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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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Orthodox Phrenology

Orthodox phrenology - 1866
...world, or at least of becoming a leading member of society. Hence "when Wit-' as Sidney Smith says, ''is combined with sense and information : when it is softened by Benevolence, and restrained by strong principles ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty....
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Tinsley's Magazine, Volumen 20

1877
...simple and sensible writings of Sydney Smith on the subject of what wit ought to be. He writes : ' 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...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...much sense as if he had no wit ; that his conduct is as judicious as if he were the dullest of hum in beings, and his imagination as brilliant as if he...information ; when it is softened by benevolence, &nd restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it,...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 páginas
...combined with sense and information; when it is softened \tj 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 he nor, justice,...
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The Utah Magazine: The Home of the People Devoted to Literature ..., Volumen 3

E. L. T. Harrison, W. S. Godby - 1869
...his imagination as brilliant as if be were irretrievably ruined. But when wit is combined with sens" and information.— when it is softened by benevolence and restrained by principle. — when ii is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it who can be witty and something more, than...
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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...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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A Book of Golden Thoughts

Henry Attwell - 1870 - 288 páginas
...is combined with sense and information, when it is refined by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle; when it is in the hands of a man who can...use and despise it, who can be witty and something much better than witty, who loves honour, justice, decency, good-nature, morality, and religion ten...
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A Book of Golden Thoughts

Henry Attwell - 1870 - 288 páginas
...aprbs l'esprit, on attrappe la sottise. Montesquieu. GENUINE AND INNOCENT WIT. and restrained by strong principle; when it is in the hands of a man who can...use and despise it, who can be witty and something much better than witty, who loves honour, justice, decency, good-nature, morality, and religion ten...
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Book Catalogues, Volumen 2

1870
...ridiculous, and you will always find an apparent relation of ideas leading to a complete inconsistency. 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...
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Possession and Profession: noon-day meditations for the thoughtful and the ...

Possession - 1870 - 418 páginas
...wise and the good, with the beauty •which the eye cannot see, and the music only heard in silence. 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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