The same Signor Jupe was to ’enliven the varied performances at frequent intervals with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts.’
The white night-cap, embellished with two peacock’s feathers and a pigtail bolt upright, in which Signor Jupe had that very afternoon enlivened the varied performances with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts, hung upon a nail; but no other portion of his wardrobe, or other token of himself or his pursuits, was to be seen anywhere.
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When asked, at age 73, if he was too old to run for President, Reagan quipped, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience."