As a single loaf could not satisfy the hunger of many, the rehearsal in these meals of Christ's own action must have been a crowning episode, enhancing their sanctity.
There'd been no final message to us, only one of Martha's usual rehearsal notes to herself of how she would explain to us the same decision Betsy and I arrived at literally the same time; the decision it was time we all abandon our enterprise.
In form it is a rehearsal of the first baptismal rite, but with omission of the water.
Murders, combats, escapes and outrages of all kinds are provided; and the language makes The Rehearsal no burlesque.
Histrio-mastix, published in 1633, was a violent attack upon stage plays in general, in which the author pointed out that kings and emperors who had favoured the drama had been carried off by violent deaths, which assertion might easily be interpreted as a warning to the king, and applied a disgraceful epithet to actresses, which, as Henrietta Maria was taking part in the rehearsal of a ballet, was supposed to apply to the queen.
Although no performances were allowed at the theatre, a sort of rehearsal took place, at which the players for the ensuing dramatic festival were selected.
So far as the hounds are concerned, the object of cub hunting is to teach them their duty; it is a dress rehearsal of the November business.