The episode of Melchizedek, though connected with the main narrative by the epithets given to Yahweh in Gen.
These attributes jarred on the sensitive Ritson, who racked his brains for contumelious epithets such as "stupid and disgusting," "cart-loads of rubbish," &c.; and during the greater part of the 18th and 19th centuries Lydgate's reputation was at its lowest ebb.
The first session was tumultuous; party feeling ran high, and scurrilous and vulgar epithets were bandied to and fro.
First cleansed; then plied with laudatory epithets; and, thirdly,.
The designations and epithets which are in earlier times applied.
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