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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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A System of Phrenology

George Combe - 1838 - 664 pages
...definition of Wit. Locke describes Wit as "lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting these together with quickness and variety, wherein can be...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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Synonymisches Handwörterbuch der englischen Sprache für die Deutschen

H. M. Melford - 1841 - 466 pages
...humour, jarte Sdjíufifotgcn auê ber .Knintnip béé (5barattcr¿. Laboured or forced wit is no wit. Wit lies most in the assemblage of ideas , and putting those together with quickness and variety. (Addison.) Scott's humour in conversation, as in his works, was genial, and free from all causticity....
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from ...

George Crabb - 1841 - 556 pages
...deep thinker, and elicits truth* which are in vain suught for with any severe effort: ' Wit lie« more in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety.'— ADDIS о я. Humour is a •pecies of wit which flowa oat of the humour of а peñón; For «ire by...
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A System of Phrenology

George Combe - 1842 - 524 pages
...wit is actually extinguished ? This leads me to a definition of wit. Locke describes it as " lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...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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Nuces Philosophicæ: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the ...

Edward Johnson - 1842 - 584 pages
...Elements of Mathematics must be the wittiest book in the world. Locke says, the word signifies " an assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance and congruity; thereby to make a pleasant picture, and agreeable vision to the fancy." Pope says, it...
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842 - 944 pages
...wit, and prompt memories, have not always the clearest judgment or deepest reason. ' For Tit lying HOSE who have searched into human nature observe, that nothing so much sho «nd variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures,...
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A System of Phrenology, Volume 1

George Combe - 1843 - 516 pages
...wit is actually extinguished ? This leads me to a definition of wit. Locke describes it as " lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or cmgruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy."* Now, it may be...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind: In Two Parts, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1843 - 602 pages
...preceding Section. I. Of Wit. According to Locke, Wit consists, "in the assemblage of ideas ; and pulling those together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity." (Essay on Human Understanding, book ii. chap. 11.) I would add to this definition, (rather by way of...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 21

Encyclopaedia - 1845 - 810 pages
...the body, or between judgment and memory. Id. Ib. vol.'iii. p. 251. OftheCurcnftheCuui. 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 ideas one from another,...
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The Philosophy of Language in Britain: Major Theories from Hobbes to Thomas Reid

Stephen K. Land - 1986 - 255 pages
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