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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century: Consisting ... - Page 113
1817
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...a trivial saying, or in forging an opposite tale; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the...affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humourous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the...affinity of their sound. Sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude; sometimes it is lodged...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale ; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the...affinity of their sound: sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humourous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude ; sometimes it is lodged...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity oftheir sense, or the affinity of their sound. Sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude ; sometimes it is lodged...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the...affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression, sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1819
...trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound : somelima it is wrapped in a dress of humoroui expression, sometimes it lufketh under an odd similitude...
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Lectures on the English comic writers: Delivered at the Surrey Institution ....

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the...affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude. Sometimes it is lodged...
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The Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Volume 5

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1821
...trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the...of their sound : sometimes it is •wrapped in 'a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude: sometimes it is lodged...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1821
...tale ; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their serge, or the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...that some time or other that should be the case with him." Mr. Wilkes said to me, loud enough for Dr. sense, or the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude: sometimes it is lodged...
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