Hermes: Or, a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Language and Universal Grammar

H. Woodfall, 1751 - 427 páginas
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Página 49 - Of nations ; there the capitol thou seest Above the rest lifting his stately head On the Tarpeian rock, her citadel Impregnable, and there Mount Palatine, The...
Página 424 - ... drudgery), it were to be wished, I say, that the liberal (if they have a relish for letters) would inspect the finished models of Grecian literature...
Página 46 - Regent of Day, and all th' Horizon round Invested with bright Rays, jocund to run His Longitude through Heav'n's high road: the gray Dawn, and the Pleiades before him danc'd Shedding sweet influence...
Página 423 - Plato wrote, appears to suit so accurately with the stile of both", that when we read either of the two, we cannot help thinking, that it is he alone, who has hit its character, and that it could not have appeared so elegant in any other manner.
Página 269 - All which instances, with many others of like kind, shew that the first words of men, like their first ideas, had an immediate reference to sensible objects, and that in after-days, when they began to discern with their intellect, they took those words which they found already made, and transferred them by metaphor to intellectual conceptions.
Página 112 - There is nothing appears so clearly an object of the mind or intellect only as the future does, since we can find no place for its existence any where else : not but the same, if we consider, is equally true of the past ." "Well, co on — What stops the plockit? — Can't you reat Enclish now...
Página 259 - For he afterwards acknowledges that some of them—" have a kind of obscure signification, when taken alone ; and that they appear in grammar like Zoophytes in Nature, a kind of middle beings of amphibious character, which, by sharing the attributes of the higher and the lower, conduce to link the whole together.
Página 417 - In the short space of little more than a century they became such statesmen, warriors, orators, historians, physicians, poets, critics, painters, sculptors? architects, and (last of all) philosophers, that one can hardly help considering that golden period, as a providential event in honour of human nature, to shew to what perfection, the species might ascend*.
Página 357 - would not be adequate to the purpose of signature, if it had not the power to retain as well as to receive the impression, the same holds of the soul with respect to sense and imagination. Sense is its receptive power ; imagination its retentive. Had it sense without imagination, it would not be as wax, but as water, where, though all impressions be instantly made, yet as soon as they are made they are instantly lost.
Página 408 - Greece ; our terms in music and painting, that these came from Italy ; our phrases in cookery and war, that we learnt these from the French ; and our phrases in navigation, that we were taught by the Flemings and Low Dutch.

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