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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
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...understand anything that was written among us a hundred years ago ; which is certainly true, for those especially to the common people. And I doubt whether the alterations since introduced have added much...
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Backgrounds for the Bible

Michael Patrick O'Connor, David Noel Freedman - History - 1987 - 369 pages
...hardly be able to understand anything that was written among us an Hundred Years ago. . . : For those books being perpetually read in Churches, have proved a Kind of Standard for Language, especially for the Common People." The language of the books was a common possession, an aid to understanding...
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Einfuhrung Ins Fruhneuenglische. English

Professor of English and Chair of Linguistics and Medieval Studies Manfred Gorlach, Manfred Görlach - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 456 pages
...not for the Bible and Common Prayer Book in the vulgar Tongue, we should hardly be able to understand any Thing that was written among us an hundred Years ago: Which is certainly true: For those Books being perpetually 5 read in Churches, have proved a kind of Standard for Language, especially...
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A History of the Bible as Literature

David Norton - Bible - 1993 - 868 pages
...anything that was wtirten among us an hundred years ago': which is certainly true: for those hooks, heing perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. And I douht whether the alterations since introduced have added much...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...not in the Church of Scotland or the Roman Catholic Church). As Jonathan Swift confirmed: 'For those Books being perpetually read in Churches, have proved a kind of Standard for Language, especially to the common People.' This is popular literature in the clearest sense of the term, far...
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A History of the English Bible as Literature

David Norton - Bibles - 2000 - 484 pages
...Bible and Common Prayer Book in the vulgar tongue, we should hardly be able to understand anything that was written among us an hundred years ago': which is certainly true: for those books, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially...
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