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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 - 1830
...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 found any resemblance or congruityt t/iereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy *." - Essiv, b....
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Epitome of English literature; or, A concentration of the matter ..., Volume 3

English literature - 1831
...not always the greatest judgment; for wit lying chiefly in the assemblage of ideas, and putting these together with quickness and variety wherein can be...or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures in the fancy; judgment, on the contrary, lies in separating carefully ideas, wherein can be found a...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 2

1832
...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 together with quickness and variety, wherein can oe found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in...
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The Philomathesian, Volume 1

1834 - 380 pages
...». R. ». WIT. WIT, common!/ denominated a faculty of the mind, has beea defined by Locke as " lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. " We shall make no farther attempt at a definition of this word, but leave that to our readers, and...
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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt: With a Notice of His Life by ...

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 315 pages
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lyin^j 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 ; judgment on the contrary lieз quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from another...
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836
...wit, and prompt memories, have not always the clearest judgment or deepest reason. ' For wit lying have a kind of dependence upon one another, and be...every degree produces something peculiar to it. The fo np pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - 1836 - 566 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
...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
...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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