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    For public opinion does not admit that lofty rapturous laughter is worthy to stand beside lofty lyrical emotion and that there is all the difference in the world between it and the antics of a clown at a fair.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809–1852)

    It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809–1852)

    There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitchings of a mean merrymaker.
    —Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809–1852)

    It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
    —Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809–1852)

    I do wish that as long as they are translating the thing, they would go right on ahead, while they’re at it, and translate Fedor Vasilyevich Protosov and Georgei Dmitrievich Abreskov and Ivan Petrovich Alexandrov into Joe and Harry and Fred.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)