Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practises rhyparography or the painting of mean, low, or trivial subjects.
“Beseeching our grandees of Witland that, as when formerly Apollo had distributed all the treasures of his poetical exchequer to his favourites, little hulchbacked Aesop got for himself the office of apologue-monger; in the same manner, since I do not aspire higher, they would not deny me that of puny rhyparographer, or riffraff follower of the sect of Pyreicus.”
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Absurdity, dark art, radicalism, anger, tragic irony, and nothingness. Tee-hee!
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