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Posted By: Jack Campin
05-Jul-18 - 04:33 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
The quote is the punchline of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Jim's translation gets the basic meaning but it has been done more elegantly - best to just google the whole phrase rather than feed it into a translator. (The musical setting is by Elisabeth Lutyens, her "Wittgenstein Motet").