This stage was called a pageant, and the play
which was acted on it was also in time called a pageant.
On this occasion, or sometimes on some other festival, it became customary for the guilds to present an extended series of the plays
, a series which together contained the essential substance of the Christian story, and therefore of the Christian faith.
Yet I was not then taking notes merely in order to be able to give you a description of roulette, but in order to get my bearings as to my behaviour when I myself should begin to play
. For example, I noticed that nothing was more common than for another's hand to stretch out and grab one's winnings whenever one had won.
Pontellier what she would like to hear me play
," she requested of Robert.
By the very nature of their huge deals and enterprises they had to play
"If playin' a silly-fool game--about bein' glad you've got crutches when you want dolls--is got ter be--my way--o' bein' that rock o' refuge--why, I'm a-goin' ter play
it--I am, I am!"
Henry Crawford, who meanwhile had taken up the play
, and with seeming carelessness was turning over the first act, soon settled the business.
The miser crept into the bush to find it; but directly he had got into the middle, his companion took up his fiddle and played
away, and the miser began to dance and spring about, capering higher and higher in the air.
It was a game for two, played
on a table or a form with steel pens.
He could not play
about any more, so he sat in a huge armchair, and watched the children at their games, and admired his garden.
In the middle of a crashing waltz, d'Arnault suddenly began to play
softly, and, turning to one of the men who stood behind him, whispered, `Somebody dancing in there.' He jerked his bullet-head toward the dining-room.
As soon as the play
was over, the Director went to the kitchen, where a fine big lamb was slowly turning on the spit.