This was an exhibition called the fantoccini, and far superior to any of the street performances which I have yet seen.
Many who would turn away in disgust from Mr. Punch, will stand for hours and look at the performances of the fantoccini.
See here—a month ago, on the other side of the mountains, I met a fantoccini player.
Who ever knew the men of the republic shout like so many Italian fantoccini pulled by wires!
But to do Mr. Davis justice, he did not make his fantoccini suffer if he pulled the wires the wrong way.
Sharp unexpected touches evoke humanity in the fantoccini of his wayward art.
Then the Black Doctor, as blowed the bellows to the late ministerial organ, starts a fantoccini and collars our dialect.