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.
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.
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
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
"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
Where lives the man that has not tried How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin!walter scott
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
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
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.
I was born to speak all mirth and no matter.
mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her, and live with thee, In unreprovèd pleasures free.john milton