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  • Soon, Emily cuts her finger on the opera-glasses, causing her to get some blood on Emerson's poems, a moment rich with all sorts of symbolism that I'm going to ignore right now, because there follows a space break and a new scene that begins:

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Soon, Emily cuts her finger on the opera-glasses, causing her to get some blood on Emerson's poems, a moment rich with all sorts of symbolism that I'm going to ignore right now, because there follows a space break and a new scene that begins:

    "My Dear Emily" by Joanna Russ

  • At the age of sixteen, one evening at the opera, he had had the honor to be stared at through opera-glasses by two beauties at the same time — ripe and celebrated beauties then, and sung by Voltaire, the Camargo and the Salle.

    Les Miserables

  • The music of the Opera enchants me; and whilst my soul is plunged in divine pleasure, I am the centre of admiration and the focus of all the opera-glasses.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • “I know nothing of it,” said Esther, looking round the house through her opera-glasses.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The persons who were at that moment levelling their opera-glasses at the two sisters might well have supposed them engaged in some light-hearted talk; but any observer who had come to the Opera more for the pleasure of watching faces than for mere idle amusement might have guessed them in trouble, from the anxious look which followed the momentary smiles on their charming faces.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • The bolero in itself would be enough to attract old age while there is any lingering heat of youth in the veins, and out of charity I warn these persons to keep the lenses of their opera-glasses well polished.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Macumer came, stood up, and put his opera-glasses before his eyes so that he might be able to look at me comfortably.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Having an excellent view of the house, he could see the opera-glasses pointed at the aristocratic box par excellence.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • All three of these city men were polishing their opera-glasses, and anxiously scanning the house; certain symptoms in the pit appeared to disturb them.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

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