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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... "
Wit and Humor - Page 4
edited by - 1846 - 261 pages
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Literary remains of the late William Hazlitt. With a notice of his life, by ...

William Hazlitt - 1836
...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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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke - 1836 - 566 pages
...deal 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...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 - Science - 1836
...men who 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, 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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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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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt, 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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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Tatler. The Guardian. The Freeholder. The ...

Joseph Addison - 1837
...given us the best account of wit, in abort, that can any where be met with. " Wit," saya he, " lies in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." Thus does true wit, as this incomparable author observes, generally consist in the likeness uf ideas,...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837
...always the clearest judgment or deepest reason.' For •wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, r and putting those together with quickness and variety,...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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A system of phrenology

George Combe - Phrenology - 1837 - 664 pages
...ideas, and putting these together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resembla.net or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy.*" Now, it may be demonstrated, that this definition is erroneous. For example, when Goldsmith, in his...
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Conversations on the elements of metaphysics, tr. by R. Pennell

Claude Buffier - 1838
...considered these faculties as the characteristics respectively of wit and judgment. " Wit lying most on the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together,...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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