LANGUAGE is a third use which Nature subserves to man. Nature is the vehicle of thought, and in a simple, double, and three-fold degree.

1. “lords are signs of natural facts.

2. Particular natural facts are symbols of par- ticular spiritual facts.

3. Nature is the symbol of spirit.

1. lVords are signs of natural facts. The use of natural history is t0 give us aid in supernatural history; the use of the outer creation, to give us language for the beings and changes of the inward creation. Every word which is used to express a moral or intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material ap- pearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted. Spirit primarily means zuincl ; trans- gression, the crossing of a line ; snpercilious, the wzisiing of the eyebrow. “he say the heart to ex- press emotion, the heacl to denote thought; and thought and emotion. are words borrowed from sensible things, and now appropriated to spiritual