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" Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Seite 111
von James Boswell - 1807
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The Living Age ..., Band 26

1850
...his essays and lectures will see that the mirth which they enfold, to use Barrow's words, oftenest " lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying." But his wit is never arbitrary and capricious, and does not run riot ; it is drilled into subordination...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 Seiten
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound. Sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude; sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, as Relates to Her Domestic History ...

Basil Montagu, Hannah Mary Rathbone - 1845 - 242 Seiten
...notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude ; sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 Seiten
...notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude. Sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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The Works of Isaac Barrow, Band 1

Isaac Barrow - 1845
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude :* sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Bände 13-14

Anna Maria Hall
...notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, cr to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playcth in words anj phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of tbeii sense, or the affinity of...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 357 Seiten
...notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude. Sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 Seiten
...notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or lo define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude. Sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Band 2

1846
...make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lictli in apt allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application...their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude ; sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 357 Seiten
...make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat Uusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of...their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude. Sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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