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  • For some people, who take what they are able to receive, the French spirit seems trivial and superficial, merely wanton and gay, chiefly characterised by that Lubricity which worried the pedagogic Matthew Arnold.

    Impressions and Comments

  • The scene where the hero (so far as there is one) looks back on Paris at night, and his tottering virtue sees in it one enormous theatre of Lubricity, has something of Flaubert and something of Hugo.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • Even though a gifted man like M. Renan may be so carried away by the tide of opinion in France where he lives, as to say that Nature cares nothing about chastity, and to see with amused indulgence the worship of the great goddess Lubricity, let us stand fast and say that her worship is against nature -- human nature -- and that it is ruin.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Ephesus, to ask: 'What man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the French is a worshipper of the great goddess Lubricity?'

    Matthew Arnold

  • In these romances how easy it would have been for you to burn incense to that great goddess, Lubricity, whom our critic says your people worship.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • But indeed what stupidest thing may not human Dulness, Pruriency, Lubricity, Chance and the Devil, choosing Two out of Half-a-million idle human heads, tempt them to?

    The French Revolution

  • (Cold flow and Lubricity additives) for the diesel fuel at Shell's refineries and chemical sites world wide.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Lubricity, a jazz blog penned by a historian in training; and AccuJazz, "the future of jazz radio."

    NPR Topics: News

  • (and still partly) beloved France, something like that denunciation of her worship of Lubricity which he afterwards put more plainly still.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Even though a gifted man like M. Renan may be so carried away by the tide of opinion in France where he lives, as to say that Nature cares nothing about chastity, and to see with amused indulgence the worship of the great goddess Lubricity, let us stand fast and say that her worship is against nature ” human nature ” and that it is ruin.

    Matthew Arnold

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