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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Page 111
by James Boswell - 1807
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound. Sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude; sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...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...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...application of a trivial saying, or in forging an opposite tale; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging ah' apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in a sea* sonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an...their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression, sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1819
...define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it in ih in pat allusion to a known story, or in a seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in...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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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playrth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 1

Eighteenth century - 1817
...moral proverb, or in forging an apposite fable. " Sometimes it plays in words, and phrases, tak" ing advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, " or...affinity of their sound. " Sometimes it is wrapped in a whimsical dress "of humourous expression. — Sometimes it lurks " under an odd similitude, in smart...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt, Thomas Miller (printer.) - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of luminous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude. Sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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The Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Volume 5

1821
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure • of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...sound : sometimes it is •wrapped in 'a dress of humorous expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude: sometimes it is lodged in a sly...
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