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  • Vix ausum ipse credere (saith [6535] Barletius) tantam superstitionem, vel affirmare levissimam hanc causam tantae rei vel magis ridiculam, quum non dubitem risum potius quum admirationem posteris excitaturam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Patria (saith Hippocrates) ob risum furere et insanire dicunt, his countrymen hold him mad because he laughs; [447] and therefore he desires him to advise all his friends at Rhodes, that they do not laugh too much, or be over sad.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lucian's Piscator, and tell how he esteemed them; Agrippa's Tract of the vanity of Sciences; nay read their own works, their absurd tenets, prodigious paradoxes, et risum teneatis amici?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Cumque alij longam quadragesim� inediam recentibus cibis compensantes, acriter comederent, ille a terrenis reuocato animo, diuinum quiddam speculatus, mentes conuiuantium permouit ampliorem perfusus in risum: nulloque causam l鎡iti� perquirere pr鎠umente, tunc quidem ita tacitum donec edendi satietas obsonijs finem imposuit.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • After inaugurating his work by quoting the Horatian sneer, "_Spectatum admissi risum teneatis, amici_?" he at once plunges _in medias res_, and not mincing his language, says: -- "This impudent vagabond is a native of Wallachia, born of Christian parents in the city of Trogovisti;" and throughout his exposure employs phrases which are decidedly more forcible than polite.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • [9] "De curia vero et familia viri, ut et circumstantibus risum moveant sibique loquendo laudem comparent, facetiam in sermone plurimam observant; dum vel sales, vel lædoria, nunc levi nunc mordaci, sub æquivocationis vel amphibolæ nebula, relatione diversa, transpositione verborum et trajectione, subtiles et dicaces emittunt."

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Hariolare. edepol senem Demaenetum lepidum fuisse nobis: 580 ut adsimulabat Sauream med esse quam facete! nimis aegre risum contini, ubi hospitem inclamavit, quod se absente mihi fidem habere noluisset. ut memoriter me Sauream vocabat atriensem.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • Above all, he correctly interprets the poet's aim with the dictum: "Praeterquam quod hac persona optime utitur ad actionem bene continuandam id maxime spectat ut per eam _spectatorum risum_ captet."

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

  • Ad Augustum hoc delatum risum movit, et rex mitis de immiti digne lusit: malum, inquit, est Herodis esse natum. prodest magis talis regis esse porcum.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The fables, which were generally represented after the regular play as an interlude or farce, are mentioned by Juvenal in two of his satires: [8] "Urbicus exodio risum movet Atellanae Gestibus Autonoes;" and in his pretty description of a rustic fete --

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

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