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|Ruskin. Brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward |
flourishes. — Shakespeare. Brevity is the body and soul of wit. It is wit itself, for it
alone isolates sufficiently for contrasts ; because redundancy or diffuseness
produces no ...
|Brevity is the body and soul of wit. It is wit itself, for it alone isolates sufficiently for |
contrasts ; because redundancy or diffuseness produces no distinctions. — Jean
Paul Richter. And there's one rare strange virtue in theif speeches, The secret of ...
|If the comic effect of Heine's famillionaire depends upon the solution of the |
seemingly senseless word, then the wit would have to be ... Brevity alone is the
body and soul of wit," declares Jean Paul (Vorschule der Aesthetik, I, 10
|Could not this wit, as such a manifold and easy play, be called the perceived or |
aesthetic understanding, just as the ... Brevity is the body and soul of wit, indeed,
wit itself; it alone isolates enough to produce contrasts; for pleonasms do not ...
|“Brevity is the body and soul of wit,” he writes, and he finds this “lex minimi” most |
clearly exemplified in Greece among the Spartans, in Rome by Cato, Tacitus, and
Seneca, in England by Bacon and Gibbon, and in Germany by Lessing.
|... wit is in other men. William Shakespeare 1564–1616: Henry IV, Part2 (1597) 6 |
Brevity is the soul of wit. ... William Cowper 1731–1800: 'Conversation' (1782) 14
What is an Epigram? a dwarfish whole, Its body brevity, and wit its soul. Samuel ...
|The Brevity of Modern Poems Somebody once said that brevity is the soul of wit,1 |
when he obviously meant to say that wit is the soul of brevity. It is obvious that the
brevity is only the body, and the wit the spirit. And mere brevity, as in the ...
|BREVITY. Brevity is the soul of wit. Brevity is the child of silence. Shakspeare. |
H. W. Shaw. Next to taciturnity brevity is the most ... The bride of ancient times
was a body only ; the modem bride is a woman made up of a soul, mind, and
|The brilliancy of Mrs. Draymore's wit sparkles so vividly," answered Mr. Deacon, " |
that I dare not venture any opinion, lest I ... or your friend may advance," said Mrs.
Draymore, " only do not be too prolix, for remember, ' brevity is the soul of wit.
|#2 energy of mind or feelings i.e. She puts her whole soul into her work. #3 a |
cause of inspiration and energy i.e. She was the soul of the movement to reform
nursing. #4 essential part i.e. .Brevity is the soul of wit. #5 a person i.e. Don't tell a
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