The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and Critical, Volume 6

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W. Durell, 1812
 

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Halaman 18 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Halaman 44 - My lord, I do here, in the name of all the learned and pxjlite persons of the nation, complain to your lordship, as first minister, that our language is extremely imperfect ; that its daily improvements are by no means in proportion to its daily corruptions ; that the pretenders to...
Halaman 230 - Instead of gathering strength, either as a Ministry or as a party, we grew weaker every day. The peace had been judged, with reason, to be the only solid foundation whereupon we could erect a Tory system; and yet when it was made we found ourselves at a full stand. Nay, the very work which ought to have been the basis of our strength was in part demolished before our eyes, and we were stoned with the ruins of it.
Halaman 47 - ... or encouragement for popular orators ; their giving not only the freedom of the city, but capacity for employments, to several towns in Gaul, Spain, and Germany...
Halaman 43 - They all agreed, that nothing would be of greater use towards the improvement of knowledge and politeness than some effectual method for correcting, enlarging, and ascertaining our language ; and they think it a work very possible to be compassed under the protection of a prince, the countenance and encouragement of a ministry, and the care of proper persons chosen for such an undertaking.
Halaman 50 - These gentlemen, although they could not be insensible how much our language was already overstocked with monosyllables, yet, to save time and pains, introduced that barbarous custom of abbreviating words to fit them to the measure of their verses...
Halaman 54 - But what I have most at Heart, is, that some Method should be thought on for Ascertaining and Fixing our Language for ever, after such Alterations are made in it as shall be thought requisite. For I am of Opinion, that it is better a Language should not be wholly perfect, than that it should be perpetually changing...
Halaman 53 - In order to reform our language, I conceive, my lord, that a free judicious choice should be made of such persons, as are generally allowed to be best qualified for such a work, without any regard to quality, party, or profession.
Halaman 49 - To this succeeded that licentiousness which entered with the Restoration, and from infecting our religion and morals, fell to corrupt our language : which last was not like to be much improved by those who at that time made up the court of King Charles the Second ; either such...
Halaman 136 - A most humble Address or Memorial presented to Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, by the Deputy of the Magistrates of Dunkirk.

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