Other offshoots of the folk-play were the 'mummings' and 'disguisings
,' collective names for many forms of processions, shows, and other entertainments, such as, among the upper classes, that precursor of the Elizabethan Mask in which a group of persons in disguise, invited or uninvited, attended a formal dancing party.
These shows were called by various names, Pageants, Masques, Interludes, Mummings or Disguisings
, and on every great or little occasion there was sure to be something of the sort.
Her knack of disguising
her own identity in the impersonation of different characters so completely staggers her audiences that the same people come twice over to find out how she does it.
my last instructions under the commonplace heading of "Memoranda on my return to London," I began to write.
Surrounded by the screaming children the mummers, covering their faces and disguising
their voices, bowed to their hostess and arranged themselves about the room.
Wrench, said that the symptoms yesterday might have been disguising
, and that this form of fever was very equivocal in its beginnings: he would go immediately to the druggist's and have a prescription made up in order to lose no time, but he would write to Mr.
it--though I loved him so dearly, though I had left home and friends for his sake--it was a relief to me, at that miserable time, to know that Eustace had not returned to the house.
Huntingdon's sake,' said I, observing the dawn of a malicious smile of triumph on her face - 'you are welcome to him, if you like him, as far as I am concerned - but because it is painful to be always disguising
my true sentiments respecting you, and straining to keep up an appearance of civility and respect towards one for whom I have not the most distant shadow of esteem; and because, if you stay, your conduct cannot possibly remain concealed much longer from the only two persons in the house who do not know it already.
Edna's face was a blank picture of bewilderment, which she never thought of disguising
. He lifted his eyebrows with the pretext of a smile as he returned her glance.
"Then," she pressed home the point, "isn't disguising
that pride under a mask of careless indifference equivalent to telling a lie?"
There was no disguising
it: the innocent niece was associated with an act of deception, which had been, until that day, the undetected secret of the aunt and the aunt's maid.
The unexpected recovery of the lost trace of Miss Silvester--there is no disguising
it--seriously annoyed him.