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Would that it were more common for poets openly to defy society's demands for efficiency, as certain children and malaperts of the poetic world have done!
The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years
Accustomed to clever malaperts like Miss Lloyd or Miss Reeve, whose experienced pouts and smiles under the sun-bonnet are a standing burlesque of innocence and girlishness, Demos was really delighted, for once and away, to see the real presentment of these things upon his stage.
Of all the malaperts of birddom none excel and few equal the white-eyed vireo for volubility and downright audacity.
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