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As a witty Frenchman has said, one of our most lively regrets is that while we are at the telephone we cannot do business with our feet.
This book, gossip, is of authority for two reasons, first because it is very good, and secondly because it is said to have been written by a wise and witty king of Portugal.
When applied to this object, the saying is as just as it is witty, that, "in political arithmetic, two and two do not always make four.
He was thought witty, thanks to his foible for relating a quantity of anecdotes on the reign of Louis XV.
He seemed tickled with him as an elderly fellow about town might be tickled by a pleasant and witty lad; he indicated that he was no precision, but in his wildest times had never been such a blade as he thought Dick.
He reflected that this coalition of four young, brave, enterprising, and active men ought to have some other object than swaggering walks, fencing lessons, and practical jokes, more or less witty.
You know my opinion of my mother, count; look at her, -- still beautiful, witty, more charming than ever.
For instance, it says that one may have many, many fancies, my Barbara--that as soon as the spring comes on, one's thoughts become uniformly pleasant and sportive and witty, for the reason that, at that season, the mind inclines readily to tenderness, and the world takes on a more roseate hue.
One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one cannot always be laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
In the home of the witty abbe dwelt incessant laughter; there all the items of the day had their source and were so quickly transformed, misrepresented, metamorphosed, some into epigrams, some into falsehoods, that every one was anxious to pass an hour with little Scarron, listening to what he said, reporting it to others.
Contrariwise, certain Laodiceans, and lukewarm persons, think they may accommodate points of religion, by middle way, and taking part of both, and witty reconcilements; as if they would make an arbitrament between God and man.
The food was poor, but the talk had a witty weariness that impressed the girl.