With his trap-doors the monster was responsible for endless tragedies
of all kinds.
Well, instead of such murders and tragedies
, I wish only for a good laugh.
But there are many tragedies
in her family, besides this affair of the curate.
This very square--so I am told--witnessed yesterday the most sordid of tragedies
And they never ask a young author with fourteen tragedies
, sixteen comedies, seven farces, and a couple of burlesques in his desk why he doesn't write a play.
There was nothing down to poor poetry,--properly speaking, that which persisted in vegetating in manuscripts,--which was not forced, in order to make something of itself, to come and frame itself in the edifice in the shape of a hymn or of prose; the same part, after all, which the tragedies
of AEschylus had played in the sacerdotal festivals of Greece; Genesis, in the temple of Solomon.
with his tragedies
and his comedies, his innumerable spites and prides and pettinesses?
Disastrous would have been the result if a fire or a death had suddenly demanded something heroic of human nature, but tragedies
come in the hungry hours.
I do not know why my delight in those tragedies
did not send me to the volume of his plays, which was all the time in the bookcase at home, but I seem not to have thought of it, and rapt as I was in them I am not sure that they gave me greater pleasure, or seemed at all finer, than "Rollo," "The Wife," "The Stranger," "Barbarossa," "The Miser of Marseilles," and the rest of the melodramas, comedies, and farces which I saw at that time.
Peter had seen many tragedies
, but he had forgotten them all.
I was going to ask you to look at these two tragedies
from my point of view and from your own at the same time, and I was going to ask you whether any possible motive suggested itself to you, any possible person or cause, which might be benefited by the removal of these two men.
I go where life is cruder and fiercer, perhaps, but you remain in the very city of tragedies