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Jones expressed some surprize on this occasion, and declared it must be some mistake; but the maid persisting that she was certain of the name, all the women were desirous of having the bundle immediately opened; which operation was at length performed by little Betsy, with the consent of Mr Jones: and the contents were found to be a domino, a mask, and a masquerade ticket.
All I can conclude from it, sir," said he, "is, that you are a very happy man; for I make no doubt but these were sent you by some lady whom you will have the happiness of meeting at the masquerade.
On some grand state occasion -- I forgot what -- the king determined to have a masquerade, and whenever a masquerade or any thing of that kind, occurred at our court, then the talents, both of Hop-Frog and Trippetta were sure to be called into play.
A gorgeous hall had been fitted up, under Trippetta's eye, with every kind of device which could possibly give eclat to a masquerade.
In truth the masquerade licence of the night was nearly unlimited; but the figure in question had out-Heroded Herod, and gone beyond the bounds of even the prince's indefinite decorum.
You've all got to put on masquerade things and very likely skates as well, though the prince says they don't go with it; but we don't care about that.
She could certainly command her guests, even to the extent of decking out the most respectable and reluctant of them with her mediaeval masquerade.
Young ladies take their notions of our sex from the novels written by their own, and compared with the monstrosities that masquerade for men in the pages of that nightmare literature, Pythagoras' plucked bird and Frankenstein's demon were fair average specimens of humanity.
It was a wild masquerade of all imaginable costumes--every struggling throng in every street was a dissolving view of stunning contrasts.
The masquerade would fail, and besides, masquerade was foreign to his nature.
This was a serious masquerade on the part of Avis Everhard.
We spent three hours together in the train," said Levin smiling, "but got out, just as in a masquerade, quite mystified--at least I was.