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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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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...!n.-ti .i im<. of . 'i 1 1. ,: , rim: stated in the preceding Sect ton. I. to Locke, Wit consist ยป ,, in the assemblage " of ideas ; and putting those together with quickness and ',' variety, wherein can be fount! any resemblance or congru" in ." I would add to this definition, (rather by way of explanation...
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An essay concerning human understanding. Also extr. from the author's works ...

John Locke - 1815 - 454 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 congruUy, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, H 4 and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment,...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with sketches of the lives of the ...

Spectator The - 1816 - 348 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 separat. * How heautiful sheflooks when...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i ..., Volume 1

John Locke - 1817 - 556 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...congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agree.. able visions in the fancy ; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating...
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ...

1829 - 612 pages
...thought, and wit in the word. And fiist, wit in the thought : this has been denned by Mr. Locke, ' to lie in the assemblage of ideas ; and putting those together,...up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the faucy.' With ail due deference 10 Mr. Locke's authority, high as it undoubtedly is, on every subject...
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An essay concerning human understanding. Also, extr. from the author's works ...

John Locke - 1819 - 518 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 ttye other side, in separating carefully, one from anather,...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J ..., Volumes 1-13

British essayists - 1819 - 340 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 quite1 on the other side, in separating carefully one from another,...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - 1819 - 368 pages
...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...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 Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 11

1829 - 632 pages
...Locke, "is a faculty of the mind, consisting in the assembling and putting together of those ideas with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity; by which to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions, in the fancy. ' "This faculty," the same...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - 1821 - 382 pages
...Illustrations of the Doctrine stated in the preceding Section. 1OF WIT. JL ACCORDING to Locke, Wit consists " in the assemblage of ideas ; " and putting those together...wherein " can be found any resemblance or congruity."* I would add to this definition, (rather by way of explanation than amendment,) that Wit implies a power...
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