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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 Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 2

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1824 - 284 pages
...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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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i. analysis ...

John Locke - 1824 - 552 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 Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824 - 400 pages
...convinc'd at sight we find. That gives us back the image of our mind, 300 NOTES. " in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together, with quickness...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, whereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." But that great Philosopher,...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824 - 398 pages
...convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind, 300 NOTES. " in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together, with quickness...wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, whereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." But that great Philosopher,...
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Philomathic Journal and Literary Review, Volume 3

1825 - 486 pages
...and first in rank, wit in the thought. This has been defined by Mr. Locke,* "to lie in the assemblage of ideas; and putting those together, with quickness...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." With all due deference to Mr. Locke's authority, high as it undoubtedly is, on every subject to which...
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The Temple of Nature: Or, The Origin of Society, a Poem with Philosophical Notes

Erasmus Darwin - Botany - 1825 - 114 pages
...humanity. Potish'd wit bestows, 1. 309. Mr. Locke defines wit to consist of an assemblage of ideas, brought together with quickness and variety, wherein can be...pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. To which Mr. Addison adds, that these must occasion surprise as well as delight ; Spectator, Vol. I....
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

John Bull - English wit and humor - 1825 - 782 pages
...ideas, and in putting them together with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any semblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. It is a junction of things by distant and fanciful relations, which surprise because they are tinex*...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 3

Philomathic institution - 1825 - 504 pages
...first in rank, wit in the thought. This has been defined by Mr. .Locke,* "to lie in the assemblage of ideas; and putting those together, with quickness and variety, wherein can be round any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the...
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The Cornish Magazine, Issue 25

English essays - 1826 - 696 pages
...here related is only too true. Pcnzancc, July 1826. IIAKLEY. LACONICS. WIT lies 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 Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 4

Phrenology - 1827 - 674 pages
...which the Phrenologist ascribes to his faculty of Wit. He represents Wit " as lying in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness...and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruily, thereby to make up pleasant pictures in the fancy. Judgment, on the contrary, lies in separating...
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