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" I may therefore conclude, that the passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly... "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 213
edited by - 1829
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...Hobbes'i accour.t cfl;u:ghter exaniuicj. ~ 'i defined Uughtff " a sodden glory, arising from-a sud" den conception of some eminency in ourselves,, by " comparison...the infirmity of others, or with our " own, formerly *." This account is, J acknowledge, incompatible with that given in the preceding pages, and, in ray...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...very curious observations upon laughter, concludes thus: ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly ; for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...curious observations upon laughter, concludes thus: ' The passion of ' laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising * from some sudden conception...in ' ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of o* thers, or with our own formerly ; for men laugh at ' the follies of themselves past, when they come...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - English language - 1808
...descend to the philosopher of Malmesbury, who hath denned laughter " a sudden glory, arising " from a sudden conception of some eminency in *' ourselves,...the infirmity of " others, or with our own formerly *." This account is, I acknowledge, incompatible with that given in the preceding pages, and, in my...
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Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 6

James Beattie - Classical education - 1809
...forty-seventh paper of the Spectator. " The passion of laughter (says " Mr. Hobbes) is nothing else, but sudden glory " arising from some sudden conception...comparison with " the infirmity of others, or with our own for" merly. For men (continues he) laugh at the " follies of themselves past, when they come * Tacitus,...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some cminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...curious observations upon laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...curious observations upon laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1852
...authority of that acute thinker, Hobbes, who says that this passion is " A sudden glory arising from a sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by...the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly. For men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except when...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with sketches of the lives of the ...

Spectator The - 1816
...curious observations upon laughter, concludes thus : ' The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of...the infirmity of oth'ers, or with our own formerly : for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they...
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