The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus; Democritus, the Merry Philosopher of Greece, and Their Illustrious Disciples, Ben Jonson, Butler, Swift, Gay, Joseph Miller, Esq. Churchill, Voltaire, Foote, Steevens, Wolcot, Sheridan, Curran, Colman, and Others

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Sherwood, Jones, and Company ... John Anderson, Jun. Edinburgh; J. Cumming, Dublin; and to be had of all dealers in classical literature., 1825 - Wit and humor - 767 pages
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Page 403 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and
Page 403 - it offends me to the soul, to hear a robustious perriwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings ; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise : I would have such a fellow whipped for out-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it.
Page 358 - Alas ! poor Vorick !—I knew him, Horatio ; a fellow of infinite jest ; of most excellent fancy : he hath borne me on his back a thousand times ; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is ! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips, that I have kissed I know not how oft.. Where he your gibes now
Page 325 - begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch. The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words. That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
Page 305 - running stream they dare na cross, But ere the key-stane she could make. The fient a tail she had to shake . For Nannie, far before the rest. Hard upon noble Maggie prest, And flew at Tarn wi 1 furious ettle ; But little wist she Maggie's mettle— Ae spring brought off her master hale,
Page 96 - With leather girdle brac'd for all might see the bottle necks Still dangling at his waist. Thus all through merry Islington These gambols he did play, And till he came unto the Wash Of Edmonton so gay. And there he threw the wash about On both sides of the way, Just like
Page 305 - taks the road in, As ne'er poor sinner was abroad in. The wind blew as 'twad blawn its last ; The rattling showers rose on the blast ; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd ; Loud, deep, and lang the thunder bellow'd : That night, a child might understand, The ileil had business on his
Page 305 - As bees bizz out wi' angry fyke, When plundering herds assail their byke ; As open pussie's mortal foes, When, pop ! she starts before their nose ; As eager runs the market crowd, When, " Catch the thief!" resounds aloud ; So Maggie runs, the witches follow, Wi' mony an eldritch skreech and hollow.
Page 351 - And thereby hangs a tale. When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the time, That fools should be so deep-contemplative ; My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, And I did laugh, sans intermission, A worthy fool ! Motley's the only wear.* An hour by his
Page 109 - beloved than esteemed. His tenants grow rich, his servants look satisfied, all the young women profess love to him, and the young men arc glad of his company ; when he comes into a house, he calls the servants by their names, and talks all the way up-stairs to a visit. I must not omit,

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