„Irony is jesting hidden behind gravity. Humor is gravity concealed behind the jest.“

—  John Weiss, Wit, Humor, and Shakespeare: Twelve essays (1876), p. 63.
John Weiss2
United States clergyman and abolitionist 1818 - 1879
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