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MR. MAC QUEDY. You need not dispute about terms; they are two modes of
expressing merriment, with or without reason; reason being in no way essential
to mirth. No man should ask another why he laughs, or at what, seeing that he
does not always know, and that, if he does, he is not a responsible agent.
Laughter is an involuntary action of certain muscles, developed in the human
species by the progress of civilisation. The savage never laughs.
REV. DR. FOLLIOTT. No, sir, he has nothing to laugh at. Give him Modern
Athens, the "learned friend," and the Steam Intellect Society. They will develop
his muscles.
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