The New Cratylus: Or, Contributions Towards a More Accurate Knowledge of the Greek Language

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J.W. Parker, 1850 - 694 páginas

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Página 7 - Man is thus metamorphosed into a thing, into many things. The planter, who is Man sent out into the field to gather food, is seldom cheered by any idea of the true dignity of his ministry. He sees his bushel and his cart, and nothing beyond, and sinks into the farmer, instead of Man on the farm. The tradesman scarcely ever gives an ideal worth to his work, but is ridden by the routine of his craft, and the soul is subject to dollars. The priest becomes a form ; the attorney, a statute-book ; the...
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Página 42 - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutuation of refined arts and improved manners might have occasionally introduced, but in the groundwork of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such things as would be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.
Página 42 - TtWflt manners might have occasionally introduced, but in the main groundwork of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such things as would be first discriminated on the immediate...
Página 59 - ... of the mind : the same description, the same arrangement of particulars, the same nomenclature would apply to both, and we might turn a treatise on the philosophy of mind into one on the philosophy of language, by merely supposing that every thing said in the former of the thoughts as subjective, is said again in the latter of the words as objective.
Página 104 - Chinese stock, in which we have nothing but naked roots, and the predicates and other relations of the subject are determined merely by the position of words in the sentence. II. Languages with monosyllabic roots, which are susceptible of composition, and...
Página 13 - ... must rest on the merest conjecture and hypothesis. It may seem strange that anything so vague and arbitrary as language should survive all other testimonies, and speak with more definiteness, even in its changed and modern state, than all other monuments, however grand and durable.

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