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The focus in Muddy York Mud: Scandal and Scurrility in Upper Canada is on the cast of characters and events involved in the Types Riot of 1826 when William Lyon Mackenzie's printing press, on which he produced the Colonial Advocate, was vandalized by an angry mob of York citizens.
28) There apparently were scurrilous poems in the Lucilian corpus, but that corpus comprised thirty books of verse, and the surviving fragments, though they leave many other questions unanswered, strongly suggest that scurrility was not the glue holding Lucilius' saturae together.
Mr Hogg told the court, 'In the present instance, the scurrility of the card, coupled with the extent of the circulation and threatened circulation, left him no alternative but to assert his legal rights and thereby to make plain his determination to establish the complete falsity of these rumours.
For my trouble, I was accused of scurrility in suggesting that Nazis might have manipulated so great a man.
Chaucer wrote fabliaux and a few 'fabliaux-like' tales (variously defined, but neither including the Wife of Bath's Prologue or Tale); these were generally scurrilous, but scurrility was no longer a defining attribute.
In 1236, Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln, chastized the cathedral chapter for turning the church into "a house of jesting, scurrility, and nonsense .
He does admit that among the `inferior sort' `their talk is now and then such as savoreth of scurrility and ribaldry'.
Yet The Call of the Toad is a delightful story for the most part, of Grassian scurrility for sure, but a modest book of uncomplicated, unpretentious structure and honest intention.
Andrew Jackson developed a press that would "wheel and fire at word of command," and there was much outrageous scurrility in political comment on both sides.
If you would have your sonne soft, womannish, uncleane, smooth mouthed, affected to bawdry, scurrility, filthy rimes, and unseemly talking: briefly, if you wold have him, as it were transnatured into a woman, or worse, and inclined to all kind of whordome and abhomination, set him to dauncing schoole, and to learn Musicke, and then shall you not faile your purpose.
40) Bartolomeo Ricci charged that when Plautus allowed his wit to wallow in scurrility it had value only for a plebeian audience.
In the King's grant of August, 1660, both Davenant and Killigrew were forbidden to "at any time Hereafter cause to be acted or represented any Play Enterlude or opera Containing any Matter of Prophanation, Scurrility or Obscenity.