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" ... make a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases,... "
The European Magazine, and London Review - Page 336
1790
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Anecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present ..., Volume 2

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1795
...varioufly apprehended by feveral eyes •' and judgments, that it fesmeth no lefs hard to " fettle a clear and certain notion thereof than to " make a. portrait of Proteus, or to define the t: figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth " in pat allufion to a known ftory, or in feafonable...
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Anecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons, Chiefly of the Present ..., Volume 2

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1796
...varioufly apprehended by feveral eyes " and judgments, that it feemeth no lefs hard to " fettle a clear and certain notion thereof than to ** make a portrait...figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth " in pat allufion to a known ftory, or in feafonable " application of a trivial faying, or in forging an...
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Anecdotes of Some Distingushed Persons: Chiefly of the Present and ..., Volume 2

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1796
...varioufly apprehended by feveral eyes " and judgments, that it feemeth no lefs hard to " fettle a clear and certain notion thereof than to " make a portrait...Proteus, or to define the " figure of the fleeting ajj. Sometimes it lieth /* in pat allufion to a known flory, or in feafonable " application of a trivial...
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Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding ...

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1798
...variou(ly apprehended by feveral " eyes and judgments, that it feemeth no lefs ** hard to fettle a clear and certain notion ** thereof than to make a portrait...figure of the fleeting air. ** Sometimes it lieth in pat allufion to a known v ftory, or in feafonable application of a trivial f* faying, or in forging...
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The New England Quarterly Magazine, Volume 2

1802
...varioufly apprehended by feveral eyes and judgments, -that it feemeth no lefs hard to fettle a clear and certain notion thereof than to make a portrait...figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allulion to a known ftory, or in feafonable application of a trivial ikying, or in forging an appofite...
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Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Last and Two ..., Volume 2

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1804
...no lef»hard to fettle a " clear and certain notion thereof than to make a « portrait of frdtefrs, or to define the figure of "the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allu" fion to a known ftory, or in feafonable appli" cation of a trivial faying, or in forging...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait...figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...variously apprehended by several eyes and judgements, that it seemeth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait...Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometiaies it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying,...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 12

John Mason Good - 1819
...variously apprehended by several eyes and judgments, that it scemclh no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than to make a portrait...define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it in ih in pat allusion to a known story, or in a seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 12

John Mason Good - 1813
...judgments, that it seemcth no less hard to settle a clear and certain notion thereof, than :o male a portrait of Proteus, or to define the figure of the fleeting air. Sometimes it lieth in pat allusion to a known story, or in a sea* sonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging...
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