If the chevalier did allow himself this bit of shrewd practice,--which, by the bye, would have won him the regard of the Chevalier de Gramont, a smile from the Baron de Foeneste, a shake of the hand from the Marquis de Moncade,--was he any the less that amiable guest, that witty talker, that imperturbable card-player, that famous teller of anecdotes
, in whom all Alencon took delight?
"Ah, Princess Marya Borissovna, she's exquisite!" said Stepan Arkadyevitch, and he told an anecdote
about her which set them all laughing.
One day I gave, as a devoir, the trite little anecdote
of Alfred tending cakes in the herdsman's hut, to be related with amplifications.
Let nobody laugh at the unique anecdote
He was about to favour us with a little anecdote connected with it, when you entered.'
'Lots of anecdote,' said the green-coated stranger of the day before, advancing to Mr.
Pickwick's opinion of the foregoing anecdote. We have little doubt that we should have been enabled to present it to our readers, but for a most unfortunate occurrence.
It was an anecdote
, then current, to the effect that the Duc d'Enghien had gone secretly to Paris to visit Mademoiselle George; that at her house he came upon Bonaparte, who also enjoyed the famous actress' favors, and that in his presence Napoleon happened to fall into one of the fainting fits to which he was subject, and was thus at the duc's mercy.
From the first the mere anecdote
, the mere statement I might say, that such a thing had happened on the high seas, appeared to me a sufficient subject for meditation.
On our little walk along the quays, he made himself the most interesting companion, telling me about the different ships that we passed by, their rig, tonnage, and nationality, explaining the work that was going forward--how one was discharging, another taking in cargo, and a third making ready for sea--and every now and then telling me some little anecdote
of ships or seamen or repeating a nautical phrase till I had learned it perfectly.
Sawa translates anecdotes
on musicological and socio-cultural topics from Abu l-Faraj al-Isfahani's Kitab al-Aghani l-kabir (The Grand Book of Songs) with annotations and commentaries.
Bursting with jovial anecdotes
, an mix of modern and traditional music, it is the perfect way for the whole family to get into the festive spirit.
Summary: The Indian stand-up is all set to win you over with his trademark humour and anecdotes
on May 11
18); and uncritical incorporation of fictitious anecdotes
as reliable sources for the history of the sixth to fifth centuries BCE.
And while he called the book "mostly correct," Musk took issue with some of the anecdotes
in it, particularly its depiction of how he parted ways with his long-time assistant Mary Beth Brown.