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" The vocabulary is the vocabulary of the common people. There is not an expression, if we except a few technical terms of theology, which would puzzle the rudest peasant. We have observed several pages which do not contain a single word of more than two... "
Whiteladies - Página 544
por Margaret Oliphant Oliphant - 1876
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - 1881 - 548 páginas
...that can be said. Macaulay's estimate is expressed with characteristic slap - dash extravagance : " No writer has said more exactly what he meant to say....sufficient. There is no book in our literature on which we would so readily stake the fame of the old unpolluted English language, no book which shows so well...
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The Scottish Churches and the Gipsies

James Simson - 1881 - 61 páginas
...the formation of his character" (Dis., p. 519). Of the Pilgrims Progress Lord Macaulay wrote : — " For magnificence, for pathos, for vehement exhortation,...divine, this homely dialect — the dialect of plain workingmen — was perfectly sufficient. There is no book in our literature on which we would so readily...
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The Bible Looking Glass: Reflector, Companion and Guide to the Great Truths ...

1881
...the common people. For magnificence, far pathos, for vehement exhortations, for subtle disquisitions, for every purpose of the poet, the orator, and the...dialect of plain working men, was perfectly sufficient. Though there were many clever men in, England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1881
...obtain a wide command over the English language. The vocabulary is the vocabulary of the common people. Yet no writer has said more exactly what he meant to say. For magnificence, for pathos. Tor vehement exhortation, for subtle disquisition, for every purpose of the poet, the orator, and the...
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How to Write English: A Practical Treatise on English Composition

Alfred Arthur Reade - 1882 - 106 páginas
...peasant. We have observed several pages which do not contain a single word of more than two syllables, yet no writer has said more exactly what he meant...poet, the orator and the divine, this homely dialect of plain working men was perfectly sufficient. There is no book in our literature on which we would...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volumen1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1882
...peasant. We have observed several pages which do not contain a single word of more than two syllables. Yet no writer has said more exactly what he meant...vehement exhortation, for subtle disquisition, for eveiy purpose of the poet, the orator, and the divine, this homely dialect, the dialect of plain working...
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Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay (baron [essays]) - 1883
...peasant. We have observed several pages which do not contain a single word of more than two syllables. Vet no writer has said more exactly what he meant to say....sufficient. There is no book in our literature on which we would so readily stake the fame of the old unpolluted English language, . no book which shows so well...
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Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay (baron [essays]) - 1883
...observed several pages which do not contain a single word of more than two syllables. Yet no writer hss interpretation was in full activity. The great French...personal liberty, the English doctrine that all power would so readily stake the fame of the old unpolluted English language, no book which shows so well...
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The Social Emancipation of the Gipsies

James Simson - 1884 - 29 páginas
...the formation of his character" (Dis., p. 5'9). Of the Pilgrim's Progress Lord Macaulay wrote:— " For magnificence, for pathos, for vehement exhortation,...the poet, the orator, and the divine, this homely dialect—the dialect of plain workingmen—was perfectly sufficient. There is. no book in our literature...
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School Elocution: A Manual of Vocal Training in High Schools, Normal Schools ...

John Swett - 1884 - 390 páginas
...peasant. We have observed several pages \ which do not contain a single word \ of more than two syllables. Yet no writer | has said more exactly \ what he meant...magnificence, for pathos, for vehement exhortation, for subtile disquisition, for every purpose of the poet, the orator, and the divine, this homely dialect,...
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