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" Tis that which we all see and know." Any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance than I can inform him by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously... "
The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy ... - Seite 22
1826
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The Theological Works, Band 1

Isaac Barrow - 1818
...garbs, fo varioufly apprehended by feveral eyes and judgments, that it feemeth no lefs hard to fettle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a...figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allunon to a known ftory, or in feafonable application of SERM. a trivial faying, or in forging an...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - 1819 - 343 Seiten
...description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Porteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known...
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The Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Band 5

1821
...description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...• of the 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1821
...shapes, so many postures, somar.y garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgements, thut it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain...figure of the 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...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Band 4

James Boswell - 1821
...many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgements, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to n.ake a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...figure of the 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1824
...many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgements, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and...figure of the 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...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 Seiten
...description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...figure of the 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...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a History ..., Band 1

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 Seiten
...for Dr. Barrow's definition of facetiousness : — " It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, that it " seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and...figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat al•• lusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a • • trivial saying, or in forging...
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