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" But he has wit too, and is not deficient in ideas, or in fertility and variety of imagery, and not empty of reading; he has knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 81
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but...jumps over your head. Then he has a great range for wit; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick is...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One siiecies of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. re tempted to his faulte t Jotuuou'i " London, a Poem," v. 14S. nos .f '.'i':.'. Il/-] him — like an animal that jumps over...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in ал eminent degree, that of escape- You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but he's gone, Sir, when you think you hmve got t Johnson'» " London, 8 Poem," v. 1 308 309 him— like an animal that jumps over your bead....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands; but he's gone, sir, when you think you have got him 1 [Of Bath Easton. See ante, p. 211 ED.] * Johnson's " London, a Poem," v. 145.— BOSWELI,. — like...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands; but he's gone, sir, when you think you have got him ' [Of Bath Eastern. See nntr, p. 211 ED.] — 'like an animal that jumps over your head. Then he has...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1835
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but...jumps over your head. Then he has a great range for wit ; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands; but he 's gone, sir, when you think you have got him — like...over your head. — Then he has a great range for wit; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick is...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: LL. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1844
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but...jumps over your head. Then he has a great range for wit ; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

1855
...in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but he's pone, Sir when you think you have got him — like an animal...jumps over your head. Then he has a great range for wit ; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. A position...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 95

1854
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but...jumps over your head. Then he has a great range for wit ; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse.' A position...
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