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This inelegant jeu de theatre is severely ridiculed in the "Rehearsal."
No one can tell whence the rhymed jeux d'esprit come; they seem to spring spontaneously from the heart and lips of the people.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
One of our poets, in a very clever jeu d'esprit, spoke of Mr. Browning as 'thinking in Greek.'
Madame de Sablire said to him: "Mon bon ami, que vous seriez bte, si vous n'aviez pas tant d'esprit!"
Et que ceulx qui estoient la fenestre estoient bien aises de veoir jouer le jeu mes despens.
The noble jeu de paume, the game of kings, the most aristocratic of all sports, should have a worthy home at Lupton.
THE SECRET GLORYARTHUR MACHEN
While looking at the house said to have been inhabited by this "femme d'esprit par la grace de Dieu!"
For a jeu d'esprit of that kind it is too long; it would have suited better as an essay or article than as a volume.
SARTOR RESARTUSTHOMAS CARLYLE
He even said, "It is no bad thing that Messieurs les gens d'esprit should see from time to time that they have need of the King."
She wore a picture frock of point d'esprit and tiny pink rosebuds, and little pink socks and sandals.
PTOMAINE STREETCAROLYN WELLS

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