If at home, sir, He’s all my exercise, my mirth, my matter: Now my sworn friend, and then mine enemy; My parasite, my soldier, statesman, all: He makes a July’s day short as December; And with his varying childness cures in me Thoughts that would thick my blood.
See, your guests approach: Address yourself to entertain them sprightly, And let’s be red with mirth.
Thou dearest Perdita, With these forc’d thoughts, I pr’ythee, darken not The mirth o’ the feast: or I’ll be thine, my fair, Or not my father’s; for I cannot be Mine own, nor anything to any, if I be not thine: to this I am most constant, Though destiny say no. Be merry, gentle; Strangle such thoughts as these with any thing That you behold the while.
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It was an evening of many stories and great mirth.
He felt no mirth or humor and wondered if there’d ever be a time again when he would.