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Which would you rather be, a greater fool than y--"
But it was around the Pope of the Fools that all the musical riches of the epoch were displayed in a magnificent discord.
A PHILOSOPHER seeing a Fool beating his Donkey, said:
It is the penalty one pays for reading the books too much, or for being oneself a fool.
That first day's verdict made him a fool, and he was not able to get it set aside, or even modified.
I am very glad every fool knows that too,'' said Wamba, ``and pork, I think, is good Norman-French; and so when the brute lives, and is in the charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the Castle-hall to feast among the nobles what dost thou think of this, friend Gurth, ha?
There was nothing; and I resumed my seat, again exclaiming, "The boy is a fool, I say; 3^3 can have no meaning in Geometry.
Prascovia," began the Grandmother, "is what I have just heard through a side wind true--namely, that this fool of a stepfather of yours is going to marry that silly whirligig of a Frenchwoman--that actress, or something worse?
His fool, or professional jester, was not only a fool, however.
Rokoff; but until now I had not taken you for a fool.
He also added that a man was a fool to quit a game just when a winning hand had been dealt him.
court fool effects the dejection of humbler audiences with the same
He would have done wisely to conceal from a fool that he had been married already, and that he had suffered the horrid public exposure of a Trial for the murder of his wife.
I've been such a fool, Anne--and oh, it hurts so terribly to be a fool.
These, it is true, played the fool, like my friend Garrick, in jest only; but several eminent characters have, in numberless instances of their lives, played the fool egregiously in earnest; so far as to render it a matter of some doubt whether their wisdom or folly was predominant; or whether they were better intitled to the applause or censure, the admiration or contempt, the love or hatred, of mankind.