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" I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. "
Inventing Australia: Images and Identity, 1688-1980 - Page 91
by Richard White - 1981 - 205 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 201

1905
...the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard ' much of cockney impudence before now : but never expected ' to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred...flinging a ' pot of paint in the public's face.' Whistler waited a year after this, and then had his action for damages, finding that his sales had suffered...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 308

1921
...approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. Time has shown that from the shopkeeper's point of view Sir Coutts Lindsay knew more about his business...
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Introduction to the literature of Europe in the fifteenth ..., Volume 7

Henry Hallam - Europe - 1877
...the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now ; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. Among the minor works carefully and honourably finished in this gallery, M. Heilbuth's are far the...
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Annual Register

History - 1879
...approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard much of cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The defendant said the alleged libel was privileged, as being a fair and bondfidf criticism upon a...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 120

Edmund Burke - History - 1879
...approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard much of cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The defendant said the alleged libel was privileged, as being a fair and bond fide criticism upon a...
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The Annual Register, Volume 120

Edmund Burke - History - 1879
...approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard much of cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The defendant said the alleged libel was privileged, as being a fair and bond fide criticism upon a...
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Curiosities of Criticism

Henry James Jennings - Criticism - 1881 - 168 pages
...approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard much of Cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The high authority of the writer gave to this severe condemnation a special importance, and very likely...
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Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side

Alfred Sidgwick - Logic - 1884 - 375 pages
...latter cause, was presented in a recent trial.* " It was complained," said counsel, " he had written ' I never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face,' but .... what is a ' coxcomb ' ? / have looked out for the word and find that it comes from the old...
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Newspaper Libel: A Handbook for the Press

Samuel Merrill - Libel and slander - 1888 - 304 pages
...approached the aspect of wilful imposture. I have seen and heard much of cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas...for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. The famous " Cardiff Giant " was once involved in a libel suit, though not as an unlucky defendant...
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The Reflector, Volume 1

1888
...of Mr. Whistler's pictures, that he had " seen and heard much of cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public face." Then was held the famous strife, Then the Phrygian brought his lute, And Apollo brought...
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