the voice of the other charmer
As with a set purpose of implying a misgiving that if nourished upon similar meats, she might come to be like that charmer
, which would be a fatal consummation.