It was a mere piece of theatricality, such as it was not in Scaramouche's nature to forgo.
The theatricality in that thought was repulsive to his sober sense.
Genius lies in the instincts; goodness too; all consciousness is theatricality.
It is the note of theatricality, of extravagance, of excess.
There should be moderation even in the shrinking from theatricality.