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" I may therefore conclude, that the passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly... "
Chambers's Encyclopędia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ... - Pagina 31
1878
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1801
...Hobbes'i accour.t cfl;u:ghter exaniuicj. ~ 'i defined Uughtff " a sodden glory, arising from-a sud" den conception of some eminency in ourselves,, by " comparison...infirmity of others, or with our " own, formerly *." This account is, J acknowledge, incompatible with that given in the preceding pages, and, in ray judgment,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803
...laughter, concludes thus: ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly ; for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1808
...the peripatetic school, let us descend to the philosopher of Malmesbury, who hath denned laughter " a sudden glory, arising " from a sudden conception...infirmity of " others, or with our own formerly *." This account is, I acknowledge, incompatible with that given in the preceding pages, and, in my judgment,...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some cminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves by...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves by...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1852
...laughter, we are supported by the authority of that acute thinker, Hobbes, who says that this passion is " A sudden glory arising from a sudden conception...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly. For men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except when...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with sketches of the lives of the ...

Spectator The - 1816
...laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by...the infirmity of oth'ers, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson, Volume 37

British essayists - 1819
...laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Thomas Brown - 1822
...emotion, would be to our disadvantage. It is in vain, for example, that Hobbes defines laughter to be " a sudden glory, arising from a sudden conception of...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly," — for we laugh as readily at some brilliant conception of wit, where there are no infirmities of...
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