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Irritable Genus (The)

or the “Genus irritabile” (Horace: Epistles, ii. 2, 102). Poets, and authors generally.

“It [publishers] is a wrathful trade, and the irritable genus comprehends the bookselling as well as the book-writing species.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery (Int.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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