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They struck it with their feet, urging it about the room from wall to wall; pushed and overthrew one another in their struggles to kick it; cursed and screamed and sang snatches of ribald songs as the battered head bounded about the room as if in terror and trying to escape.
I cleared my soul before God and kept my hands-- I had two then--off the ribald crew of the beach when it laughed at this, my latest antic, and wanted to know what was my game.
They will not thank me for reminding them of a tune so lately epidemic in that land of aloes and blue skies; but at least it is unlikely to run in their heads as the ribald accompaniment to a tragedy; and it does in mine.
And if there must be people vowed to crush the harmless fancies and the love of innocent delights and gaieties, which are a part of human nature: as much a part of it as any other love or hope that is our common portion: let them, for me, stand openly revealed among the ribald and licentious; the very idiots know that THEY are not on the Immortal road, and will despise them, and avoid them readily.
Micawber, much affected, 'you will forgive, and our old and tried friend Copperfield will, I am sure, forgive, the momentary laceration of a wounded spirit, made sensitive by a recent collision with the Minion of Power - in other words, with a ribald Turncock attached to the water-works - and will pity, not condemn, its excesses.
There were some ribald verses made at the time, and Louis XIV was congratulated on the possession - I really don't remember how it goes - on the possession of:
The second point is: I hate ribaldry and ribald talkers.
THE reliving of musical glories Filled the air with forgotten ribald parties, Drunken times and inspiration, Bitterness and brilliance, Cynicism and pride; We joined together in raucous celebration of times past, A generation or two had slipped by in the meantime Just like the Tyne had lazily dribbled But the young ones didn't know, notice or care As they sang and danced Twirling faux pirouettes and rocking hips; The interim epochs were encapsulated Wrapped in North Eastern love And set free in bubbles of sound That drifted away overhead on mandolin strings, On no pre-destined route Other than the breeze had in mind.
25 years of research went into this survey, which uses many previously unexplored sources to paint a different history of Chicago's ribald years and fiery personalities.
Following four women as they attempt to navigate relationships, careers and one-night stands, this awkward hybrid of romantic comedy and ribald glrls-just-wanna-have-fun romp is so scattershot that it never earns any of its eventual heartstring tugging.
MacBride's trademarks - ribald humour and the authentic detail of the grind of police work are much in evidence, but there's plenty of drama as, while investigating a gangland style killing, Logan is dragged into a trap.