Italy: Rome and Naples (Classic Reprint)

Italy: Rome and Naples (Classic Reprint)

by Hippolyte Taine
     
 

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Do you know anything more disagreeable than an entr'acte? You sit uneasily in your chair and stretch your limbs and yawn discreetly. Your eyes ache; wandering about the house, they fix themselves for the hundredth time on the jaded features of the musicians: on the first violinist showing himself off, on the clarionette

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Excerpt from Italy: Rome and Naples

Do you know anything more disagreeable than an entr'acte? You sit uneasily in your chair and stretch your limbs and yawn discreetly. Your eyes ache; wandering about the house, they fix themselves for the hundredth time on the jaded features of the musicians: on the first violinist showing himself off, on the clarionette player taking breath, and on the patient basso resembling a hack horse resting after a relay. You turn round to the boxes, and over snowy shoulders perceive a big black spot, an enormous lorgnette, which like a huge proboscis seems to conceal the face behind it. A thick deleterious atmosphere hangs over the crowded parterre and orchestra; through the cloud of illuminated dust you detect a multitude of uneasy faces grimacing and smiling hypocritically; - bad humour reveals itself beneath politeness and decorum. You buy a newspaper and find it stupid.

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ISBN-13:
9781330618325
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/03/2015
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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