These poems, with other songs and impromptus, were published in 1851, forming the third volume of his Papillotos.
How often have I hover'd at the edge of a crowd of them, to hear their repartees and impromptus!
For completeness and height, and for sudden surprise, this speech exceeds all impromptus on record.
In our country we love to arrange these little effects, to have surprises, impromptus, events that are unexpected.
There are four impromptus and four Ballades, also four Scherzos.
He astonished people at dinner by the impromptus he prepared at breakfast; in a word, he was a wit.
Another remarkable question which I feel a wish to touch upon before closing this communication, is that of impromptus.
I suspect a good many “impromptus” could tell just such a story as the above.
I just 'opped about Saigong like a--jackdaw, picking up these impromptus.
The contents of Chopin's impromptus are of a more pleasing nature than those of the scherzos.
1660s (adv.), 1764 (adj.), from French impromptu (1650s), from Latin in promptu "in readiness," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + promptu, ablative of promptus "readiness," from past participle of promere "to bring out," from pro- "before, forward, for" + emere "to obtain" (see exempt).