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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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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson: The Rambler (Continued). The Adventurer. The Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...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...combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to t!.e elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence.1 When common words...
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Select Works, Band 2

Edmund Burke - 1892
...partial. Johnson conceived it to be his mission to reform his native tongue, and in his own words, to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious...and irregular combinations. < Something, perhaps,' he wrote at the end of the SamUer, 'I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something...
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The Hesperian: A Western Quarterly Illustrated Magazine, Band 1

Alexander Nicolas De Menil - 1897
...imr present refinement, and it Is with truth that he observes of his Bambler. "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 iUoadencos."— ISAAC...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Band 21

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...mark on the English language. It was not without reason that speaking of what he had done, he said: "Something perhaps I have added to the elegance of...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence." If he was too fond of words of foreign origin, he resisted the inroad of foreign idioms. No one could...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - 1897
...mark on the English language. It was not without reason that speaking of what he had done, he said: "Something perhaps I have added to the elegance of...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence." If he was too fond of words of foreign origin, he resisted the inroad of foreign idioms. No one could...
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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1899 - 697 Seiten
...stateliness and a preponderance of Latin words. " I have labored," he says in the closing paper, " to refine our language to grammatical purity and to...construction and something to the harmony of its cadence." He lacked the delicate touch of Addison. Of his moral aim he says : " The essays professedly serious,...
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Outlines of the History of the English Language

Thomas Northcote Toller - 1900 - 284 Seiten
...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...its construction, and something to the harmony of it cadence. When common words were less pleasing to the ear, or less distinct in their signification,...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 Seiten
...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 added to the elegance of its...
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Some XVIII Century Men of Letters: Biographical Essays, Band 2

Whitwell Elwin - 1902
...[Kid., p. 08; Anecdotes by Mrs. Piozzi, p. 233.] purity and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of...construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence." In what particular he could imagine that he had refined the language of Dryden, Swift, and Addison...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 Seiten
...extraordinary circulation. No fewer than ten editions appeared during the author's life. the closing paper, " to refine our language to grammatical purity and to...construction and something to the harmony of its cadence." He lacked the delicate touch of Addison. Of his moral aim he says : " The essays professedly serious,...
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