- Nothing could disenchant the audience; all eyes remained fixed there, and the new-comers and their accursed names, and their faces, and their costumes, afforded a continual diversion.1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (83% in)
- It was easy to see, from their parodied gestures, their ringing laughter, the bantering appeals which they exchanged with their comrades, from one end of the hall to the other, that these young clerks did not share the weariness and fatigue of the rest of the spectators, and that they understood very well the art of extracting, for their own private diversion from that which they had under their eyes, a spectacle which made them await the other with patience.1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (53% in)
- We must also believe, and we say it with regret, that the prologue had begun slightly to weary the audience at the moment when his eminence had arrived, and created a diversion in so terrible a fashion.1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (49% in)
- This created a diversion.2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (85% in)
- Meanwhile, in the tavern itself, wine and gaming offered such a powerful diversion to the ideas which occupied the vagabonds' lair that evening, that it would have been difficult to divine from the remarks of the drinkers, what was the matter in hand.2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (12% in)
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