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  • Michael had responded coyly with an assumption of dignified aloofness that was given the lie by the eager tilt of his ears and the good-humour that shone in his eyes.

    CHAPTER 1

  • Neil Bonner fought his emotion down, swallowed it down, and choked over it, though his face smiled with good-humour and the joy with which one meets a friend.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • But this gave me at once an insight into the good-humour of the gentlemen in bed: if this had happened anywhere else, Lindström would have had a boot at his head.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • He is the ideal “man about town”; and, however lavishly the author may praise his elegance and accomplishment, he remains the type of the polished blackguard, unworthy to associate with his country cousin, Jerry Hawthorn, the cheery fool to whom he shows “the pleasures of the town,” and only a shade more intolerable than the bestial creature, Bob Logic, who is intended for a model of good-humour and wit.

    Jemmy Catnach: proto-comic publisher

  • Particular mention should be made of Leave it to Smith, in which the hero circulates among those characters with perpetual good-humour and cleverly extricates himself from a series of difficult and complicated situations.

    Cheerfulness (A psychosynthesis technique), by Roberto Assagioli

  • Philip carried his good-humour every where abroad, and left at home a solitary mansion and a pining spouse.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • This dialogue, overheard by some of the squires and pages, was bandied about from one to another, until it entirely lost the tone of good-humour in which it was spoken, and the offence was one for which Sir John de

    Castle Dangerous

  • At length, having suppressed his scruples, and made bold inroad upon the remains of the dish, he paused to partake of a flask of strong red wine which stood invitingly beside him, and a lusty draught increased the good-humour which had begun to take place towards Hereward, in exchange for the displeasure with which he had received him.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • This observation he made in a tone of perfect good-humour.

    The Monastery

  • The sense of triumph, however, rather increased than diminished his natural good-humour; and so far was Abbot Boniface from being disposed to tyrannize over his

    The Monastery

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