When Mr Lenville in a sudden burst of passion called the emperor a miscreant, and then biting his glove, said, ’But I must dissemble,’ instead of looking gloomily at the boards and so waiting for his cue, as is proper in such cases, he kept his eye fixed upon the London manager.
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a teacher always on the lookout for miscreants
we must attack now, before yonder miscreants are strengthened by their friends.