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  • If the night-scene in the kiosk is thus fully accounted for to all perspicacious readers, it was not so to Rosalie, though she derived from it the most dangerous lesson that can be given, that of a bad example.

    Albert Savarus

  • Callot, the brush of Teniers and of Rembrandt, to give a true notion of this night-scene.

    A Second Home

  • Next morning, this night-scene among my dreams seemed like a dream; to make sure of the piteous truth, I was obliged to look fruitlessly under my pillow for the packet of letters.

    The Message

  • The night-scene in the city is very striking for its vastness and loneliness.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • As to the night-scene, it could not affect the justice, who had been purposely lodged in the farther end of the house, remote from the noise, and lulled with a dose of opium into the bargain.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • This was the sole flash-eliciting, truth-extorting, rencontre which ever occurred between me and Madame Beck: this short night-scene was never repeated.

    Villette

  • A night-scene on the coast of Provence gives a specimen of his descriptive powers.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • Again, in Venice Preserved, in the night-scene on the Rialto, Jaffier being on the stage in his proper place, soliloquizing, Pierre enters and says what certainly neither Jaffier nor any but the audience should be presumed to hear.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • Such was this night-scene; which possessed more dramatic effect than many which are performed on the stage.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • This dark-skinned, broad-shouldered priest, condemned hitherto to the austere chastity of the cloister, shivered and burned alternately at this night-scene of love and passion.

    VIII. The Convenience of Windows Overlooking the River. Book VII

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