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" ... of life; either without books, or, like some of the Mahometan countries, with very few: men thus busied and unlearned, having only such words as common use requires, would perhaps long continue to express the same notions by the same signs. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 398
1811
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774 - 375 pages
...incorporated with the current Speech. There are likewife internal Caufes equally forcible. The Language moft likely to continue long without Alteration, would be that of a Nation raifed a little, and but a little, above Barbarity, fecluded from Strangers, and totally employed in...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

1774
...incorporated with the current Speech. There are likewifeinternal Caufes equally forcible. The Language moft likely to continue long without Alteration, would be that of a Nation raifed a little, and but a little, above Barbarity, fecluded from Strangers, and totally employed in...
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Travels in China: Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons ...

Sir John Barrow - 1805 - 430 pages
...when, in that inimitable piece of fine writing which prefaces his dictionary, he made this remark : " The language most likely to continue long, " without...strangers, and " totally employed in procuring the conveniencies of life." The invention of the Chinese character, although an effort of genius, required...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...be at lot incorporated with the current speech. There are likewise internal causes equally forcible. The language most likely to continue long without alteration would be that of a nation raised n little, and but a littlt, above barbarity, secluded from strangers, and totally employed in procuring...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...at last incorporated with the current speech. There are likewise internal causes equally forcible. The language most likely to continue long without...totally employed in procuring the conveniences of life; either without books, or, like some of the Mahometan countries, with very few: men thus busied and...
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The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by ..., Volume 3

Ossian - 1807
...when, in the inimitable piece of fine writing which prefaces his Dictionary, he made this remark, " the language most likely to continue long without...from strangers, and totally employed in procuring the conveniencies of life :" an observation which is perfectly descriptive of that remnant of the Celtic...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...at last incorporated with the current speech. There are likewise internal causes, equally forcible. The language most likely to continue long without...totally employed in procuring the conveniences of life ; either without books, or, like some of the Mahometan countries, with very few ; men thus busied and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...causes equally forcible. The language most likely to continue long without • •'•: alteration, alteration, would be that of a nation raised a little,...from strangers, and totally employed in procuring tne conveniences of life ; either without -books, or, like some of the Mahometan countries, with very...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1812 - 766 pages
...(•p'jecli. There are likewise internal causes equal forcible. The language most likely to continoe long without alteration would be that of a nation...from strangers, and totally employed in procuring the conveoiencies of life ; cither without books, or, like some of the Mahometan countries, with very few...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...at last incorporated with the current speech. There are likewise internal causes equally forcible. The language most likely to continue long without...from strangers, and totally employed in procuring the conveniencies of life ; either without books, or, like some of the Mahometan countries, with very few:...
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