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 Irresis’tible.Irspilles Felles. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Irritable Genus (The)
 
or the “Genus irritabile” (Horace: Epistles, ii. 2, 102). Poets, and authors generally.   1
        “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.).
 


 Irresis’tible.Irspilles Felles. 

 
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