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Ε L Ε Μ Ε Ν Τ 8
GH A P. XVIII.
BEAUTY OF LANGUAGE,
F all the fine arts, painting only and sculpture are in their nature imitative.
An ornamented field is not a copy or imitation of nature, but nature itself embellished. Architecture is productive of originals, and copies not from nature. Sound and motion may in some measure be imitated by music
; but for the most part music, like architecture, is productive of originals. Language copies not from nature, more than music or architecture; unless, where, like music, it is imitative of found or motion. Thus, in the description of particular sounds, language sometimes furnisheth words, which, beside their customary power of