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" I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony... "
The Scots Magazine - Seite 435
1752
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The Hesperian: A Western Quarterly Illustrated Magazine, Band 1

Alexander Nicolas De Menil - 1897
...Whatever shall be the final sentence of mankind, I have at least endeavored to deserve their kindness. I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations." (Could anything be more...
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Outlines of the History of the English Language

Thomas Northcote Toller - 1900 - 284 Seiten
...Whatever shall be the final sentence of mankind, I have at least endeavoured to deserve their kindness. I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have...
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Outlines of the History of the English Language

Thomas Northcote Toller - 1900 - 284 Seiten
...shall be the final sentence of mankind, I have at least endeavoured to deserve their kindness. am er. j have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 Seiten
...Whatever shall be the final sentence of mankind, I have at least endeavoured to deserve their kindness. I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentiousidioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature Volume X the Age of Johnson

...but it is always controlled by the serious purpose. In concluding The Rambler, he stated that he had laboured ' to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations." At this time he was in...
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The Literary Essay in English

Eleanore (Sister Mary) - 1923 - 260 Seiten
...naturally would exercise an important influence on diction. The nature of this influence he describes thus: "I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have...
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Words and Idioms: Studies in the English Language

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1925 - 299 Seiten
...often stigmatizing them as " low " and " ungrammatical " in his Dictionary, and declaring that he had laboured " to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations." 2 Although this point of...
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Words and Idioms: Studies in the English Language

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1925 - 299 Seiten
...often stigmatizing them as " low " and " ungrammatical " in his Dictionary, and declaring that he had laboured " to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations." 2 * Although this point...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 Seiten
...endeavours to improve his native language, by the formation of a more correct and dignified style. " I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 639 Seiten
...endeavours to improve his native language, by the formation of a more correct and dignified style. " I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have...
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