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Last edited on 2012-04-11 19:53:05 by AnneSinotte
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The ability to connect a thought to a symbol then utter it, depends on a love of truth and the desire to communicate without losing truth. If a man becomes corrupt, his language will also become corrupt. When the desire for riches, power and praise replaces character and ideas, simplicity and truth will be replaced by duplicity and falsehoods. The power of the will then, is lost. Old words begin to mean other than meaning, new ideas do not occur and paper replaces gold. Eventually words lose their meaning and fraud runs rampant. Writers re-use age-old words and phrases, and claim them as their own. Words will lose their power and writers will continually feed upon the works of writers who came before them.
Wise people will not accept the continuation of this practice and will strive to align themselves with truth and God by reconnecting words with images. As our passions are inflamed and exalted by thought, discourse will arise. An earnest man who uses his mind intellectually will see his thoughts clothed in images.
Deletions:
1. There is power in truth.
2. Where man is corrupt, so is language.
3. If truth is replaced by desires,
4. chaos reigns
5. and words lose all meaning.
6. No original thoughts exist, only those poorly recycled.
7. Keep it simple, keep it true,
8. (Completely delete parag.)
9. and you will be true to yourself.


Revision [3059]

Edited on 2012-04-11 19:26:22 by AnneSinotte
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(A man's power
to connect his thought
with its proper symbol,
and so to utter it,
depends on the simplicity of character,
that is, upon his love of truth
and his desire to communicate it
without loss. 1)
(The corruption of man
is followed by
the corruption of language. 2)
(When simplicity
of character
and the sovereignty
of ideas
is broken up by
the prevalence of secondary desires -
the desire of riches,
of pleasure,
of power, and
of praise, -
and duplicity and falsehood
take place of
simplicity and truth, 3)
(the power over nature
as an interpreter
of the will
is in a degree lost;
new imagery ceases
to be created,
and old words
are perverted to
stand for things which are not;
a paper currency
is employed,
when there is no
bullion in the vaults. 4)
(In due time
the fraud is manifest,
and words lose all power
to stimulate the understanding
or the affections. 5)
(Hundreds of writers
may be found
in every long-civilized nation
who for a short time
believe and make others believe
that they see
and utter truths,
who not of themselves
clothe one thought in its natural garment,
but who feed unconsciously
on the language created
by the primary writers
of the country, those namely,
who hold primarily on nature. 6)
(But wise men pierce
this rotten diction
and fasten words again
to visible things;
so that picturesque language is
at once a commanding certificate
that he who employs it is a man
in alliance
with truth
and God. 7)
(The moment our discourse rises
above the ground line
of familiar facts
and is inflamed with passion
or exalted
by thought,
it clothes itself in images. 8//deleted//)
(A man conversing in earnest,
if he watch his intellectual processes,
will find
that a material image
more or less luminous
arises in his mind,
comtemporaneous [sic]
with every thought,
which furnishes
the vestment
of thought.
Hence.... 9)
from //Nature//, 1836


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Edited on 2012-04-05 10:32:35 by AnneSinotte
Additions:
(When simplicity
of character
and the sovereignty
of ideas
Deletions:
(When simplicity of character
and the sovereignty of ideas


Revision [3031]

Edited on 2012-04-03 11:38:53 by AnneSinotte
Additions:
1. There is power in truth.
2. Where man is corrupt, so is language.
3. If truth is replaced by desires,
4. chaos reigns
5. and words lose all meaning.
6. No original thoughts exist, only those poorly recycled.
7. Keep it simple, keep it true,
8. (Completely delete parag.)
9. and you will be true to yourself.
(A man's power
without loss. 1)
(The corruption of man
the corruption of language. 2)
(When simplicity of character
simplicity and truth, 3)
(the power over nature
bullion in the vaults. 4)
(In due time
or the affections. 5)
(Hundreds of writers
who hold primarily on nature. 6)
(But wise men pierce
and God. 7)
(The moment our discourse rises
it clothes itself in images. 8//deleted//)
(A man conversing in earnest,
Hence.... 9)
Deletions:
A man's power
without loss.
The corruption of man
the corruption of language.
When simplicity of character
simplicity and truth,
the power over nature
bullion in the vaults.
In due time
or the affections.
Hundreds of writers
who hold primarily on nature.
But wise men pierce
and God.
The moment our discourse rises
it clothes itself in images.
A man conversing in earnest,
Hence....


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