from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer of lampoons or pasquinades; the author of a pasquil.
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The Baron solemnly protested on his honour, that although this sort of jesting had considerably displeased him, and the conduct of his Lordship the Count had not been the friendliest, yet he had got over the affair; and with respect to the misfortune which had come upon the poet, or pasquinader, or whatsoever his title might be, he knew absolutely nothing, and had not the most remote concern in it.
Thus did the Pedant get invested with the reputation of a poet and a wit; and in the eyes of the Barons friends, of a pasquinader and a bad-hearted man.
The British and Tories furnished endless themes to the pasquinader and ballad-maker, while the grave rights involved in the struggle called forth the efforts of more serious and thoughtful pens.