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C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.

Joke (See Jesting)

Jokes are the cayenne of conversation, and the salt of life.


The next best thing to a very good joke is a very bad one.

J. C. Hare.

And gentle Dullness ever loves a joke.


It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding.

Sydney Smith.

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.