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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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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...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 of a trivial saying, 5 or in forging an apposite tale ; 6 —sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage...

Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale)

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861 - 854 oldal
...of manners. In the course of his famous definition or description of wit, Barrow says : " Sometimes it lieth in 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...

A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1881 - 548 oldal
...of the same kind, and need not be farther illustrated. A large part of the wit consists in " playing in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense or the affinity of their sound." Laud is "a man of low stature, but of high parts;" Dr Field is "that learned divine whose memory smelleth...

English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - 1882
...be mentioned alongside with John Gilpin. They are excellent examples of that species of wit which " playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from...ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound." Tam 0Shanter, by Robert Burns, is a poem of infinitely higher rank. Indeed, it may well be compared...

A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians

John Eadie - 1883 - 493 oldal
...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...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 Life, Times and Writings of Thomas Fuller, D.D., the Church Historian ...

Morris Joseph Fuller - 1884
...pages of our author. Of his wit, as of wit in general, it may be truly said, that sometimes it lies in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...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...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 3. kötet

James Boswell - 1884
...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...sense, or the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapt in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., 3. kötet

James Boswell - 1884
...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...sense, or the affinity of their sound: sometimes it is wrapt in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes...

The Life of Ralph Bernal Osborne, M.P.

Philip Henry Bagenal - 1884 - 371 oldal
...Bernal Osborne was as well equipped as any of his class. ' Sometimes it lieth ' (says Dr. Barrow) ' in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...affinity of their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped up in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurkcth under an odd similitude ; sometimes it...

A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - 1884 - 673 oldal
...humorous is mercurial in its manifestations. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in a sea-sonable application of a trivial saying, or in...affinity of their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped up in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude ; sometimes it...




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