— 505 —
How Mens Words fail in all these.
      §26. First, He that hath Words of any Language, without dis-
tinct Ideas in his Mind, to which he applies them, does, so far as he
uses them in Discourse, only make a noise without any Sense or
Signification; and how learned soever he may seem by the use of
hard Words, or learned Terms, is not much more advanced thereby
in Knowledge, than he would be in Learning, who had nothing in
his Study but the bare Titles of Books, without possessing the
Contents of them. For all such Words, however put into Discourse,
according to the right Construction of Grammatical Rules, or the
Harmony of well turned Periods, do yet amount to nothing but
Locke Hum III, 10, §26, p. 505