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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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An essay concerning human understanding. With the notes and illustr. of the ...

John Locke - 1849 - 588 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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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1849 - 446 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...clearest "judgment or deepest reason: for wit lying mostly in " the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together " with quickness and variety wherein...
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American Monthly Knickerbocker, Volume 36

1850 - 600 pagina’s
...sense is merely a synonym of ' imagination.' Locke, who was cotemporary with Dryden, defines ' 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. This definition of wit he places in opposition...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850 - 524 pagina’s
...at last grows weary of examining, and is tempted to consider all as equally fallacious. 23. Wit 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; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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Dublin's Joyce

Hugh Kenner - 1987 - 404 pagina’s
...Thinking Machine of Lagado (1 1 1~5) is closely related to the notions of Hobbes and Locke (". . . wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting...quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance . . ."). On the Lagado machine, whenever there turn up " three or four words together that might make...
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Terms of Response: Language and the Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth ...

Robert L. Montgomery - 2010 - 229 pagina’s
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit [lies] mostly in the assemblage of ideas. and [puts] those together with quickness and variety, wherein...found any resemblance or congruity thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." 7 These remarks are part of a passage 6. I do...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson - 2005 - 978 pagina’s
...papers on 'True and False Wit', whence it became a highly influential critical orthodoxy: Locke finds 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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Metaphors of Mind: Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence

Robert J. Sternberg - 1990 - 366 pagina’s
...suggested that people who have a great deal of the one do not necessarily have a great deal of the other. 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 fancies; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the...
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Poethics, and Other Strategies of Law and Literature

Richard H. Weisberg - 1992 - 344 pagina’s
...Understanding: 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 Birth to Presence

Jean-Luc Nancy - 1993 - 444 pagina’s
...dangerous. But precisely this exclusion brings about the definition of Witz. In 1689, Locke writes: 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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