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The Works of D. Jonathan Swift: In Nine Volumes - Page 165
1752
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A Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue: In ...

Jonathan Swift - English language - 1712 - 48 pages
...Dictionaries before his Time. But the 'Englift Tongue is not arrived to fuch a Degree of Perfection, asj^to make us apprehend any Thoughts of its Decay ; and...to a certain Standard, perhaps there might be Ways found ottt to fix it for ever 5 or at lead till, we are invaded and made a Cohqueft by forne other...
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The Works of J. S. ..

Jonathan Swift - 1735
...among them, makes ufe of many new Terms which are not to be found in any of the common Di&ionaries before his Time. But the Englijh Tongue is not arrived...there might be Ways to fix it for ever, or at leaft till we are invaded, and made a Conqueft by fome other State ; And even then, our beft Writings might...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1742
...the moft ruinous Corruption in any Language. La Bruyere, a late celebrated Writer among them, makes Ufe of many new Terms which are not to be found in...Efteem, and the Authors have a Chance for Immortality. BPT, without fuch great Revolutions as thefe, (to which we are, I think, left fubject than Kingdoms...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - 1801
...dictionaries before his time. But the English tongue is not arrived to such a degree of perfection, as to make us apprehend any thoughts of its decay ; and...to a certain standard, perhaps there might be ways found out to fix it for ever, or at least till we are invaded and made a conquest-}- by some other...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1808
...dictionaries before his time. But the English tongue is not arrived to such a degree of perfection, as to make us apprehend any thoughts of its decay; and...to a certain standard, perhaps there might be ways found out to fix it for ever, or at least till we are invaded and made a conquest f by some other state;...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1812
...dictionaries before his time. But the English tongue is not arrived to such a degree of perfection, as to make us apprehend any thoughts of its decay ; and...refined to a certain standard, perhaps there might be wayg found out to fix it for ever, or at least till * This is ungrammatical ; it should be — ' which...
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The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and ...

Jonathan Swift - 1814
...dictionaries before his time. But the English tongue is not arrived to such a degree of perfection, as to make us apprehend any thoughts of its decay ; and...to a certain standard, perhaps there might be ways found out to fix it for ever, or at least till we are invaded and made a conquest by some other state;...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellaneous essays

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
...dictionaries before his time. But the English tongue is not arrived to such a degree of perfection, as to make us apprehend any thoughts of its decay ; and...to a certain standard, perhaps there might be ways found out to fix it for ever, or at least till we are invaded and made a conquest by some other state;...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D.: With Copious Notes and ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Roscoe - 1859
...dictionaries before his time. But. the English tongue is not arrived to such a degree of perfection as \ to make us apprehend any thoughts of its decay; and...to a certain standard, perhaps there might be ways found out to fix it for ever, or at least till we are invaded and made a conquest by some other state...
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Modern English

Fitzedward Hall - English language - 1873 - 394 pages
...belief. 3 This 1'roposal was written in 1712. There we also read, with reference to our language : " If it were once refined to a certain standard, perhaps there might he ways found out to fix it for ever, or, at least, till we are invaded and made a conquest [si'i']...
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