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" ... either in rejecting such old words, or phrases, which are ill sounding, or improper; or in admitting new, which are more proper, more sounding, and more significant. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes - Page 211
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...quod Aper increpabat, tantam mihi afferunt voluptatem, ut inter praecipuos carminum fructos numerem." •which are ill sounding or improper, or in admitting...fault of theirs. For in this case the refinement can be but accidental ; that is, when the words and phrases which are rejected, happen to be improper....
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...much complains, under the person of Secundus, in his famous dialogue De Causis corrupts Eloquentice. But, to shew that our language is improved, and that...phrases. which are ill sounding, or improper; or in admit ting new, which are more proper, more sounding, and more significant." The reader will easily...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
...much complains, under the person of Secundus, in his famous Dialogue De Causis corrupice Eloquentice. But to shew that our language is improved, and that...fault of theirs. For in this case the refinement can be but accidental ; that is, when the words and phrases which are rejected, happen to be improper....
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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - 1846 - 344 pages
...skill, In this one praise he has their fame surpast, To please an age more gallant than the last." « "Either in rejecting such old words or phrases which...new, which are more proper, more sounding, and more luxuriant. * * * Malice and partiality set apart, let any man who understands English, read diligently...
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Grammar of English grammars; or Advanced manual of English grammar and language

Jacob Lowres - 1863
...principally consists : that is, either in rejecting such old words or phrases which are ill-sounding or improper, or in admitting new, which are more proper,...fault of theirs. For in this case the refinement can be but accidental ; that is, when the words and phrases which are rejected, happen to be improper....
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1863 - 2409 pages
...last.... Let us consider in what the refinement of a language principally consists : That is cither in rejecting such old words or phrases which are ill sounding or improper, or in admiiting new, which are more proper, more sounding, and more signiflcant.... Let any man who understands...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - 1866
...part 1. The language, wit, and conversation of our age are improved and refined above the last.... Let us consider in what the refinement of a language...are ill sounding or improper, or in admitting new, whioh are more proper, more sounding, and more significant.... Let any man who understands English,...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1871
...principally consists ; that is, "either in rejecting such old words, or phrases, which are illsounding or improper; or in admitting new, which are more proper, more sounding, and more significant." . . . Let any man, who understands English, read diligently the works of Shakespeare and Fletcher,...
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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 2

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
...principally consists ; that is, " either in rejecting such old words, or phrases, which are illsounding or improper; or in admitting new, which are more proper, more sounding, and more significant." . . . Let any man, who understands English, read diligently the works of Shakespeare and Fletcher,...
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Geschichte der englischen Literatur, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1878
...tragedy. **) The language, wit, and conversation of our age are improved and refined above the last .... Let us consider in what the refinement of a language...are more proper, more sounding, and more significant .... Let any man who understands English, read diligently the works of Shakespeare and Fletcher, and...
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