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" ... an objection. Sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation, of persons... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Pàgina 382
per James Boswell - 1821
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volum 3

George Burnett - 1807
...nonsense : sometimes a seenical representation of persons or things ; a counterfeit speech; a mimical look or gesture passeth for it : sometimes an affected...hitting upon what is strange; sometimes from a crafty wrestling obvious matter to the purpose : often it consists 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 - 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 wrestling obvious matter to the purpose : often it consists in one knows not what, and springeth up...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volum 4

James Boswell - 1807
...nonsense : sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical look or gesture, passeth for it : sometimes an affected...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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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volum 12

John Mason Good - 1813
...nonsense: sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a inimical look or gesture, passeth for it : sometimes an affected...not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how. liways are unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy, and...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volum 12

John Mason Good - 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...crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose. Often it consistelh in one knows not what, and springeth up one con hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - 1819 - 343 pàgines
...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 Christian Journal, and Literary Register, Volum 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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A Philosophical Dictionary: From the French, Volum 6

Voltaire - 1824
...nonsense: sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical look or gesture passeth for it. Sometimes an affected...purpose. Often it consisteth in one knows not what, and gems (and I do not here include the counterfeits) are very rarely suited to a serious work, — to...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 pàgines
...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 it riseth from a lucky hitting upon what is strange, sometimes from a crafty wresting obvious matter to the purpose...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a History ..., Volum 1

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 pàgines
...some•• times a scenical representation of persons or things, a " counterfeit speech, a inimical look or gesture passeth for ' ' it : sometimes an affected simplicity, sometimes a pre" sumptuous bluntness gives it being — often it consisteth in " one knows not what, and springeth...
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