Sudden glory' is the passion which maketh those 'grimaces' called 'laughter'; and is caused either by some sudden act of their own that pleaseth them, or by the apprehension of some deformed thing in another by comparison whereof they suddenly applaud... Humour and History - Page 11edited by - 1993 - 158 pagesLimited preview
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John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 1970
...passion which maketh those grimaces called Laughter; and is caused either by some sudden act of their own, that pleaseth them; or by the apprehension of...comparison whereof they suddenly applaud themselves." In regarding excessive laughter as the sign of a foolish and inferior person seeking an object of "scorn"...