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Wordsworth
Posted by: Bradley Wojak (---.abhsia.telus.net)
Date: December 08, 2004 05:43PM

A friend of mine used a quote from Wordsworth (he thinks?) the other night and I am trying to find its source.

The quote is-"langauge is not the address but the incarnation of thought"

Any help would be fantastic.

thanks
Bradley


Re: Wordsworth
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: December 08, 2004 07:08PM

I found it quoted with one (important) difference:


“Language is not the DRESS but the incarnation of thought.” William Wordsworth


Re: Wordsworth
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: December 08, 2004 07:15PM

And look what else I found while searching:


"Nature is the incarnation of thought. The world is the mind precipitated."

RALPH WALDO EMERSON
from NATURE (1836)


Re: Wordsworth
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 08, 2004 07:28PM

Awright, which one of you blokes ripped that off from the other?! You have ten seconds to raise your hand, or the whole class stays after.


Re: Wordsworth
Posted by: Bradley Wojak (---.abhsia.telus.net)
Date: December 08, 2004 08:54PM

Do you remember where it was that you saw the quote?


Re: Wordsworth
Posted by: marian2 (---.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: December 09, 2004 03:38AM

I have 'language is the dress of thought' as Samuel Johnson, in his Lives of the English Poets (1779-81) - in my Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Presumably that's what they were arguing with. Worsdworth was 1770-1850, and Emerson 1803-82, so either could have said it first. We have Emerson quoted in 1836 - so all we have to do is find a date and source for the Wordsworth quote and the later one gets sent to see the Headmaster!




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