Encyclopedia of Comedy: For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs, Comedians, Lodges and All who are in Search of Humorous Literature ... (Google eBook)

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David McKay, 1899 - American wit and humor - 501 pages
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Page 188 - We may live without poetry, music, and art ; We may live without conscience, and live without heart ; We may live without friends ; we may live without books ; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books, what is knowledge but grieving ? He may live without hope, what is hope but deceiving ? He may live without love, what is passion but pining ? But where is the man that can live without dining ? XX.
Page 213 - There's a spirit above and a spirit below, A spirit of joy and a spirit of woe ; The spirit above is the spirit divine, The spirit below is the spirit of wine.
Page 455 - LC Left of Centre ; DF Door in the Flat, or Scene running across the back of the Stage ; CDF Centre Door in the Flat...
Page 177 - ... with? Ceiling whacks (sealingwax). Which is the longest word in the English language ? Smiles; because there is a mile between the first and last letters.
Page 371 - ... my grandchild, for he was the son of my daughter. My wife was my grandmother, because she was my mother's mother. I was my wife's husband and grandchild at the same time.
Page 201 - There was a negro preacher, I have heard, In Southern parts before rebellion stirred, Who did not spend his strength in empty sound ; His was a mind deep-reaching and profound. Others might beat the air, and make a noise, And help to amuse the silly girls and boys ; But as for him, he was a man of thought, Deep in theology, although untaught. He could not read or write, but he was wise, And knew right smart how to extemporize.
Page 238 - Here lies, cut down like unripe fruit, The wife of Deacon AMOS SHUTE : She died of drinking too much coffee, Anny Dominy eighteen forty.
Page 91 - How much a man is like his shoes ! For instance, both a sole may lose. Both have been tanned. Both are made tight By cobblers. Both get left and right. Both need a mate to be complete, And both are made to go on feet. They both need healing; oft are sold.
Page 414 - There were ten, but five were wise and five were foolish and were shut out. " When I see the six, it reminds me that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth. " When I see the seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day God rested from the great work he had made and hallowed it.
Page 47 - A little sighing, a little crying, a little dying and a great deal of lying constitutes love.

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