"Crambe used to value himself upon this system, from whence he said one might see the propriety of the expression, 'such a one has a barren imagination;' and how common it is for such people to adopt conclusions that are not the issue of their premisses."
— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)
"But then what is an enthymeme?" quoth Cornelius.
"Why, an enthymeme," replied Crambe, "is when the major is indeed married to the minor, but the marriage kept secret."
(Chapter VII, p. 41)
See Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works, and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus. By Mr. Pope (Dublin: Printed by and for George Faulkner, 1741). <Link to ECCO-TCP>
Reading Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works, and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus (London: Hesperus Press, 2002). [From which much of my text was originally transcribed.]