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" It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. "
The History of Portland, from 1632 to 1864: With a Notice of Previous ... - Page 603
by William Willis - 1865 - 928 pages
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting ...

Women - 1832
...motion, and cannot therefore be represented by any fixed and permanent colour. Let him also remember, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. This gaudy ribbon and vulgar nosegay style of painting is a complete mistake, and as friends and warm...
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The Life and Times of "England's Patriot King," William the Fourth: With a ...

John Watkins - Great Britain - 1832 - 780 pages
...good, and rendering himself beloved, he did mischief, and created enemies. It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. The Emperor Joseph, in his conduct, exemplified the observation to the fullest extent. At the same...
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The signs of the times, as denoted by fulfilment of historical predictions

Alexander Keith - 1832
...an illustration of the saying most rife upon his lips, immediately after his flight from Smorgoni, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. He passed the Niemen as the head of half a million ; he recrossed the frontier of Russia slouching...
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The History of Portland, from its First Settlement

William Willis - 1833
...inhabitants of this town. The strong party divisions which have distracted the country for nearly forty years, did not display themselves until the commencement...Our town was not free from the infection ; we find bf the papers that the birth day of Washington in 1792, was celebrated by a supper at citizen Motley's,...
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A summer in Spain, a tour made in 1835

Summer - 1836
...wretches are refusing from them with disdain. Painters as well as princes ought certainly to remember " that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous." Whilst I was at Madrid a proclamation was issued by the government, abolishing all convents which did...
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Lit, Volume 2

1836
...friend, when I was again surprised to see him become perfectly calm. " Did you never hear," said he, " that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous ?" " Yes, a thousand times ; but what can you mean ?" (somewhat doubting his sanity.) " Nothing ; only...
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The life and reign of William the Fourth, Volume 1

George Newenham Wright, John Watkins - Great Britain - 1857
...good, and rendering himself beloved, he did mischief, and created enemies. It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. The Emperor Joseph, in his conduct, exemplified the observation to the fullest extent. At the same...
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The Life and Reign of William the Fourth

George Newenham Wright, John Watkins - Great Britain - 1837 - 868 pages
...good, and rendering himself beloved, he did mischief, and created enemies. It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. The Emperor Joseph, in his conduct, exemplified the observation to the fullest extent. At the same...
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The life and reign of William the fourth, by G.N. Wright and J. Watkins

George Newenham Wright, John Watkins - 1837
...good, and rendering himself beloved, he did mischief, and created enemies. It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. The Emperor Joseph, in his conduct, exemplified the observation to the fullest extent. At the same...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 7

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literary Criticism - 1841
...BY ALBANY FOYNTZ. ' The first Link in the scale of Creation.' — Occasional Sermon. • WE are told that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. It may be observed, with equal truth, that between the mobs of the great world and the swell mob there...
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