Don Juan 04-081
Canto the Fourth

By one of these, the buffo of the party,
 Juan was told about their curious case;
For although destined to the Turkish mart, he
 Still kept his spirits up -- at least his face;
The little fellow really look'd quite hearty,
 And bore him with some gaiety and grace,
Showing a much more reconciled demeanour,
Than did the prima donna and the tenor.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)