The court culture that produced both literary manifestations provokes the succeeding treatment of William Prynne's Histriomastix and punishment, balanced by Sir John Suckling's public disgrace in the rodomontade
with John Digby over the heiress Ann Willoughby.
With a tree-wilting fanfaronade, Came the Jabber, all rodomontade
! Then that sword went snick-snack!
According to the O.E.D., the term "rhodomontade" or "rodomontade
" first appeared in English literature in the early 1600s and was defined as "boastful or inflated language." The word "rhodomontade" appears in Northanger Abbey near the end of the novel, in the narrator's summary of John Thorpe's diatribe to General Tilney about Catherine and his former friend James Morland.
is what its narrator says: a "rodomontade
." Violent, scatological, sexual, it evokes American venality and rapacity with an original style.
Of course, the Guardian's left-wing views are not to my taste, but I prefer intellectually stimulating articles with which I disagree to populist rodomontade
that makes me feel ashamed to be rightwing.
In common with so many recent freelance journalists' accounts, Parallel Lines interlards mugged-up historical nuggets with a broader disenchanted rodomontade
about the horrors of travel on Britain's privatised railways.
They embody, from the Protestant viewpoint, the combination of Roman Catholicism and Spanish pride and militarism, all rodomontade
and devoted to visual shows.
"Malraux believes in words when he has no weapons" is poetical assertion on Todd's part, just meaningless rodomontade
. Malraux had only to leave the house and contact the resistance to acquire a weapon.
Affection for it may not extend much beyond fans of 19th-century literature who can take pleasure in hearing words like "rodomontade
," "faugh" and "fantods" resurrected, albeit in a tale of quarreling lesbian lovers that would have observers of the Victorian era in which it is set reaching for their smelling salts.
This time he likes the look of Rodomontade
and rings up Peter Makin to put himself in the frame.
By the time The Winter's Tale was being created the florid rodomontade
of the early works - particularly the comedies - was giving way to plays where silence made its own point.
Morel is a born raconteur, and he likes to tell stories of contests of skill; the style includes rodomontade
. "I never had to work on commercial instruments.
The splendid Gogolian noms parlants are not commented on, nor is Zemlianika's assertion that all his patients are 'recovering like flies', or the mysterious labardan, the fish Khlestakov eats, which then becomes the triumphant exit line of the famous rodomontade
scene, Act iii, Scene 6.
Macintyre, 'Third Time as Rodomontade
', Overland, no.
My Lord, at the time it was delivered to me thus, the admonition if indeed it was any such thing, seemed no more of a menace than the rest of his rodomontade
; item, he pointed, as we toiled downstairs, to that bronze Neptune by our old Claus (there must be at least six of them cluttering the Summer Palace at Innsbruck), claiming it was "cast in bronze for me." Nonsense, of course.