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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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The Hindee Moral Preceptor: Or, Rudimental Principles of Persian Grammar, as ...

John Borthwick Gilchrist - 1821 - 349 Seiten
...subject the colloquist to this silent or audible reproof from those whom he may then address : " immodest words admit of no defence ; " for want of decency is want of sense." because even ignorance, in these days of improved orientalism, ought not to be considered as...
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A sequel to The student's manual, vocabulary of words derived from the Latin ...

Richard Harrison Black - 1822
...Decency, from decet, it hecomes. Propriety of form ; proper formality ; hecoming ceremony. " Immodest words admit of no defence, " For want of decency is want of sense." Roscommon. Decide, decidnons, and decision. See DE. Declaim.— Declaration. See DE. " Thongh...
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Quarterly Review, Bände 27-28

1822
...check which is imposed on licentious expressions. Pope says, in one of his earliest works— Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. Yet, in riper age, and in his intercourse with ladies of the highest rank, and, we are willing...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 28

1823
...check which is imposed on licentious expressions. Pope says, in one of his earliest works — Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. • Yet, in riper age, and in his intercourse with ladies of the highest rank, and, we are willing...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 28

1823
...check which is imposed on licentious expressions. Pope says, in one of his earliest works — Immodest words admit of no defence, . For want of decency is want of sense. Yet, in riper age, and in his intercourse with ladies of the highest rank, and, we are willing...
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The Life of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself. Together ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1823 - 300 Seiten
...sense. ' If you ask why I say with less propriety, 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 to be so circumstanced, is it not a kind of...
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Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through Part ..., Band 2

Edward Allen Talbot - 1824
...exonerate me from the very semblance of the charge contained in the often-quoted couplet, Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. If I assure you, that this class of Canadians are exceedingly gross in their manners,' and generally...
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The Evangelical rambler [by T. East]., Band 3

1825
...FRANCIS WESTLEY, 10, STATIONERS' COURT, AND AVE-MARIA LANE. ON THEATRICAL AMUSEMENTS. PART IV. " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." Roscommon. Mr. Lewellin. " But, Sir, though I have consented to follow you in this digression...
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Wanderings of Childe Harolde: A Romance of Real Life : Interspersed ..., Band 1

John Harman Bedford - 1825
...conversation he was loose, silly, and obscene. To him Pope's couplet could be well applied : — Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. The language of youthful depravity is doubly / doubly disgusting when flowing from the lips...
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Noctes Atticae: Or, Reveries in a Garret; Containing Short, and Chiefly ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 228 Seiten
...Dr. Arbnthnot, though the former had totally forgotten his own sensible and modest remark, Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. It is certainly too gross for republication on any account. The Laurel. It is the theory of...
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