Edwin Percy Whipple Quote

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric.


In Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life (1859), Lecture III : Wit and Humor, p. 102

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Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric.

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Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric.

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Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric.

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Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric.