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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 life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1851
...than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lielh 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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The Message Bird, Ausgaben 25-49

1850
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REASON AND FAITH, AND OTHER MISCELLANIES OF HENRY ROGERS

1853
...in the pages of our author. Of his wit, as of wit in general, it may be truly said, that " 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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Reason and Faith, and Other Miscellanies of Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers - 1853 - 458 Seiten
...in the pages of our author. Of his wit, as of wit in general, it may be truly said, that " 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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The Miscellaneous Works, Band 2

William Hazlitt - 1854
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it Jieth 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 Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1854 - 426 Seiten
...as the best description of wit and its modes of affecting us with which I am acquainted. " Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...sense, or the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a quirkish reason, in a shrewd intimation, in cunningly...
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The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1861 - 426 Seiten
...as the best description of wit and its modes of affecting us with which I am acquainted. " Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, OP the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a...
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Selections from the Writings ...

Rev. Sidney Smith - 1854
...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...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...
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The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1854 - 426 Seiten
...as the best description of wit and its modes of affecting us with which I am acquainted. " Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite talc : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense,...
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