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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 handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...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...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 Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Niteet 1–2

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...

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 ..., Nide 3

James Boswell - 1884
...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...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 sivua
...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 ..., Nide 4

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 ..., Nide 4

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 ..., Nide 4

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 sivua
...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. It raiseth admiration, as signifying...

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

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




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