He had used the word in its Pickwickian sense he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view. DickensPickwick Papers. Ch. I. The quarrel in the Pickwick Club is a literal paraphrase of a scene in the House of Commons during a debate, April 17, 1823, when Brougham and Canning quarreled over an accusation which was decided should be taken as political, not personal.
They received the use of the five operations of the Lord and in the sixth place he imparted them understanding, and in the seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof. Ecclesiasticus. XVII. 5.
Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume; The plume exposes, tis our helmet saves. Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound; When cut by wit, it casts a brighter beam; Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still. YoungNight Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 1,254.