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  • Laura Pendennis believes its tunes to be the sweetest, the most interesting, the most mirth-inspiring, the most pitiful and pathetic, that ever baby uttered; which opinions, of course, are backed by Mrs. Hokey, the confidential nurse.

    The Newcomes

  • Nay, we confess to have more than once passed the Français without the least compunction, with _les Horaces_ or _Andromaque_ on the bills, and a crowd at the door, to commit ourselves, a few paces farther, to the friendly arms of a stall at the Palais Royal, and the mirth-inspiring influence of Tousez and Levassor, the most comical buffoon and admirable mimic on the French stage.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • Well do we remember, in our boyish dreams of bliss, how prominent a feature thou didst stand amongst the anticipated enjoyments of Christmas; how the thoughts of home, of kindred, and release from school, were rendered ten-fold more delightful by the idea of thy motley garb and mirth-inspiring voice, which ever formed the greatest enjoyment our holidays afforded.

    A History of Pantomime

  • "Charles O'Malley," and the other mirth-inspiring volumesof the inimitable

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • In this respect he was little, if at all, inferior, to his mirth-inspiring brother of the

    Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833

  • It really seemed as if the old gray walls retained some of the spirit of those earlier days, so gentle, so mirth-inspiring was the sunshine that warmed them.

    A Christmas Accident and Other Stories

  • The brewers and distillers who put the mirth-inspiring beverages into the market receive more consideration, and a great deal more money, than an average European prince; -- and yet the poor dry-rotted unfortunate whose decadence we are tracing is like a leper in the scattering effects which he produces during his shaky promenade.

    The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions Joints In Our Social Armour

  • After dessert, Mr. Ludolph lighted a cigar and sat down to the evening paper, while his daughter evoked from the piano true after-dinner music -- light, brilliant, mirth-inspiring.

    Barriers Burned Away

  • The scenes at the lonely house had not been cheerful and mirth-inspiring.

    Mohun, or, the Last Days of Lee

  • In a moment the tent, the wooded knoll, the whole vicinity was ringing with the uproarious notes of the mirth-inspiring banjo; and Sweeney was chanting, as only that great master _could_ chant, the mighty epic of the sabreurs of Stuart: --

    Mohun, or, the Last Days of Lee


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