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" ... in one 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... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the Hebrides ... - Sivu 471
tekijä(t) James Boswell - 1831
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a History ..., Nide 1

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 sivua
...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 History ..., Nide 1

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 sivua
...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...

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

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 sivua
...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 life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Nide 8

James Boswell - 1835
...things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthncss in conceit or expression, doth affect and amute the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding...vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar; it teeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceiU applicable ; a notable...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty Surprising uncouthneas in conceit of expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring...delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nirnble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit, and reach...

The Antidote: Or Revelation Defended, and Infidelity Repulsed; in a Course ...

George Coles - 1836 - 395 sivua
...unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and turns of language. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar ; it seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts — a notable skill that can dexterously accommodate itself...

Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - 1839 - 350 sivua
...language. It is, in short, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth thing•s by), which by a pretty surprising...it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto.* * Sera. xiv. Against Foolish Talking and Jesting. Is not all laughter the sign of a sudden agreeable...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Nide 2

James Boswell - 1843
...as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit of expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring...some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiaeth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...

The Living Age ..., Nide 15

1847
...effects of comparison and epigram, as we have denned them, to the exclusion of the ludicrous : — , "It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...vivacity of spirit ; and reach of Wit more than vulgar. Whence, in Aristotle, such persons are termed tmitítoi, dexterous men, and svrgoTioi, men of facile...




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