thought, which the Greeks call σχήματαδιανοίας, may
be similarly employed, and some writers have classified jests under their various headings. For we ask
questions, express doubts, make assertions, threaten,
wish and speak in pity or in anger. And everything
is laughable that is obviously a pretence.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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