A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing: In a Letter to the Reverend Dr. Nathanael Marshall

J. Brotherton, 1729 - 77 pàgines

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Pàgina 25 - the bitterer will be the Satire. The higher " the Slavery, the more exquifite the Buffoonery.
Pàgina 33 - ... they must first prove that the body cannot be kept under by a virtuous mind, and that the mind cannot be made virtuous but by a scourge ; and consequently, that thongs and whipcord are means of grace, and things necessary to salvation. The truth is...
Pàgina 36 - He told them, he was willing to receive instruction : he had taken much pains to bring himself to believe in God, who made the world and all men in it : but it must not be an ordinary force of argument, that could make him believe, that man was quits with God, and made God again.
Pàgina 36 - Burnet has recorded, that he was willing to receive instruction, and that he had taken much pains to believe in God who made the world and all men in it; but that he should not be easily persuaded that man was quits, and made God again.
Pàgina 32 - Brcaden God" in Imitation of the primitive Fathers, who have written Derifions and Mockeries of the Pagan Religion. And he takes the Materials whereof this drolling Performance of his confifts, from the holy Scriptures, the Apocryphal Books, and Writings of the holy Fathers, as he tells us in his Title-Page ; three inexhauftible Sources of Wit and Irony againft the Corrupters of true and genuine Religion. In like manner he turns upon the Popifh Clergy the feveral Arguments urg'd by the Jewijh Clergy...
Pàgina 36 - My lord, your father would have gone further :" to which the duke answered, " Your majesty's father was the better man, and he would not have gone so far.
Pàgina 34 - ... it is not the back, but the heart that must bleed for sin: and consequently, that in this whole course they are like men out of their way; let them lash on never so fast, they are not at all the nearer to their journey's end: and howsoever they deceive themselves and others, they may as well expect to bring a cart as a soul to heaven by such means.
Pàgina 14 - Mountagu, and fo ftung by Nettles, *' that he never came off in any of his Undertakings
Pàgina 22 - Contempt of the Society, which has no other effectual Remedy againft fuch Methods of Impofition. And to determine in fome meafure the Nature and Extent of the Irony I contend for, as Juft, I profefs to approve the noble Sarcafm of Elijah *-, wherein he thus mocks the...
Pàgina 58 - It is a fevere,Jeft, " that the common People have got up againft die *' Clergy, that there was but one thing formerly " which the Parliament could not do, that is, to " make a Man a Woman : But now there is an*' other, that is, to make an Oath which the Cler

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