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Excerpt from The Literary Gazette, and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc., For the Year 1818: Comprising Original Essays on Polite Literature, the Arts and Sciences, a Review of New Publications; Poetry; Criticisms on the Fine Arts, the Drama, &C On these grounds the happiness of exultation is assigned to the victor. Were we seriously to say what we think of this production, it would be What is scarcely tolerable to pronounce, and impossible to endure. If meant for ridicule it is infamous, and we should without ceremony apply to it those epithets which a distinguished statesman has applied to another anonymous scribble. For we hum bly conceive that occasion justifies strong language; and that when you really address a scoundrel, liar, coward, and assassin, there are no words but these four which can express what is meant, and therefore that these words are not only not vulgar, but the only words that can be used to convey your meaning. However, it is very well for rascals, who do not like to be called by their names, to protest against the im politeness of employing strong phrases. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.