What but subtleties of the Scotists: quiddities, formalities, etc.!
Of such are the quips and the quiddities with which the piece abounds.
For the rest, the quips and quiddities are in intentional disorder.
They could have set opinion right about the efficacy of the syllogism, and the virtue of entities and quiddities.
He knew his man, and loved him; and these quips and quiddities ...