- Latin histrio: compare French histrion. See histrionic. (Wiktionary)
“The intensity of the golden age of the histrion was the intensity of _his_ good faith.”
“What would Athenæus say if he knew that it was through him alone that the name of this histrion had come down to us?”
“As a matter of fact, Miss Anderson, who began her histrion career at an early age, and is even now of extremely youthful appearance, has had plenty of experience and success in _roles_ of much more difficulty, and much wider possibilities.”
“The SPEAKER, after eulogising the white tall hat, added that although he was glad that they had Sir SQUIRE BANCROFT with them (Hear, hear) he was bound to remark that not infrequently of late he had seen that illustrious histrion wearing in the streets of London a cloth cap more suitable to the golf-links or the Highlands.”
“Fals-Semblant is the pope who sells benefices, the histrion, the tumbler, the juggler, the adept of the vagrant race, who goes about telling tales and helping his listeners to forget the seriousness of life.”
“(From this we obtain our words histrion and histrionic).”
“He would become a vain listener to himself, instead of a speaker, a pedant in place of a serious man, a histrion instead of a sincere person.”
“Yes, give me again the life of the theatre and remove far away this brutal scenery of trenches and shells and bombs and quick-firers and men summoned from peace and ease to cut one another's throats because a histrion KAISER has so willed it and none of his subjects dared to say him nay.”
“None of the great ones of the earth is so intimately known to us as the magnificent histrion, whose tinselled grandeur and pompous egoism have been laid bare by the Duke of St. Simon, prince of memoirists.”
“And so much for the grandest histrion of modern times, as near as I can deliberately judge (and the phrenologists put my caution at 7) grander, I believe, than Kean in the expression of electric passion, the prime eligibility of the tragic artist.”
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