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" Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual powers, meaning the faculty which kens, perceives, knows, understands ; it was gradually narrowed in its signification to express merely the resemblance between ideas ; and lastly, to note that... "
The North American Review - Page 151
edited by - 1850
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Literature and life, lects

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1851
...two lawyers in his whole dominions, and that he intended to hang one of them as soon as he got home. Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...wide apart, by a sudden jerk of the understanding. Humour originally meant moisture, a signification it metaphorically retains, for it is the very juice...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - American literature - 1856 - 319 pages
...taken from one of the Lectures on Subjects connected with Literature and Life : — WIT AND HUMOUR. ' Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...between ideas ; and lastly, to note that resemblance 1 Whipple's papers in The North American Review include the following : — The Old English Dramatists—...
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The English language, in its elements and forms

William Chauncy Fowler - 1857 - 504 pages
..."To Adam, Paradise was a home ; to the. good among his descendants, Home is a Paradise." — HARE. 6. "Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...wide apart by a sudden jerk of the understanding. Humour originally meant moisture, a signification it metaphorically retains, for it is the very juice...
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new monthly magazine

william harrison ainsworth - 1857
...Pope, Swift, Dryden, Ben Jonson, or Voltaire." Wit was originally, as an American essayist observes, a general name for all the intellectual powers, meaning...faculty which kens, perceives, knows, understands ; and was gradually narrowed in its signification to express merely the resemblance between ideas;...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 109

1857
...Pope, Swift, Dryden, Ben Jonson, or Voltaire." Wit was originally, as an American essayist observes, a general name for all the intellectual powers, meaning...faculty which kens, perceives, knows, understands ; and was gradually narrowed in its signification to express merely the resemblance between ideas ;...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1862 - 776 pages
...easily routed by a charge of horse, and which are apt to fire iuto each others' faces. WIT AND HUMOR. "Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...lastly, to note that resemblance when it occasioned lndierous surprise. It marrics ideas lying wide apart, by a sndden jerk of the understanding. Humor...
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The New Jersey Magazine, Volume 1

1867
...from the mysterious corners of our " Saddle-Bags," we may occasionally draw a trifle of either — " Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...marries ideas lying wide apart, by a sudden jerk of the undemanding. Humor originally meant moisture, a signification it metaphorically retains, for it is...
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The Graded-school First-fifth Reader, Book 5

Thomas Wadleigh Harvey - Readers - 1875
...walls of Paradise! T, B. Read. LXVL—WIT AND HUMOR. 'TTTIT was originally a general name for all the W intellectual powers, meaning the faculty which kens,...occasioned ludicrous surprise. It marries ideas lying widely apart by a sudden jerk of the understanding. Humor originally meant moisture, a signification...
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Excellent Quotations for Home and School ...

Julia B. Hoitt - Quotations, English - 1890 - 329 pages
...WHIFFLE (1819-1886) The great secret of a good style is to have proper words in proper places. Wit marries ideas lying wide apart, by a sudden jerk of the understanding. Humor is the very juice of the mind, oozing from the brain, and enriching and fertilizing wherever it falls....
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From English and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...wit and art, what power you have, when joined ! 5855 Vanbrurjh : The Provoked Wife. Act ii. Sc. 2. It marries ideas lying wide apart, by a sudden jerk of the understanding. 5856 EP Whipple : Literature and Life. Wit and Humor. Wit implies hatred or contempt of folly and crime,...
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