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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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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...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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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison: With the ..., Volumes 5-6

Joseph Addison - 1811
...gi/en us the best account of wit, in short, that can any where be met with. " Wit," says 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 of ideas,...
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Cato. Dialogue on medals. Essay on Virgil's Georgies. Poemata. Poems on ...

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...given us the best account of wit, in short, that can any where be met with. " Wit," says 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 of ideas,...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811
...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...found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up ileasatit pictures, and agreeable visions in the ancy ; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on he...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Volume 6

Joseph Addison - 1811
...Echo is a speaker ; but it is so mean a kind of wit, that if it deserves excuse it can claim no more. found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." Thus does true wit, as this incomparable author observes, generally consist in the likeness of ideas,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1813
...wit, and prompt memories, have not always the clearest judgement, or deepest reason : for wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...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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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 12

John Mason Good - 1819
...certain thoughts and expressions, mucheasicr perceived than denned. According to Mr. Locke, wit lies in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together...to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions to the fancv. Mr. Addison limited this definition considerably, by observing;, that every resemblance...
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The Freethinking Christians' Magazine: Intended for the Promotion ..., Volume 4

1814
...not always the clearest judgments, or deepest reason ; for wit lying most in the assemblage of idea?, 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 ideas...
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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 » ,, 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
...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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