Two or three violins and a wind instrument from the Opera band reside within its precincts.
’Some little Italian thing out of the last opera brought out in town, would be most acceptable I am sure.’
’If I was blessed with a—a child—’ said Miss Petowker, blushing, ’of such genius as that, I would have her out at the Opera instantly.’
She is excited by the opera, the drama, the fine arts, the—the—the—’
The dark-complexioned men who wear large rings, and heavy watch-guards, and bushy whiskers, and who congregate under the Opera Colonnade, and about the box-office in the season, between four and five in the afternoon, when they give away the orders,—all live in Golden Square, or within a street of it.