In his very first independent play he answered the scorners with scorn.
Have the scorners never read of Wolfe, of Murat, or of Nelson?
"Yea; mockers and scorners are Godwin and his lewd sons," answered the monk.
In the Hebrew the first half of the verse is, "He scorneth the scorners."
Judgments are prepared for scorners and stripes for the back of fools.
And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.
Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools.
Besides, they were solemn admonishers, and the mob are composed of laughers and scorners.
If readers of this essay spurn the effort which it undertakes, let them not be scorners merely.