from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See pasquin.
- transitive v. See pasquin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lampoon or pasquinade; a squib.
- Relating to or of the nature of a lampoon or pasquinade: as, pasquil literature.
- Same as pasquinade.
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It is an old saying,  A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword: and many men are as much galled with a calumny, a scurrilous and bitter jest, a libel, a pasquil, satire, apologue, epigram, stage-play or the like, as with any misfortune whatsoever.
For the Great Marquis, who reminded De Retz of the men in Plutarch's _Lives_, was not averse from the practice of poetry, and wrote, besides these numbers, a prayer ( 'Let them bestow on every airth a limb'), a 'pasquil,' a pleasant string of conceits in praise of woman, a set of vehement and fiery memorial stanzas on the King, and one copy of verses more.
The zeal of the Scottish reformers was at its height, and this zeal found vent in many a pasquil discharged at Popery.
It is not to be marvelled at if the Regent did style the letter a “pasquil.”
Yet, a few days later, he writes, the Regent handed his letter to the Archbishop of Glasgow, saying, “Please you, my Lord, to read a pasquil,” an offence which Knox never forgave and bitterly avenged in his “History.”
Also a filthy and insulting pasquil, perhaps composed by Paul Crell, in which
Glancing carelessly over it, she handed it to the Archbishop of Glasgow beside her, with the remark, “Please you, my lord, to read a pasquil.”
A pasquil on the Commander in Chief, or a tirade against the Government, was sure to be eagerly read and warmly approved of.
Archbishop of Glasgow, saying, "Please you, my Lord, to read a pasquil," an offence which Knox never forgave and bitterly avenged in his
It is not to be marvelled at if the Regent did style the letter a "pasquil."
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