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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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A Course in Expository Writing

Gertrude Buck, Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris - English language - 1899 - 292 pages
...How does the emphasis on discrimination, in the following cases, help to define the subjects ? i. " Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...knows, understands; it was gradually narrowed in its significance to express merely the resemblance between ideas; and lastly to note that resemblance when...
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Composition Rhetoric-literature: A Four Years' Course for Secondary Schools

Martha Hale Shackford - 1908 - 464 pages
...suggestive verbs. Is there any instance in which you are in doubt as to what the pronoun it refers? Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual...knows, understands ; it was gradually narrowed in its significance to express merely the resemblance between ideas ; and lastly to note that resemblance...
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A College Course in Writing from Models

Frances Campbell Berkeley Young - English language - 1910 - 478 pages
...Heroism. Eternity. Value. Snobbishness. Society. Peace. Charity. Scholarship. WIT AND HUMOR f EP WHIPPLE WIT was originally a general name for all the intellectual...knows, understands; it was gradually narrowed in its significance to express merely the resemblance between ideas; and lastly to note that resemblance when...
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Literature and Life

Edwin Percy Whipple - Authors - 1899 - 344 pages
...hang >ne of them as soon as he got home. Wit was originally a general name for all the intelectual powers, meaning the faculty which kens, perceives,...resemblance when it occasioned ludicrous surprise. It mames ideas, lying wide apart, by a sudden jerk of the understanding. Humor originally meant moisture,...
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