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|The poetry of our live* is, like our religion, kept apart from our every-day thoughts |
; neither influence us as they ought. We should be ... AMUSING MEN. We never
respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers.
|(1923-1964) Playwright, Novelist One drink is too many for me and a thousand |
not enough. The English and Americans ... We never respect those who amuse
us, however we may smile at their comic powers. It is sad to look at happiness
|Beecher, Henry Ward We never respect those who amuse us, however we may |
smile at their comic powers. - Blessington, Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of We
must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. - Bonaparte, Napoleon Humor is by far
|The poetry of our lives is, like our religion, kept apart from our every-day thoughts; |
neither influence us as they ought. We should be wiser ... AMUSING MEN. We
never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers.
|Once blighted in our young nil'ections, we may smile and dissemble; but life is |
henceforth a wilderness. ... I have gone the rounds of all the music-halls, but my
unfortunate companion never smiled at the comic singers for a single moment. ...
Persuaded of this, I induced him to accompany me to a promenade concert held
at the house of the opera. ... new stations on their respective lines, and those
already finished are Contest-station, Detest-station, Mole-station, l and Deva-
|Liebig has shown us what we can do if we try." The Generals joined their |
respective commands, while I took up the same kind of work I had been doing for
the last two days ... I may state here that during those two days I lost five horses;
three fell dead from exhaustion, and two were torn, so to speak, ... Come, come,"
Colonel," said the General, " that will never do. ... That spirited comic and satirical
publication, Puck, has become a power in the land, and its Annual is a pamphlet
so full of ...
|To please Lady Cecil what is there mortal man would not do P In this trivial matter |
she will, however, let me have my own ... She caught the fag-end of the words— "
For the bird that is once in the toils, my dear, Can never be caught with chaff."
That half-amused, half-knowing smile was still on his moustachcd lips as he bade
her a gay good-night, and was gone. .... deal of respect for the police, as a police,
but it is the same with the police as other domestics—if they get too "uppish" we ...
|The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky. From the Trade Paperback edition.|