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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's Edinburgh Journal - Page 59
1844
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Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth, Edgeworth

Susan Manly - 2007 - 204 pages
...definitions of wit and judgement: see EssenConcerning Human Understanding, II.xi.2, p. 156: '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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Renaissance Figures of Speech

Sylvia Adamson, Gavin Alexander, Katrin Ettenhuber - 2007 - 306 pages
...was to crystallise into Locke's enormously influential antithesis of'wit' and 'judgment': Wit lying most in the Assemblage of Ideas, and putting those...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity. . .Judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully Ideas one from...
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The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

William James - 2007 - 708 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...and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or eongraity, thereby to make up pleasant pietores and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the...
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The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

William James - 2007 - 708 pages
...the clearest judgment or deepest reason. For, wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and patting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or eongreity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment, on the...
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The Constitution of Literature: Literacy, Democracy, and Early English ...

Lee Morrissey - 2008 - 264 pages
...cited parenthetically in the text by line number. 33. Locke argues that wit, on the one hand, consists "in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety," and that "judgment on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully, one from...
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