The man, who laugh'd but once to see an ass Mumbling to make the cross-grain'd thistles pass, Might laugh again to see a jury chaw The prickles of unpalatable law.
Built God a church, and laugh'd his word to scorn.william cowper
Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to traceThe day's disasters in his morning face;Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited gleeAt all his jokes, for many a joke had he;Full well the busy whisper circling roundConvey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd.Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was in fault;The village all declar'd how much he knew,'T was certain he could write and cipher too.Oliver Goldsmith
High diddle diddle, The Cat and the Fiddle, The Cow jump'd over the Moon, The little dog laugh'd to see such Craft, And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.
Upon the gale she stoop'd her side, And bounded o'er the swelling tide, As she were dancing home; The merry seamen laugh'd to see Their gallant ship so lustily Furrow the green sea-foam.walter scott
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