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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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1860 - 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 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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The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of ...

John Selby Watson - 1861 - 431 Seiten
...its positions from ancient and modern literature : "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 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 Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...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 pat allusion 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 - 1863
...13 in u so many shapes, so many postures,15 and so many garbs,16 — so .variously apprehended by17 several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less...hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof 18 than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure 19 of the fleeting air. Sometimes it...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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 pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...appearing in so many shapes, SO many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eves and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle...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 - 1865 - 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...a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Band 1

1865
...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 As heavy mules (10) are neither horse nor ass. Those half -learn' d witlings, numerous...
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1866 - 428 Seiten
...thing 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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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - 1872 - 534 Seiten
...WIT. 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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