Vulgar words in Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith (Page 1)
This book at a glance
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this slut of darkness!
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Round the Vizier, her father, she drew a like circle; and she took an unguent, and traced with it characters on the two circles, and letters of strange form, arrowy, lance-like, like leaning sheaves, and crouching baboons, and kicking jackasses, and cocks a-crow, and lutes slack-strung; and she knelt and mumbled over and over words of magic, like the drone of a bee to hear, and as a roll of water, nothing distinguishable.
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She answered, 'The shape of an Ass that will carry two on its back, thou Perversity!'
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Go now, and wait outside the city in the shape of an Ass, with this saddle on thy back.'
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there was the Genie by a well under a palm, and he standing in the shape of an Ass, saddled.
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Surely, the Ass went at such a pace as never Ass went before in this world, resting not by the rivulets, nor under the palms, nor beside the date-boughs; it was as if the Ass scurried without motion of his legs, so swiftly went he.
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Then said she, 'Dismount, and be wary of moving to the front or to the rear of this Ass, and measure thy distance from the lash of his tail.'
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Then said she, 'To-morrow, at noon, we shall reach near the summit of the mountain and the Well of Paravid, if my power last over this Ass; and from that time thou wilt be on the high road to greatness, so fail not to remember what I have done for thee, and be not guilty of ingratitude when thy hand is the stronger.'
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Then she and Shibli Bagarag mounted him again, and she said to him, 'It is well thou wert more vigilant than I, and that the sun rose not on this Ass while I slept, or my enchantment would have thawed on him, and he would have 'scaped us.'
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or the jealousy of this Ass will be aroused, and of a surety he'll spill us.'
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Then they said, 'O Sultan of asses, ruler of monkeys, better that than thyself an ass and an ape!
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So he touched the lips of an animal with the waters of Paravid, and the animal prated volubly in our language of the kick this ass had given him, and the jibe of that monkey, and of his desire of litigation with such and such a beast for pasture; and the others when they spake had the same complaints to make.
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And I'm a Ass!
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Damn yer thoughts!
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There was nothing to tell him that he had been making love and declaring it with extraordinary rapidity; nor did he know it.
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Hang that confounded old ass of a Benson!
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Cassandra'll be knocked up.
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He's a boy, this young ass!
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He got among them kitchen sluts, which was my mournin' ready made, and worse than a widow's cap to me, which is no shame to wear, and some say becoming.
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When he had gone, she said to herself: "Old hypocrites talk in that way; but I never heard of a young man doing it, and not making love at the same time."
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I had a master--who made love to me.
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I know the sluts."
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"You're an ass, Brayder," the nobleman exclaimed.
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The blue-flocked peasant swinging behind his oxen of a morning, the gaily-kerchiefed fruit-woman, the jackass-driver, even the doctor of those regions, have done more for their fellows.
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I made love to the man to get it out of him.
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The wrong committed was (translated out of Fine Shades), that she had made love to her sister's lover.
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Becas ye keep me low o' purpose, till I cringe like a slut o' the scullery, and cry out for halfpence.
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And I'm a wretch if I haven't my purse full, so you see I'm all in the dark in the house, and don't know half so much as the sluts o' the kitchen.
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He is ready to play or be serious, as you please; but in either case 'Merthyr is never a buffoon nor a parson'--Lady C. remarked this morning; and that describes him, if it were not for the detestable fling at the clergy, which she never misses.
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I come round to the 'dear' by-and-by, after I have whipped each of the proud sluts, and their brother Mr. Wilfrid, just as if by accident.
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Then joint, Mr. Braintop--out we burrst: (Oh, and what ins'lent hussies ye've been to me, and yell naver see annything of me but my back!)
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Oh ye hussy!
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He makes Love seem like a yellow light over a plague-spotted city, like a painting I have seen.
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It's an ass that trusts a fair woman at all, or has anything to do with the confounded set.
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These chaps get tickets given 'm, and grow as cocky in a theatre as men who pay.
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He made love to Adeline Gosling.
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"Ass!" muttered Edward, seeing by the light of his perception, that he was too thoroughly forgiven.
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Mr. Sedgett made a show of retiring, but Jonathan insisted upon his disburdening himself of his tale, saying: "Damn your raw beginnings, Sedgett!
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Damn my head!
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Damn the girl who made me forget good lessons!
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"And now, farewell, my worthy ass!
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And there'll I farm, and damn all you gentlemen, if you come anigh me."
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I know what loving a woman is; and a man in my position might be ass enough to--all sorts of things.
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"Send him to Jericho to ride wild jackasses.
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'Damn appearances!' cried Mr. Andrew, jumping on his legs.
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You are a careless slut.'
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I should expect him to be making love to me: for, you know, my dear--I must be familiar--Mel never could be alone with you, without!
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The chairman grasped it: 'You're a hot-headed young fool, sir: you're an ill-tempered ferocious young ass.
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I could do that too, and it would not break me; so don't be a proud young ass, or I 'll throw my money to the geese.
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Combine--say, Mirabeau and Alcibiades, and the result is the Lymport Tailor:--he measures your husband in the morning: in the evening he makes love to you, through a series of pantomimic transformations.
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Isn't there something fine in his buffoon imitation of the real thing?
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'Oh, come!' cried Mr. George, who saw his own subject snapped away from him by sheer cleverness; 'old Mel wasn't only a buffoon, my lady, you know.
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'Damn it, ma'am, I swear you do.'
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'And I must sit down to dinner to-day with a confounded fellow, the son of a tailor, who's had the impudence to make love to my sister!' cried Harry.
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She's decidedly fresh and pert--the most delicious little fat lips and cocky nose; but cease we to dwell on her, or of us two, to!
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Fortune had given him instead a born buffoon; and it is perhaps the greatest evil of a position like Evan's, that, with cultured feelings, you are likely to meet with none to know you.
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I dare say the Company will go to the dogs--every ass will follow a Duke.
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'Damn that Old Tom!' he shouted at last, and pitched back in his chair.
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You ass, Ferdinand!
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'I fear that it leads to knocking up the horse he rides.'
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'You will fill Evan's head with nonsense till you make him knock up a horse a week, and never go to his natural bed,' said Mrs. Mel, angrily.
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Besides, my good Pericles, none but an ass would quarrel with you.
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He knocked up their weapons and stood between them, puffing his cigarette leisurely.
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Now, Michiella, by making love to Leonardo, Camillo's associate, discovers that Camillo is conspiring against her father.
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Suddenly Romara knocked up the rifles of the couching Swiss; he yelled to the houses to stop firing.
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She is mixed up with assassins; she is insolent--a dark-minded slut; and she catches stupid men.
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He who can unite prudence and madness, sagacity and stupidity, is the true buffoon; nor, vindictive as were his sensations, was Wilfrid unaware of the contrast of Vittoria's soul to his own, that was now made up of antics.
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"By making love to a lady's maid?"
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"Do you think I can't deal with your women as well as your men, you ass?" said Weisspriess, enraged by the scandal of the scene.
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'Damn your fine words!
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'Damn your fine speeches, and keep your blackguardly hands off that boy,' the squire thundered.
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Damn the mixing.
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At every stage of my growth one or another of my passions was alert to twist me awry, and now I was getting a false self about me and becoming liker to the creature people supposed me to be, despising them for blockheads in my heart, as boys may who preserve a last trace of the ingenuousness denied to seasoned men.
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She is a generous woman, a magnanimous woman; wear her chains and she will not brain you with her club.
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You 're not the son of Tom Fool the Bastard for nothing, I'll swear.
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And now he remembered it was Colonel Goodwin and his daughter who had told him of having seen 'the fellow' engaged in playing Court-buffoon to a petty German prince, and performing his antics, cutting capers like a clown at a fair.
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"Damn you, sir!
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and damn me, sir, if believe you have a spot on your whole body!"
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I thought him a mere buffoon and spendthrift, flying his bar-sinister story for the sake of distinction.
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Everard apostrophized his absent nephew: 'You jackass!'
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'Your Liberals are the band of Pyrrhus, an army of bastards, mercenaries professing the practicable for pay.
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You tell me he has never, as they say, made love to you?'
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It's clear I can't do two things at a time--make love and carry on my taskwork.
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I know he is, but there 's an ass mounted on the good fellow.
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"I gave you a shilling, you ass!"
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There was no chance of her being allowed to enter houses where this 'rageing demagogue and popular buffoon' was a guest; his name was banished from her hearing, so she was compelled to have recourse to Marko.
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Why, you unreasonable slut, you have given him up; you have told him you have given him up, and what objection can you have to telling others now you have done it?'
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Stable as a Viennese dancing slut home from Mariazell!
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I fancied I gauged the hussy pretty closely.'
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For personal and patriotic motives, I would have cheered her and been like a wild ass combed and groomed and tamed by the adorable creature.
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I am robust, eager for the fray, an Amazon, a brazen-faced hussy.
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And then her comic imagination pictured Redworth dramatically making love.
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Some women are hussies, let 'em be handsome as houris.
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'And to tell you what you do not know of him, his way of making love is really,' she sobbed, 'pretty.
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Worth fifty Colonel Jackasses!
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'Does its business without braining.'
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You never made love to me, never!
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An ass of a Mr. Gilbert Addicote dares us to make good our claim on our property, our timber, because half a score of fir-tree roots go stretching on to his ground.'