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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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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...exultation, My lord, Your lordship's most humble, Most obedient servant, SAM. JOHNSON. Hit Dictionary. In hope of giving longevity to that which its own...that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the tontinent. The chief glory of every people arises from its...
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...overrun with noxious 70 plants, or laid out for show rather than for use. FROM THE PRKFACE TO DICTIONARY. In hope of giving longevity to that which its own...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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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...overrun with noxious 70 plants, or laid out for show rather than for use. FROM THE PREFACE TO DICTIONARY. In hope of giving longevity to that which its own...labour of years, to the honour of my country, that wa-may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest, to the nations of the continent. The...
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Continuous Latin prose, exercises

James Moir - 1880
...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...I have devoted this book, the labour of years, to my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philosophy to the nations of the Continent. The...
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Ten years' Queen's scholarship questions, 1870-9, with answers to arithmetic ...

Education Ministry of - 1880
...passive, and the passive into active. SECTION II. 1. Analyse one of the two following sentences : "In hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to be immortal, 1 have devoted this book, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

Authors, English - 1881 - 536 pages
...have a natural tendency to degeneration ; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some without a contest, to the nations of the Continent. The chief glory of every people arises from its...
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Twelve years' Queen's scholarship questions

Education Ministry of - 1882
...passive, and the passive into active. SECTION II. 1. Analyse one of the two following sentences : " In hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to bo immortal, I have devoted this book, the labour of yearn, to tho honour of my country, that wo may...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - English language - 1883
...receive and entertain them as curiosities." In the preface to his Dictionary Dr. Johnson remarks : In hope of giving longevity to that which its own...forbids to be immortal, I have devoted this book, the labor of years, to the honor of my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of .philology, without...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

Authors, English - 1887 - 536 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 contest, to the nations of the Continent. The chief glory of every people arises from its...
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 4

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure. (From the Same.) A TASK COMPLETED IN hope of giving longevity to that which its own...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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