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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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Die Wiederkehr der Bilder: Arboreszenz und Raster in der interdisziplinären ...

Simone Roggenbuck - 2005 - 382 pages
...klar zu ziehen schien: For Wit lying most in the assemblage of Ideas, and putting those together widi quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance...pleasant Pictures, and agreeable Visions in the Fancy: Judgement, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully, one from another,...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Peter Childs, Professor Peter Childs, Roger Fowler - 2006 - 253 pages
...critics and poets, is that of the most influential philosopher of the age, John Locke, who defines it as 'the Assemblage of Ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety'. Locke is here, however, acting as the spokesperson for the new highly developed and articulate consciousness...
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Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry

David Rosen - 2008 - 224 pages
...confronted by a confusion of ideas may bring to bear on them one of two faculties, wit or judgment. Wit lies "most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy" (Essay, 1 I. 11.2). Locke of course ascribes all works of art, of "entertainment and pleasantry," to...
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Abstraction and the Classical Ideal, 1760-1920

Charles A. Cramer - 2006 - 182 pages
...as John Locke described in his highly influential Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690): Wit l[ies| 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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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 - 242 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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