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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ... - Page 417
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit...giveth it being : sometimes it riseth only from a ^ucky hitting upon what is strange : sometimes from a crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a inimical look or gesture, passeth for it: sometimes an affected...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...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...metaphor; in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things ; a counterfeit...purpose : often it consists in one knows not what, and springetJi up one can hardly tell how. Its ways ar« unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...nonsense: sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a inimical look or gesture, passeth for it : sometimes an affected...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...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1819
...or gesture, p.isieth for it: sometimes an aflVcted simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous Mir M ness giveth it being: sometimes it riseth only from a lucky...hitting upon what is strange; sometimes from a crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose. Often it consistelh in one knows not what, and springeth up...
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Lectures on the English comic writers: Delivered at the Surrey Institution ....

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a inimical look or gesture passeth for it ; sometimes an affected...presumptuous bluntness giveth it being; sometimes itriseth only from a lucky hitting upon what is strange: sometimes from a crafty wresting obvious matter,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1821
...nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimioal look or gesture, passeth for it : sometimes an affected...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...
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The Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Volume 5

1821
...apenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a miinical look oj gesture, passetlj for it : sometimes an affected simplicity : sometimes...presumptuous bluntness giveth it being : sometimes it riseth from a lucky hitting upon what is strange ; sometimes from a crafty wresting obvious matter to the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson: comprehending an account of his studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit...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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit...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...
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