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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 Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842 - 944 pagina’s
...follow: 'And hence, perhaps, maybe ijiven 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. ' For Tit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness «nd variety,...
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Nuces Philosophicę: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the ...

Edward Johnson - 1842 - 584 pagina’s
...Elements of Mathematics must be the wittiest book in the world. Locke says, the word signifies " an assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance and congruity; thereby to make a pleasant picture, and agreeable vision to the fancy." Pope says, it...
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A System of Phrenology, Volume 1

George Combe - 1843 - 522 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...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or cmgruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy."* Now, it may be...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volumes 1-2

1844 - 878 pagina’s
...his works, they would at least have found a correct exemplification of it ' Wit,' says Locke, ' lies most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy.' Locke was manifestly aware that this did not...
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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 21

Encyclopaedia - 1845 - 806 pagina’s
...the mind and the body, or between judgment and memory. Id. Ib. vol.'iii. p. 251. OftheCurcnftheCuui. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and...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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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 242 pagina’s
...clearest judgment or deepest reason. For wit lying mostly 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, lies quite on the...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 282 pagina’s
...the first to discern in Barrow's particulars the face of a general proposition. He described Wit 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." (Human Understanding, book ii., chap, x.) But...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 386 pagina’s
...the first to discern in Barrow's particulars the face of a general proposition. He described Wit 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." (Human Understanding, book ii. chap, x.) But...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1847 - 488 pagina’s
...Nature to advantage dress'd, Sfc.] This definition is very exact. Mr. Locke had defined wit to consist " in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together,...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, whereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." But that great philosopher,...
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The Fine arts' journal

1847 - 488 pagina’s
...Barrow's particulars (which have been enumerated) the face of a general proposition. He described wit as lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting...with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any semblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy. But...
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