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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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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - 1836 - 590 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 congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions, in the fancy: judgment,...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural ..., Volume 5

Edward Mammatt - 1836 - 364 pages
...have a great deal of wit have not always the clearest judgment or the deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety, wherein can he found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in...
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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt: With a Notice of His ..., Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 315 pages
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to quote chiefly as an instance of our author's power of imagination, is as follows. In speaking of the...
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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 530 pages
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to quote chiefly as an instance of our author's power of imagination, is as follows. In speaking of the...
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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 526 pages
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to quote chiefly as an instance of our "author's power of imagination, is as follows. In speaking of the...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Tatler. The Guardian. The Freeholder. The ...

Joseph Addison - 1837 - 548 pages
...given us the best account of wit, in abort, that can any where be met with. " Wit," saya 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 uf ideas,...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837 - 480 pages
...always the clearest judgment or deepest reason.' For •wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, r and putting those together with quickness and variety,...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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A System of Phrenology

George Combe - 1837 - 664 pages
...ideas, and putting these together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resembla.net or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy.*" Now, it may be demonstrated, that this definition is erroneous. For example, when Goldsmith, in his...
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Conversations on the elements of metaphysics, tr. by R. Pennell

Claude BUFFIER - 1838 - 224 pages
...considered these faculties as the characteristics respectively of wit and judgment. " Wit lying most on the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together,...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 Phrenological Journal, and Magazine of Moral Science, Volume 11

1838
...reflect on and observe in itself," that it lies " most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy," and says, " it is a kind of affront to go about to examine it by the severe rules of truth and good...
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