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" Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether their mother's language. And I dare swear this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they say... "
Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ... - Page 55
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850 - 638 pages
...usinfj our speech as most men ' do, and ordering our wits as the fewest have done. Some seek so ' far outlandish English, that they forget altogether their...them with counterfeiting the ' king's English. Some far-journeyed gentlemen at their return ' home, like as they love to go in foreign apparel, so they...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - English literature - 1835 - 122 pages
...farre for outlandishe Englishe, that they forget altogether their mother's language. And I dare sweare this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they saie ; and yet these fine Englishe clerkes will saie they speake in their mother tongue, if a man should...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 334 pages
...over-careless, using our speech as most men do, and ordering our wits as the fewest have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether their mother's language. And I dare affirm this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they say ; and yet...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 334 pages
...over-careless, using our speech as most men do, and ordering our wits as the few-est have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether their mother's language. And I dare affirm this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they say; and yet...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1842 - 326 pages
...over-careless, using our speech as most men do, and. ordering our wits as the fewest have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether their mother's language. And 1 dare affirm this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they say:...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847 - 712 pages
...careless ; using our speech as most men do, and ordering our wits as the fewest have doen. Some seek so d daily petitioned, that he would please to be hired,...those who had hired him before to be their servant iu their mother tongue, if a man should charge them with counterfeiting the king's English. Some far...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: First period, from the earliest times to 1400

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1847 - 712 pages
...most men do, and ordering our wits as the fewest have docn. Some seek so fur for outlandish Knjzlish, y, With dearth of woids, or answers quite awry To...arise, They deem, and of their doom the rumour fliee, Knglish clerks will say they speak in their mother tongue, if a man should charge them with counterfeiting...
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Wissenschaftliche Grammatik der englischen Sprache, Volume 1

Eduard Fiedler - 1850 - 344 pages
...careless ; using our speech as most men do and ordering our wits as the fewest have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English that they forget altogether their mother's language. And 1 dare swear this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they say and...
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Wissenschaftliche Grammatik der englischen Sprache von E. Fiedler (C. Sachs).

Eduard Fiedler - 1850 - 768 pages
...careless ; using our speech as most men do and ordering our wits as the fewest have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English that they forget altogether their mother's language. And 1 dare swear this, if some of their mothers were alive, they were not able to tell what they say and...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851 - 594 pages
...careless ; using our speech as most men do, and ordering onr wits as the fewest have doen. Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether...yet these fine English clerks will say they speak in then1 mother tongue, if a man should charge them with counterfeiting the king's English. Some far journied...
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