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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... "
Chambers' Edinburgh Journal - Page 59
1844
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1805 - 554 pages
...wit, and prompt memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason : for wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully, one from another,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1805 - 562 pages
...of wit, and prompt memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason: for wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, (hereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agree.!/• /. ment. K 4 abl« able visions in the fancy;...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1850 - 806 pages
...series of high and exalted ferments.' Mr. Locke's notion is, that it ' consists in putting those ideas together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, in order to excite pleasure in the mind' — a definition that includes both eloquence and poetry....
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An Analytical Abridgment of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - 1808 - 346 pages
...of Wit, and prompt Memories, have not always the clearest Judgment, or deepest Reason. For Wit lying most in the assemblage of Ideas, and putting those...pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the Fancy : Judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from another...
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The Spectator; in Miniature: Being a Collection of the Principal ..., Volume 2

1808 - 384 pages
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Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 6

James Beattie - 1809 - 406 pages
...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...pleasant pictures and agreeable " visions in the fancy:"* And I also agree with Pope, that " an easy delivery, as well as perfect " conception;" and with Dryden,...
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Four Discourses on Subjects Relating to the Amusement of the Stage: Preached ...

James Plumptre - 1809 - 318 pages
...lying most in the assemblage of ideas, * See Dr. Isaac Barrow's Second Sermon against evil speaking. and putting those together with quickness and variety,...pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy; Judgment, on the contrary (says he) lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809 - 394 pages
...doing him a service in this respect. _ Besides, ivit, lying mostly in the assemblage- of ideas, and in putting those together with quickness and variety,...wherein can be found any resemblance, or congruity, to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy; the writer, who aims at wit, must...
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Dryden, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, Halifax, Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 612 pages
...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...pleasant .pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." Thus does true wit, as this incomparable author observes, generally consist in the likeness of ideas,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...lies in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those tojrether with quickness and variety, where* ifi can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable vision* in the fancy." Thus does true wit, as this incomparable author observes, generally consist...
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