— 420 —
Recapitulation.       §20. To conclude, this is that, which in short I would say,
(viz.) that all the great Business of Genera and Species, and their
Essences, amounts to no more but this, That Men making abstract
Ideas, and settling them in their Minds, with names annexed to
them, do thereby enable themselves to consider Things, and dis-
course of them, as it were in bundles, for the easier and readier im-
provement, and communication of their Knowledge, which would
advance but slowly, were their Words and Thoughts confined only
to Particulars.
Locke Hum III, 3, §20, p. 420