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" ... prevent it. We might think as well of changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure. "
Lectures on the science of language, delivered at the Royal institution of ... - Page 36
by Friedrich Max Müller - 1861
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 91

Literary Criticism - 1862
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure." Is there then no growth of language? In one sense, yes. And this growth comprises two processes, which...
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Letters on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Samuel Bailey - History - 2010 - 88 pages
...Lectures, p. 30. which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure."* Again, speaking of the individual : " He can do nothing by himself, and the first impulse to a new...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 36

Robert Vaughan - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1862
...adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech or inventing new words according to our pleasure. As man is the lord of nature only if he knows her laws and submits to them, £so] the poet and the philosopher become the lords of language only if they know its laws and obey...
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Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 19

Religion - 1862
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure. Language is a growth, and has a continuous life, like a tree. Or more exactly, it is a deposit, and...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository, Volume 19

Theology - 1862
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure. Language is af/rowth, and has a continuous life, like a tree. Or more exactly, it is a deposit, and...
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The stream of life on our globe ... as revealed by modern discoveries in ...

John Laws Milton - 1864
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words...he knows her laws and submits to them, the poet and philosopher become the lords of language only if they know its laws and obey them." As soon as ever...
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The North American Review, Volume 101

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1865
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as Of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure," — he goes on to cite cases in which two famous Emperors, Tiberius of Rome, and Sigismund of Germany,...
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LANGUAGE AND THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE

WILLIAM DWIGHT WHITNEY - 1867
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure." Then, in order to establish the truth of this opinion, he goes on to cite a couple of historical instances,...
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Language and the Study of Language: Twelve Lectures on the Principles of ...

William Dwight Whitney - 1867 - 489 pages
...changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch to our height, as of altering the laws of speech, or inventing new words according to our own pleasure." Then, in order to establish the truth of this opinion, he goes on to cite a couple of historical instances,...
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