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|The word is half his that speaks and half his that hears it. Michel de Montaigne, |
Essays We noted in the introductory chapter that there is some tension between
the semantic conception of reference and the pragmatic conception of reference.
|The works of the French essayist reflect his views of morality, society, and customs in the late sixteenth century In his Essays Montaigne warns us from the outset that he has set himself 'no goal but a domestic and private one' yet he is ...|
|The Scriptures set Christ before us as both God and man ; and now, when we |
hear him speaking to us, we can easily decide as to the character in which he
speaks, from the tenor of his words. When we hear him saying, ' My soul is
|He raised his head and began to speak. His words seemed to float through the |
air like the fragrance of the roses. His voice did not fade in the distance like an
average man. Even those sitting a half mile away could easily hear his words. As
|They heard and rose, and tremulously bravo Ruth where the sound invoked their |
aid to save ; They come with half-lil tapers in their hands, And snatch'd in startled
haste unbelted brands. ... he speaks, The swarthy blush recolours in his cheeks,
His lip resumes its red, his eye, though dim, Rolls wide and, wild, each slowly
quivering limb Recalls its function, but his words are strung In terms that seem not
|Up at the front of the room, Dr. Roth paced, his hands propping his arched neck |
like stone, and the words flowed over the students' heads like olive oil. ... He
could still hear Professor Roth: “He speaks to us the same word: 'Follow thou me!
|With his head full of this and kindred ideas, Domberger sat up in his bed and |
relaxed expectantly. ... That reconciliation which came in two words on the
telephone could well be construed as a surrender of the young man to his elder,
an act of submission, a peaceoffering good and proper. ... when they turned their
backs as they had the nerve to do during the last two days each time they heard
|There was an edge to Hroc's words that he had not heard before. The men heard |
it too. ... 'The hog's not up there,' Ascha said, jerking his chin towards the ridge. ...
in his eyes. 'Tha speaks of things tha doesn't know, little brother,' he rasped.
|If his lips are sealed, his spirit is bound, and it is difficult to know what his spirit is |
speaking. But his spirit ... As he speaks, we will know which words are from his
spirit. We will be ... If we are not that exercised, we may listen to a brother's
problems for half an hour without realizing his real ailment and the remedy for it.
This is ... If we cannot hear what people are saying, how can we hear what God is
|He followed the old tradition that “to er-er is human, to hm-hm divine,” his delivery |
was bad, his matter generally dull and trivial, and he seemed to have no
concentration at all. In fact, after he had been speaking for five interminable
minutes without saying anything, my next-door neighbour ... without break during
the second half of the 1930s, and in June 1936 he had his first opportunity to
hear his own voice. ... It was only by the words, and the blurred “r”s, that I made
sure it was mine.