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" Wit may be defined to be the Arbitrary Juxtaposition of Dissimilar Ideas, for some lively purpose of Assimilation or Contrast, generally of both. It is fancy in its most wilful, and strictly speaking, its least poetical state ; that is to say, Wit does... "
Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine - Page 470
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The Living Age ..., Volume 36

1853
...humor springs up exuberantly as from a fountain, and runs on."* Mr. Leigh Hunt, again, pronounces wit to be the " arbitrary juxtaposition of dissimilar...for some lively purpose of assimilation or contrast, or both; and humor, a tendencv of the mind to run in particular directions of thought or feeling, more...
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Wit and humour, selected from the English poets; with an illustrative essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846
...accounts, or unmodified by graver considerations, laughter is their usual result and happy ratification. The nature of Wit, therefore, has been well ascertained....their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect by their combination. Poetry may take...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 261 pages
...them very grave and important ; but in the popular and prevailing sense of the term (an ascendency which it has usurped, by the help of fashion, over...their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect by their combination. Poetry may take...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 357 pages
...or Perception itself), Wit may be defined to be the Arbitrary Juxtaposition of Dissimilar Ideas, fur some lively purpose of Assimilation or Contrast, generally...their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect by their combination. Poetry may take...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 261 pages
...them very grave and important ; but in the popular and prevailing sense of the term (an ascendency which it has usurped, by the help of fashion, over...purpose of Assimilation or Contrast, generally of loth. It is fancy in its most wilful, and strictly speaking, its least poetical state ; that is to...
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SHILLING MAGAZINE

DOUGLAS JERROLD - 1846
...fashion, over that of the intellectual faculty, or pereeption itself), wit maybe defined to be tfie arbitrary juxtaposition of dissimilar ideas, for some lively purpose of assimilation or contrast, ifenmtlly of loth. It is fancy in its most wilful, and strictly speaking, its least poetical state...
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The Fine arts' journal

1847
...would imply somewhat of a sneer, as an ingredient, proceeds to the definition of wit and humour. " Wit may be defined to be the arbitrary juxtaposition...say, wit does not contemplate its ideas for their own sskes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing...
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The Renfrewshire Magazine

1847
...thousand-and-one forms under which wit and humour lurk. But we must begin with a definition of terms. " Wit may be defined to be the arbitrary juxtaposition...assimilation or contrast — generally of both. It is the faculty that brings to light hidden affinities between opposites; lurking resemblances between...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 12

1847
...difficulty ; and turns the help into a compliment, by implying our participation in the process. • » * Wit may be defined to be the Arbitrary Juxtaposition of Dissimilar Ideas, for some Ih-ely purpose of Assimilation or Contrast. generally of both. It is fancy in its most wilful, and...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 2-3

Languages, Modern - 1847
...Definitionen unb íegrünbrt bann bie eigenen, ná'mlicfy für SBijj: The arbitrary juxta- position of dissimilar ideas, for some lively purpose of assimilation or contrast, generally for foth; — ferner für фитог: A tendency of the mind to run in particular directions of thought...
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