An Exposure of the Fallacy of the Hamiltonian System

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E. Wilson, 1823 - 32 páginas
 

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Página 22 - That, if grammar ought to be taught at any time, it must be to one that can speak the language already: how else can he be taught the grammar of it?
Página 30 - Prelate in an essay upon our grammar, that some of our most celebrated writers, and such as have hitherto passed for our English classics, have been guilty of great solecisms, inaccuracies, and even grammatical improprieties, in many places of their most finished works.
Página 28 - A Frenchman, a man of learning, is arrived at London ' from Paris, in order to teach the French language, ' Fables, Poetry, Heraldry, French Philosophy, and the ' Latin tongue ; without exacting any study from his ' scholars, all study being an obstacle to his method. If ' there be any constitutions too weak to bear contradic...
Página 23 - Could any one know a language, if the brain did not acquire habits answering to those of the ears to hear it, to those of the lips to speak it, and to those of the eyes to read it? The recollection of a language is not, therefore, solely in the habits of the brain ; it is besides in the habits of the organs of hearing, of speech, and of sight.
Página 22 - The rules of grammar, or the particular principles of a language, are only a collection of observations upon custom. It follows hence, that the knowledge of custom, or of a language, which is the same thing, ought to precede the knowledge of rules, for otherwise those rules must stand only for observations upon nothing at all!"— P.
Página 32 - With all his reflective habits, he never made up his mind on a subject. His adherents accounted for this by the astonishing magnitude of his ideas. He conceived every subject on so grand a scale that he had not room in his head to turn it over and examine both sides of it.
Página 23 - ... to those of the lips to speak it, and to those of the eyes to read it? The recollection of a language is not therefore solely in the habits of the brain ; it is besides in the habits of the organs of hearing, of speech and of sight ». This principle Dufief puts into practice as follows.

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