Huysmans the farceur, the Jules Verne of sthetics, is enjoying himself.
He was by turns a farceur, a wit, a man of emotion, a man with a touch of genius.
The women crossed themselves, and the men muttered "farceur."
The firmament is not to be shaken, but Annibale is not a farceur, nor his Blessed One absurd.
All this had its use, and many of the sufferers long since became the farceur's devoted friends.
Imagine a shantyman (farceur as he ever was) making for edification in that style!
He was a farceur, fond of mystifications, of rough practical jokes, of horseplay.