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" True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart ; it is not contempt, its essence is love ; it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 186
1827
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas Carlyle - 1845 - 568 pages
...irrational. True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart; it is not contempt, its ssence is love; it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. It is a son of inverse sublimity ; exalting, as it were, into our affections what is below us, while sublimity...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1848 - 456 pages
...said that " true humor springs not more from the head than from the heart ; it is not contempt — its essence is love ; it issues not in laughter, but...draws down into our affections what is above us." But of this amiable, vivacious excellence, Randolph had little or none. His humor was not mere pleasant,...
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Memoirs of the Rev. Walter M. Lowrie: Missionary to China

Walter Macon Lowrie - Electronic book - 1849 - 500 pages
...a good idea, " True humor springs not more frorn the head than from the heart. It is not contempt, its essence is love ; it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles which lie far deeper." He speaks of " the freedom with which Richter bandies to and fro the dogmas of religion, nay, sometimes,...
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CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

THOMAS CARLYLE - 1855
...from the heac than from the heart ; it is not contempt, its essence is love; it issues not in laughter in still smiles, which lie far deeper. It is a sort...less precious or heart-affecting than the latter; periaps it is still rarer, and, as a test of genius, still more decisive, f It is, in fact, the bloom...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Carlyle - 1857
...and irrational. True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart ; it is not contempt, its essence is love ; it issues not in laughter, but...sublimity ; exalting, as it were, into our affections what IB below us, while sublimity draws down into our affections what is above us. The former is scarcely...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Complete in One Volume

Thomas Carlyle - 1857 - 568 pages
...heac •han from the heart; it is not contempt, it: essence is love; it issues not in laughter jnt of Doom, proclaiming into the ear of Lord Chesterfield,...the listening world, that Patronage should be no mor ns, while sublimity draws down into our affections what is above us. The former is scarcely less precious...
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CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

THOMAS CARLYLE - 1858
...irrational. True numour springs not more from the head *han from the heart; it is not contempt, it f?sence i? love; it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles,...inverse sublimity; exalting, as it were, into our aifections what is below us, while sublimity draws down into our affections what is above us. The former...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas Carlyle - Scottish essays - 1859 - 568 pages
...head •nan from the heart ; it is not contempt, its e-senr.e is lore; it issues not in laughter, sut in still smiles, which lie far deeper. It is a sort of inverse sublimity; exalting, as it were, into onr affections what is below us, while sublimity draws down into onr affections what is above us. The...
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critical and miscellaneous essays

thomas carlyle - 1860
...and irrational. 'True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart c it is not contempt, its essence is love ; it issues not in laughter, but...as it were, into our affections what is below us, wnile sublimity draws down into our affectipns what is above us. The former is scarcely less precious...
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The Carthusian, Issues 1-66

1872
...the rest — "True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart : it is not contempt, its essence is love : it issues not in laughter, but...still smiles which lie far deeper. It is a sort of universal sublimity, exalting as it were into our affections what is before us, while sublimity draws...
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