Sombre is human life, and as yet without meaning: a buffoon
may be fateful to it.
She must not be touched by the buffoons
, nor by the ignorant vulgar, incapable of comprehending or appreciating her hidden treasures.
There were buffoons
, there were improvisatori, there were ballet-dancers, there were musicians, there was Beauty, there was wine.
His gravity is carried to a high pitch: I heard one of his mad buffoons
(for he keeps two, like the barons of old) relate the following anecdote.
Look at the faces of the actors and buffoons
when they come off from their business; and Tom Fool washing the paint off his cheeks before he sits down to dinner with his wife and the little Jack Puddings behind the canvas.
Afterward, I become the buffoon
and I entertain them telling them a story about Plato and Aristotle.
, an ungainly, unpromising horse, is sent there to be trained, and Tessa is drawn to him so deeply that the experience for both of them is almost mystical.
In this case he makes his appearance in the guise of Rush Donald, Logan's haughty, buffoon
of a boss.
Hanging to the left along the gallery wall beyond Manet's Christ were Velazquez's Bacchus, 1628-29; The Forge of Vulcan, 1630; The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano 1643-45; and The Buffoon
Pablo de Valladolid, 1636-37, known in Manet's day as The Tragic Actor.
Frances Cress Welsing is "an intellectual buffoon
of the first order.
Note, for example, this passage: "[York] has been variously portrayed as a giant of superb physique and stamina; a buffoon
who contributed nothing more than comic relief to the expedition; a man whose blackness so appealed to the Indian women that he left a trail of kinkey-haired children across the West.
We also see him as a bestial buffoon
in David Parsons's Instinct and other surprises.
Everett Koop is condescending throughout his interview, making no effort to conceal his contempt for this buffoon
who thinks the penis is a bone and who wonders what it would be like to have a mobile phone surgically implanted in his chest.
Abu Hamza may be a buffoon
but his support for the atrocities of September 11 and his talk of world domination add to the corrosive mix of prejudice and bigotry that is threatening to undermine this country.
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, called Voltaire a buffoon