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  • Here, wrote Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, one of the first Americans to observe them closely, the Comanche β€œis a noisy, jolly, rollicking, mischief-loving braggadoccio, brimful of practical jokes and rough fun of any kind... rousing the midnight echoes with song and dance, whoops and yells.”


  • The lady might fan herself gracefully, smile on the young men who bowed to her, and bring into play all the arts by which a woman hides her emotion, β€” the Dowager, one of the most clear-sighted and mischief-loving duchesses bequeathed by the eighteenth century to the nineteenth, could read her heart and mind through it all.

    Domestic Peace

  • Demetrius and Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, friends as the play begins, are ready to slay each other in the forest of Athens, egged on by the mischief-loving Puck, who mocks their homicidal virility: 'Here, villain, drawn and ready.


  • It seems but as yesterday since I was a little mischief-loving school girl, when my only anxiety was how I could obtain the most play, and get along with the least study.

    Walter Harland Or, Memories of the Past

  • There were three: Mary, just twelve years old; Lizzie, ten; and Jack, who had attained the precocious and mischief-loving age of seven.

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

  • His intensely motor propensities, love of adventure, dim idea of modern property rights, and the readiness with which he merges into the stimulating and mischief-loving "gang" operate to constitute him the peerless nuisance of the congested district, the scourge of an exasperated and neurasthenic public, the enemy of good order and private rights.

    The Minister and the Boy A Handbook for Churchmen Engaged in Boys' Work

  • Who has not seen a poor dog standing on his hind legs, and bobbing up and down after a bone scarcely worth picking, with which some mischief-loving varlet has tantalized the poor animal till all its limbs have ached?

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 363, March 28, 1829

  • A mischief-loving girl detailed it to Miss Tenant, whose interest in the young Sunday school teacher gradually grew stronger, and it soon became a well-authenticated piece of history.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Under the cloud of night and solitude, the mischief-loving traveller was often in the habit of applying his torch to the withered boughs of wood, or to artificial hedges: and extensive ravages by fire, such as now happen not unfrequently in the

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 572, October 20, 1832

  • The time of his birth is not known; his name is entangled in contemporary records with that of another John Marston; and we may be sure that his mischief-loving spirit would have been delighted could he have anticipated that the antiquaries, a century after his death, would be driven to despair by the difficulty of discriminating one from the other.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867


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