"Piety"

Original Text: 
Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Word Book (New York: Doubleday, 1906), p. 100. Republished as The Devil's Dictionary (New York: Dover, 1958). PS 1097 D4 1958 Robarts Library.
Piety, n. Reverence for the Supreme Being, based upon His supposed resemblance to man.
2To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles.
Judibras.

Notes

1] Judibras: an allusion to the 17th-century poem Hudibras. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1906
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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