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" 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... "
Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic - Página 139
por Sir William Hamilton - 1860
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Essays on Life, Art, and Science

Samuel Butler - 1908 - 339 páginas
..." You have all heard," says Sir William Hamilton, "of the process of tunnelling through a sandbank. In this operation it is impossible to succeed unless every foot, nay, almost every inch of our progress be secured by an arch of masonry before we attempt the excavation of another. Now language...
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Paragraph-writing: A Rhetoric for Colleges

Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denny - 1909 - 468 páginas
...illustration : 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 inch in our progress, be secured by an arch pf masonry, before we attempt the uxcava/ tion of another. Now, language is to the mind precisely what...
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State Control of Instruction: A Study of Centralization in Public Education

August William Weber - 1914 - 144 páginas
...other less useful form of movable type." — Ladd: Psychology, Descriptive and Explanatory, p. 457. 2 "Language is to the mind precisely what the arch is...power of excavation are not dependent on the word in one case or on the mason work in the other; hut without these subsidiaries, neither process could be...
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State Control of Instruction: A Study of Centralization in Public Education

August William Weber - 1914 - 144 páginas
...other less useful form of movable type." — Ladd: Psychology, Descriptive and Explanatory, p. 457. 2 "Language is to the mind precisely what the arch is...power of excavation are not dependent on the word in one case or on the mason work in the other; but without these subsidiaries, neither process could be...
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The Pedagogical Seminary

1904
...has ascended into the higher forms of thought. Or, to change the figure with Sir William Hamilton, "Language is to the mind precisely what the arch is...the tunnel. The power of thinking and the power of excavating are not dependent on the word in the one case nor on the mason work in the other; but without...
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The Crisis of Philosophy: Emerson in the Twenty-first Century

Michael H. McCarthy - 1990 - 383 páginas
...process of tunnelling through a sand bank... it is impossible to succeed unless... almost every inch of our progress be secured by an arch of masonry before...the mind precisely what the arch is to the tunnel... .Though.. .every movement forward in language must be determined by an antecedent movement forward...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 páginas
...Butler (18351902) in a lecture on Thought and Language' (1890) 2:46 [of tunnelling through a sandbank] Language is to the mind precisely what the arch is...and the power of excavation are not dependent on the words in the one case or on the mason-work in the other; but without these subsidiaries neither could...
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The Presbyterian Quarterly, Volumen7

1893
...continued Sir William Hamilton, " of the process of tunnelling — of tunnelling through a sand-bank. In this operation it is impossible to succeed, unless...and the power of excavation are not dependent on the words in the one case or the masonry in the other; but without these subsidiaries, neither proi Max...
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