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" But when wit is combined •with sense and information ; when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty and something much better than witty, who... "
The English Journal of Education - Página 117
1857
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Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1856 - 458 páginas
...the Harvard College Fund 2993-2994 The Harvard College Library , 1 I WIT AND WISDOM OF SYDNEY SMITH. WHEN WIT IS COMBINED WITH SENSE AND INFORMATION; WHEN IT IS SOFTENED BY BENEVOLENCE AND EE8TRAINED BY STRONG PRINCIPLE J WHEN IT IS IN THE II \ M,s OF A MAN WHO CAN USE IT AND DESPISE IT,...
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Harper's Magazine, Volumen 13

1856
...good God to man. It is better than wine : it is the draught that " cheers and not inebriates." When it is combined with sense and information ; when it is softened by benevolence and restrained by strong principle; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it; who can be witty,...
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The Idler, a treasury of essay, criticism and general literature [ed. by E ...

Idler - 1856 - 372 páginas
...impossible to consider as very amiable, very respectable, or very safe. * . * * But when wit," he adds, " is combined with sense and information ; when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it, and despises it, who loves honour,...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 páginas
...the understanding well, to risk something ; to aim at uniting things that are commonly incompatible. The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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Mental Philosophy: Including the Intellect, Sensibilities, and Will

Joseph Haven - 1857 - 590 páginas
...combined with sense and information ; where it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty and something much better than witty, who loves honor, justice,...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with ..., Volumen 1

Abraham Hayward - 1858 - 894 páginas
...Socrates, Dr. Johnson, and almost every man who has made a distinguished figure in the House of Commons The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - 1859
...Socrates, Dr. Johnson, and almost every man who has made a distinguished figure in the House of Commons The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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Sydney Smith

Abraham Hayward - 1858
...of Commons The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is eight men, not one man ; that he hns as much wit as if he had no sense, and as much sense...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen 52

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1858
...them we must : all save these admirable thoughts upon the uses and influence of true wit and humor : ' WHEN wit is combined with sense and information ;...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 páginas
...hungry man down to. Wit, employed to disguise or prejudice truth, is salt thrown into a man's eyes." " When wit is combined with sense and information ;...when it is softened by benevolence; and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a nian who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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