Looking back at my review of Mourning Becomes Electra's debut, I notice that I complained of the opera's uncertain dramatic pacing and the music's phlegmatic , anonymous character.
Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach, and it looked like the end for him…
If we are as phlegmatic as we like to believe would we revel so conspicuously in our tragedy?
British governments maintained their phlegmatic calm and resisted provocation.
It's almost unbelievably fitting that these supremely phlegmatic men live in Spitalfields.
However, he is a phlegmatic character, not fitting the crude European stereotype of a South American, and even in Spain they originally considered his style more North European than Mediterranean.
The fact that they did so without any great fuss and noise seems to me to be a tribute to the phlegmatic Scottish character and should not be seen as a psychological fault.
Overall, he is phlegmatic about his departure from Goodbody's.
But not for Zander, an impressively phlegmatic young character who just takes that kind of publicity in his stride.
‘Obviously I want to play, but I understand the manager's situation,’ was his phlegmatic reaction.