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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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Gup: Sketches of Anglo-Indian Life and Character

Florence Marryat - Anglo-Indians - 1868 - 284 pages
...and from which, when the breeze set in our way, the smell was more powerful than refreshing. We know that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, but the manner in which some of these burnt-sacrifices are carried out would seem as if those who conducted...
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The Land We Love, Volume 5

American literature - 1869
...far down our line was faintly but distinctly heard, " three cheers for me, boys, and I am dd drunk at that." There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. The South Carolinians were soon out of sight, but not out of hearing of the laughter following the...
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Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara: A Biography, Volume 2

1869
...interview with the Duke of Ferrara, who afterwards conducted him into Lucrezia's chamber. It is said that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, and the scene which now occurred in Lucrezia's chamber might 'almost be brought forward in proof of...
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The Lakeside Monthly, Volume 9

Francis Fisher Broune - 1873
...was a narrow curve, and the road ran on in spite of the seeming impossibility. True to the saying, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, I fell to laughing here, so that Melville turned in surprise to see whether fear and terror had robbed...
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Letters Frae' Saunders McTavish to His Guid-brither in the Kintra

William Storrie - South Australia - 1874 - 155 pages
...disease in sheep, and another as to the Width of Tires Act. Still, it but 'proves the truth of the adage, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. One of our greatest living orators recently remarked, "that a sense of the ludicrous was one of the...
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Overland Tales

Josephine Clifford - American fiction - 1877 - 383 pages
...was a narrow curve, and the road ran on in spite of the seeming impossibility. True to the saying, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, I fell to laughing here, so that Melville turned in surprise to see whether fear and terror had robbed...
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Education progressive through life, essays

Henry Trigg - 1877
...systems " of philosophers, and although they may appear sometimes to afford an illustration of the fact that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, and at other times, perhaps, to transcend the reach of ordinary minds, yet all philosophical systems...
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Overland Tales

Josephine Woempner Clifford McCrackin - California - 1877 - 383 pages
...was a narrow curve, and the road ran on in spite of the seeming impossibility. True to the saying, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, I fell to laughing here, so that Melville turned in surprise to see whether fear and terror had robbed...
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Lectures on the English Language

George Perkins Marsh - English language - 1885 - 583 pages
...oratory, generally serves no other purpose than to exemplify the proverb, and to prove experimentally that " there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous." It is remarkable that neither the fine ear of Fisher Ames, nor the taste of his dignified audience,...
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Teaching in Three Continents: Personal Notes on the Educational Systems of ...

W. Catton Grasby - Education - 1891 - 344 pages
...trans-Atlantic methods of mixing up the grave and gay, and constantly prove the truth of the old adage that " there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous." What English summer resort can offer the combined attractions of sea bathing and lectures on laws of...
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