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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825 - 750 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 of • use and elegance. If the language of theoloijy were extracted from Hooker and the translation of the Bible ; the terms of natural Itnowledge...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 12

English literature - 1787 - 564 pages
...time of Elizabeth, a fpeecb might be formed adequate to all the purpofes of ufe and eU, jsnce. If tbe language of theology were extracted from Hooker and the translation of the Bible j the terms of natural knowledge from Bacon j the phrafes of policy, war, anj navigation, from Raleigh...
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Ten Introductory Lectures Delivered at the Opening of the University of London

University of London, R. E. Grant - Essays - 1829 - 374 pages
...sufficient grounds has Dr. Johnson observed*, ' From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed, adequate to all the purposes...and navigation from Raleigh ; the dialect of poetry from Spenser and Sidney ; and the diction of common life from Shakspeare, few ideas would be lost to...
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An essay upon the influence of the translation of the Bible upon English ...

William Thomas Petty- Fitzmaurice (earl of Kerry.) - 1830 - 102 pages
...Johnson in the admirable preface to his English Dictionary, "a speech might be formed adequate to all purposes of use and elegance, if the language of theology were extracted from Hooker, and the Bible translation ; the terms of natural knowledge from Bacon ; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation,...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 43

Methodist Church - 1861 - 716 pages
...Dr. Johnson does not exaggerate when he says: "From the authors who 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 war, policy, and...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1845 - 638 pages
...than in the words of Dr. Johnson, who observes: "From the authors who rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes...and navigation, from Raleigh; the dialect of poetry from Spenser and Sidney; and the diction of common life from Shakespeare, few ideas would be lost to...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Volume 1

1845 - 440 pages
...in the time of Queen Elizabeth, that a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of life. If the language of theology were extracted from Hooker,...; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation, from Kaleigh ; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney ; and the diction of common life...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 4

Education - 1850 - 488 pages
...thought. Dr. Johnson has very warrantably said : " From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes...and navigation from Raleigh ; the dialect of poetry from Spenser and Sidney ; and the diction of common life from Shakspeare ; few ideas would be lost...
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The Journal of Education for Upper Canada, Volumes 3-4

Education - 1850 - 396 pages
...derived from Saxon roots ! " From the authors," says Dr. Johnson, " 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, and...
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The Republic of the United States of America: And Its Political Institutions ...

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1851 - 954 pages
...probably owing to the greater fixedness of our aristocratic national character. " If," says Dr. Johnson, " the language of theology were extracted from Hooker...terms of natural knowledge from Bacon ; the phrases oi policy, war, and navigation from Raleigh ; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney...
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