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" Democritus did to him that asked the definition of a man — 'tis that 'which we all see and know ; and one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing... "
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...reply, as Democritus did to him that afked the definition of a man, f 'Tis that which iv c all fee and know.' Any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by defcriptipn. It is, indeed, a thing fo verfatile and multiform, appearing in fo many fhapes, fo many...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...reply, as Democritus did to him that alked the definition of a man, ''Tis that which we all fee ;md know." Any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by defcription. It is, indeed, a thing fo verfatile and multiform, appearing in fo many fhapes, fo many...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...11, 1670. Of Wit. First it may be demanded what the thing we speak of is, or what this facetiousness doth import? To which question I might reply as Democritus...Tis that which we all see and know." Any one better appre-> bends what it is by acquaintance than I can inform him by description. It is indeed a thing...
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Four Discourses on Subjects Relating to the Amusement of the Stage: Preached ...

James Plumptre - Theater - 1809 - 284 pages
...probably, in this very place. " It maybe demanded," says this Preacher, " what the thing we mean is. — To which question I might reply, as Democritus did...that asked the definition of a man, 'Tis that which ice all see and know : any one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 12

John Mason Good - 1819
...before) doth import? To which question I might rt ply, as Democritui did to him that asked the deflniiion of a man, ' 'Tis that which we all see and know.' Any one belter apprehends wh.it it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by description. . It it, indeed,...
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The Theological Works, Volume 1

Isaac Barrow - 1818
...might reply as Democritus did to him that afked the definition of a man, It is that which we all fee , and know: any. one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by defcription. It is indeed a thing fo verfatile and multiform, appearing in fo many fhapes, fo many...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...says, " — But first it may be demanded, what the thing we speak of is, or what this facetiousness doth import ; to which question I might reply, as...definition of a man — 'tis that which we all see and know ; and one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, than I can inform him by description. It is,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...of is ? Or what this facetiousncss (or wit, as he calls it before) doth import ? To which questions I might reply, as Democritus did to him that asked...one better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, that I can inform him by description. It is, indeed, a thing so versatile and multiform, appearing...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...of is ? Or what this facetiousness (or wit, as he calls it before) doth import ? To which questions I might reply, as Democritus did to him that asked...definition of a man, ' "Tis that which we all see and kuow.' Any or.e better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, that I can inform him by description....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...teit, as he calls it before) doth import ? To which questions I might reply, as Democritus did to hiin that asked the definition of a man, ' "Tis that which we all see and know.' Any ore better apprehends what it is by acquaintance, that I can inform him by description. It is, indeed,...
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