To Laugh, If But For An Instant Only, Has Never Been Granted To Man Before The Fortieth Day From His Birth, And Then It Is Looked Upon As A Miracle Of Precocity.

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To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man
before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon
as a miracle of precocity.
-- Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD)
-- Natural History, Book vii, Sect. 2