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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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Reminiscences and anecdotes of celebrated preachers

Thomas Jackson - 1876
...unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless ravings of fancy and windings of language. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit, a reach of wit more than vulgar ; it seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch...

Celebrities I Have Known: With Episodes, Political, Social ..., 2. kötet

Lord William Pitt Lennox - 1877
...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...delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying PUNNING. 85 a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit...

Celebrities I Have Known: With Episodes, Political, Social, Sporting and ...

Lord William Pitt Lennox - 1877
...it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying PUNNING. 85 a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity...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 Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse

David Jayne Hill - 1877 - 304 oldal
...(such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in aonceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding some delight thtreto. — Barrow. (2) I call it atheism by establishment, when any state, al such, shall not acknowledge...

The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - 1878 - 564 oldal
...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...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
...short, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things y, and that even a whole life would not be sufficient;...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
...short, a manner of speakinjr out of the simple and plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...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...

A Thousand Thoughts from Various Authors

Arthur B. Davison - 1880 - 374 oldal
...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...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
...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...doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wouder, and breeding some delight thereto. Sermons, No. *iv. Facetiousnast. i. Such facetiousness is...

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

Robert Chambers - 1880
...way — such as reason teacheth and proveth tilings by — which by a pretty surprising uncouthuesa in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...stirring in it some wonder, and breeding some delight therein. It niiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity...




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