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.
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.
laughter, W2; see +Lahter+.
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.
Of the merriment, prolonged far into the night, and making the house resound with peals of laughter,--not at all to the benefit, we fear, of several wounded officers in a neighboring room,--we may not write.
What are the interjections of joy?--of praise?--of sorrow?--of wonder?--of wishing or earnestness?--of pain or fear?--of contempt?--of aversion?--of calling aloud?--of exultation?--of laughter?--of salutation?--of calling to attention?--of calling to silence?--of surprise or horror?--of languor?--of stopping?--of parting?--of knowing or detecting?--of interrogating?
Strong liquor driveth the fool, and moves even the heart of the wise, moves and impels him to sing and to dance, and break forth in pleasant laughters, and perchance to prefer a speech too which were better kept in.
The good ladies might stare as they could after Mrs. Laudersdale, and wonder what sudden sprite had possessed her, since for neither man nor woman of the numerous party had she hitherto condescended to lift an unwonted eyelid; what they would have said to have seen her plunged in a strawberry-bed, gathering handfuls and raining them drop by drop into Helen Heath's mouth, to silence her while she herself might talk,--her own fingers tipped with more sanguine shade than their native rose, her eyes full of the noon sparkle, and her lips parted with laughter,--we cannot say.
Occasional cases of manslaughter may take place; but don't mind that, as coroners' juries in New-York will return verdicts of "death from natural causes."
I had left the house morally certain that Arthur Gideon had murdered (or anyhow manslaughtered) Oliver Hobart.
Precisely as Hungary thought and felt when the Russian bear put down his overslaughtering paw upon her.
If that member was in the southern country, nobody would own him as a black man with a white skin--(laughter)--but he would be suffered to run wild as a free negro, and in the course of three weeks he would be brought up to the whipping-post and lashed, for stealing or slandering his neighbours.
And now came out the slaughter: "'Tis none of these that can serve my turn; For a wife of flesh and blood I burn-- I'm in love with a Taylor's Daughter.
And when in after years I stood By INCA-PAH-CHO'S haunted water, Where long ago that hunter woo'd In early youth its island daughter, And traced the voiceless solitude Once witness of his loved one's slaughter-- At that same season of the leaf In which I heard him tell his grief,-- I thought some day I'd weave in rhyme, That tale of mellow autumn time.
When his Lordship considers this old tradition in connection with the following passage in one of Shakespeare's earliest plays,-- "Who finds the heifer dead and bleeding fresh, And sees fast by a butcher with an axe, But will suspect 'twas he that made the slaughter,"-- 2 Henry VI.
As to the name, it was better than Fire, Famine, and Slaughter,--and I was to take it into consideration, any way, and get used to it, if I could.
Exposed to "tribulation, distress, and persecution;" subject to famine and nakedness, to peril and the sword; "killed all the day long; accounted as sheep for the slaughterB," they would have made but a sorry figure at the great-house or slave-market!
The children live whose fathers thou hast slaughter'd, Ungovern'd youth, to wail it in their age; The parents live whose children thou hast butcheed, Old barren plants, to wail it with their age.
Crime is of constant occurrence, and so completely organized, that cattle are carried off from the settlers in large numbers, and slaughtered for the traders in Sydney, who contract with the commissariat.
He will tell you that he detests war so much that he almost despises its glories; and that he detests it because he has known its evils, and felt how poorly and miserably they are compensated by the fame which is given to the slaughterer and the destroyer, because he is such!
To naturalists, this part of Florida must have been a most interesting field before the bird-slaughterers had invaded it to the extermination of its myriad population of feathered winterers from the Northern regions.
"The 'Procrustean bed' has been a myth heretofore; it promises soon to be a shamble and a slaughterhouse in reality.
It furnishes and maintains its own museums, parks, art galleries, libraries, concert-halls, roads, bridges, markets, slaughterhouses, fire-engines, lighthouses, pilots, ferries, surf-boats, steam-tugs, life-boats, cemeteries, public baths, washhouses, pounds, harbours, piers, wharves, hospitals, dispensaries, gas-works, water-works, tramways, telegraph-cables, allotments, cow-meadows, artisans' dwellings, schools, churches, and reading-rooms.
W.G.C. Family Slaughter.--In Westmoreland it is usual at Christmas for the farmers to kill each a sheep for their own use, on which occasion, when the butcher inquires if they want any meat against Christmas, the usual reply is, "Nay, I think not, I think o' killing mysell."
"You don't know anything about the slaughtering of animals, Laura, and it's well you don't.
It contains details of the disgusting cruelties of the metropolis--as bear and badger baiting, dog-fighting, slaughtering- horses, &c.--and reference to the abattoirs, or improved slaughter-houses for cattle, which was illustrated in our 296th Number.
I had always been brought up during all these years to look upon the French as very evil folk, and as we only heard of them in connection with fightings and slaughterings, by land and by sea, it was natural enough to think that they were vicious by nature and ill to meet with.
Iullus, the son of Antony, who was praetor, celebrated the birthday of Augustus with horse-races and slaughterlng of wild beasts, and entertained both him and the senate (following a decree of that body) upon the Capitol.
And by a poor figure, and therefore a true, For it suits with thy nature, both shoe-like and slaughterly Be its hue leathern, and title the Quarterly, Much misconduct, and see that the others Misdeem, and misconstrue, like miscreant brothers; Misquote, and misplace, and mislead, and misstate, Misapply, misinterpret, misreckon, misdate, Misinform, misconjecture, misargue; in short, Miss all that is good, that ye miss not the Court.
Oh, he's a terrible slaughterman at a Thanksgiving dinner.
Roger had moved in the best English society; this man amongst slaughtermen, bushrangers, thieves, and highwaymen.
The spirited surprise, the happy ambush, the daring onslaught, the fortunate escape,--these, as they involve no monstrous slaughter,--no murderous strife of masses,--no rending of walled towns and sack of cities, the ordinary historian disdains.
He it was who stained the vine-clad Mysian plain with the dark blood of Telephos that he shed thereon, and made for the sons of Atreus a safe return across the sea, and delivered Helen, when that he had cut asunder with his spear the sinews of Troy, even the men who kept him back as he plied the work of slaughterous battle on the plain, the strength of Memnon and high-hearted Hektor, and other chiefs of pride.
But I, who have shaken the whole world with my slaughters, shall I enjoy a peaceful death?
Has Dombrowski any scruples about slaughter?--that Cluseret flew into a great rage; but that his rival got the best of it in the end.
CHAPTER X The madness from above.--The bow of Ulysses.--The slaughter.--The conclusion.