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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 ... - 111. oldal
szerző: James Boswell - 1807
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The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1861 - 426 oldal
...as the best description of wit and its modes of affecting us with which I am acquainted. " Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, OP the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a...

Selections from the Writings ...

Rev. Sidney Smith - 1854
...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...it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage of the ambiguity of their' sense, or the affinity of their sound ; — sometimes it is wrapt in a dress...

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1854 - 426 oldal
...as the best description of wit and its modes of affecting us with which I am acquainted. " Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite talc : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense,...

Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy

Sydney Smith - 1854
...apposite tale ; — sometimes it playeth in 'words and phrases, taking advantage of the ambi' guity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound ; ' — sometimes it is wrapt in a dress of humorous ex'pression; — sometimes it lurketh under an odd ' similitude ; —...

Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 411 oldal
...than to make 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...their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged in a sly...

LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
...than to make 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...their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketli under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged in a sly...

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

Sydney Smith - 1855 - 391 oldal
...notion thereof than to make a portrait of 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, or in forging aji apposite tale ; — sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage of the ambiguity...

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

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 oldal
...notion thereof, than to make 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...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...

The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., 1-3. kötet

Henry Pitman - 1856
...calamitous story without provokmg laughter. In the description of wit, given by Barrow, he says, " Sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking...ambiguity of their sense or the affinity of their sound." Now this is the general character of Hood's wit. It is generally in the form of the pun. A mere punster...

The Lover's Seat: Kathemérina; Or, Common Things in Relation to Beauty ...

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1856
...the creatures of a midsummer's dream. "Sometimes their facetiousness lieth," as Barrow says, " in a 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 the...




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