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The Comic Latin Grammar

A new and facetious introduction to the Latin tongue

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Author: Percival Leigh
Published: 1840
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,732 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Category: PA
Downloads: 3,065
Added to site: 2009.07.20
mnybks.net#: 24755
Genre: Language
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thic, affords a good illustration of this remark; but the comic Temple of the Fine Arts, in Trafalgar Square, is what Lord Bacon would have called a "glaring instance" of its correctness. The occurrences of the day bear all of them the stamp of facetiousness. The vote of approbation, lately passed on a certain course of policy, is a capital joke; the tricks that are constantly played off upon John Bull by the Russians, French, Yankees, and others, though somewhat impertinent to the aforesaid John, must seem very diverting to lookers on. The state of the Drama may also be brought forward in proof of our position. Tragedies are at a discount; farces are at a premium; lions, nay goats and monkeys, are pressed into the service of Momus. Even the various institutions for the advancement of morals have not escaped the influence of the prevailing taste. To mention that respectable body of men, the Teetotallers, is sufficient of itself to excite a smile. In short, look wherever you will, you will find it a matter of

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