- 1665-1676, Sir John Lauder, Publications of the Scottish History Society, Vol. 36:
- They made this poor fellow beleive that he was only condemned to the galleys, at which he laught, telling that it appeared they knew not he was a smith, so that he could easily file his chaines and run away.
- 1679, Beaumont and Fletcher, The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher in Ten Volumes:
- How Epidemick errors by thy Play Were laught out of esteeme, so purged away.
- 1899, William Ralph Inge, Christian Mysticism:
- "For this sight I laught mightily, and that made them to laugh that were about me.