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" Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes - Page 276
by John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - 1821
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopædia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...pernicioua 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 Variety of such ia to be found...
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The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selections from the Works of the ..., Volume 1

Charles Anderson Read, Thomas Power O'Connor - Irish literature - 1893
...fond; Your thoughts, your words, your styles, your souls agree, No longer his interpreter, but he ... Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense. . . . Yet 'tis not all to have a subject good, It must delight as when 'tis understood. He that brings...
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The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three ..., Volume 4

Henry Coppée - Literature - 1894
...and should 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 innocence...
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An English grammar and analysis: for students and young teachers

G. Steel - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1894 - 30 pages
...honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts. 9. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. 10. Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts. F. 1. Time but the impression stronger makes, As...
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Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club, Hereford, England - Natural history - 1894
...was 305, 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 " alias so...
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Many Thoughts of Many Minds: A Treasury of Quotations from the Literature of ...

Louis Klopsch - Quotations, English - 1896 - 304 pages
...careful of our words as of pur actions, and as far from speaking ill as from doing ill. — CICERO. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. — EARI. OF ROSCOMMOK. Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? — JOB 38:...
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The Boomerang: Or, Bryan's Speech with the Wind Knocked Out. A Dialogue ...

James S. Barcus - United States - 1896 - 180 pages
...possible to defend the things said by the pitch-fork senator and the mob-law governor ? JESTER : \ " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." CALLING THINGS BY THEIR RIGHT NAMES. BRYAN : We are not surprised that some of our opponents, in the...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority. d. CICERO— Rhetorical Invention. Bk. II. Sec. LVI. a 1 HIter opinion than ever before. e. WEKTWOETH DILLON — Essay on Translated Verse. L. 113. Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit. . /....
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Gems

Quotations - 1897 - 167 pages
...Like narrow brooks that rise with sudden showers, It swells in haste, and falls as soon again. ROWE. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. POPE. His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong....
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Dictionary of quotations, English

Quotations, English - 1897 - 510 pages
...fear, admitted into public councils, Betrays like treason." ADD1SON. Cato (Cato), Act II., Sc. I. " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense." ROSCOMMON. Essay on Translated Verse. " Imperial Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole...
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