Do we say epigram or epigraph

epigram 366 occurrences

Obvious as this is, it has not been sufficiently present to the mind of critics who have called for plain, familiar, and concrete diction, as if that alone could claim to be simple; who have demanded a style unadorned by the artifices of involution, cadence, imagery, and epigram, as if Simplicity were incompatible with these; and have praised meagreness, mistaking it for Simplicity.

[Fr.]; witticism, smart saying, bon-mot, jeu d'esprit [Fr.], epigram; jest book; dry joke, quodlibet, cream of the jest.

The divinity-student smiled, as if that was the concluding epigram of the sugar question.

That neat epigram of Callimachus will tell you as much, "Jamque vale Soli cum diceret Ambrociotes, In Stygios fertur desiluisse lacus, Morte nihil dignum passus: sed forte Platonis Divini eximum de nece legit opus.


" "Anagram, epigram, telegram, flimflamaha!" cried D.K.T. "Siam!"

I know the value of the bon-mot, the sarcasm, and the epigram; but I have no ability that way."

MARLBOROUGH, John, first Duke of, Bolingbroke's allusion to him, v. 126, n. 2; calm temper, his, i. 12; epigram on him, ii. 451; hypothetical appearance to him of the devil, iv.

428, n. 2; Menagiana, epigram on the Molinists and the Jansenists, iii. 341, n. 1; puns on corps and fort, ii. 241; Queen of France and the hour, iii. 322, n. 3. MENANDER, quoted, iii. 9, n. 3. MENTAL DISEASES.

MORE, Sir Thomas, death, not deserted by his mirth in, v. 397, n. 1; epigram on him, v. 430; manuscripts in the Bodleian, i. 290; Utopia quoted, iii. 202, n. 3.

42, n. 7, 60; Britannia's daughters and Bedlam, ii. 374, n. 1; Brunetta and Stella, v. 270; Card, The, ridiculed in, v. 270, n. 4; Cheyne, Dr., iii. 27, n. 1; compared with Shakespeare and Dryden, ii. 86, n. 1; Conjectures on Original Composition, v. 269; critics, defies, ii. 61, n. 4; 'death-bed a detector of the heart,' v. 397, n. 1; epigram on Lord Stanhope, iv.


'Why, Sir, he may not be a judge of an epigram; but you see he is a judge of what is not an epigram,' iii. 259.

'Why, Sir, he may not be a judge of an epigram; but you see he is a judge of what is not an epigram,' iii. 259.

Here is my authority: EPIGRAM On a certain line of Mr. Br, author of a copy of verses called the "British Beauties.

" I would add, that I believe this Epigram to be Dr. Kenrick's, Goldsmith's old persecutor in later years.

"] [Footnote 20: According to German scholarship the accepted text of Cato's version of this immemorial epigram is a model of the brevity which is the test of wit, "Frons occipitio prior est."

What they possessed was delicacy, refinement, and wit; what they created, while perfecting the epigram and stereotyping the hymn, was a form intermediate between epic and lyric, namely the idyl as we find it in the works of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus.

One must have seen the fat king in small-clothes, his legs as big as posts and round as pin-cushions, to appreciate all the point of the epigram.

They became sincerely attached to him; they came again, and delighted to draw out in talk that wisdom armed with epigram, that experience full of agreeable counsels.

#mot#, m., word, epigram; p.10, l.13, remark. #motif#, m., motive. #mouchoir#, m., handkerchief.

Hardly was the epigram out of her mouth when the door opened, and an emissary of Don Gusman announced to her that she must consider herself under arrest.

And meanwhile Frederick, who had never let a farthing escape from his close fist without some very good reason, was busy concocting an epigram upon the avarice of Voltaire.

" Some of my younger readers may not be familiar with the epigram of John Home, author of the tragedy of "Douglas."

He embodied his anger in the following epigram: "Firm and erect the Caledonian stood, Old was his mutton, and his claret good; 'Let him drink port,' an English statesman cried He drank the poison, and his spirit died.

epigraph 7 occurrences

The answer was conveyed to him in 1852; and the sentence serves as epigraph to the present life of his associate and victim, Facundo Quiroga.

[means of recognition: tool] diagnostic, divining rod; detector. sign, symbol; index, indice^, indicator; point, pointer; exponent, note, token, symptom; dollar sign, dollar mark. type, figure, emblem, cipher, device; representation &c 554; epigraph, motto, posy. gesture, gesticulation; pantomime; wink, glance, leer; nod, shrug, beck; touch, nudge; dactylology^, dactylonomy^; freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology

The bad taste and impertinence of this epigraph are often enhanced by the slightness of the work or the gift which it commemorates.

[Greek epigraph: Ta de panta elenchoumena hupo tou photos phaneroutai pan gar to phaneroumenon phos estin.

Thyrza, at any rate, is a most exquisite picture in half-tones of grey and purple of a little Madonna of the slums; she is in reality the belle fleur d'un fumier of which he speaks in the epigraph of the Nether World.

and, in obedience to your epigraph, "when found make a note of it," he has made a note of it at the foot of page 7, of The Companion to the Almanac for 1850,eccola: "The following will show that a palpable absurdity will pass before the eyes of generations of men of letters without notice.

Who could have imagined that "bag o' nails," was a corruption of the Bacchanals, which it evidently is from the rude epigraph still subjoined to the fractured classicism of the title?

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