There, his eyes happening to catch the tall joker
writing up his joke, he called to him across the way:
? You're quite as stiff And prim as if You'd eaten up a poker!"
"Well, monsieur, my Menneville spitted the joker
, to the great astonishment of the spectators, and said to the cook: -- `Take this goose, my friend, it is fatter than your fowl.' That is the way, monsieur," ended the abbe, triumphantly, "in which I spend my revenues; I maintain the honor of the family, monsieur." Fouquet hung his head.
Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers
. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers
About Nicodemus's usual bedtime--midnight--the village jokers
came creeping stealthily through the jimpson weeds and sunflowers toward the lonely frame den.
Said his brother William was the cussedest joker
in the world, and hadn't tried to write -- HE see William was going to play one of his jokes the minute he put the pen to paper.
He took a couple of strides and halted behind the unsuspecting joker
. Then he drew back and delivered a kick of such titanic vigor that it lifted Tom clear over the footlights and landed him on the heads of the front row of the Sons of Liberty.
It was a great jest of his, I recollect, to pretend that he couldn't keep his teeth from chattering, whenever mention was made of an Alguazill in connexion with the adventures of Gil Blas; and I remember that when Gil Blas met the captain of the robbers in Madrid, this unlucky joker
counterfeited such an ague of terror, that he was overheard by Mr.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers
of his alma mater.
During the whole time he was speaking, the queen appeared to be well pleased with the coadjutor's harangue; but terminating as it did with such a phrase, the only one which could be caught at by the jokers
, Anne turned around and directed a glance toward her favorites, which announced that she delivered up the coadjutor to their tender mercies.
That pleased her extremely, and that was only the beginning of the fun, for surprises and presents kept popping out in the most delightful manner all through the day, the Atkinson girls being famous jokers
and Rose a favourite.
Your notion of a humanity universally putting out the tongue and taking the pill from pole to pole at the bidding of a few solemn jokers
is worthy of the prophet.