- At another place he would be entertained by listening to jokes of his own invention, coarsely retailed by the clown of the ring, and shouted at by the public as capital waggery on the part of the performer. - "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1", Charles Farrar Browne.
- If he rambled into any fashionable coffee house, he became a mark for the insolent derision of fops and the grave waggery of Templars. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- At this, Henry Rooter loudly shouted with applausive hilarity; whereupon Herbert, rather surprised at his own effectiveness, naturally repeated his waggery. - "Gentle Julia", Booth Tarkington.