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In the seventh essay, conclusions drawn in preceding treatises are applied to the discussion of an important political and linguistic question.
The eighth and ninth essays approach the origin of human speech and the significance of words and sounds. Oft mooted, the mysterious subject is lighted up at last historically by Egyptian philology.
In the tenth essay, the sensitive intellectualism of language is shown to extend from grammar and dictionary to the arrangement and position of words.
LONDON, March 20, 1882.