An essay towards an investigation of the origin and elements of language and letters: that is, sounds and symbols: wherein is considered their analogy and power to express the radical ideas on which the primitive language appears to have been formed ... (Google eBook)
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination
No preview available - 1995
Abraham abraxas Adam Ćneas Aleph analogous ancestors Antediluvians antient appear assembly Babel bough branch Cainan called Chaldaic Chaldaic Aleph Chaldaic characters Chaldean Chap Chinese Chron cir-c-el command communicated confusion cotemporary delineated deluge divided division doth signify earth English language English Sac-son essential forms exist express fame father Greek guage hath Hebrew characters Hebrew language hence horizon ideas pertaining idol Iphitus Japhet knowledge known Lamec land language Latin laws letters lip sounds migrations Mofes monosyllable nations nature Noah occurrences ol-ive olive patriarchs Pelasgi Pelasgians Peleg person Pindar poet possession precepts prime radical primitive primordial principles probably purpofes racters rad-ic-al radical idea radical sounds radical symbols radically investigated radix rendered represented ring river Sac-son Shem Silenus song sons sounds and symbols spirit suppofe Terah Teraphim thence thereof thing thofe thofe symbols tongue tree Virgil whence whereby wherein whofe word writings
Page 90 - He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Page 23 - And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria, And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Page 89 - He removeth the mountains, and they know not : He overturneth them in his anger. He shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. He commandeth the sun, and it riseth not ; and sealeth up the stars.
Page 40 - Round through the vaft profundity obfcure, And faid, Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds, *}» This be thy juft circumference, O world. Thus God the Heav'n created, thus the Earth, Matter Matter unform'd and void : Darknefs profound Cover'd th...
Page 34 - fhalt teach them diligently unto thy children, " and fhalt talk of them when thou fitteft in thine " houfe, and when thou walkeft by the way, and " when thou lieft down, and when thou rifeft up.
Page 93 - Then the channels of waters were feen, and the foundations of the world were difcovered : at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blaft of the breath of thy noftrils.
Page 108 - Some fay he bid his angels turn afcance The poles of earth twice ten degrees and more From the fun's axle...
Page 91 - When the morning ftars fang to" gether, and all the fons of God fhouted for joy ? Or " who fhut up the fea with doors, when it brake forth " as if it had iffued out of the womb...
Page 16 - O the fymbol of the horizon. Thefe fymbols contain in them the firft elements, the forms of all created nature. There doth not exift in the whole creation any BEING, or THING, that doth not partake of thefe firft principles ; nor can the human mind conceive of any...