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Among many others, the poet Allan Ramsay - who Burns greatly admired - also composed bawdry such as 'Elegy on Maggy Johnston' and 'Lucky Spence's Last Advice'.
In consequence, there is no doubt that the meaning attributed to COME OVER by Benedick is neutral, whereas Margaret's intention behind using it is to communicate bawdry.
The first person's bawdry talk strips the woman naked before the third, who is now, as listener, bribed- by the effortless satisfaction of his own libido (95).
Burns, bawdry, and belligerence: these were to be Baxter's watchwords during his tenure of the Burns Fellowship.
He was a pioneer in the movement against Restoration wit and bawdry which later became synonymous with Jeremy Collier.
The play's bawdry was heightened by a very active Mercutio (Philip Cumbus) who in 2.
what the anonymous rondeau from Marie's collection does is to rewrite Charles' two poems, explicitly, in terms of the refined bawdry which, we realize, has probably been implicit in the originals properly understood, and in a way which is mutually illuminating: that is, the parody itself illuminates the meaning of Charles' rondeau.
The bawdry of this Anglican minister's work is a reminder that the English nation's official Christianity is incompatible with polite taste: a too-polite education may "stop up all the passage to our hearts" (Sterne, 4.
Although well beyond the present concerns, the semantics of vertical puns, heavily charged with sexual undercurrents, may point to the fact that the paradigmatic organization of puns was calculated as a convenient strategy to covertly communicate the bawdry to the audience.
The weight of McIlvanney's study is carried through readings of the Kirk satires and a wonderfully balanced study of the erotica, 'The Democracy of Sex' (Bakhtin's ideas of Carnival are entirely appropriate here and helpful, both to defamiliarize the conventional imagery of Burns's bawdry, normally mediated through the extremes of Victorian prurience or salaciousness, and to recontextualize it as refreshingly present).
In the anonymous play the wayward prince brags of visiting an Eastcheap tavern frequented by "a pretie wench / That can talk well": Hal's jest, "I delight as much in their toongs, / As any part about them" (lines 88-90), (37) contains an obvious touch of bawdry.
Indeed, the life of Robert Burns showed that bawdry, even among the secular community, was often symptomatic of a troubled relationship with the Kirk, while his Holy Willie's Prayer satirised the hypocrisy of those who, quite literally, desired the best of both worlds.