Such sayings themselves grow harder and adhere more firmly with age, and it would take many blows with a trowel to clean an old wiseacre
And how do these wiseacres
know that man wants a normal, a virtuous choice?
That other class of wiseacres
who twist prophecy in such a manner as to make it promise the destruction and desolation of the same city, use judgment just as bad, since the city is in a very flourishing condition now, unhappily for them.
It is so intensely and deliberately didactic, and its subject is esteemed so dry, that I delight in throwing it at the heads of the wiseacres
who repeat the parrot cry that art should never be didactic.
Now I don't want any wiseacres
to read this book, but if they should, of course they will prick up their long ears, and howl, or rather bray, at the above story.
They wonder why I am not ready to abet and whet their wisdom: as if they had not yet enough of wiseacres
, whose voices grate on mine ear like slate- pencils!
did not hesitate to bring a dead man back to life because they knew of no living one capable of such feats; it is their heedless and inconsequent calumnies that the present paper is partly intended to refute.
In the open space in front of this edifice, stands a solitary, grim-looking, square brick tower, which has a quaint and remarkable appearance, and which the wiseacres
of the place have consequently determined to pull down immediately.
Full of this idea, the scientific gentleman seized his pen again, and committed to paper sundry notes of these unparalleled appearances, with the date, day, hour, minute, and precise second at which they were visible: all of which were to form the data of a voluminous treatise of great research and deep learning, which should astonish all the atmospherical wiseacres
that ever drew breath in any part of the civilised globe.
He was so near death He was willing to take Any love he could get, Even at the risk Of some mocking policeman Or some cute young wiseacre
, Smashing his dentures, Perhaps leading him on To a dark place and there Kicking him in his dead groin Just for the fun of it.
You might think a wiseacre
like me would have watched it on television.
Additionally, the occasional wiseacre
would ask, "Well, then, how come William H.