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" Immodest words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of sense. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 215
edited by - 1779
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Poems by the Earl of Roscommon: To which is Added an Essay on Poetry

Wentworth Dillon Earl of Roscommon - 1717 - 580 pages
...Bait* Habitual Innocence adorns her Thoughts, But your Negleft muft anfwer for her Faults. Imntodeft Words admit of no Defence ; For want of 'Decency, is want of Senje, What mod'rate Fop wou'd rake the Tark, or Stews, Who among Troops of faultlefs Nymphs may Variety...
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The Laws of Poetry

Charles Gildon - 1721 - 386 pages
...fomethiiig lefs obfcure, and lefs involv'd in allegory. Immodeft words admit of no defence, '- For wint of decency is want of fenfe : What moderate fop would rake the park or Who among troops of faultlefs Tfympbs may (chufe. It is indeed a fcandal to poetry, to fee fo ma. ny...
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The Poetical Works of the Right Honourable, Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscommon

Wentworth Dillon Earl of Roscommon - 1749 - 296 pages
...bait, Habitual innocence adoms her thoughts, But your neglect muft anfwer for her faults. Immodeft Immodeft words admit of no defence ; For want of decency, is want of fenfe. What mod'rate fop would rake the park, or flews, Who among troops of faultlefs nymphs may chufe i Variety...
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The Odes, Epodes, and Carmen seculare of Horace, Volume 1

Horace - 1760 - 568 pages
...Speech The Apartment of the tender Youth to reach. And alfo that of the great Rofcomon Immodeß Words admit of no Defence^ For Want of Decency is Want of Senfe. The Ellipfes neceflary to conneét the Senfe of the Author are very few, and printed in Italics....
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Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books: V. 1-5, Volume 3

1768 - 418 pages
...ignorance, 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 the contradictory...
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The Political Register for ...

1768 - 400 pages
...author's ignorance, or his obicenity. He has certainly verified the provefbial maxim of a great Writer : " Immodeft words admit of no defence, " For want of decency is want of ienfe." 3 he Dottrine of Inflammations, founded upon Rcafon and Experience, and entirely cleared from...
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London Review of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 3

1776 - 586 pages
...licentious language, there is a palpable want of tafle and propriety in it. Our poet himfelf fays, ]mmodeft words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of fenfe. This editor may contend as long as he pleafes for the privilege of the poet's profeilion, and his right...
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The Complete Letter-writer: Containing Familiar Letters on the Most Common ...

1778 - 264 pages
...never encouraged but in the company of fools ; fince, as my Lord Rofcommon juftly oblerves : " Immodelt words admit of no defence; " For want of decency. is want of fenfe.. I am, dear fon, Your truly affectionate father. LETTER XIII. The following letter .was .written to...
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English etymology; or, A derivative dictionary of the English language

George William Lemon - 1783 - 710 pages
...and ears, but even the thoughts and imaginations too, ought to be kept pure and untainted : Immodeil 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 are...
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English Etymology

George William Lemon - 1783 - 826 pages
...and ears, but even the thoughts and imaginations too, ought to be kept pure and untainted : Immodeil words admit of no defence ; For want of decency is want of fenfe *. Readers of fuch a cart ought to be fent to writers of a fimilar difpoiition ,- and indeed there...
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