It was a hazardous, though maybe a gallant thing to do, since it is probable that the legend commonly received has had no small share in the growth of Strickland's reputation; for there are many who have been attracted to his art by the detestation in which they held his character or the compassion with which they regarded his death; and the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers
Mrs Merdle,' Mr Dorrit insinuatingly pursued, 'I left, as you will be prepared to hear, the--ha--observed of all observers, the--hum-- admired of all admirers
, the leading fascination and charm of Society in Rome.
He was finally to triumph wherever pre-eminent talents win admirers
So at it he went, in one of the wildest jigs that ever was seen, twisting, turning, and jerking himself in all directions; dancing with his hands, dancing with his body, dancing with his knees, dancing with his feet; describing the most fearful contortions and extravagant evolutions; throwing himself into incredible attitudes; grimacing beyond all belief, and, in fine giving his savage admirers
a strange idea of the style of ballet adopted by the deities in the moon.
But there was something in the appearance of both the ladies and their admirers
which was peculiar, quite different for that of the rest of the public assembled around the orchestra.
Geoffrey looked from one to the other of his admirers with an expression on his face which was quite new to them, and with something in his manner which puzzled them all.
Geoffrey turned to his admirers and adherents with a roar of derisive laughter.
cried Geoffrey's admirers, still fighting the battle on their side, in the absence of any encouragement from Geoffrey himself.
But of all the picture's admirers
who stood before it, I believe I was the only one who longed for Boadicea to stalk from her frame, bringing me corned-beef hash with poached egg.
The famous little Becky Puppet has been pronounced to be uncommonly flexible in the joints, and lively on the wire; the Amelia Doll, though it has had a smaller circle of admirers
, has yet been carved and dressed with the greatest care by the artist; the Dobbin Figure, though apparently clumsy, yet dances in a very amusing and natural manner; the Little Boys' Dance has been liked by some; and please to remark the richly dressed figure of the Wicked Nobleman, on which no expense has been spared, and which Old Nick will fetch away at the end of this singular performance.
I have had as many admirers
- as many lovers, I suppose, as most women.
You also know of the legacy of five thousand pounds, left to him shortly afterwards, by one of those many admirers
among the soft sex whose good graces this fascinating man had contrived to win.