Of the Origin and Progress of Language, Zväzok 1

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J. Balfour, 1774 - 704 strán (strany)
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Strana 241 - They had no ufe of fire, but roafted their fifh upon the rocks by the heat of the fun. Neither do they appear to me to have had the faculty of fpeech ; for, though our author does not exprefsly fay fo, yet I think it is his meaning, from the account he gives of their journey to the fprings ; and it is clear that they had nothing like religion or government *. The next nation he mentions is that of the htfenfibles f, as he calls them, of whom I have already fpoken.
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