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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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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 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 setUe a clear and certain notice thereof, than to make a...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Band 2

1846
...sens«s — theie are alive all around us. — The Token. HOGG'S WEEKLY INSTRUCTOR. WIT. Wit is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes, so many postures, BO many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard...
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 Seiten
...shapes, so many postures, and 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 portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometime...
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1850 - 391 Seiten
...shapes, so many postures, and 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 portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometime...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1851
...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 seemed no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a...
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Selections from the Writings ...

Rev. Sidney Smith - 1854
...shapes, so many postures, and 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 portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 387 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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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
...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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 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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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Bände 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...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,...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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