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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 Seiten
...wonted theams, And into glory peep. EARL OF ROSCOMMON. 1633-1684. . Essay on Translated Verse. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. JOHN DRYDEN. 1631-1700. ALEXANDER'S FEAST. Line 15. .None but the brave deserves the fair. Line...
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Yankee Travels Through the Island of Cuba; Or, The Men and Government, the ...

Demoticus Philalethes, Ignacio Franchi Alfaro - 1856 - 412 Seiten
...abhorrence it creates on a well constituted mind. The censure of Pope is totally disregarded : "Immodest words admit of no defence, " For want of decency is want of sense." The idioms made use of in Cuba are almost all taken" from Aiidalucia, and some from the other...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Band 49

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1857
...bait ; Habitual innocence 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,' etc. Here we have it ! Ben could ' bottle up thunder and lightning,' but he made mistakes as...
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The sheepfold and the common; or Within and without [by T. East]., Band 1

1858
...Mr. Talbot.—" Perhaps not." Mr. Falkland. — " So I presume ; for, as the poet says — ' Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense.' If, then, you would not like to hear a female read that play in a private party, especially...
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Notes and Queries

1859
...not of a character for discussion in these cottmuts, I TROW NOT. The oft quoted couplet— " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense," is from Lord Jtoscommon's Essay on Translated Verre. AXTIQCAHICS. For " faster Ems," see "...
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A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words: Used at the Present ...

John Camden Hotten - 1859 - 160 Seiten
...been carefully excluded, although street-talk, unlicensed and unwritten, abounds in these. " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." It appears from the calculations of philologists., that there are 38,000 words in the English...
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Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Band 2

George Gilfillan - 1860
...which most critics have considered a blot upon the poem. 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, Who among troops of faultless nymphs may choose?...
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Commercial class book

Alfred Newsom Niblett - 1861
...instinct to each other turn, Demand alliance, and in friendship burn."—Addison. MODESTY. " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense."—Roscommon. PERSEVERANCE. " A falling drop at last will cave a stone."—Lucretius. " How...
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TRAIN'S UNION SPEECHES. "SECOND SERIES." DELIVERED IN ENGLAND DURING THE ...

GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN - 1862
...course, it was the libertine — the seducer. The act is often accompanied with loud jests. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense! TJie Derby is the benefit day of the Shoulder hitter and the Pugilist. The rowdy scenes —...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...be the best. Let not austerity breed servile fear ; No wanton sound offend her virgin ear. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. Secure from foolish pride's affected state, And specious flattery's more pernicious bait ; Habitual...
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