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" twixt south and south-west side ; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute He'd undertake to prove by force Of argument a man's no horse ; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman,... "
Wit and Humor - Strona 178
pod redakcją - 1846 - Liczba stron: 261
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Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - 2011 - Liczba stron: 192
...may be an owl, A calf an Alderman, a goose a Justice, And rooks, Committee-men and Trustees; He 'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination....by syllogism true, In mood and figure, he would do. The hero of this poem is shown to be a somewhat unworldly pedant, who uses his intellect for various...
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Johann Georg Hamann's Relational Metacriticism

Gwen Griffith Dickson - 1995 - Liczba stron: 534
...'Lappländer" was Voltaire's (unloving) name for him. Butler's eponymous character. Büchsel cites, 'He'd run in debt by Disputation, and pay with Ratiocination, All this by Syllogisme, true, In Mood and Figure, he would do' (HHE 4, 145). This Quixotic character is of course...
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Arguing and Thinking: A Rhetorical Approach to Social Psychology

Michael Billig - 1996 - Liczba stron: 325
...This tendency within rhetoric is well satirized in Samuel Butler's portrayal of the dry rhetorician : He could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a Trope: And when he happened to break off In the middle of his speech, or cough, He had hard words ready, to shew why,...
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Edmund Burke: A Life in Caricature

Nicholas K. Robinson - 1996 - Liczba stron: 214
...symbol of eccentricity. The couplet beneath enviously mocks Burke's great gifts of figurative language: For Rhetoric he could not ope His Mouth but out there flew a Trope. Sayers may have captured the first good caricature likeness but Burke had been strikingly portrayed,...
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Pieces: Toward a Revisioning of Communication/life

Lee O. Thayer - 1997 - Liczba stron: 230
...habit — that is, the minds of all the others with whom one would communicate or be communicated with. He could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope. — Samuel Butler A tropism is the involuntary response of an organism, or of any of its parts, to...
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The Scottish Invention of English Literature

Robert Crawford, Reverend Robert Crawford, Rev, Crawford Robert - 1998 - Liczba stron: 259
...Poetry? What is Wordsworth's theory on the subject? Apply these theories to the following passages: (1) For Rhetoric - he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope. And when he happened to break off I' the middle of his speech, or cough, He had hard words ready to show why, And...
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The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

James M. Jasper - 2008 - Liczba stron: 530
...Resources: The Arts of Persuasion Nos mimerus sumus et fruges consumere nati. — Horace, Epistles For rhetoric he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope . . . For all a rhetorician's rules Teach nothing but to name his tools. — Samuel Butler The Montgomery...
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The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque

David Bevington, Peter Holbrook - 1998 - Liczba stron: 335
...southern countries. Here we find the gestural counterpart to the courtier who is too exuberant in speech ('For rhetoric, he could not ope / His mouth but out there flew a trope').21 Dance experts of the period do not, of course, censure the verbal infelicities of their...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - Liczba stron: 636
...skilled in analytic, He could distinguish, and divide A hair 'twixt south and south-west side . . . For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope; He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly. Samuel Butler, Iludibras (1663),...
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The Rushton M. Dorman, Esq. Library Sale Catalogue (1886): The Study ..., Tom 1

Samuel J. Rogal - 2002 - Liczba stron: 496
...octosyllabic couplets, derived from Hud I bras (1663, 1674, 1678), by Samuel Butler (1612-1680): eg— He'd run in debt by disputation. And pay with ratiocination. All this by syllogism true, ln mood and figure, he would do. Hudibras, 1:1:77-80] in Eight Cantos by "Quiz." lllustrated with 26...
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