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" When we see men grow old and die at a certain time one after another, from century to century, we laugh at the elixir that promises to prolong life to a thousand years; and with equal justice may the lexicographer be derided who, being able to produce... "
Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson - Σελίδα 261
των Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 σελίδες
...that I have indulged expectation which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men 5 grow old and die at a certain time one after another,...being able to produce no example of a nation that has 10 preserved their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm...

Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 σελίδες
...now begin to fear that I have indulged expectation which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men grow old and die at a certain time...their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dicv tionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, — that it...

Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 σελίδες
...now begin to fear that I have indulged expectation which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men grow old and die at a certain time...their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, — that it is...

Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 σελίδες
...which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men grow old and die at a certain tune one after another, from century to century, we laugh...their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dio tionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, — that it...

The Cambridge History of English Literature: The nineteenth century. III

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - 1916
...the preface, he confessed he had been too sanguine. We laugh at the elixir that promises to prolong1 life to a thousand years ; and with equal justice may the lexicographer be derided, who . . . shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and...

The Cambridge History of English Literature: The nineteenth century, 1-3

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - 1917
...Dictionary was to fix the English language; but, in the preface, he confessed he had been too sanguine. We laugh at the elixir that promises to prolong life...equal justice may the lexicographer be derided, who . . . shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and...

The Harvard Classics, Τόμος 39

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...now begin to fear that I have indulged expectation which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men grow old and die at a certain time...their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, that it is in...

Rethinking Bakhtin: Extensions and Challenges

Gary Saul Morson, Caryl Emerson - 1989 - 330 σελίδες
...now begin to fear that I have indulged expectation which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men grow old and die at a certain time...their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, that it is in...
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Language Planning and Social Change

Robert L. Cooper, Cooper, Robert Leon Cooper, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - 1989 - 216 σελίδες
...now begin to fear that I have indulged expectation which neither reason nor experience can justify. When we see men grow old and die at a certain time...years; and with equal justice may the lexicographer he derided, who being able to produce no example of a nation that has preserved their words and phrases...
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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773

Allen Reddick, Professor of English Literature Allen Reddick, Samuel Johnson - 1996 - 252 σελίδες
...change or corruption of language, that such an effort would be a quixotic attempt doomed to failure: When we see men grow old and die at a certain time...their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, that it is in...
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