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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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Classical English Reader: Selections from Standard Authors. With Explanatory ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1877 - 452 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...shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously approhended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain...
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The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse

David Jayne Hill - 1877 - 304 Seiten
...than I can inform him by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in sc many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemetb no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make...
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - 1878 - 564 Seiten
...lampoon, pasquinade, repartee, sarcasm, sneer. Wit is elaborately defined by Dr. Isaac Barrow : "It 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 a...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 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 seemcth no less hard to settle a clear nnd certain notion thereof, than to make...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 Seiten
...one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance than I can inform him by description. It is indeed or limited. And consequently, as man depends absolutely...is necessary that he should, in all points, conform judgments, that it seeincth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...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 emotions

James McCosh - 1880
...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 a...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Bände 1-2

Robert Chambers - 1880
...acquaintance than I can inform him by description. It is indeeda thing so versatileand multiform, appearing >u so many shapes, so many postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemcth no less hard to settle a clear ami-certain notion thereof, than, to make...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1881
...better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, " then " 1 can inform mm by description. It is indeed a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing in so...postures, so many garbs, so variously apprehended oy several ' (different) eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - 1882
...indispensable constituent of satire. I quote Isaac Barrow's celebrated description of it: " Wit," says he, " 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 notice thereof, than to make...
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