Babblement


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Bab´ble`ment


n.1.Babble.
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CREON O cease, you vex me with your babblement; I am like to think you dote in your old age.
"So the first movement is Babblement, the second is Snoozling and the third is Natterboxes.
Referring to a collection of works on the French Revolution buried in the BM, Carlyle suggested applying to 'the respectable Sub-librarian' so that one might 'gain access to his room, and have the satisfaction of mounting on ladders and reading the outside titles of his books.' It is thought that Panizzi did not take kindly to being called a 'respectable Sub-librarian.' At any rate, to Carlyle Panizzi remained 'Vulture Panizzi,' and, though Italian, was dismissed by Carlyle as 'the true representative of English dilettantism, Pedantry, Babblement, and hollow dining and drinking Nonsense of so-called "Literature" in this epoch.' Moreover, he was 'a formidable barrier against any earnest work of the historical kind.'