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" This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to metaphor and allusion, wherein for the most part lies that entertainment and pleasantry of wit which strikes so lively on the fancy, and therefore is so acceptable to all people... "
Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ... - Page 200
1804
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The Spectator. ...

1789
...and is therefore " fo acceptable to all people." This is, I think, the beft and moft philofophical account that I have ever met with of Wit, which generally though not always, coniifts in fuch a refemblance and congruity of ideas as this author mentions. I fhall only add to...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803
...thing for another. ' This is away of proceeding quite contrary to meta' phor and allusion ; therein, for the most part, lies that •entertainment and...think, the best and most philosophical account that I ever met with of wit, which generally though not always, consists in such a resemblance and congruity...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...way of proceeding quite contrary to meta' phor and allusion ; therein, for the most part, lies tl»at 'entertainment and pleasantry of wit which strikes...think, the best and most philosophical account that I ever met with of wit, which generally though not always, consists in such a resemblance and congruity...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - 1805 - 510 pages
...one tiling for another. This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to metaphor and allusion, wherein for the most part lies that entertainment and pleasantry...of wit, which strikes so lively on the fancy, and therefore is so acceptable to all people ; because its beaijty appears at first sight, and there is...
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The British Essayists, Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...another, VOL, VII. B This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to metaphor and allusion ; wherein, for the most part, lies that entertainment and pleasantry...though not always, consists in such a resemblance and congrnity of ideas as this author mentions. I shall only add to it, by way of explanation, that every...
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An analytical abridgment of Locke's Essay concerning human understanding

John Locke - 1808 - 307 pages
...for another. This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to Metaphor and Allusion, wherein for the mos part lies that entertainment and pleasantry of Wit, which strikes so lively on the fancy, and therefore so acceptable to a)l people ; because its beauty appears D 3 57 at first * sight, and there...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...another. VOL. VII. E This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to metaphor and allusion ; wherein, for the most part, lies that entertainment and pleasantry of wit, which strikes so lively OB the fancy, and is therefore so acceptable to all people.' This is, I think, the best and most philosophical...
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Four Discourses on Subjects Relating to the Amusement of the Stage: Preached ...

James Plumptre - 1809 - 284 pages
...one thing for another. This is a way of proceeding quite contrary to metaphor and allusion, wherein, for ,the most part, lies that entertainment and pleasantry...of wit, which strikes so lively on the fancy, and therefore is so acceptable to all people, because its beauty appears at first sight, and there is required...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811
...ies that entertainment and pleasantry of wit, hich strikes so lively on the fancy, and is thereore so acceptable to all people.' This is, I .think, the...philosophical account that I have ever met with of wit, which ¡enerally, though not always, consists in such a resemblance and congruity of ideas as this author...
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An essay concerning human understanding. Also extr. from the author's works ...

John Locke - 1815
...one thing for another. This is a way of proceeding quite coi>trary to metaphor and allusion, wherein for the most part lies that entertainment and pleasantry...of wit, which strikes so lively on the fancy, and therefore is so acceptable to all people; because its beauty appears at first sight, and there is required...
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