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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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New Monthly Magazine, Band 109

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1857
...many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and jndgments, that it secmeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion...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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 762 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...to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than lo make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat...
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Russell's Magazine

Paul Hamilton Payne - 1858
...says that wit is a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle upon a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure...
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The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic ...

William Evans Burton - 1859
...many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and j udgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and...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...
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Works, Band 2

Leigh Hunt - 1859
...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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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with Notices ..., Band 2

James Hamilton - 1859
...— " 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 seometh no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1859
...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1859
...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 seetneth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteun,...
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Gleanings from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange of Excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1860 - 548 Seiten
...He says, "Wit is a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several...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...
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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...versatile, and so multiform— appearing in 1 so many shapes, so many postures, 2 and so many garbs,—so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments,...make a 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...
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