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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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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 Seiten
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine, Band 2

1846
...make a portrait of I'rotous. or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in apt allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application...saying, or in forging an apposite tale; sometimes it playcth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the allinity of...
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Wit and Humor, 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 application of a trivial saving, or in forging an apposite tale ; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 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 application, of*a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale ; sometimes it playeth in words jind phrases, taking...
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A Lift for the Lazy

Henry Wharton Griffith - 1849 - 195 Seiten
...of the term. The various forms of wit are thus enumerated by the celebrated Dr. Barrow : " 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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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1849 - 424 Seiten
...or in forging an "apposite tale;—sometimes it playeth in words and "phrases, taking advantage of the ambiguity of their " sense, or the affinity of their sound; — sometimes it is " wrapt in a dress of humorous expression ; —sometimes " it lurketh under an odd similitude;—sometimes...
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Essays, Selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Review ...

Henry Rogers - 1850
...land : hereabouts the angel buried him, and also buried the grave, lest it should occasion idolatry.' 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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Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1850 - 218 Seiten
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 Seiten
...notion thereof than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometime it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage of the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound ; — sometimes it is wrapped in a...
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 Seiten
...notion thereof than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometime it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage of the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound ; — sometimes it is wrapped in a...
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