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|JESTING. Diseur de bon mots, mauvais caractère. A jester, a bad character. C. |
PASCAL–Pensées. Art. VI. 22. La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit.
Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect. d. LA BRUYÈRE. Der Spass verliert
|397 Jesting is often only indigence of intellect. Jean De La Bruyere helped. The |
American Civil War itself remains the most romantic episode in our history and
our three subsequent involvements on foreign soil have only heightened its ...
|... till, at last, her house became a sort of incipient intelligence office, and I, with |
many others, often found it convenient to apply ... "Only once did I know of Mrs.
McKinstry leaving her home during the six years I resided in Hudson, except to
visit the Orphan Asylum, her parents and sister, who lived directly opposite, and a
few indigent families in her immediate neighborhood. ... I had often jestingly
invited her .to take tea with me, never supposing, knowing her habits, that she
would do so.
|In convivial meetings, does it not often happen, amid the successive courses of |
expensive dishes, und the general ... and endearing affection, or for the
improving collisions of intellect, but the whole entertainment degenerates into
little more than a ... and from the unrestrained indulgences of the table the
transition is easy to " foolish talking and jesting," to irreligiou ... The habits ot gay
life not only render the heart insensible and selfish, teaching it to regard every
demand of charity as an ...
|One virtue he had in perfection, which was prudence— often the only one that is |
left us at seventy-two. Chap. t. ... Ib. The nakedness of the indigent world may be
clothed from the trimmings of the vain. I Chap. ... The jests of the rich are ever
succerrful. Chap. 7. I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects
|One virtue he had in perfection, which was prudence — often the only one that is |
left us at seventy-two. ... The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed
from the trimmings of the vain.; Chap. 4. ... The jests of the rich are ever
successful. Chap. 7. I find yon want me to furnish you with argument and
intellects too. No, sir ...
|... Viour ; and it becomes neither your dignity raised above indigence ; and h:r |
husband, nor ours to make a previous bargain. ... in conversing on a variety of
sub- who had come from Malkat (whereat that jests, utterly void of intelligence or
prin. time ... Judge, molt now enabled to add the following particulars, just
Sovereign, if f can pay the land-tax, ami chiefly of his last ... with rude extc, design
of knowing mankind, not from an idle rjor and rustic garments, often covered
|I appear before you this evening as the advocate of a manual labour school for |
indigent boys, which it is proposed to ... and employing them in labour, as their
strength and years permit, not only for the purpose of teaching them to obtain
their future ... their intellects become sharpened to a degree unnatural to their
years, and they learn to comprehend the business and ... They aim much at what
they esteem a knowing carriage; and we have often seen a fine, bright- eyed,
intelligent little ...
|Not only were the features and expression pleasing, and the complexion fine, but |
the rich glow of the cheek, the softness and intelligence of the clear blue eye, and
the youthful brilliancy of the whole countenance, pointed out this ... which his own
age, and the youth, as well as the extreme indigence of the person before him
seemed to justify, said, " My pretty ... That you arc not jesting I am bound to
believe," replied the girl, "since you say so; I am only surprised at the novelty of
|The extract we insert from the lust number of tlie American Quarterly Review, is |
the only part of its contents which directly ... This pusillanimous submission to the
partial and often absurd dicta of a foreign tribunal is in miserable keeping with the
tone of our ... It has been said that certain medals and dull jests, provoking the
indignation of Louis 14th against the United ... The testimony borne to their
benign influence in diffusing intelligence and moral vigour among the interesting
objects of ...