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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 ... - Page 248
by Nathan Drake - 1809 - 499 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 22

1907
...final fentence of mankind, I have arieaft endeavoured to'deferve their kindneis ; I have labout- . ed to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbirifms, licentious idioms, and irre guiar' combinations. Something, perChaps, I have added to the...
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 14

1752
...laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it Irom colloquial b-irbarifms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its conrtruction, and fomething to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were lefs pleafing to...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 8

1752
...the final fentence of mankind, I have at leaft endeavoured to deferve their kindnefs. I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarifms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the...
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Lexiphanes: A Dialogue : Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - 1774 - 185 pages
...repercuffions of communicated pleafures. But whatever fhall be the final fentence of mankind, I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarifms, licentious idioms, andinegular combinations. Something I have added to the elegance of...
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Lexiphanes: A Dialogue : Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - 1783 - 185 pages
...repercuffions of communicated pleafures. But whatever fhall be the final fentence of mankind, I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarifrr.s, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something I have added to the elegance...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...the final fentence of mankind, I have at lead emkavouicJ to deibrve their kindnefs. I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarifms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1787
...laboured to refine our language to Árammatiol purity, aud to clear it from colloquial barbnrifmf, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its conftruO-tion, and fomething to the harmony of its cadence." Wharever may be the faults of his flyle,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...he, ' to c refine our language to grammar and purity, and ' to clear it from colloquial barbarifins, licentious ' idioms, and irregular combinations. Something ' perhaps I have added to the elegance of its con' flrudtion, and fomething to the harmony of its c cadence. When common words were lefs pleafmg...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...laboured to refine our language to grammati-x cal purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarifms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its conftruction, and fomething to the harmony of its cadence. When common words were lefs pleafing to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

John Hawkins - 1787 - 533 pages
...refine our language to grammar and purity, and f to clear it from colloquial barbarifms, licentious c idioms, and irregular combinations. Something ' perhaps I have added to the elegance of its conc ftruction, and fomething to the harmony of its ' cadence. When common words were lefs pleafing...
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