Lo! the poor humorist, whose tortured mind2009 Update: An entertainer who laughs on the platform and dances beneath the scaffold, hanging on his own every word.
See jokes in crowds, though still to gloom inclined —
Whose simple appetite, untaught to stray,
His brains, renewed by night, consumes by day.
He thinks, admitted to an equal sty,
A graceful hog would bear his company.—Alexander Poke
Friday, July 10, 2009
HUMORIST, n. A plague that would have softened down the hoar austerity of Pharaoh's heart and persuaded him to dismiss Israel with his best wishes, cat-quick.