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Satires and Profanities

George William Foote

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Genres:

Humor

Description:

Believing as I do that James Thomson is, since Shelley, the most brilliant genius who has wielded a pen in the service of Freethought, I take a natural pride and pleasure in rescuing the following articles from burial in the great mausoleum of the periodical press. There will doubtless be a diversity of opinion as to their value. One critic, for instance, has called “The Story of a Famous Old Jewish Firm” a witless squib; but, on the other hand, the late Professor Clifford considered it a piece of exquisite mordant satire worthy of Swift. Such differences are inevitable from the very nature of the subject. Satire, more than any other form of composition, rouses antipathy where it does not command applause; and the greater the satire, the more intense are the feelings it excites. (G. W. Foote in his Preface)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:18