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[83] On the other hand scurrilous or brutal jests, although they may raise a laugh, are quite unworthy of a gentleman. I remember a jest of this kind being made by [p. 485] a certain man against an inferior who had spoken with some freedom against him: “I will smack your head, and bring an action against you for having such a hard skull!” In such cases it is difficult to say whether the audience should laugh or be angry.

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