Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Words in Logy and Ism

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, chapter XIX:
[H]e reflected that what are called advanced ideas are really in great part but the latest fashion in definition—a more accurate expression, by words in logy and ism, of sensations which men and women have vaguely grasped for centuries.

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