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'Language is the eye of society': Edmund Burke on the origins of the polite and the civil
Donlan, Seán Patrick
Language is the eye of society, without it we could very ill signify our wants for our own relief, and by no means could communicate our knowledge, for the amusement or amendment of our fellow creatures; and therefore without it the comforts and delights of life could not be enjoyed, no conveyance of learning, of chastisement, of praise, of solace, scarce virtue be practised, friendship subsist, nor religion ever taught and defended.
Keyword(s): Edmund Burke; language
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Eighteenth-Century Ireland/ Iris an dá chultúr;18, pp. 80-97
Publisher(s): Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society / An Cumann Éire san Ochtú Céad Déag
First Indexed: 2014-02-07 05:25:50 Last Updated: 2015-11-04 05:26:31