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" From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance. If the language of theology were extracted from Hooker and the translation of the Bible; the terms of natural knowledge from... "
The Atlantic Magazine - Page 450
1824
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850 - 638 pages
...nothing to our present purpose) : ' From the authors,' says he, ' which rose in the time of Elizabeth a speech might be formed ' adequate to all the purposes...language ' of theology were extracted from Hooker and the translators ' of the Bible, the terms of natural knowledge from Bacon, the ' phrases of policy, war,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1804 - 620 pages
...northern part of die United Kingdom. " From die authors," says he, " which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed, adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance." Now let any one compare the Scotch and English writers in the time of queen Elizabedi, and say which...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1805 - 370 pages
...pretensions to classical estimation. "From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth," observes Johnson, "a speech might be formed, adequate to all...Bacon; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation, from Jinleigh; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney ; and the diction of common life...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805 - 954 pages
...boundary, beyond which I imke few excursions. From the authors which rose in the time of Elisabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes...; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation from RaJeigh ; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney ; and the diction of common life...
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The Falls of Clyde: Or, The Fairies; a Scotish Dramatic Pastoral, in Five ...

John Black - Dialect drama, Scottish - 1806 - 258 pages
...by S. Johnson as the pure and genuine sourees of our language ; and he observes that, from them, " a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance." In no period, however, was a language made " a gallimaufrey, or hodge-podge of all other speeches,"...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811 - 432 pages
...incorporate easily with our native idioms. " From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes...extracted from Hooker, and the translation of the Bible j the terms of natural knowledge from Bacon ; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation, from Raleigh...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1812 - 808 pages
...boundary, beyond which I make few excursions. From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes...knowledge from Bacon; the phrases of policy, war, ami navigation from Raleigh; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney; and the diction...
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Hypocrisy: A Satire, in Three Books. Book the First

Charles Caleb Colton - 1812 - 294 pages
...of style, expression's every grace, Each elegance of speech, 'tis his to trace ; beth," says he, " a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use, and of elegance. If the language of Theology were extracted from Hooker, and ihe translation of thf Bible...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816 - 492 pages
...boundary, beyond which I make few excursions. From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes...Bacon; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation from Rakigh; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney; and the diction of common life from...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of Modern History: Delivered in the ..., Volume 6

George Miller - History - 1824 - 546 pages
...interesting period, that Johnson * has declared his opinion, that from the authors which rose in her time, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance. Nor should we forget, that to her protecting care, extended to this countiy, then sunk in barbarism,...
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