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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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readings in english prose of the eighteenth century

raymond macdonald alden - 1911
...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...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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 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...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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century, Ed

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...which its own nature 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 a contest, to the nations of the continent. The chief glory of every people arises from its...
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Selections for oral reading

Claude Moore Fuess - Recitations - 1914 - 326 pages
...would lay down my arms ! never ! never ! never ! SAMUEL JOHNSON0 THE PREFACE TO THE DICTIONARY 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 Glory of English Prose: Letters to My Grandson

Stephen Coleridge - English language - 1922 - 232 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...honour of my country, that we may no longer yield 59 the palm of philology to the nations of the continent. The chief glory of every people arises 32?...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909 - 437 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...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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Catalogue, Issues 176-186

Bernard Quaritch (Firm) - Catalogs, Booksellers' - 1898
...Murray's ambition to say with his great predecessor and pioneer, Dr. Johnson, " I have devoted this work, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield without a contest the palm of Philology to the nations of the Continent." Saturday Review, April...
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Catalogue, Issues 165-174

Bernard Quaritch (Firm) - Catalogs, Booksellers' - 1896
...Murray's ambition to say, with his great piedecessor and pioneer, Dr. Johnson. ' I have devoted this work, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, that we may no lunger yield without a contest the palm of Philology to the nations of the Continent"' " Saturday...
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The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth-century Britain

David Spadafora - History - 1990 - 464 pages
...let us make some struggles for our language." And so he devoted years of lexicographical labor to the "hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to be immortal. " Why linguistic endurance was so important he made explicit in assessing the value of the Dictionary:...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...particularly France. Johnson was sensitive to this expectation and he says explicitly in his Preface, "I have devoted this book, the labour of years, to...that we may no longer yield the palm of philology without a contest to the nations of the continent" (Greene, p. ^1-). However, the "palm of philology"...
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