The subject of these remarks was a slumbering figure, so muffled in shawl and cloak, that it would have been matter of impossibility to guess at its sex but for a brown beaver bonnet and green veil which ornamented the head, and which, having been crushed and flattened, for two hundred and fifty miles, in that particular angle of the vehicle from which the lady's snores now proceeded, presented an appearance sufficiently ludicrous to have moved less risible
muscles than those of John Browdie's ruddy face.
There are jests which you would be ashamed to make yourself, and yet on the comic stage, or indeed in private, when you hear them, you are greatly amused by them, and are not at all disgusted at their unseemliness;-- the case of pity is repeated;--there is a principle in human nature which is disposed to raise a laugh, and this which you once restrained by reason, because you were afraid of being thought a buffoon, is now let out again; and having stimulated the risible
faculty at the theatre, you are betrayed unconsciously to yourself into playing the comic poet at home.
A Welsh Government spokeswoman said: "These claims are frankly risible
KEN Livingstone's pathetic and risible
suggestion that we brought 7/7 on ourselves is beneath contempt.
Brewers blamed rising costs, "an argument considered risible
by suppliers", when hop prices were falling, Mr Protz says in the foreword to the guide.
For a gateway to the town for people coming in from other areas it is appalling, and to think that the town has previously vied for city status is risible
To quote Margaret Thatcher who, through Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson started the slide of turning a great industrial nation into a banana republic, is risible
in the extreme, but also predictable, as Mr Lapping's world view, as expressed repeatedly in these columns, relies largely on ignorance of facts, JOE HEDLEY, Heaton, Newcastle
SEARCH PARTY (15) No stars SEARCHING for a gag in this risible
brom-com is like searching for a needle in a haystack only to discover, 90 minutes later, there is no needle.
The idea of a Premier League elite contesting this abbreviated summer season might be less risible
were it to require them to forfeit their access to meaningless victories in the Conference altogether.
But Mr Bridgen said: "This is weak and risible
from Ed Miliband.
However, his pleas are nothing if not risible
as he declares his support for private enterprise in which he claims 'an unshakeable faith.
The groundswell did not reach enough councillors before they voted in favour of their own risible