Humorist sentence example
As humorist, scholar and philologist, Gigli would take a high place in the literature of any land.
It takes a truly great humorist to come up with such a figure.
You may think you're a great humorist, and you may be, in person.
Tue 31 Jan 6.15 Program 4 John Smith is the avant-garde's most trusted humorist.
I would like to conclude this paper by paying tribute to an Australian humorist.Advertisement
W. C. Sellar, English humorist, teacher America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Happy the humorist whose works and life are an illustration of the great moral truth that the sense of humour is the just balance of all the faculties of man, the best security against the pride of knowledge and the conceits of the imagination, the strongest inducement to submit with a wise and pious patience to the vicissitudes of human existence.
The exceptions are chiefly to be found in the higher and mode poetical strains of feeling to which the humorist temperament lends itself with reluctance and distrust, though it by no means excludes them.
The difference between Tacitus and Juvenal in power of representation is that the prose historian is more of an imaginative poet, the satirist more of a realist and a grotesque humorist.
Ten seconds later, I rang the country's foremost medical humorist to ask him to join me.Advertisement
In 1759 he wrote a skit on a quarrel between Dean Fountayne and Dr Topham, a York lawyer, over the bestowal of an office in the gift of the archbishop. This sketch, in which Topham figures as Trim the sexton, and the author as Lorry Slim, gives an earnest of Sterne's powers as a humorist.
Humorist James Thurber wrote A Visit from Saint Nicholas in the Ernest Hemingway Manner for The New Yorker in December, 1927.
But he was known as a humorist, and the public, which had learned to expect jokes from him, rejected this little book almost entirely.
The reason of the misapprehension of him which is current is due very mainly to the fact that he was eminently a humorist.
He Is Best Known As A Humorist, And As A Humorist He Ranks With The Creators Of " My Uncle Toby " And " Pickwick."Advertisement
Another principal member of the school was Karl Frederik Dahlgren (q.v.; 1791-1844), a humorist who owed much to the example of Bellman.
As a satirist and humorist Lichtenberg takes high rank among the German writers of the 18th century.
He is commonly considered as a humorist, and no doubt he is a humorist of a remarkable comic force and of a refreshing fertility.
Rabelais is, in short, if he be read without prejudice, a humorist pure and simple, feeling often in earnest, thinking almost always in jest.
He was famous for his versatility, and besides being a distinguished lawyer, jurist and political leader, was "a mathematician, a chemist, a physicist, a mechanician, an inventor, a musician and a composer of music, a man of literary knowledge and practice, a writer of airy and dainty songs, a clever artist with pencil and brush and a humorist of unmistakeable power" (Tyler, Literary History of the American Revolution).Advertisement
In 1832 Edward Lear, afterwards well known as a humorist, brought out his Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, a volume which deserves especial notice from the extreme fidelity to nature and the great artistic skill with which the figures were executed.
As a dramatist he worked more in the spirit of Plautus than of Ennius, Pacuvius, Accius or Terence; but the great Umbrian humorist is separated from his older contemporary, not only by his breadth of comic power, but by his general attitude of moral and political indifference.
The poets flourishing at that period were Folcacchiero, Cecco Angiolieri - a humorist of a very high order - and Bindo Bonichi, who belonged also to the following century.
In 1848-75 Rome was the home of Charles Henry Smith (1826-1903), a popular humorist, who wrote under the name "Bill Arp."