In a few minutes Mrs. Merrick was in violent hysterics at the disappearance of her daughter.
It would have been a great deal pleasanter to have gone on practising hysterics with Hyacinth as a sympathetic spectator.
"Mr. Werner had hysterics to-day," asserted Maud, gravely; "but I didn't blame him.
When Mary saw him come out of the room with the weapon in his hand she screamed in an agony of fright, and the hysterics of last night were promptly renewed.
Only last week she had hysterics in my dressing-room, and said he had threatened to poison her.
There, when the story had been sorrowfully repeated by the Gospeler, Mr. BUMSTEAD exhibited the core of the apple, and tickled the magistrate almost into hysterics by whispering very closely in his ear, that it was a core curiously similar to that of the last apple eaten by his nephew; and, having been found in an apple from the prisoner's satchel, might be useful in evidence.
What do you find to go into hysterics over?
He found Madam Conway in hysterics on Margaret's bed, for she had refused to leave the room, saying she would die there, or nowhere.
You remember what a fuss there was when he married, how Lady Westaway had hysterics for three days.
And Mrs. Charteris had not wept once during the church ceremony, and had not even had hysterics during the interment at Cedarwood; and she had capped a scandalous morning's work by remaining with the undertaker and the bricklayers to supervise the closing of John Charteris's grave.
"You'll find out if you work him into a tantrum after this--but at any rate you've given him something to have hysterics about, and I'm glad of it."