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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 standard spelling book

Ebenezer L. Jones - 1867
...a manner of speaking out of the plain way, which, by an unconthness in conceit or expression, doth amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding some delight. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1868 - 426 oldal
...conceit or expression, doth affect and amusa the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding somo delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying...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...

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

Joseph Payne - 1868
...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 fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breedingsome delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension,...

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1869 - 426 oldal
...in short, a manner of speaking out of the plain way, which, by a pretty and surprising ULCouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding somo delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special...

Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 oldal
...plain way (such as 1eason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it tome wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. JOHN TILLOTSON 1630-1694. (Manual, p. 256.) 163, HAPPINESS...

CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...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...it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. JOHN TiLLCfrsoN. 1630-1694. (Manual, p. 256.) 163 • HAPPINESS is GOODNESS. Another most considerable...

A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 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...

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1871 - 426 oldal
...way, which, by a pretty and surprising ULcouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amusa V the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding...delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimbi* sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit and reach of...

A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

1872 - 534 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...breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signilying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...plain way, (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by,) which by a pretty surprizing 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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