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" The one great barrier between the brute and man is language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. "
Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of ... - Page 346
by Friedrich Max Müller - 1862
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National Review, Volume 13

1861
...intellect may be unhesitatingly applied. Yet, with all these faculties, brutes have not language. " Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-offact answer to those who speak of development, who think they discover the rudiments at least...
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The National Review, Volume 13

1861
...intellect may be unhesitatingly applied. Yet, with all these faculties, brutes have not language. " Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-offact answer to those who speak of development, who think they discover the rudiments at least...
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Lectures on the Science of Language, Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - 1862 - 416 pages
...world ? I answer without hesitation : the one great barrier between the brute and man is Languap. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-of-fact answer to those who speak of development, who think they discover the rudiments at least...
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The stream of life on our globe ... as revealed by modern discoveries in ...

John Laws Milton - 1864
...possibility of a transition between man and the brute. He utterly scouts the idea. "Man speaks," he says, "and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is...Rubicon and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-offact answer to those who speak of such development as if it were established beyond all contradiction,...
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Man: a Story of Light and Darkness

Rev. Henry GREENE - 1866 - 475 pages
...answer without hesitation : the one great barrier between brute and man is language. Man speaks language is our rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. Language is the outward sign and realization of that inward faculty which is called abstraction," but...
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Man: Where, Whence, and Whither: Being a Glance at Man in His Natural ...

David Page - 1867 - 199 pages
...brute-world ? I answer without hesitation : the one great barrier between the brute and man is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is our Rubicon, and no brute has ever crossed it." To all such averments as the preceding, however plausibly or decidedly put, there...
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Manners: Or, Happy Homes and Good Society All the Year Round

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1868 - 377 pages
...answer, without hesitation, the one great barrier between the brute and the man is language. Man speaks; no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is our Rubicon, and no brute will ever dare to cross it," &c. thus shows how language has gained its greatest triumphs : " The idea...
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The Migration from Shinar: Or, the Earliest Links Between the Old and New ...

George Palmer - 1879 - 251 pages
...world? I answer without hesitation : the one great barrier between the brute and man is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-of-fact answer to those who speak of development ; who think they discover the rudiments at...
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Psychology

Michael Maher - 1890 - 569 pages
...differentia. Thus, Max Miiller asserts that : " The one great barrier between man and brute is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it." (Lectures on the Science of Language. First Series, p. 340.) Professor Whitney is also very emphatic...
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The Science of Language: Founded on Lectures Delivered at the ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - 1891
...reasoning (r<5 dvaiu/ivrjanfaBai tart oTov 6s TIS). Asa Grey, Natural Selection, &c. p. 58, note. speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-of-fact answer to those who speak of development, who think they discover the rudiments at least...
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