The Devil’s Dictionary Unabridged

Ambrose Bierce

Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions by the 19th-century journalist and satirist often called “the American Swift.” Congratulations are “the civility of envy.” A coward is “one who in an emergency thinks with his legs.” A historian is a “broad-gauge gossip,” more. H. L. Mencken called these “some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language.

status Copy #1 (3906): in
genre Language » Dictionaries
publisher Dover Publications
publish date May 20, 1993
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