She [Comedy] it is who proposes the correcting of pretentiousness, of inflation, of dulness, and of the vestiges of rawness and grossness to be found among us. She is the ultimate civilizer, the polisher, a sweet cook.
Who can prove Wit to be witty when with deeper ground Dulness intuitive declares wit dull?george eliot
Dulness! whose good old cause I yet defend, With whom my muse began, with whom shall end.Alexander Pope
Peter was dull; he was at first Dull, Oh, so dull so very dull! Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed Still with his Dulness was he cursed Dull beyond all conception dull.Percy Bysshe Shelley