Of the Origin and Progress of Language

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Of the Origin and Progress of Language

Reading experience
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"He [Johnson] attacked Lord Monboddo"s strange speculation on the primitive state of human nature; observing, ""Sir, it is all conjecture about a thing useless, even were it known to be true. Knowledge of all kinds is good. Conjecture, as to things useful, is good; but conjecture as to what it would be useless to know, such as whether men went upon all four [sic], is very idle."" "

Source

Life of Johnson

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Johnson, Samuel
Born in 1709

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Notes
Originally published 1791. Probably the text in question, though it could have been an earlier essay

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Accessed on 2019/09/15 22:45:58

Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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Of the Origin and Progress of Language

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-21343

Evidence

"He [Johnson] attacked Lord Monboddo"s strange speculation on the primitive state of human nature; observing, ""Sir, it is all conjecture about a thing useless, even were it known to be true. Knowledge of all kinds is good. Conjecture, as to things useful, is good; but conjecture as to what it would be useless to know, such as whether men went upon all four [sic], is very idle."" "

Source

Life of Johnson

Text being read

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TST4
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TFO02
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TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Johnson, Samuel
Born in 1709

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Date of Reading Experience
Time of Reading Experience
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EXT13
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
Originally published 1791. Probably the text in question, though it could have been an earlier essay

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/78567
Accessed on 2019/09/15 22:45:58

Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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