Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: PERVERSENESS & more

My Word of the Day

PERVERSENESS (PERVE’RSENESS) n.s.[from perverse.]1. Petulance; peevishness; spiteful crossness.

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life; perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. Bible Proverbsxv. 4.

Virtue hath some perverseness; for she will Neither believe her good, nor others ill. Donne.

He whom he wishes most, shall seldom gain Through her perverseness; but shall see her gain’d By a far worse. Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The perverseness of my fate is such, That he’s not mine, because he’s mine too much. Dryden.

When a friend in kindness tries To shew you where your error lies, Conviction does but more incense;Perverseness is your whole defence. Swift.2. Perversion; corruption. Not in use.

Neither can this be meant of evil governours or tyrants; for they are often established as lawful potentates; but of some perverseness and defection in the very nation itself. Bacon.

Recent references to PERVERSENESS on Twitter

@annas_dad @AaronBlake Yet they dont get offended by the perverseness that goes on in public at gay pride parades, or protesto… https://t.co/xW90vS8LnN

@chrisgod1 You must not allow yourself to be discouraged by the folly and perverseness if not wickedness of men who have by so… https://t.co/NISw3U1ACl

@chcrriesbomb And then y’all try to excuse ur weird perverseness by saying it was a joke…

@lordmalignance @BillKristol Unlikely. Villain’s experience here, we haven’t even scratched the surface. This is Still mundanity of… https://t.co/xPmFhdI9Mp

@Glory_2_God_ A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. -Proverbs 15:4 (KJV)

@milton_book10 Through her perverseness, but shall see her gained

@braye1973 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit- Proverbs 15:4

@milton_book6 In heavenly Spirits could such perverseness dwell?

@tomgallen The believer at death: “is freed wholly from all that impotency, perverseness, and disability … which came upon t… https://t.co/AApLouNAh0

@Tommoriarty16 @davidschneider Tory mental perverseness down to a … well

@SevenShepherd "The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them." ~Proverbs 11:3 #Jesus #God #Bible

@SevenShepherd "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit." ~Proverbs 15:4 #Jesus #God #Bible

@namedlevels CROOKEDNESS TABLE I.

Level 1: Distortion Level 2: Perverseness Level 3: Distorted Shape Level 4: Configuration Lev… https://t.co/5YHIMtaqU1

@Mirof19 @Zenrotto That, yes. I mean when you look into the logistics of it he is basically mineta except he still assists w… https://t.co/6Wfx20CSQQ

@MyInfo54767232 @Lanaroske1 @WelcomeVietNam @MOFAVietNam @FMPhamBinhMinh @UN When you show off you’re butchering of dogs and cats y… https://t.co/uMT70Ua7mo

@Rzecco @Jaye_inUSA "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you,… https://t.co/Ig83NT8jhc

@Skintothe_bot The situation in love when people of the perverseness of Sir John, I have opened the variations of the Hon. Miss Dashwoods

@jttrbglv @anta_isa Why the hell is Brett so unstoppable in perverseness lmao

@zany_beats_ceo You can blame women for all my perverseness. Id be bored to death if I wasnt into kink. Ugly guys need an edge

@enajsancho Proverbs 11:3 (KJV)

"The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall de… https://t.co/82M0t3KGkQ

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@tundeleye On the cover, there is a field of arrows. This is from an account of how Afonja died standing, with darts, spears a… https://t.co/WpklJyp0IP

@KindspiraXy Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~Samuel Johnson

#kindness #TuesdayThoughts #compassion… https://t.co/To65Mah5PU

@ricsl1600 There are charms made only for distance admiration. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBAmidstTheStorm #VMPanalo

@KindspiraXy Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~Samuel Johnson

#kindness #TuesdayThoughts #compassion… https://t.co/XYK9wFCvaH

@welfordwrites #quote Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed. Samuel Johnson

@Salesologist “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson via @aurorasacoach #success #sales

@2DayArt 1835 10 Vols The LIFE of Samuel JOHNSON by BOSWELL https://t.co/lHIsnOxFvL https://t.co/sBm72N9Kz2

@huntingrobert1 Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original… https://t.co/UmyoEC6muS

@Broken_Politiks @thepaperword Cowardly far right snowflakes. ‘Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel’ Samuel Johnson, 1775

@happy_ian21 “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them… https://t.co/RMMpRiDJuT

@NoZeFace Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. -Samuel Johnson https://t.co/XZCwPNgOIo

@tundeleye @DapoMUFC Main source I’ve seen is a scant mention as being the Kakanfo that preceded Latoosisa according to Samuel Johnson.

@AlyRind "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." -Samuel Johnson

@RyemanHipotenus @rickygervais A very repeated musing from Hitchens close to your guitar lessons joke. Samuel johnson was met by wom… https://t.co/U37ILkPjnX

@speakwithlarry “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” ― Samuel Johnson

@financesis "Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor." ~Samuel Johnson

@WikiWomenInRed Inés Joyes y Blake may have read Mary Wollstonecraft’s work but when she translated Samuel Johnson’s "Rasselas, Pri… https://t.co/SSGLAYHNyT

@casparhenderson @holland_tom “The great direction which [Robert] Burton has left to men…is this: Be not solitary, be not idle; wh… https://t.co/jfGe0aXs2g

@Corlene @ericonederful Another first viewing was Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Samuel L. Jacks… https://t.co/9JOJHWbRZJ

@owen_minogue Is that Samuel Johnson’s twin in the Airline Team? #danceboss?

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