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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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Works, Band 2

Leigh Hunt - 1859
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lifith in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, ui the affinity of their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression ; sometimes...
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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with Notices ..., Band 2

James Hamilton - 1859
...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 application of a trivial saying, or iu forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the...
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The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With ...

William Fleming - 1860 - 662 Seiten
...a particular and uncommon point of view." Dr. Barrow,* speaking of facetimtsness, snys, "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; » Spectator, 62. • Phil. o/ JMd,...
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The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With ...

William Fleming - 1860 - 662 Seiten
...particular and uncommon point of view." Dr. Barrow,3 speaking of facctiousness, says, "Sometimes it licth 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 ; ' Spectator, 62. » Phil, of Rhet.,...
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The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With ...

William Fleming - 1860 - 662 Seiten
...a particular and uncommon point of view." Dr. Barrow,' speaking of faeetiousness, says, "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 and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of...
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE

HENRY REED - 1860
...than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of ? fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in a pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application...saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it piayeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense or the affinity of...
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Gleanings from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange of Excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1860 - 527 Seiten
...portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the flecting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusions to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in feigning an apposite tale ; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage of the amhiguity...
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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure 3 of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion 4 to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, 5 or in forging an apposite tale ; 6 —sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage...
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Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale)

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861 - 854 Seiten
...of manners. In the course of his famous definition or description of wit, Barrow says : " Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense or...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - 1881 - 548 Seiten
...of the same kind, and need not be farther illustrated. A large part of the wit consists in " playing in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense or the affinity of their sound." Laud is "a man of low stature, but of high parts;" Dr Field is "that learned divine whose memory smelleth...
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