Francis showed an even greater love for violent exercises, such as hunting, which was his ruling passion, and tennis, and for tournaments, masquerades and amusements of all kinds.
Balls and masquerades, exhibitions of fireworks, regattas and many other forms of amusement were provided; but by the close of the 18th century Ranelagh was ceasing to attract the public, and in 1803 the Rotunda was closed.
An annual exhibition is held under the auspices of the Art Union; and the members of the Artists' Society, or Malkasten, as they are called, have annual festivals and masquerades.
deist and therefore hostile to anti-religious masquerades, while uneasy at the absolute authority of the Paris Commune, which aimed at suppressing the State, and at its armed propaganda abroad, Robespierre resumed the struggle against its illegal power, so fatal to the Gironde.
masquerades as an angel of light.
masquerades badger cull is slaughter masquerading as science, claim conservationists - NFBG news release issued May 31st.
April Masini masquerades as Ask April, dishing about what it takes to make relationships work.
Here, the Gascan look masquerades as a brown smoke/marbled frame and gold, almost yellow, lenses.
Gypsy costumes are also very popular at Halloween and for masquerades.
Masquerades have gone in and out of fashion, but in their current incarnation, the tendency for costume is towards something period - either medieval, Renaissance, Georgian or Gothic Victorian.
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