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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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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
...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 - 1868 - 426 sivua
...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,...

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

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 sivua
...language. It is, in sho:1t, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way (such as 1eason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising...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...

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

Francis Wayland - 1869 - 426 sivua
...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...

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

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 sivua
...language. 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...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 sivua
...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...

The Gentleman's Magazine, Osa 1

1871
...in 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...conceit, or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, showing in it some wonder, and breathing some delight thereto." — Thus far Barrow. Wit, in its most...

A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

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




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