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18 DEC 1933 KIBRARY

C. Baldwin, Printer,
New Bridge-street, London,

tion.

BOOK III.

OF WORDS.

CHAP. VII.

4. The imperfection of words
Of particles.

is the doubtfulness of their
SECT.

signification.

1. Particles connect parts,

5. Causes of their imperfec-

or whole sentences to-

gether.

6. The names of mixed modes

2. In them consists the art

doubtful: first, because
of well speaking.

the ideas they stand for,
3, 4. They show what relation are so complex.
the mind gives to its own

7. Secondly, because they
thoughts.

have no standards.
5. Instance in But.

8. Propriety not a sufficient
6. This matter but lightly

remedy.
touched here.

9. The way of learning these

names contributes also to

CHAP. VIII.

their doubtfulness.

10. Hence unavoidable obscu-

Of abstract and concrete terms.

rity in ancient authors.

SECT.

11. Names of substances, of

1. Abstract terms not predi. doubtful signification.

cable one of another, and

12. Names of substances re-

why.

ferred, first, to real es-

2. They show the difference

sences, that cannot be

of our ideas.

known.

13, 14. Secondly, to co-existing

CHAP. IX.

qualities, which are known

but imperfectly.

Of the imperfection of words.

15. With this imperfection
SECT.

they may serve for civil,
1. Words are used for re-

but not well for philoso-
cording and communicat-

phical use.
ing our thoughts.

16. Instance, liquor of the
2. Any words will serve for nerves.
recording.

17. Instance, gold.
3. Communication by words, 18. The names of simple ideas,
civil or philosophical.

the least doubtful.

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