None would live past years again, Yet all hope pleasure in what yet remain; And, from the dregs of life, think to receive, What the first sprightly running could not give.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.william wordsworth
I can't tell you how urbane and sprightly the old poll parrot was; and (this is what I think using the brain does for one), not a pocket, not a crevice, of pomp, humbug, respectability in him: he was fresh as a daisy.George Moore
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.william wordsworth
There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion; it is this, indeed, which gives a value to all the rest, which sets them at work in their proper times and places, and turns them to the advantage of the person who is possessed of them. Without it, learning is pedantry, and wit impertinence:;; virtue itself looks like weakness; the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice.joseph addison
Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease Pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.Oliver Goldsmith
So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit, For works may have more wit than does 'em good, As bodies perish through excess of blood.Alexander Pope
See, your guests approach: Address yourself to entertain them sprightly, And let's be red with mirth.william shakespeare