Laughs) When you come to say it it's not--One would rather not nail it to a cross of words--(laughs again) with brass tacks.
I remembered that poem of Ella Wheeler Wilcox--"Laugh and the World Laughs With You!"
This provoked a counterlaugh and a compliment, and no more was said about the spies.
Upon this the page fell alaughing as though he would never stint his mirth so that Percival began to wax angry for he said to himself: "These people laugh too much and their mirth maketh me weary."
They took the humor of it like a jolly lot of bears, and all came crowding round about, wiping their mouths on what came first, with a lick and a promise,--kerchief, doublet, as it chanced,--laughing, and shouldering each to be first. "
His grandfather, who had a farm of sixty acres in the beautiful parish of Ballaugh, which lies between Peel and Ramsey, was a wastrel, fond of the amusements and dissipations to be found in Douglas, and alienated his small property, so that, at the age of eighteen, his son, Hall Caine's father, was for a living obliged to apprentice himself to a blacksmith at Ramsey.
Mr. Bradlaugh is rather a rough sort of speaker, is he not?"
Claught, catch up.
The late Rev. Charles Voysey, for example, preached plainly in his church at Healaugh against the divinity of Christ, unhindered.
He himself was armed with a gun, and whilst he was still arguing with Sir John Bellamy the nice point whether, should he execute that particular animal, as he felt a carnal longing to do, it would be manslaughter or dogslaughter, he found himself wide awake.
We have boards enough and referees enough--(laughter)--and we do not want little men to assume an awful responsibility which Providence never meant them to handle.
"Here's your daddie, bairns," said the gudewife ganging till the door; but i' place o' their daddie, a tall chiel wrappit i' a big cloak, rushed like a fire flaught into the bield, and drappit doun on the sunkie ewest the ingle droghling and coghling.
(2) When a Man or Frau or Child a mile from me laughs it is as when into my All-Highest Face gelaughed is and the Strafe shall the Death be.
SEE McLaughlin, Edith M. BERDESHEVSK, NINA MELVILLE.
Doctor (laughing).--Yes--we used to call him the general, because he commanded us in our student fights.
You hear that boy laughing?--You think he's all fun,-- But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done.
"Surely you haven't forgotten Sarah," said Lady Mary, laughing--"your little playmate Sarah?
But th' ain't no danger in it, not less'n he's made a laughin'-stalk of--which is cruelty to animals, an' shouldn't be allowed.
Wha wad set themsels up for a laughin'-stock to a' the country-side, making a wark about a ghost?
And it made a noise, he declared--but really"--the speaker stopped and gave a short laugh--"it's too absurd--" "Please!"
So saying, he stalked away with a laugh.--Lesage, Gil Blas, i. 2 (1715).
LAUGHLIN, MARY CLARA.
And then, her voice, her laugh!--not so low as Shakspeare commends in woman, but clear, musical, true-hearted, making one glad like the song of the lark at sunrise.
"Don't laugh,--now be serious."
Of course,"--he threw his head up with a careless laugh,--"of course, it would have been madness for us to miss such a chance!
exclaimed the countess with a laugh--"princes, not princesses!"
"Good-bye, Miss Bruce," said he, bowing reverently over the slim hand she vouchsafed him, and "Good-bye," echoed the young lady, adding, with another of those hard little laughs that jarred so on Tom's nerves, "Come with better news next time, and don't give in while there's a chance left; depend upon it the money's better worth having than the client.
And if annybody laughs----" "But, Martin"--and there was pathos in the voice--"a rotary snow plough?
I. LOVE AND SENTIMENT ~Love Laughs.~ "Love laughs at locksmiths," laughs ho!
At lovers' perjuries Jove laughs,"--and poets have sometimes a disingenuous way of forswearing their occupation.
Doctor (entering, laughs).--Ha!
Besides, it came to me--you will laugh"--she did not laugh--"that some day, somewhere else, if not here, I'd have to make that beginning, to be something myself.
King Arthur loved Sir Dagonet passing well, and made him knight; with his own hands; and at every tournament he made King Arthur laugh.--Sir T. Malory, History of Prince Arthur.
laugh'st thou, Lord Sentloe?
As your Friend the Hostess has it in a Play too, I take it, Ends which you pick up behind the Scenes, when you go to be laught at even by the Player-Women.
One of its effects, as you know, is to induce torrential laughter--" "Yes: sometimes."
There is a sort of grayness comes over all this, one feels hungry for life, real, personal passionate life, love-making, eating and drinking for the fun of the thing, jostling crowds, having adventures, laughter--above all laughter----' 'Yes,' said Karenin understandingly.
What Gulian would have replied to this was never known, for at that moment an outcry arose in the hall, followed by the bump, bump of some heavy body rolling down the staircase, and Peter's boyish voice shouting out, between gasps of laughter,-- "Pompey, Pompey, I say!--it's nobody but me; oh, what a proper old goose it is; do, somebody come and thrash him."
Thus when "Sir Edward" says to "Wilford," "You may have noticed in my library a chest," he transposes the words thus: "You may have noticed in my chest a library," and the house was convulsed with laughter.-- Russell, Representative Actors (appendix).
As I receded, I heard the whole party burst out into an obstreperous fit of laughter.--A few broken sentences, from the Kentuckian and the radical, reached my ear, such as "backed out"--"damned aristocratic."
The brawny drayman who enacts the Champion of England in the Lord Mayor's show, is in some danger of being sneered at by the spectators, even when he paces along with the timidity and sobriety that becomes his condition; but if he were to take it into his head to make serious boast of his prowess, and to call upon the city bards to celebrate his heroic acts, the very apprentices could not restrain their laughter,--and "the humorous man" would have but small chance of finishing his part in peace.
He came on to the stage in kilts" (here Grigg started to chuckle) "and he had a slate under his arm" (here Griggs began to laugh quite heartily), "and he said, 'I always like to carry a slate with me' (of course he said it in Scotch but I can't do the Scotch the way he does it) 'just in case there might be any figures I'd be wanting to put down'" (by this time, Griggs was almost suffocated with laughter)--"and he took a little bit-of chalk out of his pocket, and he said" (Griggs was now almost hysterical), "'I like to carry a wee bit chalk along because I find the slate is'" (Griggs was now faint with laughter) "'the slate is--is--not much good without the chalk.'"
Therefore, let us unite our voices in one great burst of "inextinguishable laughter"--as of the gods on Mount Olympus--raised very high above the world!
Interjections of Laughter,--Ha!
Trumpet.--PEOPLE gaze up and down the little streets.--REYNARD steps out of the Ark and comes down slowly, with a modest air.--KURT points him out, threateningly, and the CROWD bursts into derisive laughter.--He doffs his animal-head at leisure, showing a sparkling dark-eyed face.
I told her," added Polly, whisperingly, and holding her hand over her mouth to keep from loud laughter,--"I told her I'd seen a couple on 'em done up in beautiful silver paper!"
ANSELM And you, who heed the colors of this show, Look to your laughter!--It doth body forth A Judgment that may take you unaware,-- Sun-struck with mirth, like unto chattering leaves Some wind of wrath shall scourge to nothingness.
A Tete-a-tete.--The Monkey's Goblet.--The Palace.--A Removal.--Winter under the Tropics--Plans for the Future.--Property.--A burst of Laughter.--Misfortune not far off.