In this edition the fragmentary and jerky arrangement, the intricate style, and a peculiar and often purely conventional terminology seriously checked the diffusion of the work, which accordingly was little studied in Italy and remained almost unknown to the rest of Europe.
Some poems have been lost; others are fragmentary; and many are more or less disfigured by corruption and disarrangement.
Junghaus (Leipzig, 1878); Conrad von Wiirzburg's fragmentary Schwanritter, ed.
Adequate and vivid) from obscure, fragmentary and incoherent conceptions.
The three main steps in the argument are the veracity of our thought when that thought is true to itself, the inevitable uprising of thought from its fragmentary aspects in our habitual consciousness to the infinite and perfect existence which God is, and the ultimate reduction of the material universe to extension and local movement.