To which the duchess made answer, "that worthy Sancho is droll I consider a very good thing, because it is a sign that he is shrewd; for drollery
and sprightliness, Senor Don Quixote, as you very well know, do not take up their abode with dull wits; and as good Sancho is droll and sprightly I here set him down as shrewd."
The bright blue eyes regarded the spectator with a kind of lurking drollery
- you almost expected to see them wink; the lips - a little too voluptuously full - seemed ready to break into a smile; the warmly-tinted cheeks were embellished with a luxuriant growth of reddish whiskers; while the bright chestnut hair, clustering in abundant, wavy curls, trespassed too much upon the forehead, and seemed to intimate that the owner thereof was prouder of his beauty than his intellect - as, perhaps, he had reason to be; and yet he looked no fool.
Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery
; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
She sat to-night revolving, as she was wont, the scenes of the day, her lips often curling with amusement at the oddities to which her fancy added fresh drollery
: people were so ridiculous with their illusions, carrying their fool's caps unawares, thinking their own lies opaque while everybody else's were transparent, making themselves exceptions to everything, as if when all the world looked yellow under a lamp they alone were rosy.
Nastasia Philipovna, who loved originality and drollery
of all kinds, was apparently very fond of this old man, and rang the bell for more tea to stop his coughing.
David," says he, "I wish you all joy in your good fortune, which I believe to be deserved." And then to Alan, with a spice of drollery
If the trader had not been sure, by a certain good-humored twinkle in the large eye, that all this banter was sure, in the long run, to turn out a cash concern, he might have been somewhat out of patience; as it was, he laid down a greasy pocket-book on the cotton-bales, and began anxiously studying over certain papers in it, the young man standing by, the while, looking down on him with an air of careless, easy drollery
Beneath his bushy black brows danced a pair of little gray eyes that could not stand still for very drollery
The air of settled gloom, which had taken possession of the squatter's countenance, lighted for an instant with a look of dull drollery
, as he answered--
Pickwick's ribs, and thereby displaying his native drollery
, and his knowledge of the anatomy of the human frame, at one and the same time, inquired--
Gilbert had whisked the pin out of sight and was studying his history with the soberest face in the world; but when the commotion subsided he looked at Anne and winked with inexpressible drollery
He covers Hero and Leander: constants and questions; the classical world; Ovid (often) moralized: the Middle Ages; heroical poems: the Renaissance and after; folk and literary ballads; focal points: reflections in the lyric; the challenge of drama; the waves of the sea and love: Grillparzer and after; choice pieces of drollery
: the burlesques; set to music: cantatas, operas, and musical plays; modern experiments; and some shallow story of deep love.