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" I scarcely ever met with a better companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour » and a great deal of knowledge ; but a thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his life stained with every vice, and his conversation full of... "
Notes and Queries - Seite 223
1914
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Life of John Wilkes

Horace Bleackley - 1917 - 464 Seiten
...of his moral character. " A thorough profligate in principle as in practice," he considered him, " his life stained with every vice and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency. These morals he glories in — for shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted." l...
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Wilkes and the City

Sir William Purdie Treloar (bart.) - 1917 - 299 Seiten
...humour, and a great deal of knowledge." He adds: "A thorough profligate in principle as in practice ; his life stained with every vice, and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency. These morals he glories in ; for shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted." This,...
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Life of John Wilkes

Horace Bleackley - 1917 - 464 Seiten
...him, " his life stained with every vice and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency. These i morals he glories in — for shame is a weakness he has long l.since surmounted." 1 Apparently, on this occasion, Wilkes was at some pains to shock the company...
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John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Peter D. G. Thomas, Professor of History Peter D G Thomas - 1996 - 280 Seiten
...inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit, and humour, and a great deal of knowledge; but a thorough profligate in principle as in practice; his character is infamous,...shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted. He told us himself, that in this time of public dissension he was resolved to make his fortune.21 It...
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Omai: The Prince who Never was

Richard Michael Connaughton - 2005 - 270 Seiten
...and Wilkes were incompatible. Wilkes was 'a thorough going profligate in principle as in practice, his life stained with every vice and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency'. Wilkes's scurrilous observations on the behaviour of the King's mother was as good an indication...
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John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine

John Sainsbury - 2006 - 282 Seiten
...Edward Gibbon confided to his diary: 'He [Wilkes] is a thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his life stained with every vice, and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency. These morals he glories in - for shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted'.125 The...
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