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" ... only from a lucky hitting upon what is strange : sometimes from a crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose: often it consisteth in one knows not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. - Página 365
por James Boswell - 1907
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Psychology, the Motive Powers: Emotions, Conscience, Will

James McCosh - 1887 - 267 páginas
...sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous bluntness giveth it being; sometimes ifc riseth only from a lucky hitting upon what is strange,...purpose ; often it consisteth in one knows not what, and spvingeth up one can hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable...
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The life of Samuel Morley: With etched Portrait by Manesse

Edwin Hodder - 1887 - 510 páginas
...speech, in a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense ; and often it consisteth in one knows not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how." An example of Mr. Morley's humour may be given here, although it relates to a later period. One of...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...sometimes a presumptuous bluntness giveth it being : sometimes it riseth only from a lucky kitting upon what is strange : sometimes from a crafty wresting...unaccountable and inexplicable; being answerable to tke numberless rovings of fancy and windings of language. It is, in short, a manner of speaking out...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 701 páginas
...E.isay. WIT — see Art, Books, Buffoonery, Chance, Fools, Genius, Humor, Necessity, Puns, Society. It consisteth in one knows not what, and springeth...being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy a;id windings of language. 5815 Dr. Harrow : Sermons. XIV. Against Foolish and Idle Talking and Jesting....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous bluntness glveth It being ; sometimes H riseth only from a lucky hitting upon what is strange;...crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose. Often it conslsteth in one knows not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable...
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Rudimentary Psychology for Schools and Colleges

George McKendree Steele - 1889 - 264 páginas
...sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous bluntness, giveth it being; sometimes it riseth from a lucky hitting upon what is strange; sometimes from a crafty wresting of obvious matter to the purpose; often it consisteth in one knows not what, and springeth up one can...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1890 - 332 páginas
...gesture, passeth for it. Sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous bluntness, gives it being. Sometimes it riseth only from a lucky hitting...purpose. Often it consisteth in one knows not what, and springoth up one can hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 páginas
...an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous bluntness, giveth it, being; sometimes it ariseth es walking before me, to knock down everybody _ crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose. Often it consistcth ш one knows not what, and springcth...
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All the Year Round

1891
...gesture passeth for it. Sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous blnntness gives it being. Sometimes it riseth only from a lucky hitting upon what is strange ; sometimes from a crafty twisting obvious matter to the purpose. Often it consisteth in one knows not what, and springeth up...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Walter Jerrold - 1893 - 144 páginas
...four years later ; while none of Lowell's " national " poetry had been issued. it with regard to wit, "often it consisteth in one knows not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how." All that we can say is, I do not know what poetry is, but this is poetry, forthwith giving an example...
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