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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Humor
 
Unconscious humor.
        Samuel Butler—Life and Habit. (Pub. 1877). Butler claims to have been the first user of the phrase as a synonym for dullness.
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  Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
        Carlyle—Essays. Schiller.
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        I never dare to write
As funny as I can.
        Holmes—The Height of the Ridiculous.
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Now I perceive the devil understands Welsh;
And ’tis no marvel he is so humorous.
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 233.
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There’s the humour of it.
        Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. (Inserted by Theobald from the quarto.)
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