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  • Which resolution of mine, they smiling at, in a kind of scorne, held it not Manly ... to worry one Man with a Multitude.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • People like yourself have the respect of Europe, unlike the bush supporters who have nothing but our scorne and disgust.

    Think Progress » Cheney Approval Nearing Rock Bottom at 19%

  • In just scorne and mockery of such jealous husbands, that will be so idle headed upon no occasion.

    The Decameron

  • Serving as an admonition to all ladies and gentlewomen, not to mock or scorne gentlemen-Schollers, when they make meanes of love to them: Except they intend to seeke their owne shame, by disgracing them

    The Decameron

  • Governed under the authority of madam eliza, and the argument of the discourses or novells there to be recounted, doe concerne sudden, persons; who by some witty words (when any have checkt or retorting them) have revenged themselves, in a sudden, unexpected and discreet answere, thereby preventing losse, danger, scorne and disgrace, retorting them on the busi-Headed questioners

    The Decameron

  • In just scorne of such unsightly and ill-Pleasing surly sluts, who imagine none to be faire or well-Favoured, but themselves

    The Decameron

  • Tartars be most insolent, and they scorne and set nought by all other noble and ignoble persons whatsoeuer.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Nor can you but take it in good part, if you be wise, and rest well contented with what is done: considering, if I had any intention eyther to deceive, or otherwise wrong you, I could have basely left her, and made a scorne both of her and you, you not having any power to stay mee heere.

    The Decameron

  • The world containeth some particular people, who beleeve (because they know something) that others are ignorant in all things, who for the most part, while they intend to make a scorne of other men, upon triall, finde themselves to carry away the scorne.

    The Decameron

  • Faire Ladies, it hath happened many times, that he who striveth to scorne and floute other men, and especially in occasions deserving to be respected, proveth to mocke himselfe with the selfe same matter, yea, and to his no meane danger beside.

    The Decameron

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