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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and Genius, Band 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...the final sentence of mankmd, Ï 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 familiarised...
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Lives of English Poets: From Johnson to Kirke White, Designed as a ...

Henry Francis Cary - 1846 - 419 Seiten
...catch the subtle graces of Addison. At the conclusion of the Rambler, he boasts that " he has laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and...barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations." G The result of his labour is awkward statelincss and irksome uniformity. In his dread of incongruous...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 Seiten
...OBSERVATIONS ON STYLE. The celebrated author of the Rambler, in his concluding paper, says, " I have labored 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 labors of this meritorious writer were exerted...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 Seiten
...OBSERVATIONS ON STYLE. The celebrated author of the Rambler, in his coneluding paper, says, "I have labored to refine our language to grammatical purity, and...combinations : something perhaps I have added to the eleganee of its construction, and something to the harmony of its cadenee." I hope our language hath...
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Miscellanies of Literature

Isaac Disraeli - 1853 - 484 Seiten
...of our present refinement, and it is with truth he ohserves of his Ramhler, " That he had lahoured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial harharisms, licentious idioms, and irregular comhinations, and that he has added to the elegance of...
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The Literary Character: Or, The History of Men of Genius, Drawn from Their ...

Isaac Disraeli - 1859 - 462 Seiten
...our present refinement, and it is with truth he observes of his " Kambler," " That he had laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and...barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations, and that he has added to the elegance of its construction and to the harmony of its cadence." In this...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1859
...final number of the 'Rambler,' he takes especial credit for his style. 'I have laboured,' he says, ' to refine our language to grammatical purity and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1859
...final number of the 'Rambler,' he takes especial credit for his style. 'I have laboured,' he says, ' to refine our language to grammatical purity and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and somethingto the harmony of...
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The London Quarterly Review, Bände 105-106

1859
...final number of the 'Rambler,' he takes especial credit for his style. 'I have laboured,' he says, ' to refine our language to grammatical purity and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony...
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Quarterly Review, Band 105

1859
...final number of the ' Rambler,' he takes, especial credit for his style. ' I have laboured,' he says, ' to refine our language to grammatical purity and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony...
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