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absurdity Addison appears arrived audience beauty Bishop Bishop of Gloucester body and mind candidate cause of laughter common consciousness of superiority convulsion countenance courts of justice Coventry deformity depression of superiority distress with sympathy distress without sympathy doctor etiam examined excite laughter feeling of superiority Fleet Street Galba heard Hobbes holy orders House of Commons INDECENCY infirmity instances instantly Irishman jests judge LAUGHTER FROM IGNORANCE Leofric liberties lion Lord Bacon Lord Melville Marseilles master Milner mirth nature ness never nihil North Briton object occasioned old clergyman ourselves passion of laughter Persons laugh pity pleased pleasure poor Pray prisoner produce laughter psalm tune ridicule riority ROSALINE rule of order says scarcely sea-sickness servant small pox smile species of laughter spect spectator spirit sudden agreeable sensation sudden feeling tears thing thought tion triumph truth walked wherein Wilkes woman words wretch
26 ページ - A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it...
20 ページ - When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
60 ページ - He reads much; He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men ; he loves no plays As thou dost, Antony ; he hears no music ; Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort, As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing.
68 ページ - ... pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy, Judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from another Ideas wherein can be found the least difference, thereby to avoid being misled by similitude and by affinity to take 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...
38 ページ - See the wretch that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again ; The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.
68 ページ - And hence, perhaps, may be given some reason of that common observation — that men who have a great deal of wit and prompt 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 and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy ; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully...
12 ページ - The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly: for men laugh at the follies of themselves past, when they come suddenly to remembrance, except they bring with them any present dishonour.
35 ページ - ... that general visitation of God, who saw that all that he had made was good, that is, conformable to his will, which abhors deformity, and is the rule of order and beauty. There is no deformity but in monstrosity, wherein, notwithstanding, there is a kind of beauty; nature so ingeniously contriving the irregular parts, as they become sometimes more remarkable than the principal fabric.
68 ページ - 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; judgment, on the contrary, lies quite on the other side, in separating carefully one from another ideas wherein can be found the least difference, thereby to avoid being misled by similitude and by affinity to take one thing for another.