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 Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury once said...

'Twas the saying of an ancient sage that humour was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour. For a subject which would not bear raillery was suspicious; and a jest which would not bear a serious examination was certainly false wit. - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

In Ridicule Quotes, by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury , Source: Characteristics--Letter Concerning Enthusiasm (pt. I, sect, V), referring to Leontinus

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