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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 Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - 1836
...bait, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts ; But your negleet must answer for her faults. Immodest words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of sense. What moderate fop would rake the park or stews, Who among troops of faultless nymphs may choose...
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The Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - 1836
...hait, Hahitual innoeence adorns her thoughts ; But your neglect must answer for her faults. Immodest words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of sense. . What moderate fop would rake the park or stews, Who among troops of faultless nymphs may choose...
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Gilbert Gurney, Band 2

Theodore Edward Hook - 1836 - 231 Seiten
...upon the interesting topic, and concluded by quoting to me that oft-repeated couplet : — " Immodest words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of sense." I — anxious to let her know that the lines were not, as they are very generally thought to...
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Recollections of Windsor Prison: Containing Sketches of Its History and ...

John Reynolds (of Vermont.) - 1839 - 252 Seiten
...insults that were offered to her by those whose only excuse is, that they knew no better. " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." She survived this train of abuse and cruelty, and the Governor and Council to their credit,...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1840 - 320 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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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - 1841 - 716 Seiten
...spirit enough publicly to praise the Paradise Lost*." FROM "AN ESSAY ON TRANSLATED VERSE." IMMODEST words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of sense. What moderate fop would rake the park or stews, Whoamong troops of faultless nymphs may choose...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw ..., Band 15

1853
...Alexander Pope, Esq., for we will not meddle with little men, expresses himself Ills:— "Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." Dr. Franklin, I think, makes the following judicious emendation, " Immodest words •dmit but...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts ..., Band 1

William Goodman - 1843
...him ; so she took to herself two or rather one stage-player and a ropp-dancer." — Pepys. " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." POPE Licentious scenes and incidents in plays were not then looked upon in that light by anybody,...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts ..., Band 1

William Goodman - 1845
...took to herself two actors, or rather one stage-player and a rope-dancer." — Pepys •" Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." POPE Licentious scenes and incidents in plays were not then looked upon in that light by anybody,...
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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 224 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 he so circumstanced, is it not a kind of...
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