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" Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense ;  "
The English Governess in Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 108
by Emmeline Lott - 1867 - 312 pages
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The poetical works of ... Wentworth Dillon, earl of Roscommon

Wentworth Dillon (4th earl of Roscommon.) - 1749
...bait, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts, But your negled mufl anfwer for her faults. Immodeft words admit of no defence; For want of decency, is want of fenfe. What mod'rate fop would rake the park, or ftews, Who among troops of faultlefs nymphs may chufe...
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The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books, Volume 3

John Almon - 1768
...or his obfcenity. He has certainly verified the proverbial maxim of a great writer : , .," Immodeft words admit of no defence, " For want of decency is want of fenfe." 7 he Dofirine of Inflammations, founded upon Reafon and Experience, and entirely cleared from...
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The Works of the English Poets: Rochester; Roscommon, Yalden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...bait, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts, But your negleft muft anfwer for her faults. Immodeft words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of fenfe. What moderate fop would rake the Park or ftews, Who among troops of faultlefs nymphs may cboofe...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...bait,, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts, But your negleft muft anfwer for her faults. Immodeft words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of fenfe. What moder-ate fop would rake the Park or ftcws, Who among troops, of faultlefs nymphs may choofe...
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English etymology; or, A derivative dictionary of the English language

George William Lemon - 1783
...and ears, but even the thoughts and imaginations too, ought to be kept pure and untainted : Immodeft words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of fenfe *. Readers of fuch a cail ought to be fent to writers of a fimilar difpofition ; and indeed there...
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Beispielsammlung zur Theorie und Literatur der Schönen Wissenschaften: Bd ...

Johann Joachim Eschenaburg - Literature - 1789
...your Neglect muft anfwer for her Faults. Stefcommon. Habitual Innocence adorns her thoughts; Immodeft Words admit of no Defence; For want of Decency is want of Senfe. What mod'rate Fop wou'd rake the Park or Stevvs> Who among Troops of faultlefs Nymphs may choo*...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...bait, Habitual innocence adorns her thoughts, But your negleft muft anfwer for her faults. Immodeft words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of fenfe. What moderate fop would rake the Park or ftews, Who among troops of faultlefs nymphs may choofe...
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Works of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin:: consisting of his life, written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1793 - 303 pages
...fenfe. give you the two lines together : If you afk why I fay with lefs propriety, I muft • Immodeft words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of fenfe. Now want of fenfe, when a man has the misfortune to be fo circumftanced, is it not a kind of...
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A collection of English songs, with an appendix of original pieces [Ed. by A ...

English songs - 1796
...objeff mpurfuit. I have through Life, even in converfation, always adopted the rule, that Immodeft words admit of no defence, For, want of Decency, is want of Senfe. ROSCOMMON. and I have been fcrupuloufly attentive, that nothing fhould have a place, in this...
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A Collection of English Songs: With an Appendix of Original Pieces

Alexander Dalrymple, James Dalrymple - Songs, English - 1796 - 221 pages
...objeti in purfuit. I have through Life, even in converfation, always adopted the rule, that Immodeft words admit of no defence, For, want of Decency, is want of Sen-fe. - R-oscoMMow. and I have been fcrupuloufly attentive, tha-t nothing thould ha¿ea place, in...
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