The World's Cyclopedia of Science Volume 1

The World's Cyclopedia of Science Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...in the Greek corresponding to the Latin " ineptns;" not from this concluding, as we might have anticipated, that the character designated by the word was wanting, but rather that the fault was so common, so universal with the Greeks, that they failed to recognize it as a fault. 98. The petty spite which unhappily so often reigns between nations dwelling side by side with one another, as it embodies itself in many shapes, so it finds vent in the words which they borrow from one another, and the use to which they put them. Thus the French, borrowing " hablador " from the Spanish, in which it means simply a speaker, give it in "hableur " the sense of a braggart; the Spaniards paying them off exactly in their own coin, for of "parleur," which is but a speaker in French, they make " parlador," which is pretty nearly the braggart again. 99. But it is time to bring this lecture to an end. These illustrations, to which it would be easy to add more, justify all that has been asserted of a moral element existing in words; so that they do not hold themselves neutral in that great conflict between good and evil, light and darkness, which is dividing the world; that they are not satisfied to be the passive vehicles, now of the truth, and now of falsehood. Wo see, on the contrary, that they continually take their side, are some of them children of light, others children of this world, or even of darkness; " De Orat." ii. 4, 7: Qnem enim nos ineptum vocamus, is mini videtur ab hoc nomen habere ductum, quod non sit aptus. Idque in sermonis nostri consuetudine perlate patet. Nam qui aut tempus quid postulet, non videt, aut plnra loquitur, aut se ostentat, aut eorum quibusenm est vel dignitatis vel...show more

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  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589130
  • 9781236589132