It is doubtful whether he is the person ridiculed by Horace (Satires, ii.
It is not surprising that the pioneers of such a system were criticized and ridiculed by their fellows, and this by no means unjustly.
Historical scholars ridiculed his mistakes, and Freeman, the most violent of his critics, never let slip a chance of hitting at him in the Saturday Review.
Archippus was ridiculed by his contemporaries for his fondness for playing upon words (Schol.
Learning, indeed, was often ridiculed as pedantry in a gentleman of good family.
Bibaculus was ridiculed for his high-flown and exaggerated style and manner of expression.
Bauer ridiculed Strauss's notion that a community could produce a connected narrative.
It has been concluded that in the latter part of his life he gratified the tendency to seclusion for which he was ridiculed in The Time Poets (Choice Drollery, 1656) by withdrawing from business and from literary life in London, to his native place; but nothing is known as to the date of his death.
For his suggestions he has been much ridiculed.
The year before the Revolution broke out he, with some assistance from a man of similar but lesser talent, Champcenetz, 2 compiled a lampoon, entitled Petit Almanach de nos grands hommes pour 1788, in which some writers of actual or future talent and a great many nobodies were ridiculed in the most pitiless manner.
The theorist laid before the joint commission his projet, the result of five years of cogitation, only to have it ridiculed by the great soldier.
per Thomam Philippum (1686); The Happy Future State of England, by Sir Peter Pett (1688); Great News from Poland (1683), where his religious tolerance is ridiculed; Somers Tracts (Scott, 1812), viii.
In such cases he was not slow to utter terrible threats against those who ridiculed the preaching of the unity of God, of the resurrection, and of the judgment.
He had the good taste to recognize, and the spirit to make public his recognition of, the excellence of Gray's odes at a time when they were either ridiculed or neglected.
Euripides was the first among the tragic poets to speak of it as a sea, but Herodotus before him ridiculed the notion of Oceanus as a river as an invention of the poets and described it as the great world sea.
This notion was being generally ridiculed as untrue, when Lessing found in Mendelssohn the realization of his dream.
In 1433 died King John, exhorting his son not to abandon those schemes which were now, in the long-continued failure to round Cape Bojador, ridiculed by many as costly absurdities; and in 1434 one of the prince's ships, commanded by Gil Eannes, at length doubled the cape.
1908, for instance, he rebuked Lord Cromer for uttering grave words of warning, and ridiculed the bare possibility of an Anglo-German conflict in arms. Early in 1909 he had assisted Mr. Lloyd George in the Cabinet in his unsuccessful endeavour to cut down Mr.
The Latin spoken at Praeneste was somewhat peculiar, 2 and was ridiculed to some extent by the Romans.
This idea, though at first ridiculed, has been greatly developed since the foundation of the order; and new distinctions and decorations have been founded, also contributing to the attractions of the league.
A few well-turned lines which have been preserved from Lycophron's tragedies show a much better style; they are said to have been much admired by Menedemus of Eretria, although the poet had ridiculed him in a satyric drama.
He ridicules the ambition of German writers to be classic, as Lessing had ridiculed their eagerness to be French.
Founded on faulty experiments and reasoning, the views he expressed were either ignored or ridiculed; and it was long before he bitterly regretted the temerity with which he had published his hasty generalizations.
The metre is monotonous and easily ridiculed, but it suits the subject, and the poem is very popular.
He proposed founding a new sect with the help of Franklin, who after leaving his shop ridiculed him for his long square beard and for keeping the seventh day.
Bona's grace and beauty speedily fascinated Sigismund, and contemporary satirists ridiculed him for playing the part of Jove to her Juno.
Forged letters, purporting to show his desire to abandon the revolutionary struggle, were published; he was accused of drawing more than his salary; his manners were ridiculed as "aping monarchy"; hints of the propriety of a guillotine for his benefit began to appear; he was spoken of as the "stepfather of his country."
This piece, written in the extravagant SpanishItalian manner, which was fashionable in the interval between the Pleiade model and the innovations of Corneille, was ridiculed by Boileau (Preface to his Ouvres, 1701).
He actually ridiculed the coalition in a work entitled the Three-Headed Monster (Tpuaipavos in the Greek of Appian).
The poet had a grudge against Cleon, who had accused him before the senate of having ridiculed (in his Babylonians) the policy and institutions of his country in the presence of foreigners and at the time of a great national war.
His biting wit involved him in many controversies with well-known contemporaries, such as Lavater, whose science of physiognomy he ridiculed, and Voss, whose views on Greek pronunciation called forth a powerful satire, Ober die Pronunciation der Schopse des alten Griechenlandes (1782).
"The nuptials of our great Quixote and the fair Sophia," and Granville's ostentatious performance of the part of lover, were ridiculed by Horace Walpole.
This form had been ridiculed but now it lost its hold altogether, and was only employed occasionally by way of direct imitation of the antique.
A misunderstanding as to the manner in which these should be dealt with was the immediate occasion of the publication by Hutchinson in 1724 of Moses's Principia, part i., in which Woodward's Natural History was bitterly ridiculed, his conduct with regard to the mineralogical specimens not obscurely characterized, and a refutation of the Newtonian doctrine of gravitation seriously attempted.
His doctrinal position is explained in his letters to his patron Eusebius, bishop of the imperial city of Nicomedia, and to Alexander of Alexandria, and in the fragments of the poem in which he set forth his dogmas, which bears the enigmatic title of " Thalia " (06XECa), used in Homer, in the sense of " a goodly banquet," most unjustly ridiculed by Athanasius as an imitation of the licentious style of the drinking-songs of the Egyptian Sotades (270 B.C.).
Prince Nicholas had always ridiculed medicine, but latterly on Mademoiselle Bourienne's advice had allowed this doctor to visit him and had grown accustomed to him.
They were also ridiculed in witty verses by Moliere, Boileau and La Fontaine, and gradually the name Escobar came to be used in France as a synonym for a person who is adroit in making the rules of morality harmonize with his own interests.
He was often ridiculed for his association with what was, at the time, considered a crank religion.
Normally through that much ridiculed part of the human anatomy - your back-side.
ridiculed in the press and media.
In this discourse "he impugned the idea of the existence of any visible church at all, ridiculed the value of any tests of orthodoxy, and poured contempt upon the claims of the church to govern itself by means of the state."
His prose works on various subjects - Prometheus, Symposium (a banquet at which Virgil, Horace and Messalla were present), De cultu suo (on his manner of life) - were ridiculed by Augustus, Seneca and Quintilian for their strange style, the use of rare words and awkward transpositions.
In 1687 he made the daring innovation of lecturing in German instead of Latin, and in the following year published a monthly periodical (Scherzhafte and ernsthafte, verniinftige and einfdltige Gedanken ilber allerhand lustige and niitzliche Bucher and Fragen) in which he ridiculed the pedantic weaknesses of the learned, taking the side of the Pietists in their controversy with the orthodox, and defending mixed marriages of Lutherans and Calvinists.
Jacobi was ridiculed as endeavouring to reintroduce into philosophy the antiquated notion of unreasoning belief, was denounced as an enemy of reason, as a pietist, and as in all probability a Jesuit in disguise, and was especially attacked for his use of the ambiguous term "belief."
However, Evans has ridiculed the notion that his players were ' juiced ' on anabolic chemicals.
There are far too many occasions when Members of all parties are ridiculed in the press and media.
Bucking the group and going your own way often means being ostracized, criticized or ridiculed.
The former backup dancer and wannabe rapper was often ridiculed, overshadowed by the success and earning potential of his wife.
MTV's The Hills is often ridiculed for its fake reality - but star Lauren Conrad says it's all real.
They're never so trendy that you need to throw out last year's pair to avoid looking ridiculed this season.
Consoles that are not backwards capable get ridiculed.
The assistant manager over electronics will try to use his contacts at the warehouse to secure additional quantities, but I'm afraid he might be ridiculed.
Her troubled marriage to Kevin Federline and her mishaps as a first-time mom have been repeatedly ridiculed by the press.
While people might giggle today, David Hasselhoff was hardly ridiculed for his swimsuit choice at the time - at least by women.
Often TS women are abused, ridiculed and treating with disgust.
When it first began, online dating was ridiculed and considered to be only for "losers."
Students who are dressed in discount or tattered clothing are often teased and ridiculed by more affluent classmates.
If a teen feels ridiculed, belittled, judged, or pressured into dealing with a problem, his or her most likely reaction will be rejection, anger, and avoidance of the problem.
Teens who are rejected or ridiculed by their peers because of a weight problem may develop depression -- and a side effect of depression is weight gain.
The film was ridiculed in the press and did poorly at the box office.
Rikki uncovered this fact first, but was apprehensive about sharing it with her parents or her sister because she didn't want to be ridiculed by society.
Lisa D'Amato: She is a professional model and was ridiculed for her excessive use of alcohol while she was a contestant on America's Next Top Model.
Hadrian was fond of the society of learned men - poets, scholars, rhetoricians and philosophers - whom he alternately humoured and ridiculed.
As Hamilton was somewhat officious and very combative, and Jefferson, although uncontentious, very suspicious and quite independent, both men holding inflexibly to opinions, cabinet harmony became impossible when the two secretaries had formed parties about them and their differences were carried into the 1 It was at this period of his life that Jefferson gave expression to some of the opinions for which he has been most severely criticized and ridiculed.
Now it seems that Christianity is something to be lampooned, ridiculed, and freely blasphemed.
ridiculed the notion that his players were ' juiced ' on anabolic chemicals.
It is also causing the church to be publicly ridiculed - witness a recent article in The Mirror.
At the time we were widely ridiculed, full employment, we were told, was never again going to be a realistic policy.
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