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" It is, in short, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way, such as reason teacheth and proveth things by, which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - 111. oldal
szerző: James Boswell - 1807
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - 1878 - 564 oldal
...way — such as reason teacheth and proveth things by — which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto." § 434. HUMOR. Humor may be defined as the quality of fancy which gives to things a ridiculous turn...

Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 oldal
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which by a pretty surprising uncouthness ficient; that he whose design includes whatever language...will sometimes be hurried by eagerness to the end, seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can feteh in remote conceits applicable; a notable...

Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 oldal
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which by a pretty surprising uncouthness nce either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep...sewing, playing, dnneing. or doing anything else, I sapac-ity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit and reach of wi; more...

The Emotions

James McCosh - 1880 - 255 oldal
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the...seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable skill, that he can dexterously accommodate them...

A Thousand Thoughts from Various Authors

Arthur B. Davison - 1880 - 374 oldal
...way — such as reason teacheth and proveth things by — which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...vivacity of spirit and reach of wit more than vulgar. It seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable...

Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., 1-2. kötet

Robert Chambers - 1880
...affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding some delight therein. It niiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension,...vivacity of spirit and reach of wit more than vulgar. It seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable...

The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wouder, and breeding some delight thereto. Sermons, No. *iv. Facetiousnast. i. Such facetiousness is...

Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1881
...humour, if not more properly to drollery— which is a lower sort of humour. uncouthness1 (strangeness) in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar (common) : it seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits [which...

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

James Boswell - 1884
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the...nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invenbut significant smile, " a man may collect sermons with intention of making himself better by...

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

James Boswell - 1884
...that which I now beheld, would have been an excellent subject for a picture. It presented to tion, a vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar;...seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable skill, that he can dexterously accommodate them...




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