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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.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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