If he were more of a "candle-holder" and onlooker, he would more resemble Hamlet.
He had not been content to take up the position of onlooker and historian only.
And it is often those deaths which seem most terrible to the onlooker, which are least so to the sufferer.
To the onlooker who does not know its hazards faro is a funereal game.
Here and there one which will haunt ...