History of English Humour With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour (Complete)

History of English Humour With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour (Complete)

by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
     
 

The ludicrous is in its character so elusive and protean, and the field over which it extends is so vast, that few have ever undertaken the task of examining it systematically. Many philosophers and literary men have made passing observations upon it, but most writers are content to set it down as one of those things which cannot be understood, and care not to study…  See more details below

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The ludicrous is in its character so elusive and protean, and the field over which it extends is so vast, that few have ever undertaken the task of examining it systematically. Many philosophers and literary men have made passing observations upon it, but most writers are content to set it down as one of those things which cannot be understood, and care not to study and grapple with a subject which promises small results in return for considerable toil. Moreover, the inquiry does not seem sufficiently important to warrant the expenditure of much time upon it, and there has always been a great tendency among learned men to underrate the emotional feelings of our nature.

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ISBN-13:
2940148380290
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
07/13/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
709 KB

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