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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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Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor, Band 1

Wayne E. Burton - 1867
...may be demanded what the thing we speak of is, or what this facetiousness doth import. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and j udgmcnts, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, " then " I can inform mm by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several* (different) eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof,...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 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 itseemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a...
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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...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 portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of a fleeting air. Sometimes...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 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 Gentleman's Magazine, Teil 1

1871
...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...notice thereof, than to make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it Jieth in pat allusion to a known story, or...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Band 230

1871
...acquaintance, than I can inform him by description ; it is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appealing in so 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 notice thereof, than to make...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - 1872 - 534 Seiten
...Englishman and a good rhetorician. — Art of Rhetoric. [ISAAC BARROW, DD 1630—1677.] WIT. 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 life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...apprehends what it is by acquaintance, that I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thin;; so versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes,...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 life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...apprehends what it is by acquaintance, that I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thin™ *o versatile and multiform, appearing in so many shapes,...seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait o;" Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes...
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