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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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The Principles of Written Discourse

Theodore Whitefield Hunt - 1884 - 362 páginas
...less objectionable is it, and finds a place and function in the sphere of social life and manner. " When it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who loves honor and morality better than wit," then, according to Sydney Smith,...
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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 páginas
...discourse, or a means of relaxation and cheer. Says Sidney Smith, himself one of the keenest of wits: meu, not one man; that he has as much wit as if he had...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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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 páginas
...eight men, not one man; that he has as much wit as if ho had no sense, and as much sense as if he hud no wit; that his conduct is as judicious as if he...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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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 páginas
...if he had no sense, and as much sense as if he had no wit; that his conduct is as judicious as it' he were the dullest of human beings, and his imagination...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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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 páginas
...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 and something much better than witty, who loves honor, justice,...
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"Manners Makyth Man".

Edward John Hardy - 1887 - 285 páginas
...that leads astray. On this point we may quote the following words : " When wit," says Sydney Smith, "is combined with sense and information ; when it...principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it ; who can be witty, and something more than witty ; who loves honour, justice, decency,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From English and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 701 páginas
...deservedly driven out of good company. 5853 Sydney Smith : Lecture. The Conduct of the Understanding. 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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The Nassau Literary Magazine

1890
...us back the image of our mind. —Altxandir Popt. When wit is combined with sense and information ; 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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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - 1891 - 382 páginas
...winding-sheet. WIT THE FLAVOR OF THE MIND. SIDNEY SMITH. When wit is combined with sense and information,when it is softened by benevolence and restrained by principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it — who can be witty and something more than witty — who loves honor, lustice,...
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - 1892 - 541 páginas
...superior understanding. Almost all the great poets, orators, and statesmen of all times have been witty. 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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