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  • This, then, is the jack-pudding whom Madame Dacier, an admirer of Socrates, ventures to admire!

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • They say that sort of Bartholomew-fair advocacy (in which people are invited to an entertainment by the medium of a hoarse yelling beef-eater, twenty-four drums, and a jack-pudding turning head over heels) is absolutely necessary to excite the public attention.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Fancy to yourself how they have soaked me like a burnt crust, and made me dance like a jack-pudding the live-long night through, on their damnable swing!

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • Hence in the jack-pudding who now masquerades with motley countenance in the market-place of Lhasa, sweeping up misfortune with a black yak’s tail, we may fairly see the substitute of a substitute, the vicar of a vicar, the proxy on whose back the heavy burden was laid when it had been lifted from nobler shoulders.

    Chapter 57. Public Scapegoats. § 3. The Periodic Expulsion of Evils in a Material Vehicle

  • Hence in the jack-pudding who now masquerades with motley countenance in the market-place of Lhasa, sweeping up misfortune with a black yak's tail, we may fairly see the substitute of a substitute, the vicar of a vicar, the proxy on whose back the heavy burden was laid when it had been lifted from nobler shoulders.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • When Milton says of his adversary's work, "I persuaded myself, the extemporary rhymes of some antic jack-pudding may better deserve printing," he is at his mildest; and even when he calls Salmasius "a vain and flashy man," and addresses him as "thou superlative fool," he does not attain the pitch of abuse to which he subsequently lashes himself.

    The Pugnacious Style

  • His laughter shocked the austerity of that same jack-pudding.

    Captain Blood

  • It was all so grotesque, such a mockery of justice administered by that wistful-eyed jack-pudding in scarlet, who was himself a mockery -- the venal instrument of a brutally spiteful and vindictive king.

    Captain Blood

  • The jack-pudding presently came up to us, and an Indian boy came with him and kindled our fire, that we might see his glittering eyes and antick67 postures as he hobbled round the fire.

    Camps and Firesides of the Revolution

  • Hence in the jack-pudding who now masquerades with motley countenance in the market-place of Lhasa, sweeping up misfortune with a black yak's tail, we may fairly see the substitute of a substitute, the vicar of

    The Golden Bough

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