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" ... knows not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and windings of language. It is, in short, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain... "
The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic ... - viii. oldal
szerző: William Evans Burton - 1859
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 oldal
...conceit or expression, doth amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding some delight. 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 can produce such applicable conceits, a notable skill...

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

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 oldal
...conceit or expression, doth amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding some delight. 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 can produce such applicable conceits, a notable skill...

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

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 424 oldal
...manner " of speaking out of the plain way, which, by an un" couthness 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 inven"...

The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1851
...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...of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivar.ity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar; it seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts,...

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1854 - 426 oldal
...windings of language. It is, in short, a manner of speaking out of the plain way, which, by a pretty and surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth...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 - 1854 - 426 oldal
...is, in short, a manner of speaking out of the plain way, which, by a pretty and surprising ,couthness 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 - 1861 - 426 oldal
...surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse TASTE CONSIDERED SUBJECTIVELY. 413 the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding...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...

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

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 oldal
...speaking out of the simple and plain way, (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by,) which, ry a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression,...it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. KNOWLEDGE A SOURCE OF DELIGHT. Wisdom of itself is delectable and satisfactory, as it implies a revelation...

The Miscellaneous Works, 2. kötet

William Hazlitt - 1854
...short, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way (such as reason teacheth and knoweth things by,) which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the fancy, showing in it some wonder, and breathing some delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying...

Selections from the Writings ...

Rev. Sidney Smith - 1854
...a manner of speaking out of the plain way, which, by an uncouthness 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,...




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