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" fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale: sometimes it playeth In words and phrases, taking advantage from the am. biguity of their sense, or the... "
The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal - Page 75
1847
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 127

1869 - 584 pages
...he does describe the forms that it assumes with his usual fertility of thought and expression :— ' Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story,...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...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 12

John Mason Good - 1813 - 480 pages
...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...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...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - 1819 - 368 pages
...a clear and certain notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to...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...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821 - 412 pages
...Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or iu seasonable application of a trivial sayir.g, or in forging an apposite tale; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their serse, or the affinity of their sound : sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous...
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A philosophical dictionary, from the Fr. [by J.G. Gurton].

Voltaire - 1824 - 510 pages
...portrait of Proteus, or to de6ne the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusions to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in feigning an apposite tale; sometimes it playetli in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., Volume 1

James Boaden - 1825 - 650 pages
...portrait of Proteus, or to define "the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lictlrin pat al" lusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of...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...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 668 pages
...lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial 284 ISAAC BAKKOW. saying, or in forging an apposite tale: sometimes...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...
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Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826 - 718 pages
...portrait of Proteus, or to:defiae the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in that allosion to a known story, or in seasonable application of...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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 622 pages
...Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known Itory, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite Ule ; sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the a'mbiguity of their •ense,...
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Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1829 - 464 pages
...thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimesit lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable...of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : some!imes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or...
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