The other engraving is quite a different affair: the ship hove-to upon the open sea, and in the very heart of the Leviathanic life, with a Right Whale alongside; the vessel (in the act of cutting-in) hove over to the monster as if to a quay; and a boat, hurriedly pushing off from this scene
of activity, is about giving chase to whales in the distance.
The stout lady with the wig (and the excellent heart) personated the sentimental Julia from an inveterately tragic point of view, and used her handkerchief distractedly in the first scene
Fanny did not share her aunt's composure: she thought of the morrow a great deal, for if the three acts were rehearsed, Edmund and Miss Crawford would then be acting together for the first time; the third act would bring a scene
between them which interested her most particularly, and which she was longing and dreading to see how they would perform.
In other respects also there are great contrasts; sometimes the feeling and power of a scene
are admirable, revealing an author of real ability, sometimes there is only crude and wooden amateurishness.
I remained in a recess of the rock, gazing on this wonderful and stupendous scene
Against this wall stood a large discarded scene
from the ROI DE LAHORE.
It describes in elaborate detail what it terms a "terrestrial paradise," and closes with the startling information that this paradise is "a scene
of desolation and misery.
On the screen of his imagination he saw himself and this sweet and beautiful girl, facing each other and conversing in good English, in a room of books and paintings and tone and culture, and all illuminated by a bright light of steadfast brilliance; while ranged about and fading away to the remote edges of the screen were antithetical scenes
, each scene
a picture, and he the onlooker, free to look at will upon what he wished.
The next scene
was a puzzler, for in came another animal, on all-fours this time, with a new sort of tail and long ears.
Accessories of costume and scene
meant much more to her than to me.
At last the glare of the camp fire shone plainly through the intervening trees, and a moment later the giant figure of the ape-man paused upon an overhanging bough to look down upon the bloody scene
of carnage below.
I must have one pathetic scene
in it," said Anne thoughtfully.