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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... "
Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry ... - Page 178
by James Beattie - 1809
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 346 pages
...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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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802 - 366 pages
...memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason." For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...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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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802 - 342 pages
...memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason." For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...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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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803 - 434 pages
...memories, have not always. the clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...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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1804 - 676 pages
...memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason. For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from another ideas...
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The Temple of Nature, Or, The Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical ...

Erasmus Darwin - English poetry - 1804 - 364 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 - 554 pages
...memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason : for wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...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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The French Anas ...

Jacques D. Du Perron - 1805 - 418 pages
...where he marks the distinguished faculties of wit and judgment j " Wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...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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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1805 - 562 pages
...memories, have not always the clearest judgment, or deepest reason: for wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...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 - 806 pages
...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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