Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: MISCREANT & more

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MISCREANT (MI’SCREANT) n.s.[mescreant, French.]1. One that holds a false faith; one who believes in false gods.

Their prophets justly condemned them as an adulterous seed, and a wicked generation of miscreants, which had forsaken the living God. Hooker, b. v.2. A vile wretch.

Now by Apollo, king, Thou swear’st thy gods in vain. —— O vassal! miscreant!Shakespeare’s King Lear.

If extraordinary lenity proves ineffectual, those miscreants ought to be made sensible that our constitution is armed with force. Addison’s Freeholder, No. 50.

Recent references to MISCREANT on Twitter

@ValAlJo @Myfathetsguitar @TheRickyDavila .@GOP all seem to be amoral self serving asshats. Newt Gingrich and Mitch McConnel… https://t.co/hWMV2s6zxZ

@Del56 @realDonaldTrump Working hard, or hardly working?!? #slacker #miscreant #arentyousupposedtobeplayinggolf

@M_Miscreant #NationalFarmersDay where liberals pretend they support small farms, while secretly considering farmers stupid hicks who support Trump.

@phuij3 @DefendEvropa Wondering who thought this headline was a good idea ? How about: degenerate troglodyte soy-rapist de… https://t.co/5nJFyI0C98

@sandylawson63 @krassenstein Racist hypocrisy. Kanye is a minstrel show for the miscreant GOP administration and their equally craven base.

@FlaCrackerBoy @BreitbartNews FFS when will this miscreant’s 15 minutes be up?

@serrano_rene Paolo Duterte running for Davao congressman to protect himself from looming jail time once Dutertae is gone.

Davao… https://t.co/0gexuiTLIR

@CMJsMarmee @HuffPost HuffnPuff article doesn’t say if this miscreant still teaches. #ParentsPrayNot

@CMJsMarmee HuffPo doesn’t say if this miscreant is still teaching.

@MJFree01 @CassandraRules “…accepts resignation…” is far too passive. If Jesus turned tables over annoyed at religious sc… https://t.co/rtvveoV1J8

@W2LJ @TheCrushedBones The very worst part of all this is that if you’ve been faithful to your Catholic life the way you’… https://t.co/AEAoPKjL0Q

@willythekid1172 @lou_cindee @TomiLahren Oh yeah…Tom Cotton. Must be really proud of that miscreant.

@victoria_garry Rory Gilmore and Butt faced Miscreant 😍 https://t.co/084r2NQUu0

@Tam_Resist @Theon_Orbis @realDonaldTrump *45, thou craven, flap mouthed miscreant, the sooner we are rid of you the better. Y… https://t.co/RX5BYoSXmK

@Cs_Cl @rishikeshpatki @Kuvalayamala @IndiaFactsOrg Other side? When ill informed miscreant Breaking India JNU nutheads… f… https://t.co/kL3NCoR7q4

@saymalcolm Remember in 2014 during the reign of Ebola? One miscreant just sat somewhere and typed a WhatsApp broadcast that we… https://t.co/tniqKvf3ye

@_Hitunes @topeojewale @joshuaedigbe come and bundle this miscreant 😁

@rpfecr @RPF_INDIA @GM_ECRly @CSCRPFECR RPF caught a mobile snatcher while he tried to flee away after snatching a passenge… https://t.co/m7O6AbH9Gz

@RobertCLaity @HillaryClinton The hell he did. The Russians had your emails already because of your violations of the espionage a… https://t.co/cwGU7u01Yx

@aussieintel Not since the ‘red-coats’ defiled the Madison #WhiteHouse in 1814, defecating at will, using the silverware, then s… https://t.co/dkOspTNLzL

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@IonaItalia @wessiedutoit You are ever the romanticist. My choice: Samuel Johnson.

@SpecGram Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. —Samuel Johnson

@IonaItalia @Goombata @TheRocsWorld Not as fun as Samuel Johnson. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

@garygfletcher My most favourite 3 engineered things 2 by me the other by Samuel W Johnson 😝🚂 #engineering #locomotives https://t.co/FbRP7Ohtpa

@CranBoonitz @JCWilliamsIRL Move over Samuel Johnson, the author of the next evolutionary step for the dictionary is here

@UpSearchCoach "Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson

@CarlHansenMD Nota bene: Peter the Great, lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson, prolific critic Bill Buckley

@OVVeterans FridaySuper💫’s #FF “The true measure of man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” Samuel Joh… https://t.co/7OoeLCFZMu

@welfordwrites quote Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? Samuel Johnson

@ec_blueearbooks @SethCotlar @NumbersMuncher William Hazlitt. Samuel Johnson! Mark Twain? William Shakespeare. Alexis de Tocqueville… https://t.co/Bzsl5LG0tk

@ConneelyD @tim_fall The sarcastic definitions in Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary would count too "Oats: a grain which in England… https://t.co/aLuvtaI4ht

@sharetw_ "Clear your mind of can’t" – Samuel Johnson

@WhoisTedDexter https://t.co/XZlf5Bj81u Every man thinks meanly of himself for never having been a soldier. Samuel Johnson How true….

@KitGonzo @NumbersMuncher Samuel Johnson, and Boswell.

@hasbroakhtar QOTD: ‘What we hope to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.’ (Samuel Johnson) {285/365}

@LinhardAnne @Crazy_Brows @Mark_J_Perry @CHSommers Yep. The original use was for PhD. And Samuel Johnson was often referred to as Dr Johnson.

@EUGDPRToday It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@jbonetheo1 2005 50p Pence Coin Sir Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary (1755) rare / collectable | eBay https://t.co/uFQL4OOS6m

@TerrifiedKaggy I changed my YouTube PFP back to Samuel Johnson https://t.co/tLCs8L4EK0

@PublicBooks As Samuel Johnson wrote: “Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler.” As he also wrote: “There are … miseries in idlen… https://t.co/xL1hAELIjx

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