9 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2020
    1. Why will you children insist on giving parties!

      Mansfield plays with irony in this scene again. Clearly, Mrs. Sheridan is as excited, perhaps, even more so than her children to have this garden party. To complain about it seems sanctimonious. She even bought those many pink lilies and showed no slightest interest in postponing the party when they found a dead man outside their gate.

  2. Feb 2019
    1. L e,l�H �•.d h"'-� � 1-..... � �ku--h1,,:, _.._ t...11-r l .,..;_, .a. lt •..

      Agreed. While most of the other texts/excerpts can stand alone to have the reader make of it what they will, I feel that these plates alone don't convey enough sense of their context or significance.

      No wonder Whately preferred Sheridan.

  3. Mar 2017
    1. Between the symbol and the referent there is no relevant relation other than the indirect one, which com,ists in it~ being used by someone to ~land for a referent.
    2. Words, as every one now knows, "mean" nothing by them-selves, although the belief that they did, as we shall see in the next chapter, was once equally universal.
    3. Meaning does not reside in the words or signs themselves; to believe that it does is to fall victim to the "proper meaning su-perstition," the belief that words have inherent meaning.
  4. Feb 2017
    1. Now, since sounds have no natural connection with our ideas, but have all their signification from the arbitrary imposition \ l .;.s.~l' of men, the doubtfulness and uncertainty of their signification,