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" In hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to be immortal, I have devoted this book, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the continent. "
Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies]. - Page 84
by Samuel Johnson - 1774
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Deformities of Dr Samuel Johnson: Selected from his works

James Thomson Callender - 1782 - 63 pages
...folitude' (the neighbourhood of Lon< don) ' what would it avail me § ?' And again, ' I have de' voted this book, the labour of years, to the honour of my ' country ||.' Item. ' I cannot but have fome degree of pa' rental fondnefs/ But after all this parental fondnefs,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...natural tendency to degeneration ; we have long prcierved our conftiuition, let us make fome ftruggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity to that...nature forbids to be immortal, I have devoted this k, the labour of years, to the honour of my 6 country, ENGLISH DICTIONARY. aa; Country, that we may...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.: D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...natural tendency to degeneration; we have long preferved our conftitution, let us make fome ftruggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity to that which its owrt nature forbids to be immortal, I have devoted thiť book, the labour of years, to the honour of...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...governments, have a natural tendency to degeneration ; we have 1 preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to be immo I have devoted this book, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, tha may no longer...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...have a natural tendency to degeneration ; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity...that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the continent. The chief glory of every people arises from its...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1809
...have a natural tendency to degeneration ; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity...that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the continent. The chief glory of .every people arises from its...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...have a natural tendency to degeneration ; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity...the labour of years, to the honour of my country, Country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1812 - 766 pages
...have a natural tendency to degeneration ; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity...that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contei;, to the nations of the continent. The chief glory of even people arises from its...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1816
...have a natural tendency to degeneration; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity...that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the continent. The chief glory of every people arises from its...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...have a natural tendency to degeneration; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language. In hope of giving longevity...nature forbids to be immortal, I have devoted this jjook, the labour of years., to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philology,...
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