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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 ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 pages
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an eminent degree, that of escape. D I 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 and Adventures of Peg Woffington: With Pictures of the ..., Volume 2

Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy - 1892
...of wit 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...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 and Adventures of Peg Woffington

J. Fitzgerald (Joseph Fitzgerald) Molloy - 1897 - 340 pages
...treatment. "He lias 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, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900
...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 ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pages
...knowledge enough to fill up his part. One species of wit he has in an «minent degree, that of escape. st Commissioner in the Stamp-Office, which have been acknowledged in wit ; he never lets truth stands between him and ajest,and he is sometimes mighty coarse. Garrick re...
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Edwin Booth and His Contemporaries, Volume 1

Brander Matthews, Laurence Hutton - 1900
...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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Life of Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1904
...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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Culture by Conversation

Robert Waters - 1907 - 345 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 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 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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Representative Biographies of English Men of Letters

Charles Townsend Copeland, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - 1909 - 642 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 is...
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