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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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An Epitome of the Arts and Sciences: Being a Comprehensive System of the ...

William Duane - 1811 - 324 Seiten
...those of ten, eight, and sevea syllables, and various others. J:^. Give me an example of each. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. KOSCOMMON. Verses of eight, which is an usual measure for short poems, And may at last my w«ary...
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Letters, and Sketches of Sermons, Band 1

John Murray - 1812
...cowardly, ungetulemanly vices, and in the language of a moral poet, we uniformly affirm, that " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency, is want of sense." There are two characters whom I should wish to serve, for whose spiritual and temporal interest...
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The Evangelical Magazine, Band 11

1803
...spirit of moderation and calmness, reminding him, in the lauguage 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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An Apology for the Life of James Fennell

James Fennell - 1814 - 510 Seiten
...on a slate, the two following lines of Pope, with which I was then totally unacquainted: " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." As the master delivered them to me, I really did not understand what I was to write — I could...
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Rural discourses

William Clayton - 1814 - 395 Seiten
...breaking down the bank of a great river — vast and lasting is the misery that follows. " Immodest words admit of no defence, " For want of decency, is want of sense." He is a fool and madman, who throws about fire-brands, arrows and death, and says, Am I not...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1815 - 324 Seiten
...sense. If you ask why I say with less profiriety^ I must give you the" two lines together ; Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. Now want of sense, when a man has the misfortune tobe so circumstanced, is it not a kind of...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - 1815
...Richard declared hehad no intention to beludicrous, agreeing perfectly with the poet, that " Immodest words admit of no defence, " For want of decency is want of sense." The. first resolution was agreed to, and then the Chancellor of the Exchequer moved a string...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Band 20

1816
...author makes an apology in a Latin epigram addreffed to the grammarians ; but as the poet obferves, Immodeft words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of fenfe. * SECURE, adj. [jccurus, Latin.] I. Free from fear ; exempt from terror ; eafy ; allured. —...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Band 12

1816
...learn'd ; which opce attain'd, Comes to no fai ther ufe But to !<.• known and hated. Sbak, Immodejl lBjN <BJS B -L ӲFܺ C *M K i h4 8J MY fenfe. Rofcemm. 4. Unreafonable ; exorbitant; arrogant. * * IMMODESTY. * IMMODESTY, nf [immodejlie,...
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The New Universal Letter Writer, Or, Complete Art of Polite Correspondence ...

1818 - 251 Seiten
...and is never encouraged but in company of fools; since, as Lord Roscomiuon justly observes, Immodest words admit of no defence : For want of decency is want of sense. -.•-.. . -V - • -. " -' : - '.".• I am, dear son, Your truly affectionate father, LETTER...
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