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Letter "B" » blackguard
«BLACKGUARD, n. A man whose qualities, prepared for display like a box of berries in a market --the fine ones on top --have been opened on the wrong side. An inverted gentleman.»
«CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.»
«Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.»
«Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.»
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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«We ain't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too, But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you; An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints, Why single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints»