scapegrace


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a reckless and unprincipled reprobate

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Bluck, the neglected young pupil of three-and-twenty from the agricultural district, and that idle young scapegrace of a Master Todd before mentioned, received little eighteen-penny books, with "Athene" engraved on them, and a pompous Latin inscription from the professor to his young friends.
But Faustina, she had the pure and simple heart, and the white soul, by the God who made it, and for all her kindness to a tattered scapegrace who made love to her in broken Italian between the ripples and the stars.
In five minutes' time the chaise was ready, and this good scapegrace in his saddle.
My better knowledge of his circumstances, and my direction and advice in extricating them - rather valuable, I hope, as coming from a scapegrace on a much larger scale - will give me some influence over him, and all I gain I shall certainly use towards this end.
As for Reinaldos," replied Don Quixote, "I venture to say that he was broad-faced, of ruddy complexion, with roguish and somewhat prominent eyes, excessively punctilious and touchy, and given to the society of thieves and scapegraces.
Besides the individuals I have mentioned, there belonged to the household three young men, dissipated, good-for-nothing, roystering blades of savages, who were either employed in prosecuting love affairs with the maidens of the tribe, or grew boozy on 'arva' and tobacco in the company of congenial spirits, the scapegraces of the valley.
Both Kuragin and Dolokhov were at that time notorious among the rakes and scapegraces of Petersburg.
But the lower- fourth was just now an overgrown form, too large for any one man to attend to properly, and consequently the elysium or ideal form of the young scapegraces who formed the staple of it.
Forty young scapegraces expressed their thanks to the "sorrowful wolf" in their different ways before second lesson.
We are also introduced to the scapegrace Autolycus, one of the few genuinely amusing comedy characters in Shakespeare.
Barnes was an openly gay performer in the era of the First World War, a poignant figure whose story George narrates--'His father gassed himself because he was so ashamed of the flamboyance of his son'--before reading the lyrics of Barnes's most celebrated song, 'The Scapegrace or I'm the Black Sheep of the Family'.
MURPHY, Maureen, 'From Scapegrace to Grasta: Popular Attitudes and Stereotypes in Irish American Drama', in Harrington, pp.
Finally a telegram warns of the imminent delivery of the Wort papers, the Worteriana of his scapegrace brother Percy, for so long an embarrassment to the conventional and ambitious Thomas.
Ulysses" holds both English and foreign poles of such careers in counterbalance: the stern but Ulyssean Raffles, the scapegrace but Telemachian Farquhar.
He admires Verlaine the poet, but having grown up constantly abandoned by his scapegrace father, Rimbaud must have subconsciously resented Verlaine for abandoning his infant son Georges.