Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


When we shall have succeeded, then will be our time to rejoice, and freely laugh.
Buckley’s Sophocles.—Electra, Page 153.

They laugh that win.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act IV. Scene 2. (The Moor on watching Iago ply Cassio about Desdemona’s love for him.)

The long, loud laugh, sincere;
The kiss, snatch’d hasty from the sidelong maid,
On purpose guardless, or pretending sleep.

To laugh were want of goodness and of grace,
And to be grave, exceeds all power of face.
Pope.—Prol. to Satires, Line 35.

Laugh and be fat, sir.
Ben Jonson.—The Penates.

Laugh and shake in Rabelais’ easy-chair.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book I. Line 22.

I am tipsy with laughing.
Congreve.—The Way of the World, Act IV. Scene 8.