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" Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities; the meeting of extremes round a corner; the flashing of an artificial light from one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connection. It is the detection of likeness in unlikeness,... "
Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine - Page 474
edited by - 1846
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 357 pages
...does not contemplate its ideas for their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect...one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connection. It is u5 the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 261 pages
...does not contemplate its ideas for their own sakcs in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect...one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connection. It is the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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SHILLING MAGAZINE

DOUGLAS JERROLD - 1846
...does not contemplate its ideas for their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary proaitiral one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect...light from one object to another, disclosing some unexpeeted resemblance or connection. It is the dcleetion of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in...
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The Fine arts' journal

1847
...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 an effect...arbitrary character, and converts it into something. Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities — the meeting of extremes round a corner— the...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 21

1847
...Essay)/ is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities—the meeting of extremes round a corner—the flashing of an artificial light from one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connection. It is the detection of likeness in unlikeness—of sympathy in antipathy—-...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 12

1847
...not contemplate its ideas for their own sakes, in any •iight apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect by their combination." Of humor : "Humor, considered as the object treated of by • the humorous)writer, and not as the power...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1853
...does not contemplate its ideas for their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaica! one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect...Poetry may take up the combination, and improve it; but then it divests it of its arbitrary character, and converts it into something better." Humor and fun...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 109

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, William Harrison Ainsworth, Thomas Hood - 1857
...Dissimilar Ideas, for some lively purpose of Assimilation or Contrast, generally of both." He calls it the clash and reconcilement of incongruities ; the...one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connexion. " It is the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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new monthly magazine

william harrison ainsworth - 1857
...Dissimilar Ideas, for some lively purpose of Assimilation or Contrast, generally of both." He calls it the clash and reconcilement of incongruities ; the...one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connexion. " It is the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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Works, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1859
...docs not contemplate its ideas for their own sakes in any light apart from their ordinary prosaical one, but solely for the purpose of producing an effect...one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connection. It is the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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