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" It is your lordship's observation, that if it were not for the Bible and Common Prayer Book in the vulgar tongue, we should hardly be able to understand anything that was written among us a hundred years ago; which is certainly true, for those books,... "
The Works of D. Jonathan Swift: In Nine Volumes - Page 172
1752
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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. In Thirteen ...

Jonathan Swift - 1774
...Bible and CommonPrayer Book in the vulgar tongue, we fhould hardly be able to underftand any thing thai was written among us an hundred years ago ; which is certainly true : for thofe bock;, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of ftandaril for language, efpedally...
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The Works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1784
...in the vulgar tongue, we fhould hardly be able to underfland any thing, that was written among us a hundred years ago ; which is certainly true : for...perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of ftandard for language, efpecially to the common people. And I doubt, whether the alterations fince...
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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
...understand any thing, that was written among us a hundred years ago ; which is certainly true : for those books, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. And I doubt, whether the alterations since introduced, have added...
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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 18

1801
...certainly tiue : for thole books being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of ftandard for language, efpecially to the common people. And I doubt whether the alterations ftnce introduced have added much to the beauty or ftrength of the Englilh tongue, though they have...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 18

English literature - 1801
...for the Bibfe and Common Prayer book in the vulgar tongue, we fliould hardly be able to undeiftand any thing that was written among us an hundred years ago ; which is cortainly true : for thofe bouks being perpetually fead in churches, have proved a kind of ftandard...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1808
...cruelty. S. that that was written among us a hundred years ago ; which is certainly true : for those books, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. And I doubt, whether the alterations since introduced have added much...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellaneous essays

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
...understand any thing, that was written among us a hundred years ago ; which is certainly true : for those books, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. And I doubt, whether the alterations since introduced have added much...
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An authentic account of our authorized translation of the holy Bible and of ...

Henry John Todd - Bible - 1838 - 70 pages
...understand any thing that was written among us a hundred years ago; which is certainly true : for those books, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. And I doubt, whether the alterations since introduced [in language]...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Interesting and Valuable ..., Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1850
...anything that was written among us a hundred years ago; which is certainly true : for those books żoil« perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. Ami I doubt whether the alterations since introduced have added much...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D.: With Copious Notes and ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Roscoe - 1859
...understand anything that was written among us a hundred years ago ; which is certainly true : for those books being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. And I doubt whether the alterations since introduced have added much...
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