The artistic thing is, to unmask
honest countenances; it's no light task, I admit, but a real art."
Attempts so extravagant as these to disfigure or, it might rather be said, to metamorphose the object, render it necessary to take an accurate view of its real nature and form: in order as well to ascertain its true aspect and genuine appearance, as to unmask
the disingenuity and expose the fallacy of the counterfeit resemblances which have been so insidiously, as well as industriously, propagated.
One morning, though I had never tried my hand with the pen, it suddenly occurred to me to write a satire on this officer in the form of a novel which would unmask
Seize him and unmask
him--that we may know whom we have to hang, at sunrise, from the battlements!"
Oh, how I would guard him, how I would tell him the truth, how I would unmask
his deceivers!" And in order to realize vividly his love devotion to the sovereign, Rostov pictured to himself an enemy or a deceitful German, whom he would not only kill with pleasure but whom he would slap in the face before the Emperor.
Richard well knew that, when he came to propose a reading-desk and a chancel, he must unmask
; for these were arrangements known to no church in the country but his own.
he is still sulky and reserved in the expression of this sentiment, I shall give my money to Athos to take away with him, and remain in England just long enough to unmask
him, then, as I have a quick eye and a light foot, I shall notice the first hostile sign; to decamp or conceal myself at the residence of my lord of Buckingham, who seems a good sort of devil at the bottom, and to whom, in return for his hospitality, I shall relate all that history of the diamonds, which can now compromise nobody but an old queen, who need not be ashamed, after being the wife of a miserly creature like Mazarin, of having formerly been the mistress of a handsome nobleman like Buckingham.
In an instant he would unmask
the deception that M.
"Because their chief - the very soul of the enterprise - having been unmasked
by me, the whole plan seems to me to have miscarried."
This moment came, but although all other unmasked
; the secret knight still refused to allow his features to be seen, till at last the Queen driven by curiosity, and vexed at the obstinate refusal; commanded him to open his Vizier.
We have seen how his imprudence in following Rosa into the garden had unmasked
him in the eyes of the young damsel, and how the instinctive fears of Cornelius had put the two lovers on their guard against him.
In short, no sooner had the amorous parley ended and the lady had unmasked
the royal battery, by carelessly letting her handkerchief drop from her neck, than the heart of Mr Jones was entirely taken, and the fair conqueror enjoyed the usual fruits of her victory."