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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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Philomathic Journal and Literary Review, Volume 3

1825 - 486 pages
...first in order, and first in rank, wit in the thought. This has been defined by Mr. Locke,* "to lie in the assemblage of ideas; and putting those together,...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." With all due deference to Mr. Locke's authority, high as it undoubtedly is, on every subject to which...
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The Temple of Nature: Or, The Origin of Society, a Poem with Philosophical Notes

Erasmus Darwin - 1825 - 122 pages
...humanity. Potish'd wit bestows, 1. 309. Mr. Locke defines wit to consist of an assemblage of ideas, brought together with quickness and variety, wherein can be...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. To which Mr. Addison adds, that these must occasion surprise as well as delight ; Spectator, Vol. I....
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 3

Philomathic institution - 1825 - 510 pages
...first in order, and first in rank, wit in the thought. This has been defined by Mr. .Locke,* "to lie in the assemblage of ideas; and putting those together, with quickness and variety, wherein can be round any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

1825 - 767 pages
...ideas, and in putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any semblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. It is a junction of things by distant and fanciful relations, which surprise because they are tinex*...
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The Cornish Magazine, Issue 25

1826 - 696 pages
...Hubert I knew well, and all here related is only too true. Pcnzancc, July 1826. IIAKLEY. LACONICS. WIT lies most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting...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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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from ...

George Crabb - 1826 - 768 pages
...of the deep thinker, and elicits truths which are in vain sought for with any severe effort ; ' Wit lies most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety.' ADDISON. Humour is a species of wit which flows out of the humour of a person ; For sure by wit is...
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The Spectator: Corrected from the Originals, Volume 2

1827 - 400 pages
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 4

1827
...function as that which the Phrenologist ascribes to his faculty of Wit. He represents Wit " as lying in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruily, thereby to make up pleasant pictures in the fancy. Judgment, on the contrary, lies in separating...
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A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 446 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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The Mental Guide: Being a Compend of the First Principles of Metaphysics ...

1828 - 394 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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