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" Immodest words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of sense. "
A Collection of English Songs: With an Appendix of Original Pieces - Seite 7
von Alexander Dalrymple - 1796 - 221 Seiten
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...hart, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts, But your neglcfl mud anfwer for her faults-. Immodetl words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of fenfe. What moderate fop would rake the Park or dews, Who among troops of faultlefs nymphs may choofe...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Band 48

1804
...in the following lines, not at all the worfe for being now perhaps lorn- what common-place : — " Immodeft words admit of no defence. For want of decency is want of fenfe."* Should you, Sir, think that the foregoing (ubjeft merits a place in your excellent paper of...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Extracts - 1805 - 1016 Seiten
...pernicious bait, K.ibitua) innocence adorns her thoughts ; But your necjle-ft muftznfwer for her fauits. Immodeft words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want cf ftn e. [ftewt. What mod'rate fop would rake the Park cr Who among troops of faultleis nymphs may...
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The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences, Band 20

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1807
...fecittary larJmal Abp. of Toledo, in a dtpartmcnt of ^*'jith required a facility in »%titiiig with. Immodeft words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of fenfe. * SECURE, atfj. [frcun,,, Latin.] i. F-ee from fear ; exempt from terrnur ; eafy ; aflured....
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Poetical Works: With the Life of the Author, Band 3

Samuel Butler, Samuel Johnson - 1807
...bait,— Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts, 111 But your neglect must answer for her faults. Immodest words admit of no defence, For, want of decency, is want of sense. What mod'rate fop would rake the Park or stews, — Who among troops of faultless nymphs, may...
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The Confessions of J. Lackington: Late Bookseller, at the Temple of the Muses

James Lackington - 1808 - 189 Seiten
...talked loosely in the absence of the ladies ; ie repeated the two well known lines of Pope Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. . . _- : I also observed that he wasdispleased with aneiher of the company for speaking disrespectfully...
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The Child's Christian Education: Or, Spelling and Reading Made Easy. Being ...

Fisher (The Rev. Mr., master of the grammar school in Cockermouth, Eng.) - 1809 - 156 Seiten
...Fools I He who bewails, and not forfakes, his Sin, ConfefTes only what he'll do again. • * Jmmodell Words admit of no Defence, For Want of Decency is Want of Senfe. Know when to fpeak, and filers t when to fit; Fools, filent, often pafs for Men of vVit. Life for Delays...
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Elegant Extracts, Bände 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...bait, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts ; But your neglect must answer for her faults. Immodest ws, Their adverse breasts with tusks oblique they wound, W sense, [stews. What mod'rate fop would rake the Park or Who among troops of faultless nymphs may Variety...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory: Delivered to the Classes of Senior ..., Band 2

John Quincy Adams - 1810
...a speaker should doom any word signiGcant of thought, is that which moral purity requires. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. Obtain then a command over the language, in which you are to speak, as extensive as possible....
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The Gospel Treasury ...: Biblical criticisms, interesting dialogues, and a ...

1810
...spirit of moderation and calmness, reminding him, in the language of a poet of our own, that "Immodest words admit of no defence; "for want of decency is want of sense." Would not this be as likely a method as any to convince him of the immoral tendency of the...
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