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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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A Survey of English Literature, 1730-1780, Volume 1

Oliver Elton - English literature - 1928 - 444 pages
...insight. He sees that it was fluid and experimental and had become largely obsolete ; yet that from it a speech might be ' formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance ' ; and that by extracting this from the great authors, ' few ideas would be lost to mankind for want...
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Der Gedanke einer englischen Sprachakademie in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart

Hermann Martin Flasdieck - English language - 1928 - 264 pages
...Elisabeth datiert the golden age of our language 2). From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance3). Sie sind the writers before the restoration, whose works I regard as the wells of English...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 28

American periodicals - 1851 - 644 pages
...to our present purpose;) — "From the authors," says he, •' which rose in the timo 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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Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

Kevin Hart - Literary Criticism - 1999
...Proposal. He finds, as Swift does, that the Elizabethan age shows English at its apex, for in those days 'a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance' (para. 62). And he is Swiftian also in seeing 'in constancy and stability a general and lasting advantage'...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

John T. Lynch - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 244 pages
...medieval barbarisms. We have already seen that "From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance." No party-line ancient or modern, Johnson considers language neither fundamentally degenerative nor...
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On the influence of the translation [&c. by W.T. Petty-Fitzmaurice].

William Thomas Petty- Fitzmaurice (earl of Kerry.) - 1830 - 68 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 know" ledge, from Bacon ; the phrases of policy, war, and...
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English: History, Diversity, and Change

David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 406 pages
...authours which rofe in the time of Elizabeth, a fpeech might be formed adequate to all the purpofes of ufe and elegance. If the language of theology were extracted from Hooker and the tranflation of the Bible ; the terms of natural knowledge from Bacon ; the phrafes of policy, war,...
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