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" In the Attic commonwealth it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public... "
The Works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift ... - Página 117
por Jonathan Swift - 1784
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The Works of George Campbell: Philosophy of rhetoric

George Campbell - 1840
...common, and to be found even in our best writers. " In the Attic commonwealth," says Doctor Swift, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public 4." — If he had said simply, " In the Attic commonwealth it was the privilege of every citizen to...
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Murray's English Exercises ...: Revised, Prepared and Particularly Adapted ...

Lindley Murray - 1840
...than to say, "Being content with deserving it," tec. " In the Att,ck commonwealth," says an author, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in publick." Belter simply thus : " In the Attick commonwealth, it was the privilege of every citizen...
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A Glance at Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Social

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1845 - 320 páginas
...This fault is very common, even in writers of reputation. " In the Attic commonwealth," says Swift, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public.'" It is an invariable maxim that words which add nothing to the sense or clearness, must diminish the...
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English Exercises: Consisting of Exercises in Parsing, Instances of False ...

Lindley Murray - 1847
...say, "Being content with deserving it," &c. •• In the A nil k commonwealth," says an author, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in publick." Better simply thus : . " In the Attick commonwealth, it was the privilege of every citizen...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1849 - 455 páginas
...common, and to be found even in our best writers. " In the Attic commonwealth," says Doctor Swift, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public."^ If h« had said simply, " In the Attic commonwealth it was the privilege of every citizen to rail in...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Interesting and Valuable ..., Volumen1

Jonathan Swift - 1850
...this purpose, I have sometimes reflected upon the difference between Athens and England, with respect to the point before us. In the Attic commonwealth,...and birth-right of every citizen and poet to rail aloudf and in public, or to expose upon the stage, by name, any person they pleased, though of the...
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Progressive Exercises in English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1850 - 143 páginas
...than to say, " Being content with deserving it," &c. " In the Attic commonwealth," says an author, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public." Better simply thus : " In the Attic commonwealth, it was the privilege of every citizen to rail in...
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Composition, literary and rhetorical, simplified

rev. David Williams (M.A.) - 1850
...precision,—tautology, pleonasm, and verbosity. " Jt was," says Dean Swift, speaking of the Athenians, " the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail " aloud and in public," which is a sentence filled with superfluous words; for " birthright and privilege " are synonymous...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 páginas
...against brevity are, 1. Tautology, which is the repetition of some idea in different words ; as, " It was the privilege and birth-right of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public." 2. Pleonasm. This implies bare superfluity, or more than enough ; as, " They returned back again to...
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The Works of Dean Swift: Comprising A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books ...

Jonathan Swift - 1857 - 420 páginas
...Athens and England, with respect to the point before us. In the Attic com[* Plutarch.] monwealth,* it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public, or to expose upon the stage by name, any person they pleased, though of the greatest figure, whether a Creon,...
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