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TABLE TALK.

September 12. 1831. MR. COLERIDGE'S SYSTEM OF PHILO

SOPHY.

My system, if I may venture to give it so fine a name, is the only attempt I know, ever made, to reduce all knowledges into harmony. It opposes no other system, but shows what was true in each; and how that which was true in the particular, in each of them became error, because it was only half the truth. I have endeavoured to unite the insulated fragments of truth, and therewith to frame a perfect mirror. I show to each system that I fully understand and rightfully appreciate what that system means; but then I lift up that system to a higher point of view, from which I enable it to see its former position, where it was,

VOL. II.

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