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He said , he read it for the language , by way of preparation for his Italian
expedition . - We lay this night at Loughborough . On Thursday , March 28th , we
pursued our journey . I mentioned that old Mr . Sheridan complained of the
ingratitude of ...
I said , I was certain that a great part of what we are told by the travellers to the
South Sea must be conjecture , because they had not enough of the language of
those countries to understand so much as they have related . Objects falling
... statement of facts we know to be true , in every material circumstance : - Shiels
was the principal collector and digester of the materials for the work ; but as he
was very raw in authorship , an indifferent writer in prose , and his language full
One of the finest pieces in the English language is the paper on novelty , yet we
do not hear it talked of . It was written by Grove , a dissenting teacher . ” He would
not , I perceived , call him a clergyman , though he was candid enough to allow ...
Poetry , indeed , cannot be translated ; and , therefore , it is the poets that
preserve languages ; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language , if
we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation . But as the
beauties of ...
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