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" A singular and unavoidable manner of doing or saying any thing, Peculiar and Natural to one Man only, by which his Speech and Actions are distinguished from those of other men. "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames: One ... - Page 434
by Lord Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee - 1814
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Miscellaneous: Covent-Garden journal. Essay on nothing. Charge delivered to ...

Henry Fielding, Arthur Murphy - 1806 - 484 pages
...of men. And again, I take humdur to be a ' singular and unavoidable manner of saying or "* doing any thing peculiar and natural to one man * only ; by which his speech and actions are distin' guished from those of other men. Our humour ' hath relation to us, and to what proceeds from...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 1

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1816 - 428 pages
...ridicule. Congreve defines humour to be " a singular and unavoidable man" ner of doing or saying any thing, peculiar and " natural to one man only, by...actions are distinguished from those of other " men." Were this definition just, a majestic and commanding air, which is a singular property, is humour ;...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 1

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819 - 424 pages
...be " a singular and unavoidable man" ner of doing or saying any thing, peculiar and " natural to ope man only, by which his speech " and actions are distinguished from those of other " men." Were this definition just, a majestic and commanding air, which is a singular property, ishumour; as...
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Noctes Atticae: Or, Reveries in a Garret; Containing Short, and Chiefly ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 524 pages
...length he ventures to say, " I take it to be a singular and unavoidable manner of doing and saying any thing, peculiar and natural to one man only, by which...actions are distinguished from those of other men." He speaks more plainly, when he points out to Lis correspondent the character of Morose, in Ben Johnson,...
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Noctes Atticę, or Reveries in a garret; containing observations on men and ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 492 pages
...length he ventures to say, " I take it to be a singular and unavoidable manner of doing and saying any thing, peculiar and natural to one man only, by which...actions are distinguished from those of other men." He speaka more plainly, when he points out to his correspondent the character of Morose, in Ben Johnson,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 354 pages
...Tatter. CXXXVlI. CXXXIX. Wit, I consider as a singular and unavoidable mannci of doing or saying any thing peculiar and natural to one man only, by which...actions are distinguished from those of other men. — Congreve. CXL. "We all of us complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 1

Laconics - 1829 - 390 pages
...Lord Herbert. c 2 CXXXIX. Wit, I consider as a singular and unavoidable manner of doing or saying any thing peculiar and natural to one man only, by which...actions are distinguished from those of other men. — Congreve. CXL. \Ve all of us complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 7

Thomas Curtis - Aeronautics - 1829 - 820 pages
...ray seeking them. Swift. Wit, I consider as a singular and unavoidable manner of doing or saying any thing peculiar and natural to one man only, by which his speech and actions are datingviuhed. from those of other men. Congrem. Let us revolve that roll with strictest eye, When,...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1833 - 518 pages
...with ridicule. Congreve defines humor to be "a singular and unavoidable manner of doing or saying any thing, peculiar and natural to one man only, by which...speech and actions are distinguished from those of olher men." Were this definition just, a majestic and commanding air, which is a singular property,...
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Elements of Criticism: With Analyses, and Translation of Ancient and Foreign ...

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1847 - 516 pages
...with ridicule. Congreve defines humor to be "a singular and unavoidable manner of doing or saying any thing, peculiar and natural to one man only, by which...actions are distinguished from those of other men." Were this definition just, a majestic and commanding air, which is a singular property, is humor; as...
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