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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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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 Seiten
...so subtile, so versatile, and so multiform, — appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, and so many garbs, — so variously apprehended by several...Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometime it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1851
...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 eyes and judgments, that it seemed no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus,...
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Selections from the Writings ...

Rev. Sidney Smith - 1854
...so subtle, so versatile, and so multiform — appearing in so many• shapes, so many postures, and 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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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy

Sydney Smith - 1854
...so many postures, and so many garbs, — so 'variously apprehended by several eyes and judg' ments, 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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The Miscellaneous Works, Band 2

William Hazlitt - 1854
...apprehended by sereral eyes and ju-.mciits, that it seciutth no less hud t~> scale a deal and ccru.a notice 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 application of...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 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 eyes and judgments, that it seerneth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus,...
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
...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...a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in a pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 387 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...a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in a pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application...
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy

Rev. Sydney Smith - 1855
...appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, and so many garbs, — so variously apprehended by^several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to...Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometime it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying,...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 411 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 eyes and judgments, that it seemcth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus,...
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