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" If by a more noble and more adequate conception, that be considered as wit which is at once natural and new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon its first production, acknowledged to be just... "
The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse - Strona xxviii
autor: Abraham Cowley - 1809
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The Theory of Poetry in England: Its Development in Doctrines and Ideas from ...

Richard Pape Cowl - 1914 - Liczba stron: 319
...thought to happiness of language. [B]ya more noble and more adequate conception, that wit defined. [may] be considered as wit which is at once natural and...upon its first production, acknowledged to be just ... that which he that never found it, wonders how he missed. . . . a kind of discordia concors; a...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - 1958 - Liczba stron: 406
...definition' expressed as a union of extremes. Wit, he says, is that 'which is at once natural and new,' and 'though not obvious, is, upon its first production, acknowledged to be just. . .'" (Johnson's doctrine might be paraphrased in this way: the best thoughts in poetry are so proportionable...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Tom 3

David Daiches - 1979 - Liczba stron: 319
...definition of true wit as "what oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed," and added: "If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be considered...this kind the metaphysical poets have seldom risen." Here his definition is used as a means of criticizing adversely the metaphysical poets, but it is none...
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St. Martin's Anthologies of English Literature: Volume 3, Restoration and ...

Ian McGowan - 1990 - Liczba stron: 584
...natural dignity, and 30 reduces it from strength of thought to happiness of language. If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be considered...it wonders how he missed; to wit of this kind the 35 metaphysical poets have seldom risen. Their thoughts are often new, but seldom natural; they are...
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Literature and the New Interdisciplinarity: Poetics, Linguistics, History

Roger D. Sell, Peter Verdonk - 1994 - Liczba stron: 257
...philosophizing, should have argued that the kind of true wit to which the metaphysicals seldom rose is 'that which, though not obvious, is, upon its first production, acknowledged to be just; ... that which he that never found it wonders how he missed' (Johnson [1779-81] 1925: II). We acknowledge...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - Liczba stron: 266
...that support that general experience of reading, and inform his formulation about wit: "If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be considered...this kind the metaphysical poets have seldom risen" (Lives, I, 19-10). This line of thought began with a historical observation as part of a historical...
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David Hume

Margarita Ardanaz - 1998 - Liczba stron: 254
...función descriptiva de la lengua. Según Johnson, refleja una percepción correcta de la realidad: "that which is at once natural and new, that which though...upon its first production acknowledged to be just..." Es una reacción al lenguaje y al discurso de los grandes poetas de los siglos XVI y XVII antes de...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Professor Peter Childs, Peter Childs, Roger Fowler - 2006 - Liczba stron: 253
...writer of the seventeenth century, he gave two of the most widely quoted critical definitions of wit: 'that which though not obvious, is, upon its first production, acknowledged to be just; a kind of discordia concors . . .'. It is perhaps more important, however, to see the prizing of wit...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - 1821
...its natural dignity, and reduces it from strength of thought to happiness of language. If by a more noble and more adequate conception, that be considered...how he missed ; to wit of this kind the metaphysical posts have seldom risen. Their thoughts are often new, but seldom natural ; they are not obvious, but...
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