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" The truth of it is, a man is not qualified for a butt, who has not a good deal of wit and vivacity, even in the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid butt is only fit for the conversation of... "
The Spectator. ... - Page 271
1789
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The Spectator. Volume the First. [-eighth.].

1744 - 348 pages
...deal of Wit and Vivacity, even in the ridiculous Side of his Charafter. A ftupid Butt is only fit for the Converfation of ordinary People: Men of Wit require one that will give, then* Play, and beftir himfelf in the abfurd Part of his Behaviour. A Butt with thefe Accomplifhments...
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The Spectator: ...

Great Britain - 1778 - 378 pages
...deal of wit and vivacity, even on the ridiculous fide of his character. A ftupid butt is only fit for the converfation of ordinary people : men of wit require...the abfurd part of his behaviour. A butt with thefe accompliihments frequently gets the laugh of his fide, and turns the ridicule upon him that attacks...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803 - 434 pages
...vivacity, even on the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid Butt is only fit for the conversation of ordinary people ; men of wit require one that will give them play, and bestir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour : a Butt with these accomplishments frequently gels...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803 - 422 pages
...vivacity, even on the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid Butt is only fit for the conversation of ordinary people ; men of wit require one that will give them play, and bestir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour : a Butt with these accomplishments frequently gets...
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The Spectator in miniature: being a collection of the principle ..., Volume 1

Spectator The - 1808 - 348 pages
...vivacity, even in the ridiculous side of his character A stupid hutt is only fit for the conversation of ordinary people : men of wit require one that will give them play, and hestir himself in the ahsurd part of hie hehaviour. A hutt with these accomplishments, freqnently gets...
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The British Essayists, Volume 6

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 418 pages
...in the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid butt is only fit for the conversation of ordi nary people: men of wit require one that will give them play, and bestir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour. A butt with these accomplishments frequently gets...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - English literature - 1811 - 508 pages
...vivacity, even in the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid Butt is only fit for the conversation of ordinary people : men of wit require one that will give them play, and bestir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour. A Butt with these accomplishments frequently gets...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811 - 504 pages
...vivacity, even in the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid Butt is only fit for the conversation of ordinary people : men of wit require one that will give them play, and bestir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour. A Butt with these accomplishments frequently gets...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811 - 800 pages
...vivacity, even in th ridiculous side of hii character. A stupid butt only fit for the conversation of ordinary people men of wit require one that will give them plaj and bestir himself in the absurd part of his bt-ha viour. A butt with these accomplishment- In...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with sketches of the lives of the ...

Spectator The - 1816 - 348 pages
...vivacity, even in the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid butt is only fit for the conversation of ordinary people : men of wit require one that will give them play, and bestir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour. A butt with these accomplishments frequently gets...
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