The coalition, and Fox in particular, were assailed in a torrent of most telling invective and caricature.
An assembly was held and under the invective of Cleon it was decided to kill.
Invective and apology he scorns alike, nor troubles himself to show, with Claudian, even a suppressed grief at the indignities put upon the old religion by the new.
Bitter invective is heaped upon the national enemies, and strong predilection is shown for the marvellous.
In 1870 he published a volume of criticism, The Poetry of the Period, which was again conceived in a spirit of satirical invective, and attacked Tennyson, Browning, Matthew Arnold and Swinburne in no half-hearted fashion.