|Humour, in fact, is the result of a playfully affectionate contemplation of life, and only a serious man can be contemplative.|
|—Humour in the British Isles|
The World’s Wit and Humor
An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of all Ages and Nations In Fifteen Volumes
Edited by Lionel Strachey, et al.
Weighted toward American and English authors, the more than 1000 selections from some 500 sources span all epochs and genres, with 361 poems—and topical essays.
NEW YORK: THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS COMPANY, 1906
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2013