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" 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... "
The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History ... - Page 68
1836
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...at doing him a service in this respecl. Besides, wit lying mostly in the assemblage of ideas, and in putting those together with quickness and variety,...wherein can be found any resemblance, or congruity, to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy ; the writer, who aims at wit, must...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...that men who have a great deal of wit and prompt memories, have not always. the clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congniity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...men who have a great ' deal of wit and prompt memories, have not always ' the clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit • lying most in the assemblage...putting ' those together with quickness and variety, vvhere' in can be found any resemblance or congruity, thero ' by to rffeke up pleasant pictures and...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 6

Joseph Addison - 1804
...has given us the best account of wit, in short, that can any where be met with. "Wit," says 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 of ideas,...
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The Temple of Nature, Or, The Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical ...

Erasmus Darwin - Electronic books - 1804 - 344 pages
...humanity. Polish'd wit bestous, 1. 309. Mr. Locke defines wit to consist of an assemblage of ideas, brought together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to makeup pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. To which Mr. Addison adds, that these...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1805 - 510 pages
...that men, who have a great deal of wit, and prompt memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason: for wit lying most in the assemblage...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, (hereby to make up pleasant pictures, and agree.!/• /. ment. K 4 ablę able visions in the fancy;...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1850
...series of high and exalted ferments.' Mr. Locke's notion is, that it ' consists in putting those ideas together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, in order to excite pleasure in the mind' — a definition that includes both eloquence and poetry....
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Four Discourses on Subjects Relating to the Amusement of the Stage: Preached ...

James Plumptre - Theater - 1809 - 284 pages
...lying most in the assemblage of ideas, * See Dr. Isaac Barrow's Second Sermon against evil speaking. and putting those together with quickness and variety,...agreeable visions in the fancy; Judgment, on the contrary (says he) lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from another, ideas, wherein can...
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Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 6

James Beattie - Classical education - 1809
...perspicuous, and natural language. For I agree with Locke, that " Wit consists chiefly in the assem" Wage of ideas, and putting those together with " quickness...pleasant pictures and agreeable " visions in the fancy:"* And I also agree with Pope, that " an easy delivery, as well as perfect " conception;" and with Dryden,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...doing him a service in this respect. _ Besides, ivit, lying mostly in the assemblage- of ideas, and in putting those together with quickness and variety,...wherein can be found any resemblance, or congruity, to make up pleasant pictures, and agreeable visions in the fancy; the writer, who aims at wit, must...
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