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" For, wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy... "
The Spectator - Pagina 103
1853 - 742 pagina’s
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802 - 342 pagina’s
...follow : ' And hence, perhaps, may be given some reason of that common observation, " That men who have a great deal of wit, and prompt memories, have not...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802 - 366 pagina’s
...follow: ' And hence, perhaps, may be given some reason of that common observation, " That men who have a great deal of wit, and prompt memories, have not...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803 - 434 pagina’s
...follow : ' And hence, perhaps, may be given some reason of that common observation, that men who have a great deal of wit and prompt memories, have not...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congniity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804 - 676 pagina’s
...follow: ' And hence, perhaps, may be given some reason of that common observation, That men who have a great deal of wit, and prompt memories, have not...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 6

Joseph Addison - 1804 - 470 pagina’s
...has given us the best account of wit, in short, that can any where be met with. "Wit," says he, "lies in the, assemblage of ideas, and putting those together...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." Thus does true wit, as this incomparable author...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1805 - 554 pagina’s
...another. And hence perhaps may be given some reason of that common observation, that men, who have a great deal of wit, and prompt memories, have not...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1805 - 562 pagina’s
...another. And hence perhaps may be given some reason of that common observation, that men, who have a great deal of wit, and prompt memories, have not...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, (hereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agree.!/• /. ment. K 4 ablę able visions in the fancy;...
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The French Anas ...

Jacques D. Du Perron - 1805 - 420 pagina’s
...following famous passage in Locke, where he marks the distinguished faculties of wit and judgment j " Wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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An Analytical Abridgment of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - 1808 - 346 pagina’s
...another. And hence, perhaps, may be given some reason of that common observation,— That men who have a great deal of Wit, and prompt Memories, have not...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the Fancy : Judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 6

James Beattie - 1809 - 406 pagina’s
...perspicuous, and natural language. For I agree with Locke, that " Wit consists chiefly in the assem" Wage of ideas, and putting those together with " quickness...any resemblance or congruity, thereby to " make up pleasant pictures and agreeable " visions in the fancy:"* And I also agree with Pope, that " an easy...
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