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" Vulgarity is far worse than downright blackguardism ; for the latter comprehends wit, humour, and strong sense at times j while the former is a sad abortive attempt at all things, 'signifying nothing. "
The works of Thomas Moore - Page 110
by Thomas Moore - 1832
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The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 12

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1901 - 664 pages
...blachguardism ; for the latter comprehends wit, humour, and strong sense at times ; while the former ts a sad abortive attempt at all things, ' signifying...Fielding revels in both ; — but is he ever vulgar I No. You see the man of education, the gentleman, and the scholar, sporting with his subject, —...
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English Studies, Volumes 6-7

Reinard Willem Zandvoort - 1924 - 494 pages
...worse than downright blackguardism; for the latter comprehends wit, humour, and strong sense at times, while the former is a sad abortive attempt at all things, signifying nothing." On the 20th of November 1816, Shelley in a spirit of the most gentle and delicate remonstrance wrote...
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The Novels of Fielding

Aurélien Digeon - 1925 - 282 pages
...distinguished from a gentleman, although his clothes might be the better cut, etc. . . Vulgarity . . . does not depend upon low themes, or even low language,...writer is always most vulgar, the higher his subject. (Loc. cit., p. 591). 9. »II, 9. 'VI, 5. «VII, 13. pictures of his friend Hogarth '. He also drew...
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Fielding the Novelist: A Study in Historical Criticism

Frederic Thomas Blanchard - 1926 - 710 pages
...comprehends wit, humour, and strong sense at times; while the former is a sad abortive attempt. ..." "It does not depend upon low themes, or even low language,...sporting with his subject, — its master, not its slave."118 Especially when "Don Juan" was attacked, was Byron fond of defending his own "blackguardism"...
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Byron: The Erotic Liberal

Jonathan David Gross - 2001 - 252 pages
...imitating the ancients, classicists implicitly engaged in a form of literary practice restricted to "the man of education the gentleman and the Scholar sporting with his subject, — it's Master — not its Slave" (FL 160). Mere passion and invention, the virtues of the "Irish...
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