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" These sayings are true at all times, and equally true that " a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. "
Gardeners' Chronicle, Horticultural Trade Journal - Page 130
1906
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The Dial, Volumes 24-25

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1898
...loyalty to the imaginings of the chronicler of Alice, the poet of the Boojum and the Jabberwock. " A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men," so runs the old saw, and to " Lewis Carroll," purveyor of the most delightful nonsense in our language,...
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United States Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1940
...That voluminous writer who has come down to us with but a single name, Anonymous, has said that — A little nonsense, now and then Is relished by the wisest men. There cannot be too much joy in life if it be clean and wholesome, and so we must ask of our teachers...
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Law Notes, Volume 22

Law - 1919
...Dicta. Law Notes would not be a true newspaper of the law did it not present also its lighter side. "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men," especially when, as in the case of many a judicial saying, by the way, a nugget of sound good sense...
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Booker T. Washington Papers Volume 7: 1903-4. Assistant Editor, Barbara S. Kraft

Booker T. Washington, Louis R. Harlan - Social Science - 1977 - 602 pages
...Mr. Washington: I presume you are very busy, too much so to be annoyed with a letter from me, and yet "A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men." I am publishing in this week's Colored American a letter from my Memphis correspondent, a Mr. Turner.1...
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Gyascutus: Studies in Antebellum Southern Humorous and Sporting Writing

James L. W. West - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 234 pages
...laughter in the Yarns is inextricably commingled with the portent, the actual foreknowledge, of doom: "A little nonsense, now and then, Is relished by the wisest men." "Suppose I am to hang the morrow, and Can laugh to-night, shall I not? " - OLD PLAY The only comfort...
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How to Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking: And Other Coronary Threats

Max D. Isaacson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1984 - 180 pages
...laugh our way into peace. In the final analysis, laughter is the universal language of mankind and a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." "Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him." R....
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How to Amuse Yourself and Others: The American Girls Handy Book

Lina Beard, Adelia Belle Beard - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1987 - 474 pages
...twilight of past ages, there surely must be some reason for its existence, and that reason may be, that " a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men," and is therefore wholesome as an occasional diet. So why not help to perpetuate it ; not with rude, practical...
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Empowerment

Phil Murray - Contentment - 1995 - 238 pages
...punnies and pithies ... this is a collection of one liners and illustrates his belief in such therapy. A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men, states the old saying. I believe that wise men have contingency plans for those times when they need...
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Necessary Madness: The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century American ...

Gregg Camfield - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 256 pages
...book as humor.1 On the title page, after all, Harris uses as his first epigraph to the book the lines, "A little nonsense, now and then, / Is relished by the wisest men." It is worth looking at his claim to see if humor can indeed stretch so far without falling completely...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...possessed, not a body of objects to be studied. 315 There is no such thing as a little garlic. 316 s brief It will not stay. God batters at its sails. 3420 I ha 317 There is little serenity comparable to the serenity of the inexperienced giving advice to the experienced....
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