The Philosophy of Laughter and Smiling

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Էջ 74 - A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him that makes it...
Էջ 92 - Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful jollity, Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides: Come, and trip it as you go On the light fantastic toe...
Էջ 91 - Euphrosyne, And by men, heart-easing Mirth, Whom lovely Venus at a birth With two sister Graces more To ivy-crowned Bacchus bore...
Էջ 92 - Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest and youthful Jollity, Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods and becks, and wreathed smiles, Sucli as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek ; Sport that wrinkled care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides. Come and trip it, as you go, On the light fantastic toe...
Էջ 134 - It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting : for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart.
Էջ 104 - Observe the condition of a man convulsed with laughter, and consider what are the organs or system of parts affected. He draws a full breath, and throws it out in interrupted, short, and audible cachinnations ; the muscles of his throat, neck, and chest, are agitated ; the diaphragm is especially convulsed. He holds his sides, and, from the violent agitation, he is incapable of a voluntary act.
Էջ 134 - The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Էջ 89 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Էջ 164 - ... countenances often exhibit a stereotyped smile ; their joyousness is increased, and they grin, chuckle, or giggle, whenever food is placed before them, or when they are caressed, are shown bright colours, or hear music. Some of them laugh more than usual when they walk about, or attempt any muscular exertion. The joyousness of most of these idiots cannot possibly be associated, as Dr. Browne remarks, with any distinct ideas : they simply feel pleasure, and express it by laughter or smiles.
Էջ 164 - There is another large class of idiots who are persistently joyous and benign, and who are constantly laughing or smiling. Their countenances often exhibit a stereotyped smile; their joyousness is increased, and they grin, chuckle, or giggle, whenever food is placed before them, or when they are caressed, are shown bright colours, or hear music. Some of them laugh more than usual when they walk about, or attempt any muscular exertion.

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