Pick out of mirth, like stones out of thy ground, Profanenesse, filthinesse, abusivenesse, These are the scumme, with which course wits abound: The fine may spare these well, yet not go lesse. All things are bigge with jest: nothing that’s plain But may be wittie, if thou hast the vein.
"The Church Porch" The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 9.
"No Swearing" sign along Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo by Ben Schumin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7357886
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