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  • The tale is a romp but a romp under a shadow: We know something that these wholesome and mirth-loving young people in 1912 or so don't.

    Growing Pangs

  • The pleasure with which this innovation was received by the lively and mirth-loving Canadians showed the difference in character between themselves and the American ladies.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Perhaps she expresses the general feeling of her careless, pleasure-loving, mirth-loving people, who, whatever commands they disobey, fulfil the one, “Take no thought for the morrow.”

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Do you recollect any of the serious conflicts that mirth-loving brain of yours used to get you into with that diminutive creature Wales

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • I heard one night in a lonely mountain-village in the Eastern Caucasus from the lips of a Daghestan mountaineer a humorous story which had been told me less than a year before by a student of the Western Reserve College at Hudson, Ohio, and which I had supposed to be an invention of the mirth-loving sophomores of that institution.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

  • There are a thousand minute shreds of the absurd which my duller sense overlooks, but which never can hope to escape your mirth-loving vision.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • How swiftly glided the mirth-loving nights as -- the enchanting strains of the prima donna hushed -- we adjourned to thy ever to be praised bottegua!

    A Love Story

  • She was in a gentle, musing mood, but at his entrance she instantly rallied to her old mirth-loving spirit.

    Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley

  • There was a packet too for each of the crew, containing some little joking gift, prepared by the mirth-loving Dr. Pansch, and a useful present also; while the officers were each and all remembered.

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • To Sarah's affectionate, mirth-loving temperament, this was misery greater than could be expressed.

    Hetty's Strange History


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