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|Ariosto and Wyatt write Horatian satire rather than "Roman" satire (in the sense of |
poems rooted in the city), and they do so ... they repeatedly echo Juvenal's cry
that difficile est saturam non scribere ("It's difficult not to write satire," 1.30).
|That, of course, is what satire is. Juvenal's remark, "It is difficult not to write satire," |
has usually been interpreted as proof of morality being the motivation of the
satirist. Juvenal was writing in the first century A.d., a period when Rome was
|Ultimately, the purpose of satire may be to alleviate a compulsion (or to pretend |
to): what Juvenal refers to when he says difficile est saturam non scribere (''it is
difficult not to write satire''). But no matter what satire may or may not achieve,
|Salvation 262 Salvation The salvation of the world depends on the men who will |
not take evil good-humouredly, and whose laughter destroys the fool instead of
encouraging him. ... 1925) British novelist, journalist It is difficult not to write satire.
|A day on which courts are not open for business, such as Sundays and some |
holidays. ... [difficult]. difficile est saturam non scribere-it is hard not to write satire.
The quotation is from Juvenal and the complete expression is difficile est saturam
|conventional manner, Juvenal lets his persona make the same statements in |
Satire 1 as were made in the satires of his predecessors: “It is difficult not to write
satire, for I cannot endure the many vicious scoundrels of this corrupt city. I admit
|Verifying Juvenal's famous credo, 'Difficile est saturam non scribere' (it is difficult |
not to write satire), the speaker suggests that his writing is involuntary: 'It is
impossible, streams that are barred their course, | Swell with more rage, and far
|In the conventional manner, Juvenal lets his persona make the same statements |
in Satire 1 as were made in the satires of his predecessors: “It is difficult not to
write satire, for I cannot endure the many vicious scoundrels of this corrupt city.
|When a satirist writes a parody which closely and delicately reproduces the |
manner of his victim, or when he depends strongly ... When Juvenal looks at
corrupt Rome and cries It is difficult not to write satire, it we know the pattern he
will use, ...
|But Hall knew the satirical poems of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Skelton, among |
other predecessors, and probably meant that he ... Viciousness and corruption so
dominate Roman life that, for an honest person, it is difficult not to write satire.