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The Devil's Dictionary


Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions by the 19th-century journalist and satirist often called the American Swift. Congratulations are the civility of envy. A coward is one who in an emergency thinks with his legs. A historian is a broad-gauge gossip, more. H. L. Mencken called these some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language.

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