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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 .
... verture to connef our Wishes , they mell lead so to request , that he would write the Epitaphs in Engleski rather than in Laguna a Winkballero Monory of monent an English Writer ought to be perpetuated in the language , to which his ...
Talking of the origin of language ; -JOHNSON . " It must have come by inspiration . A thousand , nay , a million of children could not invent a language . While the organs are pliable , there is not understanding enough to form a ...
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