Porson's jeu d'esprit is reprinted in the Faceti Cantabrigienses .
That jeu d'esprit saves three culprits from deserved suspension and brings sunshine through the storm-clouds for the day at least.
The Calcutta wiseacres sent up orders to institute a strict inquiry who wrote this jeu d'esprit.
This jeu d'esprit has never been found, notwithstanding the most diligent inquiry.
Possibly he was away in Germany at the time when this jeu d'esprit was invented.
But the jeu d'esprit kept echoing oddly through Morgan's brain.
Buckland, I think, once indulged in the jeu d'esprit of supposing an ichthyosaur lecturing on the human skull.
This jeu d'esprit took its rise one day at dinner at our friend Sir Joshua Reynolds's.
For a jeu d'esprit of that kind it is too long; it would have suited better as an essay or article than as a volume.
But the thing is essentially a pot-boiler and a jeu d'esprit.