The gray eyes held a glint of something more than humor, but his lips twisted into a satirical smile.
A number of satirical folk-tales (largely of Turkish origin) are current at the expense of Jew, gipsy or parish priest.
Satirical verse had two notable cultivators in D.
In the Itthon (At Home), by Alois Degre (1877), the tale is made the medium for a satirical attack upon official corruption and Hungarian national vanity; and in the Almok dlmodoja (Dreamer of Dreams), by John Asboth (1878), other national defects are aimed at.
His exquisite satirical songs, in an easy and elegant but still manly and splendid language, have raised much discussion.