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!1906 Puck of Pook's Hill,'Children's Song'.
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
As with new wine intoxicated both They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings Wherewith to scorn the earth.john milton
What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division; Our mothers' wombs the tiring-houses be Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is, That sits and marks still who doth act amiss; Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done. Thus march we, playing, to our latest rest, Only we die in earnestthat's no jest.Sir Walter Raleigh
As the moral gloom of the world overpowers all systematic gaiety, even so was their home of wild mirth made desolate amid the sad forest.Nathaniel Hawthorne
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?martin marprelate
O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth. Tasting of Flora and the country green, Dance, and Provencal song, and sunburnt mirth! O for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, And purple-stained mouth.john keats
Chide him for faults, and do it reverently, When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.william shakespeare
Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.lord byron
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.Ecclesiastes, VIII. 15. See also Luke, XII. 19.
Laugh, and be fat, sir, your penance is known. They that love mirth, let them heartily drink, 'tis the only receipt to make sorrow sink.Ben Jonson
Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease Pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.Oliver Goldsmith
With an auspicious and a dropping eye, With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole.william shakespeare
See, your guests approach: Address yourself to entertain them sprightly, And let's be red with mirth.william shakespeare
Th' unwieldy elephant, To make them mirth, us'd all his might, and wreathed His lithe proboscis.john milton
From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth.Don Pedro, scene ii
He became at last the most hardy of living Men, skilled in their crafts and lore, and was yet more than they; for he was elven-wise, and there was a light in his eyes that when they were kindled few could endure. His face was sad and stern because of the doom that was laid on him, and yet hope dwelt ever in the depths of his heart, from which mirth would arise at times like a spring from the rock.J. R. R. Tolkien, in Appendices to The Lord of the Rings, of Aragorn Elessar
mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her, and live with thee, In unreprov'd pleasures free.john milton
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