"Never was born!" persisted Topsy, with another grin, that looked so goblin-like, that, if Miss Ophelia had been at all nervous, she might have fancied that she had got hold of some sooty gnome from the land of Diablerie; but Miss Ophelia was not nervous, but plain and business-like, and she said, with some sternness,
In her play-hours, she invariably had every child in the establishment at her heels, open-mouthed with admiration and wonder,--not excepting Miss Eva, who appeared to be fascinated by her wild diablerie, as a dove is sometimes charmed by a glittering serpent.
"You have--have you?" thought I; "there is diablerie
in the business after all, then!"
Indeed to say the truth, that trait of mind in the philosophic Bon-Bon did begin at length to assume a character of strange intensity and mysticism, and appeared deeply tinctured with the diablerie
of his favorite German studies.
Les trois heritiers d'un terrain forestier de plus de 21 hectares se sont vu alambiquer ces lopins, a travers une sordide diablerie
, digne des plus vereuses des manigances.
Perhaps even the diablerie
of modern German romance, of Hoffman, Baron de Fouque, and others, has more of reality than most readers suspect." (The spirit rapper, chap.
I was using this trope to attract attention and to bring out a sense of diablerie
in participants I wanted them to have fun and feel they were doing something risque--but the big secret of the project was that it's really nothing to do with sex.
To the extent that Winthrop Rice achieved a modicum of stature as a medievalist during his lifetime, it seems to have occurred on August 29, 1951, when he was invited to give a paper on Eloy d'Amerval's Livre de la diablerie
at the third meeting of the Association internationale des etudes francaises in Paris.
1455-1508) and reinterprets his oftcited apotheosis to nineteen great musicians in the Livre de la Diablerie
(1508)--discovering during the process associations between the chant melody of his Missa Dixerunt discipuli and the superius of the famous anonymous song II sera pour vous / L'homme arme.
To some readers, Ben Dibbuk, the protagonist in Mosley's 2007 book of erotica, Diablerie
, recalls dybbuks, the wandering spirits of the dead that invade the living in Jewish folklore.
However, it is the skeleton detective who uncovers the plot by the Diablerie
to open the Gateway allowing the old gods, the Faceless Ones, to re-enter the world, bringing death and destruction to all.
Canada's Relyea, who's become a valued Met mainstay in recent seasons, had been, a few minutes earlier--after a slightly unruly Kermesse Chorus--the first solo singer of the evening, appearing in a flash of gilded smoke looking the very image of a plumed, pantalooned fin-de-siecle Mephisto and singing "Le veau d'or" with seemingly well-practised diablerie
. (Scheduled for the trio.