Sons of cupidity, cradled in sin! Homer never tires of sneering at "men who live in these degenerate days," which is perhaps why they suffered him to beg his bread -- a marked instance of returning good for evil, by the way, for if they had forbidden him he would certainly have starved.
An ancient religious symbol erroneously supposed to owe its significance to the most solemn event in the history of Christianity, but really antedating it by thousands of years. Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive.
The west wind, rising, made him veer. By the learned Dr. The deputy is commonly a beautiful young man, with a red necktie and an intricate system of cobwebs extending from his nose to his desk. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
Fiercely the battle raged and, sad to tell, Our corporal heroically fell!
Hearst kept a diary wherein were writ All that he had of wisdom and of wit. The so-called god of love. Professor Groke, on the contrary, thinks it expressed an emotion of tumultuous delight, because it so frequently occurs in combination with the word jod or god, meaning "joy.
To succumb to the preponderance of one set of influences over another set. There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: The time when men of reason go to bed.
Please have the proper entries made, The proper balances displayed, Conforming to the whole amount Of cash on hand -- which they will count. One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor.
One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs. May life be to them a succession of hurts; May fleas by the bushel inhabit their shirts; May aches and diseases encamp in their bones, Their lungs full of tubercles, bladders of stones; May microbes, bacilli, their tissues infest, And tapeworms securely their bowels digest; May corn-cobs be snared without hope in their hair, And frequent impalement their pleasure impair.
Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh.
Energetically to belabor with a verbal slap-stick. In this small fish I take it that human wisdom is admirably figured and symbolized; for whereas the crayfish doth move only backward, and can have only retrospection, seeing naught but the perils already passed, so the wisdom of man doth not enable him to avoid the follies that beset his course, but only to apprehend their nature afterward.
It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. We have to-day the White Cross as a symbol of chastity, and the Red Cross as a badge of benevolent neutrality in war.
One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.
The contemporaries of Homer were striking examples of degeneracy; it required ten of them to raise a rock or a riot that one of the heroes of the Trojan war could have raised with ease. A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket. And as he legs it through the skies, His pelt a sable hue, He sorrows sore to recognize The missiles that he threw.
No images nor idols make For Robert Ingersoll to break. A man who occupies the lowest rung of the military ladder. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it. The ceremony of investing a sovereign with the outward and visible signs of his divine right to be blown skyhigh with a dynamite bomb.THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY.
AUTHOR'S PREFACE. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper inand was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.Download