A fop? In this brave, licentious age To bring his musty morals on the stage? Rhime us to reason? and our lives redress In metre, as Druids did the savages.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.Edward Gibbon
Marriage is the most licentious of human institutions.George Bernard Shaw
When all others had succumbed to the fascinations of corporal decoration, the Priests and the Women alone still remained pure from the pollution of paint. Immoral, licentious, anarchical, unscientific call them by what names you will yet, from an aesthetic point of view, those ancient days of the Colour Revolt were the glorious childhood of Art in Flatland a childhood, alas, that never ripened into manhood, nor even reached the blossom of youth. To live was then in itself a delight, because living implied seeing.edwin abbot
Donne is the most inharmonious of our versifiers, if he can be said to have deserved such a name by lines too rugged to seem metre. Of his earlier poems many are very licentious; the later are chiefly devout. Few are good for much; the conceits have not even the merit of being intelligible; it would perhaps be difficult to select three passages that we should care to read again.john donne
The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villanous licentious abominable infernal not that I ever read them no I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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