Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic, Volum 3

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1860

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Side 423 - Nibelunge," such as it was written down at the end of the twelfth, or the beginning of the thirteenth century, is
Side 139 - You have all heard of the process of tunnelling, of tunnelling through a sand-bank. In this operation it is impossible to succeed unless every foot, nay, almost every inch, in our progress be secured by an arch of masonry, before we attempt the excavation of another. Now, language is to the mind, precisely what the arch is to the tunnel.
Side 138 - A country may be overrun by an armed host, but it is only conquered by the establishment of fortresses. Words are the fortresses of thought. They enable us to realize our dominion over what we have already overrun in thought — to make every intellectual conquest the basis of operations for others still beyond.
Side 112 - Any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side.

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