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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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Biographical sketch

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 526 pagina’s
...above another. And hence perhaps may be given some r-eason of that common observation that men who have a great deal of wit and prompt memories, have not...lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural ..., Volume 5

Edward Mammatt - 1836 - 364 pagina’s
...common observation that men who have a great deal of wit have not always the clearest judgment or the deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage...those together with quickness and variety, wherein can he found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in...
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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt: With a Notice of His Life by ...

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 372 pagina’s
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lyin^j most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them 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 ; judgment on the contrary lieз quite on the...
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The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837 - 480 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...For •wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, r and putting those together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity,...
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The Tatler. The Guardian. The Freeholder. The Whig-examiner. The lover ...

Joseph Addison - 1837 - 548 pagina’s
...given us the best account of wit, in abort, that can any where be met with. " Wit," saya 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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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - 1837 - 400 pagina’s
...Locke, says, "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 always the clearest judgment or deepest reason." So, too, Hartley observes, " Persons who give themselves much to mirth, wit, and humour, must thereby...
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Conversations on the elements of metaphysics, tr. by R. Pennell

Claude Buffier - 1838 - 224 pagina’s
...considered these faculties as the characteristics respectively of wit and judgment. " Wit lying most on 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. Judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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A System of Phrenology

George Combe - 1838 - 736 pagina’s
...definition of Wit. Locke describes Wit as "lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting these 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.*" Now, it may be demonstrated, that this definition...
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The Phrenological Journal, and Magazine of Moral Science, Volume 11

1838 - 478 pagina’s
...reflect on and observe in itself," that it lies " most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them 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," and says, " it is a kind of affront to go about...
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A System of Phrenology

George Combe - 1842 - 524 pagina’s
...which the wit is actually extinguished ? This leads me to a definition of wit. Locke describes it as " 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."* Now, it may be demonstrated, that this definition...
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