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" Tis that which we all see and know." Any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance than I can inform him by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously... "
All the Year Round - Seite 399
1891
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1821
...better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, that I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, somar.y garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgements, thut it seemeth no less hard...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...them grows stronger in proportion to the advance in acquisition ; as motion is accelerated indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended oy several eyes and judgements, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1824
...of augmenting them grows stronger in proportion to the advance in acquisition ; as motion is indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes...
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A Philosophical Dictionary: From the French, Band 6

Voltaire - 1824
...comprehensive that ever was elaborated : — " It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in BO many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof than to make a...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian instructor]., Band 1

1825
...analysis. The greatest masters of it have failed in their endeavours to explain it. " It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 Seiten
...one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a History ..., Band 1

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 Seiten
...for Dr. Barrow's definition of facetiousness : — " It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, that it "seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion "thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define "the figure of the fleeting air....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Band 16

1826
...sermon, against foolish talking and jesting, will furnish a pleasing specimen. " Wit," says lie, " is a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Band 16

1826
...sermon, against foolish talking and jesting, will furnish a pleasing specimen. " Wit,'' says he, " is a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many posture, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no...
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