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The prince's manner of treating the very people who, to Vronsky's surprise, were ready to descend to any depths to provide him with Russian amusements, was contemptuous.
And on his own account he was anxious to enjoy to the utmost all Russian forms of amusement.
But, for the child's own sake, it ought not to be encouraged to have such amusements,' answered I, as meekly as I could, to make up for such unusual pertinacity.
There is no amusement so serious," continued the queen, "as to prevent a man of your rank "
When Marianne was recovered, the schemes of amusement at home and abroad, which Sir John had been previously forming, were put into execution.
Sir, those amusements are allowed; but if your eminence wishes it, we will discontinue the permission.
I had almost forgotten a small summer theatre, called Niblo's, with gardens and open air amusements attached; but I believe it is not exempt from the general depression under which Theatrical Property, or what is humorously called by that name, unfortunately labours.
The unanswerable objection to riding as a form of amusement, was that it had been more than once tried already.
The death agonies of a fellow being are, to these strange creatures provocative of the wildest hilarity, while their chief form of commonest amusement is to inflict death on their prisoners of war in various ingenious and horrible ways.
In the early days of this amusement Edgar Caswall spent hours.
Look here, if you don't invent some new employment or amusement for me, I shall knock myself on the head as sure as you live.
The simple talk of the barber did not afford less amusement than the absurdities of Don Quixote, who now observed: