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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 life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1821
...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, nnd breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension,...

Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 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...

Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., 1. kötet

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 oldal
...inexplicable, being; '•' answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and wind" ings of language. — It raiseth admiration as signifying a " nimble sagacity...inven"tion, a vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vul" gar : it procureth delight by gratifying curiosity with its " rareness or semblance of difficulty...

Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., 1. kötet

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 oldal
...inexplicable, being "answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and wind " ings of language. — It raiseth admiration as signifying a " nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of inven" tion, a vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vul" gar : it procureth delight by gratifying...

Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826
...'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...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...talking earnestly, in a kind of confidential whisper, of the 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...

The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., 16. kötet

1826
...unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy, and windings of language. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 oldal
...another pretty long interval, during which Dr. Johnson amil did not meet. When I mentioned it ness d of Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Desmoulins, Mr. Levett, Mr....[Mr. Macbean,] and Mrs. Hall, sister of the Reverend ralseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...

The Works of Dr. Isaac Barrow: Sermons

Isaac Barrow - 1830
...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...

The Works of Dr. Isaac Barrow, 1. kötet

Isaac Barrow - 1830
...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...




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