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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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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
...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...nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invenbut significant smile, " a man may collect sermons with intention of making himself better by...

Rudimentary Psychology for Schools and Colleges

George McKendree Steele - 1889 - 264 oldal
...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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1889
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouth ness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the...wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth ad miration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1889
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouth ness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the...wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth ad miration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1889
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouth ness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the...wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth ad miration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity...

William Hazlitt, Essayist and Critic: Selections from His Writings, with a ...

William Hazlitt - 1889 - 510 oldal
...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...

Essays of William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt - 1889 - 322 oldal
...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...

The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 oldal
...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...some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto.- It raiscth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...

The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopædia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - 1893
...a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way — such as reason teaoheth and proveth things by — which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in...expression doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring it in some wonder, and breeding some delight therein. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble...




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