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" True wit, or sense, never yet made anybody laugh; they are above it: they please the mind, and give a cheerfulness to the countenance. But it is low buffoonery, or silly accidents, that always excite laughter; and that is what people of sense and breeding... "
Letters, Sentences, and Maxims - Σελίδα 108
των Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1888 - 327 σελίδες
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Letters written by the...earl of Chesterfield to his son; with some ..., Τόμος 1

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...a eheerfulness to the eountenanee. But it is low buffoonery, or silly aeeidents, that always exeite laughter ; and that is what people of sense and breeding...going to sit down, in the supposition that he has a ehair behind him, and falling down upon his breeeh for want of one, sets a whole eompany a laughing,...

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...nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. True wit , or sense, never yet made any body laugh; they are above it : they please the mind, and...the countenance. But it is low buffoonery, or silly i44 lo bene. Le teste pîccole hanno sempre fretta, quando l'oggetto che le fa agire è come per lo...

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Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1831 - 275 σελίδες
...nothing so illiheral, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. True wit or sense never yet made any body laugh; they are above it; they please the mind, and...show themselves above. A man's going to sit down, hi the supposition that he has a chair hehind him, and falling down upon his breech for want of one,...

Lord chesterfield's advice to his son, on men and manners [selections from ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1836
...nothing so illiberal and so ill bred as audible laughter. True wit or sense never yet made any body laugh ; they are above it ; they please the mind and...and that is what people of sense and breeding should shew themselves above. A man's going to sit down, in the supposition that he has a chair behind him,...

A Juvenile Guide, or manual of good manners ... By Lovers of Youth

GUIDE - 1844 - 131 σελίδες
...Audible laughter is very illiberal and disgusting. '2. True wit, or sense, never yet made any body laugh: they are above it; they please the mind, and...of sense and breeding should show themselves above. 3. A person going to sit down, on a supposition that be has a chair behind him, and falling for want...

Works, Including His Letters to His Son, &c: To which is Prefixed an ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1853 - 647 σελίδες
...nothing so illiberal, and no ill bred, as audible laughter. True wit, or sense, never yet made any body laugh; they are above it: They please the mind, and...silly accidents, that always excite laughter; and thnt is what people of sense and breeding should shew themselves above. A man's going to sit down,...

The Keepsake for the Nursery

Keepsake - 1859
...grating, and so illhred, as loud laughter. True wit or sense never yet made any hody laugh, they are ahove it; they please the mind, and give a cheerfulness to the countenance. Children of sense and hreeding should show themselves ahove heing excited by buffoonery, or silly accidents,...

THE BAZAR BOOK OF DECORUM

THE BAZAR BOOK OF DECORUM - 1873
...illiberal and so ill bred as audible laughter," and that " true wit or sense never yet made any body laugh; they are above it; they please the mind, and give a cheerfulness to the countenance." Laughing inappropriately and on all occasions is certainly an offensive habit. This is partly attributed...

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...illiberal and so ill bred as audible laughter. LORD CHESTERFIELD: Letters ta his Son, March 9, 1 748. True wit, or sense, never yet made anybody laugh ;...of sense and breeding should show themselves above. . . . Not to mention the disagreeable noise that it makes, and the shocking distortion of the face...

Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 σελίδες
...illiberal and so ill bred as audible laughter. LORD CHESTERFIELD: Letters to his Son, March 9, 1748. ng. Household Words. It is books that teach us to...Lr.icil HUNT. The foundation of knowledge must be laid . , . Not to mention the disagreeable noise that it makes, and the shocking distortion of the face...




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