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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 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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 34

1855
...knowledge enough tc fill up bis 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 be tween him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarae. A position...
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MEMOIRS OF RICHARD CUMBERLAND

HENRY FLANDERS - 1856
...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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Memoirs of Richard Cumberland: Written by Himself. Containing an Account of ...

Richard Cumberland - 1856 - 397 pages
...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...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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Historical and Biographical Essays: Biographical: Daniel DeFoe. Sir Richard ...

John Forster - 1858
...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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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 pages
...he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into a comer with both hands : but he 's gone, sir, when you think you have got him — like...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

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pages
...knowledge enough to fill up bin part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escnpe. You drive him into a corner with both hands ; but...you think you have got him— like an animal that jump* over your head. Then he lias a great range for wit ; he never lets truth ttand between him and...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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...has a great range for his wit ; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick is under many restraints from...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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...has a great range for his wit ; he never lets truth stand between him and a jest, and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick is under many restraints from...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...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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