Lexiphanes: A Dialogue : Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present Times : Being an Attempt to Restore the English Tongue to Its Antient Purity : and to Correct as Well as Expose the Affected Style, Hard Words, and Absurd Phraseology of Many Late Writers, and Particularly of Our English Lexiphanes, the Rambler

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R. Faulder ... and J. Fielding, 1783 - 185
 

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Strona 167 - A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
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Strona 72 - But still the rage Of dire Ambition and gigantic Power, From public aims and from the busy walk Of civil Commerce, drove the bolder train Of penetrating Science to the cells, Where studious Ease consumes the silent hour In shadowy searches and unfruitful care. Thus from their guardians torn, the tender arts Of mimic Fancy and harmonious Joy...
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Strona 104 - 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 of its cadence.
Strona 24 - Megaera, and Tysiphone — May all these, and all such ladies, whether sick or sound, high or low, of blood and title, or ditch and dunghill; natives, foreign, or infernal — May this glorious group of Torrismond's angels, these gorgons, furies, harpies, leaches, syrens, centaurmaking syrens! paid, or unpaid, keeping or kept, on fire or quenched; genevaed or citroned, in closet or cellar, in tavern, bagnio, brothel, round-house, bridewell, or newgate — Oh! may they cease from this hour, to sing...
Strona 56 - It is not to be conceived, what length a habit of activity in affairs will carry fome men. Let a ftranger, or let any perfon to whom the fight is not familiar, attend the chancellor of Great Britain through the labours but of one day, during a feflion of parliament : how great will be his aftonifhment ! what multiplicity of law-bufinefs, what deep thinking, and what elaborate application to matters of government ! The train of perceptions muft in...
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