of this miserable man is despicably disgusting,' said Pott, pretending to address Bob Sawyer, and scowling upon Slurk.
But these fellows having for the most part strong lungs, and being naturally fond of singing, chanted any ribaldry
or nonsense that occurred to them, feeling pretty certain that it would not be detected in the general chorus, and not caring much if it were.
Now, when any vicious simpleton excites my disgust by his paltry ribaldry
, I cannot flatter myself that I am better than he: I am forced to confess that he and I are on a level.
The second point is: I hate ribaldry
and ribald talkers.
For five good minutes they stood there, shouting ribaldry
at him, deriding him, mocking him, jeering at him.
Even the ribaldry
of the low characters is different: the Reeve, the Miller, and the Cook are several men, and distinguished from each other as much as the mincing Lady- Prioress and the broad-speaking, gap-toothed Wife of Bath.
Feasting, drinking, ribaldry
, laughter, go on alongside of all sorts of other occupations in Vanity Fair--the crowds were pouring out of church as Rawdon and his friend passed down St.
Curious, however, after reading this announcement, to see what kind of morsels were so carefully preserved, I turned a few leaves, and found them scrawled all over with the vilest and the filthiest ribaldry
that ever human hogs delighted in.
At Ditchling, where he painted several small scenes based on the Roman Marytyrology, a book read aloud at lunch, the more ludicrous incidents in the lives of the martyrs provoked mirth and even ribaldry
He added: "This was a genuine concern of mine, written with a degree of friendly ribaldry
in other contexts veers toward the farcical.
The exaggerated Irish wordplay, the ribaldry
, the poverty rendered tragicomic - it's undeniably showy penmanship, but crucially it doesn't feel forced.