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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 book of elegant extracts

Book - 1868
...came as good as ours or better And are not spent a whit. Suckling. DR JOHNSON ON HIS DICTIONARY. | HAVE devoted this book, the labour of years, to the...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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Class-book of science and literature

Class-book - 1869
...lordship's most humble, most obedient servant, SAMUEL JOHNSON. From the Preface to his 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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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...Lordship's most humble, Most obedient servant, SAMUEL JOHNSON. 153. From the PREFACE TO HIS 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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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...Lordship's most humble, Most obedient servant, SAMUEL JOHNSON. . FROM THE PREFACE TO HIS 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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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

English prose - 1872 - 534 pages
...and to their works. Essays. [DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON. 1709 1784.] THE COMPILATION OF A 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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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - American literature - 1872 - 640 pages
...lordship's most humble, Most obedient servant, SAMUEL JuHNSON. EXTRACT FROM THE PREPACK 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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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

American literature - 1872 - 640 pages
...most humble, Most obedient servant, SAMUEL JOHNSON. EXTRACT FROM THE PREFACE TO THE DICTIONARY. Ix hope of giving longevity to that 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...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...Poets, and two poetical satires, London, and The Vanity of Human Wishes, etc. PREFACE TO THE 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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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Authors - 1879 - 555 pages
...have a natural tendency to degeneration : we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some have no other rallying point than a common faith...the mysteries of the cross. 1 die before my time, yours, to tho honour of my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philology, without a contest,...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Authors - 1879 - 555 pages
...tendency to degeneration : we have long preserved onr ionstitution, let us make some struggles ibr onr language. In hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to be immortal. 1 bave devoted this book, the labour of jeers, to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield...
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