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  • n. Plural form of cavilation.


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  • But who should do thus, I confesse should requite the objections made against Poets, with like cavilations against Philosophers: as likewise one should do, that should bid one read Phaedrus or Simposium in Plato, or the discourse of love in Plutarch {121}, and see whether any Poet do authorise abhominable filthinesse as they doo.

    Defence of Poesie


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