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THE SEVENTH EDITION.
AUTHOR'S LAST CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.
PRINTED FOR JOHN BELL AND WILLIAM CREECH;
CHA P. XVIII.
BEAUTY OF LANGUA G E,
F all the fine arts, painting only and fculpture 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 fome measure be imitated by mufic; but for the moft part mufic, like architecture, is productive of originals. Language copies
not from nature, more than mufic or architecture; unless, where, like mufic, it is imitative of found or motion. Thus, in the description of particular founds, language fometimes furnisheth words, which, befide their cuftomary power of A 2 exciting