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Elements of Criticism (Volume 2) (Paperback): Henry Home Kames, Lord Henry Home Kames
Elements of Criticism (Volume 2) (Paperback): Henry Home Kames, Lord Henry Home Kames

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Henry Home Kames, Lord Henry Home Kames

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: for the found of a word is attended to, before we confider its fignification. In a third fection come thofe fingular beauties of language that are derived from a refemblance between found and Signification. The beauties of verfe are handled in the laft fedlion: for though the foregoing beauties are found in verfe as well as in profe, yet verfe has many peculiar' beauties, which, for the fake of connection, muft be brought under one view; and verfification, at any rate, is a fubjedl of fo great importance as to deferve a place by itfelf. Sect. I.?Beauty of Language with refpett to Sound. THIS fubjedl requires the following order: The founds of the different letters come firft: next, thefe founds as united in fyllables: third, fyllables united in words: fourth, words united in a period: and, in the laft place, periods united in a difcourfe. With refpecl to the firft article, every vowel is founded with a fingle expiration of air from the wind-pipe, through the cavity of the mouth. By varyingthis cavity.the different vowelsare founded; forthe air in pafiing through cavities differing in fize, produceth various founds, fome high or fharp, fharp, fome low or flat: a fmall cavity occafions a high found, a large cavity a low found. The five vowels accordingly, pronounced with the fame extenfion of the wind-pipe, but with different openings of the mouth, form a regular feries of founds, defcending from high to low, in the following order, i, e, a, o, u . Each of thefe founds is agreeable to the ear: and if it be required which of them is the moft agreeable, it is perhaps fafeft to hold, that thofe vowels which are the far- theft removed from the extremes, will be the moft relifhed. This is all I have to remark upon the fitft article: for confonants being letters that of t...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Henry Home Kames • Lord Henry Home Kames
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 134
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-4428-9
Barcode: 9781459044289
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4590-4428-2

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