- Perhaps, however, the first two would be classed more properly with No. 22- Facetiae and Curiosa, leaving Ballads only under this heading. - "The Book-Hunter at Home", P. B. M. Allan.
- Not that I should ever wish to marry again; I think one husband in one's life is enough in all conscience';- here she threw a fierce glance at the amiable Mr. Phipps, who was innocently delighting himself with the facetiae in the 'Rotherby Guardian, ' and thinking the editor must be a droll fellow- 'but it's aggravating to be tied up in that way. - "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
- Some there were, no doubt, who perceived the influence of Rabelais in the incessant digressions and the burlesque of philosophy; others, it may be, found a reminder of Burton in the parade of learning; and yet a few others, the scattered students of French facetiae of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, may have read the broad jests with a feeling that they had " seen something like it before." - "Sterne", H.D. Traill.