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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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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 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...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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Life and Adventures of Peg Woffington, with Pictures of the Period in which ...

Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy - 1884
...treatment. ' He has wit,' said Johnson, ' and one species of wit 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.' Accordingly,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1884
...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 ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1884
...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—like an animal that jumps over your head. Then he has a great range for wit; he never lets truth...
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The Life and Adventures of Peg Woffington, Volume 2

Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy - 1885
...treatment. ' He has wit,' said Johnson, ' and one species of wit 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 ho is sometimes mighty coarse.' Accordingly,...
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Life of Samuel Johnson

Francis Richard Charles Grant - 1887 - 173 pages
...' He is not a good mimic. . . . 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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...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 f -— sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1888
...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, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1889
...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. G-arrick...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 3

James Boswell - 1889
...it has in an eminent degree, that of escape. You drive him into u corner with both hands ; but he is 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...
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