Winthrop Mackworth Praed, I Remember, I Remember.
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
All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice. Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell, Come ye before him and rejoice. Know that the Lord is God indeed; Without our aid he did us make: We are his folk, he doth us feed, And for his sheep he doth us take.Scottish Metrical Psalms
He would often say, Religion does not banish mirth, but only moderates and sets rules to it.Izaak Walton
Laugh, and the world laughs with you: Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, It has trouble enough of its own.
Where lives the man that has not tried, How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin!walter scott
On this hapless earth There ’s small sincerity of mirth, And laughter oft is but an art To drown the outcry of the heart.hartley coleridge
Have faith! where'er thy bark is driven, 'The calm's disport, the tempest's mirth, Know this! God rules the host of heaven, The inhabitants of earth.friedrich von schiller
Where lives the man that has not tried How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin!walter scott
He could not be captured, He could not be bought, His running was rhythm, His standing was thought ; With one eye on sorrow And one eye on mirth, He galloped in heaven And gambolled on earth . And only the poet With wings to his brain Can mount him and ride him Without any rein, The stallion of heaven, The steed of the skies , The horse of the singer Who sings as he flies .
Few things surpass old wine, and they may preach who please, the more because they preach in vain. Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda-water the day after.lord byron
But a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal.william shakespeare
Be large in mirth; anon we'll drink a measure The table round.william shakespeare
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come, And let my liver rather heat with wine Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.william shakespeare
Or fairy elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the Moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the Earth Wheels her pale course; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.john milton
O mirth and Innocence! O milk and water! Ye happy mixtures of more happy days.lord byron
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