Charades, Enigmas, and Riddles, Collected by a Cantab (Classic Reprint)

Charades, Enigmas, and Riddles, Collected by a Cantab (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Charades, Enigmas, and Riddles, Collected by a Cantab We can Offer no derivation of the word conundrum; Johnson and Walker call it a Quibble, a low Jest, a play upon words in which, says a French writer, all your wit is exerted to play the fool successfully. The double acrostic is of very recent invention: it requires that two names or words should be spelled by means of the first and last letters of the several words indicated. Various modifications exist, which cannot be classed under any of the above-mentioned heads. Such may be the reply of that great scholar who was found under the table, his candle burnt out and his bottle empty: How is this? Cried the visitor-here is neither drink nor light! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243226306
  • 9780243226306