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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... "
Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the Rambler ... - Seite 254
von Nathan Drake - 1809
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Rambler

1811
...accumulated in this work a treasure of moral science, which will not be soon exhausted. He has laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from co,loquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something he certainly has added...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 Seiten
...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...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence. Where common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification, I have familiarised...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Band 6

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification, I have familiarized...
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The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays ...

Richard Cumberland - 1817
...UU1XTIL. LIB. X. THE celebrated author of the Rambler in his concluding paper says, ' I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence.' I hope our language hath gained all the profit, which the labours of this meritorious writer were exerted...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Band 4

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...endeavoured to deserve their kindness. I have kboured to refine our language to grammatical puritjr, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification, I have familiarised...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...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...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification, I have familiarized...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification, I have familiarized...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Band 3

1822
...the final sentence of mankind, I have at least endeavoured to deserve their kindness. 1 have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification, I have familiarized...
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The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition ...

William Banks - 1823 - 399 Seiten
...none I think will deny that it is stated with equal modesty and truth : " I have laboured," says he, " to refine our language to grammatical purity, and...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence." Since time, which puts an end to all human pleasures and sorrows, concluded the labours of Johnson,...
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The British Essayists: Observer

1823
...celebrated author of the Rambler in his concluding paper says, ' I have laboured to refine our languagejto grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence.' I hope our language hath gained all the profit, which the labours of this meritorious writer were exerted...
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