AsTammie glowr'd, amaz'd, and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious: The piper loud and louder blew; The dancers quick and quicker flew.
I remember, I remember how my childhood fleeted by. The mirth of its December, and the warmth of its July.winthrop mackworth praed
The glad circle round them yield their souls To festive mirth, and wit that knows no gall.james thomson
Teach us delight in simple things And mirth that has no bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men 'neath the sun!
Only in the theatre was it possible to see the performers and to be warmed by their personal charm, to respond to their efforts and to feel their response to the applause and appreciative laughter of the audience. It had an intimate quality; audience and actors conspired to make a little oasis of happiness and mirth within the walls of the theatre. Try as we will, we cannot be intimate with a shadow on a screen, nor a voice from a box.Robertson Davies
Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth.john milton
As Tammie glow'red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.Robert Burns
There are times when the mirth of others only saddens us, especially the mirth of children with high spirits, that jar on our own quiet mood.edward bulwer-lytton
"I once saw a man hanging from a cliff," he said slowly. "The brink was crumbling beneath his fingers, and the only thing near enough to grasp was a tuft of grass, a few long blades with roots barely clinging to the rock. The only chance he had of climbing back up on the cliff. So he grabbed it." His abrupt chuckle held no mirth. "He had to know it would pull free."robert jordan
E'en as he trod that day to God, So walked he from his birth, In simpleness, and gentleness and honor And clean mirth.rudyard kipling
In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow; Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee, That there's no living with thee, or without thee.
Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth; If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt.Oliver Goldsmith
The Lord being the author both of mirth and gravity, is it not lawful in itself for the truth to use either of these ways, when the circumstances do make it lawful?
Stream of the living world Where dash the billows of strife! One plunge in the mighty torrent Is a year of tamer life! City of glorious days, Of hope, and labour and mirth, With room and to spare, on thy splendid bays For the ships of all the earth!richard watson gilder
And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.william shakespeare
A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour’s talk withal: His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her, and live with thee, In unreprovèd pleasures free.john milton