Now, if Swinburne's exceptional faculty of diction led him to immoderate expressiveness, to immodest sweetness, to a jugglery, and prestidigitation, and conjuring of words, to transformations and transmutations of sound - if, I say, his extraordinary gift of diction brought him to this exaggeration of the manner, what a part does it not play in the matter of his poetry!
Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell, Hearts of Controversy.
The proposal for the semi-commercialisation of student loans is a cheap conjuring trick - two feats of prestidigitation for the price of one.
Mr. Edward O'Hara, Hansard, 21 November 1995. Hansard