I had less confidence, but he was the mysterious man whom you ran for in the dead of night (you flung sand at his window to waken him, and if it was only toothache he extracted the tooth through the open window, but when it was something sterner he was with you in the dark square at once, like a man who slept in his topcoat), so I did as he bade me, and not only did she laugh then but again when I put the laugh down, so that though it was really one laugh with
a tear in the middle I counted it as two.
"The intention is for people to come and laugh with
other people for an hour or more.
The expressions on the faces of my little grandchildren, when they admire the birds and squirrels in the garden, even allowing for sticky fingers making patterns all over the glass in the French doors, make me laugh with
wonder and delight.
When you laugh, throw back your head and laugh with
Dr Kataria is proving that if you laugh, the world really does laugh with
you because there are currently 500 such clubs all over the world.
"Her lips should be kept closed and her teeth covered; a woman should always laugh with her mouth closed, for the sight of a mouth stretched open like a gash across the face is not a pretty one.
Ovid prescribed for ladies: "Nor should they strain their sides with continuous laughter, but laugh with a feminine trill."(35) Erasmus would censure immoderate laughter in his comment on the adage risus syncreusus or "shaking with laughter" as "highly unsuitable for a man of character because it is clearly the expression of a mind which has lost control."(36) Control of bodily instability was a Renaissance rule of manners, reflecting ancient equations of shaking with insanity or evil, reverting to spasms as the mark of Cain.(37)