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" Scaliger says, only shows his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, his good manners, are to be commended, but his wit is faint; and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid. "
Biographia Classica: The Lives and Characters of All the Classic Authors ... - Page 193
1750
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The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, tr. into Engl. verse, by mr. Dryden ...

Juvenal - 1726 - 468 pages
...Scaliger fays, only fhews his white Teeth, he cannot provoke me to any Laughter. His Urbanity, ithat is, his Good Manners, are to be commended, but his Wit is faint ; and his Salt, if I may dare to fay fo, ahnoft infipid. jfuvtxali&of a more Vigorous and Mafculine Wit, he gives...
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The Satyrs of Decimus Junius Juvenalis:: And of Aulus Persius Flaccus

Juvenal - Satire - 1735 - 512 pages
...Where he barely gtins himfelf, and, as Staligerhys, only (hews his white Teeth, he cannot provoke me to any Laughter. His Urbanity, that is, his Good Manners,...are to be commended, but his Wit is faint; and his Salt, if I may dare to fay fo, almoft infipid. Juvenal is of a more Vigorous and Mafcultne Wit, he...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767 - 398 pages
...Where he barely grins himfelf, and, as Scaliger fays, only fbews'his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, his good manners,...are to be commended, but his wit is faint ; and his fait, if I may dare to fay fo, almoft infipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and mafculine wit ; he...
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Biographia Classica: The Lives and Characters of the Greek and ..., Volume 1

Edward Harwood - Authors, Greek - 1778 - 412 pages
...When he barely grins himfelf, and, as Scaliger fays, only fhews his white Teeth, he cannot provoketo any Laughter. His Urbanity, that is, his Good Manners,...; and his Subject, if I may dare to fay fo, almoft infipid. His low Style is according to his SubŁ6t, that is, generally groveling. He was ,a ival to...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 19

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 390 pages
...only fitews his white teeth, he cannot frovoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, W 4 hishis good manners, are to be commended : but his wit is faint; and his fait, if I may dare to fay fo, almoft infipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and mafculine wit; he...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 674 pages
...Where he barely grins himself, and, as Scaliger says, only shews his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, his good manners,...are to be commended ; but his wit is faint, and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and masculine wit, he...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...Where he barely grins himself, and, as Scaliger says, only shews his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, his good manners,...are to be commended ; but his wit is faint, and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and masculine wit, he...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 442 pages
...Where, he barely grins himself, and, as Scaliger says, only shows his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, his good manners,...are to be commended, but his wit is faint ; and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and masculine wit ; he...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 13

John Dryden - English literature - 1808 - 436 pages
...and, as Scaliger says, only shows his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanitv, that is, his good manners, are to be commended, but his wit is faint; and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and masculine wit ; he...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 4

John Dryden - 1811 - 628 pages
...Where he barely grins himfelf, and, as Scaliger fays, only fhows his white teeth, he cannot provoke me to any laughter. His urbanity, that is, his good manners,...are to be, commended, but his wit is faint; and his fait, if I may dare to fay fo, almoit infipid. Juvenal is of a more vigorous and mafculine wit ; he...
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