Happy hours are not watching? And the unfortunate?

In our speech, many so-called catch phrases. I want to understand their origins and origin. For example, who said "happy hours are not watching?"

We hear this phrase often. It is pronounced both seriously and with irony, and even with anger. It all depends on the situation in which it is said.

Appearance history

Alexander Griboedov

This expression was introduced into Russian everyday life by A. S. Griboyedov. In the comedy “Woe from Wit” these words are told by Sofia to the maid Lisa about her meeting with Molchalin. (valid. 1, isl. 4).

"Happy hours are not watching!"

But with some variations such expressions have been found in the literature before.

In a satirical poem by Matthew Priora "Alma", written in 1715, it says:

Happy hours do not know!

And in the drama of Friedrich Schiller "Piccolomino" (the second part of the Wallenstein trilogy) Marco Piccolomino says:

Happy clock does not beat!

Is time relative?

Antique clock

The fact that the flow of time in different situations and in different emotional states is felt differently is not a secret to anyone.And this can probably be called the emotional theory of relativity.

While waiting, time stretches for a very long time. We look at the clock every minute, but time seems to freeze!

Vladimir Mayakovsky, in his poem The Cloud in Pants, writes how he waits for Mary, who promised to come at four o'clock, but she is not there and not. Every hour like hitting an ax.

The twelfth hour fell, as from the fire the head of the executed!

Or Fazil Iskander writes that in the Abkhaz language there is a stable expression: "The time in which we stand." It denotes immutability, constancy, absence of events. This time, as a rule, is dark, devoid of joy.

In the life of Nina Chavchavadze, Griboedov’s beloved woman, the lifetime was also divided into two unequal parts. In 1828, Alexander Sergeevich arrived in Tbilisi and fell in love with the Georgian princess Nina Chavchavadze. In the autumn of the same year they got married and went to Persia, where Griboedov was appointed ambassador. He left his wife in Tabriz. And in January 1829, an angry mob of fanatics who attacked the Russian embassy tore it up.

Young lady. Emile Vernon.

Only a few months Nina was happy and mourning for more than 30 years.

... why did you experience my love?

- written on her grave.

After his death, Nina wore mourning for more than 30 years. And the months spent with Griboyedov were her main life.

Music also affects our perception of time. Different melodies either speed up or slow down our perception of reality. This physiologists have proven by measuring the heart rate and breathing while listening to different tunes. For example, during the performance of the work “Time Ahead” by Georgy Sviridov, the subjects' pulse increased by 17%. And Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata slowed pulse by 8%.

Catch phrase in our life

Modern writers, too, often beat the expression: "Happy hours are not observed" in different ways. Igor Guberman in his "Garik" writes for example:

Happy then always sob, that in time hours do not watch!

It is clear that this is not only a loss of vigilance during a love date. Happiness is always paid for.

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