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Did he caper for joy, when you remembered the profligacy of his only son?
It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit with virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which wit had been lead astray by profligacy, and virtue by fanaticism."
He had found that among muffin-sellers there existed drunkenness, debauchery, and profligacy, which he attributed to the debasing nature of their employment as at present exercised; he had found the same vices among the poorer class of people who ought to be muffin consumers; and this he attributed to the despair engendered by their being placed beyond the reach of that nutritious article, which drove them to seek a false stimulant in intoxicating liquors.
They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood -- a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world -- infanticide a consequence of that system -- bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children -- that all these have been abolished; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity.
some with the last lingering tinge of their early freshness almost fading as you looked: others with every mark and stamp of their sex utterly beaten out, and presenting but one loathsome blank of profligacy and crime; some mere girls, others but young women, and none past the prime of life; formed the darkest and saddest portion of this dreary picture.
Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing.
Earlier IMF highlighted the profligacy on fiscal side will act as a major drag on achieving targeted GDP growth
For three years, the Republic of Macedonia has been sinking in corruption, inequality before laws and profligacy. Zaev's apologies for the crimes cannot clean the shame so that we can finally move forward.
Government-linked corporations' (GLC) profligacy in the last decade was partially responsible for Putrajaya's dry coffers now, Tun Daim Zainuddin said.
The hosts had further chances, but their profligacy returned to haunt them as Tudno struck on the counter attack to level when Alun Webb broke though before firing past keeper Michael Jones seven minutes before half time.
The presidential candidate of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) picked issues over what he saw as financial profligacy which he said has destroyed the nation's economy.
City hit the woodwork three times in total — twice from Sergio Aguero and once from Kevin De Bruyne — and they nearly paid for their profligacy in front of goal when Dwight Gayle headed wide late on for Newcastle.