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Página 111 - For, wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy...
Página 26 - ... a common candle ; quartz, the sapphire, magnesia, lime, all entered into fusion ; fragments of diamond, and points of charcoal and plumbago, rapidly disappeared, and seemed to evaporate in it, even when the connexion wai made in a receiver exhausted by the air-pump ; but there was no evidence of their having previously undergone fusion.
Página 112 - ... an objection : sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense: sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical look or gesture passeth for it.
Página 112 - ... in one knows not what and springeth up one can hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and windings of language. It is, in short, a manner of speaking, out of the simple and plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit or expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder and breeding some delight thereto.
Página 53 - His abilities gave him a haughty consequence, which he disdained to conceal or mollify ; and his impatience of opposition disposed him to treat his adversaries with such contemptuous superiority as made his readers commonly his enemies, and excited against the advocate the wishes of some who favoured the cause. He seems to have adopted the Roman emperor's determination, 'oderint dum metuant;' he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade.
Página 8 - Scotland in parliament, and forty-five members to sit in the house of commons*. 23. The sixteen peers of Scotland shall have all privileges of parliament : and all peers of Scotland shall be peers of Great Britain, and rank next after those of the same degree at the time of the union, and shall have all privileges of peers except sitting in the house of lords, and voting on the trial of a peer.
Página 66 - Few men have left behind such purity of character, or such monuments of laborious piety. He has provided instruction for all ages, from those who are lisping their first lessons, to the enlightened readers of Malbranche and Locke ; he has left neither corporeal nor spiritual nature unexamined ; he has taught the Art of Reasoning, and the Science of the Stars.
Página 10 - Another part of their duty is to attend at all Congregations of the Senate, to stand in scrutiny with the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, to take the open suffrages of the house, both by word and writing, to read them, and to pronounce the assent or dissent accordingly; to read the Graces unto the Regent House, to take secretly the assent or dissent, and openly to pronounce the same. They must be Masters of Arts of two years...