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" How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily! but how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms! "
The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and ... - Pągina 214
per John Dryden - 1760
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The Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...nothing perfect in mankind." In the same Essay he gives his own receipt for satire: " How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily ! but...man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms! . . . This is the mystery of that noble trade. . . . Neither...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volum 274

1893
...it : "The nicest and most delicate touches of satire consist in fine raillery. . . . How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily ! But...man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave without using any of those opprobrious terms." That is hard indeed. Satire is not a bludgeon, but a rapier....
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The Rehearsal: With Illustrations from Previous Plays, Etc

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1895 - 136 pągines
...Satires oj Juveiial, London, fol. 1693, gives his own opinion of this sketch : — How easie it is to call Rogue and Villain, and that wittily? But how...Man appear a Fool, a Blockhead, or a Knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms? To spare the grossness of the Names, and to do the thing yet...
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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - 1897 - 329 pągines
...school of courtly satirists. 6 Dryden, ' Essay on the Origin and Progress of Satire ' : ' How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily ! but...man appear a fool, a blockhead or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms. . . . This is the mystery of that noble trade.' Abbey describes...
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Dedication of Examen poeticum. A discourse concerning the original and ...

John Dryden - 1900
...which is not to be taught; and therefore not to be imitated by him who has it not from nature. How easy is it to call rogue and villain, and that wittily...man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms ! To spare the grossness of the names, and to do the thing yet...
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The Rehearsal: First Acted 7 Dec. 1671

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1902 - 136 pągines
...gives his own opinion of this sketch :— He left not Faction, but of that was left. How easie it is to call Rogue and Villain, and that wittily? But how...Man appear a Fool, a Blockhead, or a Knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms? To spare the grossness of the Names, and to do the thing yet...
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James Russell Lowell - 1904
...nothing perfect in mankind." In the same Essay he gives his own receipt for satire : " How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily ! but...man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms ! . . . This is the mystery of that noble trade. . . . Neither...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...pleases, yet still the nicest and most delicate touches of satire consist in fine raillery How easy U is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily! but how...man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms I To spare the grossness of the names, and to do the thing yet...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...touches of satire consist in fine raillery How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily 1 but how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms ! To spare the grossness of the names, and to do the thing yet...
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The poetical works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1909 - 1056 pągines
...not to be taught; and therefore not to be imitated by him who has it not from nature. How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily ! But...man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms t To spare the grossness of the names, and to do the thing yet...
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