In an old book of rules for Winchester Cathedral, written about 959, there are directions given for showing the death and resurrection of Christ in dumb show
chiefly, with just a few Latin sentences to explain it.
Boxtel contented himself with signifying his approval of the zeal of his servant by dumb show
By these means he in time reached the door, where he gave a great cough to attract the dwarf's attention and gain an opportunity of expressing in dumb show
, the closest confidence and most inviolable secrecy.
It seemed to him that in exquisite raiment, and to the delicate sound of flutes, the sins of the world were passing in dumb show
Cadwallader's eyes, diverted from the churchyard, saw a good deal of dumb show
which was not so intelligible to her as she could have desired, and could not repress the question, "Who is Mr.
The elders would have sat and talked all the evening, but the young folks were bent on having their usual Christmas frolic; so, after an hour of pleasant chat, they began to get restless, and having consulted together in dumb show
, they devised a way to very effectually break up the family council.
Razumov tried hard to understand the reason of this dumb show
Sikes contented himself with tying an imaginary knot under his left ear, and jerking his head over on the right shoulder; a piece of dumb show
which the Jew appeared to understand perfectly.
When he was not asleep, or playing a complicated kind of patience with a ragged pack of cards of his own - a game that I never saw before or since, and in which he recorded his winnings by sticking his jack-knife into the table - when he was not engaged in either of these pursuits, he would ask me to read to him - "Foreign language, dear boy!" While I complied, he, not comprehending a single word, would stand before the fire surveying me with the air of an Exhibitor, and I would see him, between the fingers of the hand with which I shaded my face, appealing in dumb show
to the furniture to take notice of my proficiency.
Her ladyship rose in her grandest proportions, and made a courtesy which was nothing less than a triumph of polite satire in dumb show
. Sir Patrick answered by a profound bow and a smile which said, eloquently, "I believe every word of that charming answer.
A ceremony followed, in dumb show
, in which it was easy to recognise the pantomime of a marriage.
The priest gazed on the person addressing him with a long and searching gaze -- there even seemed a disposition on his part to court a similar scrutiny on the part of the inn-keeper; then, observing in the countenance of the latter no other expression than extreme surprise at his own want of attention to an inquiry so courteously worded, he deemed it as well to terminate this dumb show
, and therefore said, speaking with a strong Italian accent, "You are, I presume, M.