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On both sides of the stage are benches. The curtain is composed of two tapestries which can be drawn aside. Above a harlequin's mantle are the royal arms. There are broad steps from the stage to the hall; on either side of these steps are the places for the violinists. Two rows, one over the other, of side galleries: the highest divided into boxes. No seats in the pit of the hall, which is the real stage of the theater; at the back of the pit, i.
An improvised buffet ornamented with little lusters, vases, glasses, plates of tarts, cakes, bottles, etc. Thesaurus benches: n bleachers. The entrance to the theater is in the center of the background, under the gallery of the boxes. A large door, half open to let in the spectators.
On the panels of this door, in different corners, and over the buffet, red placards bearing the words, 'La Clorise. The lusters are lowered in the middle of the pit ready to be lighted. Troopers, burghers, lackeys, pages, a pickpocket, the doorkeeper, etc. Cuigy, Brissaille, the buffet-girl, the violinists, etc. A trooper enters hastily. You there! Your money! I am of the King's Household Cavalry, 'faith! The pit is empty. Come, a bout with the foils to pass the time.
Thesaurus bout: n, v round; n attack, spell, turn, competition, fight, battle, fighting, effort, game, fit. No one can see!
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A MAN [sitting on the ground with others, who have brought their provisions]: By coming early, one can eat in comfort. A MAN [taking a bottle from under his cloak, and also seating himself on the floor]: A tippler may well quaff his Burgundy [He drinks]: in the Burgundy Hotel! Thesaurus cloak: n, v veil, mask, camouflage, prettily: adv beautifully, charmingly, wrap, masquerade, screen, pall; n pleasantly, handsomely, finely, cape; v conceal, dissemble, hide.
A man might think he had fallen in a bad house here! And this, my boy, is the theater where they played Rotrou erewhile. Have you peashooters? Thesaurus briskly: adv busily, energetically, vigorously, quickly, freshly, actively, sharply, rapidly, vividly, brightly, merrily. It is a play! You shall presently see some renowned actors Thesaurus bitters: n bitter, booze, liquor, spirits, lace: v entwine, interlace, braid, bind; adj, v tie, string; n lacing, ribbon, Amara.
So we make our entrance like a pack of woolen-drapers! Peaceably, without disturbing the folk, or treading on their toes!
Troth, we are here before the candles are lit. I am of an ill humor. Some people have taken their seats in the galleries. Ligniere, a distinguished-looking roue, with disordered shirt-front arm-in-arm with christian de Neuvillette. Christian, who is dressed elegantly, but rather behind the fashion, seems preoccupied, and keeps looking at the boxes. Christian, Ligniere, then Ragueneau and Le Bret.
Thesaurus disordered: adj chaotic, upset, sick, disorganized, broken, incoherent, deranged, messy, disjointed, disconnected, ill. De Brissaille The ladies send smiles in answer.
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Thesaurus bowing: n obeisance, playing, gesticulation, capitulation, genuflection, scraping, submission; adj bowed, bent, fawning, submissive. Here come Urimedonte, Cassandace, Felixerie How exquisite their fancy names are! Do you know them all, Marquis? The lady comes not. I will betake me again to my pet vice. You, who are ballad-maker to Court and City alike, can tell me better than any who the lady is for whom I die of love.
Stay yet awhile. Thesaurus alike: adj corresponding, equal, beget, attach. ANTONYMS: adj dull, inferior, vice: adj, n imperfection, defect, unalike, disparate, unlike, opposite; adv differently, unequally, blemish, failing, frailty; n ugly, subdued, rough, poor, coarse, unevenly. I fear me she is coquettish, and over nice and fastidious! I, who am so poor of wit, how dare I speak to her--how address her? This language that they speak to-day--ay, and write--confounds me; I am but an honest soldier, and timid withal.
She has ever her place, there, on the right-the empty box, see you! D'Assoucy waits me at the tavern, and here one dies of thirst. Thesaurus clothes: n apparel, clothing, dress, garb, wardrobe, vestment, garment, cloth, thing, gown, wear. ANTONYMS: adj, n brave; adj tavern: n hotel, saloon, bar, inn, pub, confident, bold, fearless, resolute, public house, pothouse, taphouse, forward, daring, brazen, extrovert, cabaret, khan, hostelry.
He is himself a poet of a pretty talent. He would fain fain excuse himself!
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And as for the theater, which you love? Your place, to-night, come tell me in my ear, what did it cost you? Thesaurus distraction: adj, n desperation, raving; n beguilement, pastime, diversion, confusion, entertainment, disturbance, daze, recreation; adj madness.