Paul; and anon, complete his own portrait with one of those touches of pitiless realism which the satirist
so often seeks in vain.
But in that bitter tirade upon Chantilly, which appeared in yesterday's'Musée,' the satirist
, making some disgraceful allusions to the cobbler s change of name upon assuming the buskin, quoted a Latin line about which we have often conversed.
My brother was to be his representative and successor; he must go to Eton and Oxford, for the sake of making connexions, of course: my father was not a man to underrate the bearing of Latin satirists
or Greek dramatists on the attainment of an aristocratic position.
Now he would take up the position of a practical man and condemn dreamers; now that of a satirist
, and laugh ironically at his opponents; now grow severely logical, or suddenly rise to the realm of metaphysics.
In an old book I find columns of notes about works projected at this time, nearly all to consist of essays on deeply uninteresting subjects; the lightest was to be a volume on the older satirists
, beginning with Skelton and Tom Nash - the half of that manuscript still lies in a dusty chest - the only story was about Mary Queen of Scots, who was also the subject of many unwritten papers.
How sad that so justly famous a satirist
should mar his work by ridicule of people with long noses - who are the salt of the earth
is popularly regarded as a soul-spirited knave, and his ever
He was a sharp satirist
, but with more railing and scoffery than became a poet-laureate,"* said one.
Swift, then, is the greatest of English satirists
and the only one who as a satirist
claims large attention in a brief general survey of English literature.
If his whole life, for instance, should have been one continued subject of satire, he may well tremble when an incensed satirist
takes him in hand.