A limerick is a kind of burlesque epigram, written in five lines.
"Now you're going to blame my cooking," she said with burlesque severity that made him smile.
In 1673 a decree of the parlement against Cartesian and other unlicensed theories was on the point of being issued, and was only checked in[time by the appearance of a burlesque mandamus against the intruder Reason, composed by Boileau and some of his brother-poets.
The day had arrived with more bumps and grinds than a burlesque matron.
His genius tended naturally in the direction of burlesque and satire.
The burlesque drama assigned to Christian Hansen, The Faithless Wife, is the only one of its kind that has survived.
In the latter case he is perhaps unconsciously moved to put burlesque versions of Biblical stories into the mouths of his native informants, or to represent the savages as ridiculing the Scriptural traditions which he communicates to them.
Finally, although in the sanctuary of Aesculapius healing came directly or indirectly as the patients dreamed, it appears from the burlesque of Aristophanes (Plutus, 653 sqq.) that they first bathed in the sacred spring.
This singular romance is diversified by, or, to speak more properly, it is the vehicle of the most bewildering abundance of digression, burlesque amplification, covert satire on things political, social and religious, miscellaneous erudition of the literary and scientific kind.
Until the close of the 18th century Dalkey was notorious for the burlesque election of a "king," a mock ceremony which became invested with a certain political importance.
The burlesque ritual which characterized the Feast of Fools throughout the middle ages was now at its height.
Between the lessons the ass was solemnly fed, and at the conclusion of the service was led by the precentor out into the square before the church (conductus ad ludos); water was poured on the precentor's head, and the ass became the centre of burlesque ceremonies, dancing and buffoonery being carried on far into the night, while the clergy and the serious-minded retired to matins and bed.
It is remarkable that each of these poets has ]eft one example of the old manner, shown in the alliterative romancepoem; but the fact that in each case their purpose is strongly burlesque is significant of the change in literary outlook.
It is desultory to a degree; it is a base libel on religion and history; it differs from its model Ariosto in being, not, as Ariosto is, a mixture of romance and burlesque, but a sometimes tedious tissue of burlesque pure and simple; and it is exposed to the objection - often and justly urged - that much of its fun depends simply on the fact that there were and are many people who believe enough in Christianity to make its jokes give pain to them and to make their disgust at such jokes piquant to others.
" The Battle of the Plains of Death," a burlesque on the battle of Solferino.
In 1521 he was sent to Carpi to transact a petty matter with the chapter of the Franciscans, the chief known result of the embassy being a burlesque correspondence with Francesco Guicciardini.
Sergeant, The Burlesque Napoleon (1905); F.
William Bedwell, the Arabic scholar, was vicar of Tottenham, and published in 1632 a Briefe Description of the Towne of Tottenham, in which he printed for the first time the burlesque poem, the Turnament of Tottenham.
Typhon: a Burlesque Poem (1704); Aesop Dress'd, or a Collection of Fables writ in Familiar Verse (1704); The Planter's Charity (1704); The Virgin Unmasked (1709, 1724, 1731, 1742), a work in which the coarser side of his nature is prominent; Treatise of the Hypochondriack and Hysterick Passions (1711, 1715, 1730) admired by Johnson (Mandeville here protests against merely speculative therapeutics, and advances fanciful theories of his own about animal spirits in connexion with "stomachic ferment": he shows a knowledge of Locke's methods, and an admiration for Sydenham); Free Thoughts on Religion (1720); A Conference about Whoring (1725); An Enquiry into the Causes of the Frequent Executions at Tyburn (1725); The Origin of Honour and the Usefulness of Christianity in War (1732).
fete des fous), the name for certain burlesque quasi-religious festivals which, during the middle ages, were the ecclesiastical counterpart of the secular revelries of the Lord of Misrule.
An accomplished artist in the Chinese manner, he amused himself and his friends by burlesque sketches, marked by a grace and humour that his imitators never equalled.
The ceremony degenerated into a burlesque in which the ass of the flight became confused with Balaam's ass.
Allowed to return, he again fell under suspicion of having been concerned in the composition of two violent libels - one in Latin and one in French - called from their first words the Puero Regnante and the J'ai vu, was inveigled by a spy named Beauregard into a real or burlesque confession, and on the 16th of May 1717 was sent to the Bastille.
Murders, combats, escapes and outrages of all kinds are provided; and the language makes The Rehearsal no burlesque.
The meute of the 20th of June, a burlesque which, but for the persistent good-humour of Louis XVI., might have become a tragedy, alarmed but did not overthrow the monarchy.
Dedicated to all things decadent and indulgent, think burlesque, kitsch and sexy boudoir all rolled into one.
burlesque actress--somebody you're fitted for, anyway!
burlesque dancers, as at least that would be honest.
burlesque act in that same movie.
burlesque theaters of Chicago.
very burlesque dress similar to Roland Mouret's current show-stopping curvy dresses - but this is an 80's original!
flossy typewriter--or a burlesque actress--somebody you're fitted for, anyway!
Welcome to the magical world of Miss Keda Breeze where circus showgirl meets the glamorous decadence of burlesque striptease.
But we have to picture him as anon coming out and gathering about him a tatterdemalion company, and jesting with them until they were in fits of laughter, for the sake of observing their burlesque physiognomies; anon as eagerly frequenting the society of men of science and learning of an older generation like the mathematician Benedetto Aritmetico, the physician, geographer and astronomer Paolo Toscanelli, the famous Greek Aristotelian Giovanni Argiropoulo; or as out-rivalling all the youth of the city now by charm of recitation, now by skill in music and now by feats of strength and horsemanship; or as stopping to buy caged birds in the market that he might set them free and watch them rejoicing in their flight; or again as standing radiant in his rose-coloured cloak and his rich gold hair among the throng of young and old on the piazza, and holding them spellbound while he expatiated on the great projects in art and mechanics that were teeming in his mind.
When it was thought sufficient to say with Boileau that Corneille excited, not pity or terror, but admiration which was not a tragic passion; or that "D'un seul nom quelquefois le son dur ou bizarre Rend un poeme entier ou burlesque ou barbare;" when Voltaire could think it crushing to add to his exposure of the "infamies" of Theodore - " apres cela comment osons-nous condamner les pieces de Lope de Vega et de Shakespeare?"
She's a former member of The Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque dance troupe and musical group.
The Pussycat Dolls are a burlesque song and dance troupe, featuring scantily clad female performers.
Mind you, everything was timed to coincide with the release of her box office disaster, Burlesque.
Morton Minsky claimed that burlesque performer Mae Dix invented it when she removed the detachable collar and cuffs of her costume in full view of the audience in order to save on her cleaning bill.
Four burlesque producer brothers named Minsky became inextricably connected with striptease in the 1920s.
They succeeded in 1937 when the word burlesque and the name Minsky were banned in New York City, and all the theaters that featured striptease were shut down.
Throughout the 1940s, a few burlesque houses survived and Minsky strippers used their fame to headline shows on carnival midways.
M. Strip Tease: The Vanished Art of Burlesque.
Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture.
Burleycue: An Underground History of Burlesque Days.
Ruffle Shelf Bra: This bra adds a touch of the old-fashioned burlesque feel to your look, making for a fun night of fantasy.
These include the annual Mermaid Parade, vintage burlesque shows and the Coney Island museum that helps keep the island's past alive.
This dueling duet, performed with the soft-shoe style of Irish stepdance with some burlesque moves thrown in, represented the struggle between love and lust.
Sheer Micro Chain Links Bikini: This look is almost burlesque with its dangling links hung from the micro chain material.
The costume was inspired by burlesque theater.
Burlesque striptease has enjoyed a revival of late and this sort of tassel act is very much back in demand.
Many burlesque dancers opt for plain black, but they also consider the persona they are putting across.
Spirit gum is a popular adhesive among current burlesque dancers.
Burlesque is a pleasant community and everyone is happy to share their tips and tricks!
There's a fantastic resurgence of burlesque coming back, thanks in part to Dita von Tesse and partially to the recent outerwear trend for 40's and 50's styles.
The tease of a leg that is covered and yet not was part of what made them so appealing in 19th century burlesque shows and still makes them exciting today.
The costume originated in British burlesque shows, which combined classic French farce and sexually charged bedroom scenarios.
Fishnets were, and still are, a diamond-shaped, open knit that, although they may have been in use before, first gained recognition in the Parisian burlesque houses of the 19th century.
Dita Von Teese - Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese was featured on the Frederick's of Hollywood 2007 holiday catalog.
Dollhouse Bettie, which specializes in vintage-style pin-up and burlesque lingerie, has a low-waisted pair of silk satin knickers that combines a modern and retro look.
Many of our customers come to us for wardrobe for pin-up photo shoots, burlesque, and theater/film costuming, so there are always performers looking for that fantastic rare jewel.
If you were expecting a Frederick's of Hollywood, burlesque type of vibe, you'll be sorely disappointed.
Until the 1920s, the only women who dared show their stockings, much less the tops, were those who worked in burlesque.
They offer sheer lace burlesque styles along with tap pants and full-cut panties.
Trashy Lingerie has everything from Burlesque inspired corsets to Costumes.
Burlesque: Old-fashioned girls know not to show off all your secrets at once.
The Burlesque collection pushes up your breasts and keeps everything else hidden.
Slip into the persona of a sexy bar maid, kitty cat, devil, angel, fairy, witch, vampire, pirate, burlesque dancer, cowgirl, police woman and of course, the sultry nurse.
The original group was formed in 1995 by Robin Antin and Christina Applegate as a burlesque group.
They gathered together a group of girls, including Carmen Electra, and began performing weekly burlesque shows in Los Angeles' Viper Room Club.
As a burlesque group, the Pussycat Dolls received a great deal of media attention.
Jazz parodies - and their closely related cousin, travesties, or burlesque - borrowed themes and some melody from generally tamer music and rewrote the song with a jazz bent musically.
The Full Throttle Saloon also hosts live music, burlesque shows, special rides and even has cabins rally attendees can rent for the duration of the event.
Carlson also performs in the Full Throttle burlesque show, the Full Throttle Flaunt.
Burlesque Little Teasers is a set of four mini nail lacquers in a gift box, perfect to give away or to keep as a sampler for yourself!
In this the burlesque exaggeration of the pleasures of eating and drinking, which is one of the chief exterior notes of the whole work, is pushed to an extreme - an extreme which has attracted natural but perhaps undue attention.
The fabliaux, the early burlesque romances of the Audigier class, the farces of the t5th century, equal (the grotesque iteration and amplification which is the note of Gargantua and Pantagruel being allowed for, and sometimes without that allowance) the coarsest passages of Rabelais.
But irreverences of this kind, as well as the frequent burlesque citations of the Bible, whether commendable or not, had been, were, have since been, and are common in writers whose orthodoxy is unquestioned; and it must be remembered that the later Middle Age, which in many respects Rabelais represents almost more than he does the Renaissance, was, with all its unquestioning faith, singularly reckless and, to our fancy, irreverent in its use of the sacred words and images, which were to it the most familiar of all images and words.
We have from him one mythological burlesque, the Amphitruo, and several plays dealing with domestic subjects like the Captivi, Cistellaria, Rudens, Stichus and Trinummus; but most of his plays depend for their main interest on intrigue, such as the Pseudolus, Bacchides, Mostellaria.
In the autumn of this year he received a visit 'at Vailima from the countess of Jersey, in company with whom and some others he wrote the burlesque extravagance in prose and verse, called An Object of Pity, privately printed in 1893 at Sydney.
Martin Luther was the most ancient type of early Reformation preacher, and he was succeeded by the mystic Johann Arndt (1555-1621); the Catholic church produced in Vienna the eccentric and almost burlesque oratory of Abraham a Santa Clara (1642-1709).
If further selection be made from the large body of miscellaneous poems, the comic poem on the physician Andro Kennedy may stand out as one of the best contributions to medieval Goliardic literature; The Two Mariit Wemen and the Wedo, as one of the richest and most effective pastiches in the older alliterative style, then used by the Scottish Chaucerians for burlesque purposes; Done is a battell on the Dragon Blak, for religious feeling expressed in melodious verse; and the well-known Lament for the Makaris.
As a general rule, an agreeable grotesque of the affairs of life (a grotesque which never loses hold of good taste sufficiently to be called burlesque) occupies him.
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