Merry in the greenwood

Merry in the greenwood

Something blithe and enchanting about this description of the man she loves, before she realises that he loves her.  He is resilient, upstanding, independent, kind, and merry.  She loves him from the get-go, as he does her, though her belief in that takes some...
Tartar laughter

Tartar laughter

The boy Gorky was much impressed by a group of Tartars he met with his buddies, and in particular of their capacity to laugh.  I liked his description of their untrammelled merriment, despite the roughness of their lives. Carry on laughing!  Their laughter was...
A factory of dreams, laughter and sighs

A factory of dreams, laughter and sighs

One of the most charming and imaginative descriptions of human beings. Well worth keeping in mind in case you find yourself standing before a panel of Martians demanding that you explain homo sapiens to them. Think about it: all the bread, wine, fish and radishes you...

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