A little law would have saved us from evicting those blackguards at Mullenalick, or kicking Mr. Hall's bailiff before witnesses.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
You're a blackguard of the first water.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
He had entered the shop at eight o'clock that morning a blackguard as well as a vagabond.
"Henry Dunbar" by M. E. Braddon
The Jingo who wants to admire himself is worse than the blackguard who only wants to enjoy himself.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
You are acting like a blackguard.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
I am a blackguard but there are some things that even I can't do.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
I grant you that there is a certain fairness in trying the blackguard and the religionist by different standards.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
Now, it came to his knowledge that Lord Estcombe had been using blackguard means to win away the girl's affections.
"Viviette" by William J. Locke
He was used to being blackguarded by the enemies of his country, but now he was hounded in the house of his friends.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870" by Various
I admit one oughtn't to blackguard one's host, but, Mary, you must see that this marriage is absolutely out of the question!
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
Yet I, a coin-denied wight,
By Fortune quite discarded;
Ye see how I am, day and night,
By lad and lass blackguarded.
"Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear" by Robert Burns
The leaves on heat were all torn out
From every book at school,
And many blackguards kicked and caned,
Because they said, "Keep cool!"
"The Hot Season" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
At priest and parson spit and bark,
And shake your "church" with curses,
You bitter blackguard of the dark —
With this I close my verses.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
Now I’m serious and angry, for it isn’t any joke—
Poets have been damned for ages by such evil-minded folk.
Must we all be public blackguards? Can’t a rhymer be a man,
Spite of Byron’s silly mistress—Burns’s gawky Mary Ann?
"The Sorrows of a Simple Bard" by Henry Lawson