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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... "
Lexiphanes: A Dialogue. Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ... - Strona 114
autor: Archibald Campbell - 1774 - Liczba stron: 185
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - Liczba stron: 639
...endeavours to improve his native language, by the formation of a more correct and dignified style. " 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...
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Adverbiale Phraseologismen des Englischen

Christine Sick - 1993 - Liczba stron: 319
...betrachteten, steht Dr. Samuel Johnson, der sich in bezug auf sein Wörterbuch folgendes Ziel gesteckt hatte: to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious Idioms, and irregulär combinations. (Smith 1925:264) 7 ZB Ball (1958), Clark...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - Liczba stron: 266
...authority of Johnsonian English is split apart. Yet it is striking to see how far, having labored in public "to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations" (Rambler 108, v, 318-19), the Johnson of...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - Liczba stron: 1136
...conviction of the vanity of human hopes, than a public library. in The Rambler no. 106 (23 March 1751) 22 1 have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. in The Rambler no. 208 (14 March 1752) 23...
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Registering the Difference: Reading Literature Through Register

Lance St. John Butler - 1999 - Liczba stron: 215
...language so that it could become as fit a vehicle for high thoughts as Latin. Johnson claimed that he had 'laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms and irregular combinations' (Rambler, 14 March 1752). Swift, developing...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - Liczba stron: 580
...improvise. Otto Jespersen, 1946, 'Standards of Correctness', in Mankind, Nation and Individual, Ch. 5 8:39 I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Samuel Johnson, 14 March 1752, The Rambler,...
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Alternative Histories of English

Richard J. Watts, Peter Trudgill - 2002 - Liczba stron: 280
...language was of paramount importance in the eighteenth century. Johnson (1752: 395) tells his readers that 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...
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Who's who in Early Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1789

G. R. R. Treasure - 2002 - Liczba stron: 416
...was obvious even in his lighter passages. Concluding The Rambler, Johnson stated that he had labored "to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations." If this had been the only achievement of...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

2003 - Liczba stron: 224
...Renaissance concern with linguistic purity; we can hear it clearly in Johnson's declaration that he has "laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations.'"7 As England began searching for its own...
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Outlines of the History of the Engllish Language

...the final sentence of mankind, I have at least endeavoured to deserve their kindness. The Rambler. 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...
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