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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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The Witty and Humorous of the English Poets: With Specimens Arranged in Periods

William Davenport Adams - Poetry - 1880 - 335 pages
...where the likeness is obvious it gives no surprise.' To particularise : ' Wit,' Leigh Hunt tells us, ' is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities ;...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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Leigh Hunt as Poet and Essayist: Being the Choicest Passages from His Works ...

Leigh Hunt - Consumer protection - 1889 - 528 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 the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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Leigh Hunt as Poet and Essayist: Being the Choicest Passages from His Works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1889 - 528 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 the detection of likeness in unlikeness, of sympathy in antipathy,...
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Leigh Hunt as Poet and Essayist: Being the Choicest Passages from His Works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1889 - 528 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...Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities ; tho meeting of extremes round a corner ; the flashing of an artificial light from one object to another,...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1890 - 332 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...meeting of extremes round a corner; the flashing of an artifieial light from one object to another, disclosing some unexpected resemblance or connection....
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...and the difference between things which are alike. Madame de StaŽl (1766-1817) French writer, wit Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities, the meeting of extremes round a coiner. Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) English poet, critic, essayist True wit is nature to advantage dressed,...
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