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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 index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...and to his imagination for his facts. SHERIDAN. — Speech in reply to Dundas. IMMODEST. — Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. ROSCOMMON. — Essay I. on Verse. IMPEACHMENT.— Sir Lucius G'Trigger, ungrateful as you are,...
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The Autobiography and Essays of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1864 - 231 Seiten
...of sense. Ifyou ask why I say with less propriety, I must give vou the twt 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 misfort»Me to beoo circumstanced, is it not an excuse...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 Seiten
...have been fools. Artemlsa in the Town to Chloe in the Country. EARL OF ROSCOMMON. 1634-1685. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. Essay on Translated Verse. THOMAS OTWAY. 1651-1685. O woman ! lovely woman ! Nature made thee...
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The Slang Dictionary, Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast ...

1865 - 305 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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The governess in Egypt. Harem life in Egypt and Constantinople, Band 1

Emmeline Lott - 1865
...indecent language in their own vernacular, since they do not, like Europeans, consider that . " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense ; She that brings fulsome objects to my view, As many old did do, and many new, With nauseous...
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Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club - 1894
...395, in the latter year 311. In 1891 it was 193. In this register also occur the lines :— " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. " In the marriage register the woman signs herself first by her maiden name, and then adds "...
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Proverbs, Maxims, and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively ..., Band 1

1887 - 602 Seiten
...his word as the sun keeps butter. Dutch 73. Ill words are bellows to a slackening fire. 74. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. 507 75. It is bitter fare to eat one's own words. Dan. 76. It takes many words to fill a sack....
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 Seiten
...her purpose frame, The guiltless man with guile to entertain Т Openser, DECENCY. WANT OF. Immodest words admit of no defence For want of decency is want of sense. Earl of lioscommon. DECEPTION. CHARACTERISTICS OP. The most deceitful persons «pend their Lives...
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Selections for Memorizing: For Primary, Intermediate, and High School Grades

1892 - 195 Seiten
...itself to death. Good actions ennoble us, and we are sons of our own deeds. — Cervantes. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. — Roscommon. In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves For a bright manhood, there's no...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopædia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - 1893
...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. What moderate fop would rake the park or xtcwe. Who among troops of faultleas nymphe шп) chooM...
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