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Usage examples for Facetiae

  1. Dr. Holmes's more pronouncedly comic verse does not differ specifically from the facetiae of Thomas Hood, but his prominent trait is wit, which is the laughter of the head as humor is of the heart. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  2. 22. Facetiae Curiosa, Books on Gallantry. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  3. Perhaps, however, the first two would be classed more properly with No. 22- Facetiae and Curiosa, leaving Ballads only under this heading. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  4. Not that I should ever wish to marry again; I think one husband in one's life is enough in all conscience';- here she threw a fierce glance at the amiable Mr. Phipps, who was innocently delighting himself with the facetiae in the 'Rotherby Guardian, ' and thinking the editor must be a droll fellow- 'but it's aggravating to be tied up in that way. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  5. Some there were, no doubt, who perceived the influence of Rabelais in the incessant digressions and the burlesque of philosophy; others, it may be, found a reminder of Burton in the parade of learning; and yet a few others, the scattered students of French facetiae of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, may have read the broad jests with a feeling that they had " seen something like it before." – Sterne by H.D. Traill
  6. The truth is that Boz, the engenderer of these facetiae apart from his literary gift, was one of the most brilliant, capable young fellows of his generation. – Bardell v. Pickwick by Percy Fitzgerald