For forty years Southey lived at Greta Hall, and from his letters we get the pleasantest picture of the home-loving, nonsense- loving "comical
papa" who had kept the heart of a boy, even when his hair grew gray--
Upon my word, you have had good success; for one may say of your beard, that it is tondenti gravior ."--"I conjecture," says Jones, "that thou art a very comical
fellow."--"You mistake me widely, sir," said the barber: "I am too much addicted to the study of philosophy; hinc illae lacrymae , sir; that's my misfortune.
'What a comical
brother-in-law old Bounderby is, I think you mean,' said Tom.
As for angels, it is not comical
enough, to put them in anti-masques; and anything that is hideous, as devils, giants, is on the other side as unfit.
"I should like to wish you success, but your office is such a comical
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical
He seemed extremely unhappy; but when she took his arm and walked away with him, seeking a retired corner, a ray of hope mingled with the almost comical
misery of his expression.
But the comical
thing about it all, is, that the fig-leaf is confined to cold and pallid marble, which would be still cold and unsuggestive without this sham and ostentatious symbol of modesty, whereas warm-blood paintings which do really need it have in no case been furnished with it.
"It looks comical
to me, child, now--and smells bad.
In fact, man is a comical
creature; there seems to be a kind of jest in it all.
The second day she began with all the comical
names she could hear of, BANDY-LEGS, HUNCHBACK, CROOK-SHANKS, and so on; but the little gentleman still said to every one of them, 'Madam, that is not my name.'
But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical