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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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Nuces Philosophicæ: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the ...

Edward Johnson - 1842 - 536 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
...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 - 627 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
...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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Terms of Response: Language and the Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth ...

Robert L. Montgomery - 2010
...clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit [lies] mostly in the assemblage of ideas. and [puts] those together with quickness and variety, wherein...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." 7 These remarks are part of a passage 6. I do not mean to suggest that the topic is a trivial one....
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Dublin's Joyce

Hugh Kenner - 1956 - 372 pages
...Machine of Lagado (1 1 1~5) is closely related to the notions of Hobbes and Locke (". . . wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance . . ."). On the Lagado machine, whenever there turn up " three or four words together that might make...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - 1989 - 970 pages
...'True and False Wit', whence it became a highly influential critical orthodoxy: Locke finds 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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Metaphors of Mind: Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence

Robert J. Sternberg - 1990 - 344 pages
...people who have a great deal of the one do not necessarily have a great deal of the other. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those...up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancies; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, and separating carefully, one from...
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Poethics, and Other Strategies of Law and Literature

Richard H. Weisberg, Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law Richard H Weisberg, Leon A Weisberg, M.D. - 1992 - 312 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...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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