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" ... under an odd similitude ; sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a quirkish reason, in a shrewd intimation, in cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection ; sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in... "
Titan: A Monthly Magazine - Pagina 148
1846
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced ..., Volume 10

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection; sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in...representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical look or gesture passeth for it; sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: Lectures on the English comic ...

William Hazlitt - 1903
...cunningly diverting or cleverly restoring an objection : sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech ; in a tart irony ; in a lusty hyperbole ;...representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical look or gesture passeth for it ; sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1852
...objection ; sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, iu a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of...contradictions, or in acute nonsense ; sometimes a scenicul representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a inimical look or gesture, passeth...
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Life of Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1904
...cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection : sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in...representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimieal look or gesture, passeth for it : sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous...
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Studies in Religion and Literature

William Samuel Lilly - 1904 - 320 pagina’s
...cunningly diverting, or cleverly retorting an objection : sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in...metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or an acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech,...
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The Makers of English Poetry

William James Dawson - 1906 - 404 pagina’s
...cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection ; sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in...plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute non sense." The worst form which Browning's humour has taken is in the purposed grotesqueness of his...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 45;Volume 108

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1887
...laid claim to any wit, I might call in Isaac Barrow to be my champion, who says that wit consists " in a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acule nonsense." But my case shall rest on no such unsatisfactory basis. No ! I entirely deny any incongruity...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1907
...expression : sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude : sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, contradictions, or in acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or them grows stronger in proportion to the advance in acquisition ; as motion is accelerated by the continuance...
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Writing the Short-story: A Practical Handbook on the Rise, Structure ...

Joseph Berg Esenwein - 1909 - 445 pagina’s
...cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection; sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in...representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical look or gesture, passeth for it ; sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a presumptuous...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1911
...cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection : sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in...sometimes a scenical representation of persons or them grows stronger in proportion to the advance in acquisition ; as motion is accelerated by the continuance...
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