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" 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 uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Page 111
by James Boswell - 1807
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...plain way, (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by,) which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the...seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable; a notable skill, that he can dextrously accommodate them to...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by) which by a pretty Surprizing uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of ap» prehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacitj of spirit, and reach of wit more than...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...plain way (such as reason 'teacheth and proveth things by) which by a pretty Surprizing uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth Jidmiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of inx-ention, a vivacity...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...plain w;ay (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by) which by a pretty surprizing uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...some won•der, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiselh admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by) which by a pretty surprizing uncouthness in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the...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...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...surpris*ing uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring on it tome "wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiseth...seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can (etch in remote conceits applicable; a notable skill, that he can dextrously accommodate them to...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1819
...expression, doth afreet and amuse the fancy, stirring on it some wonder, and breeding some deligbt thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble...than vulgar; it seeming to argue a rare quickness of pans, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable; a notable skill, that he can dextrou»ly accommodate...
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Lectures on the English comic writers: Delivered at the Surrey Institution ....

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...in conceit or expression doth affect and amuse the fancy, shewing in it some wonder, and breathing some delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying...seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable skill that he can dextrously accommodate them to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...in it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raised* admiration, as signifying a nimWe sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...vulgar; it seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, tliat one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable skill, that he can desirously accommodate...
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The Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Volume 5

1821
...proveth things by,) which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth aflect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and...seeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable ; a notable skill, that he can dexterously accommodate them...
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