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The two together produced a critical contrast which was extremely common in
seventeenth - century writings . This was the contrast between words and things ,
between useless mental speculation , and concrete realities and facts .
trate on ' thoughts and words ' , ' things that are . . . out of the world ' , but should
begin with ' Works ' , with observations and experiment ( 336 ) . If we do ' The
Beautiful Bosom of Nature will be Expos ' d to our view : we shall enter into its ...
... which a word is associated . “ And therefore a Definition , which is properly
nothing but the shewing the meaning of one Word by several others not
signifying each the same thing , can in the Names of simple Ideas have no place '
( III . iv .
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