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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen: Richard I and the ... - Page 244
by Walter Savage Landor - 1824
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The Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volume 1

Walter Savage Landor - English literature - 1846 - 676 pages
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...; it is the life and spirit of language ; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened...
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Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1853 - 492 pages
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...idiom; it is the life and spirit of language; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened...
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The Works of Walter Savage Landor...

Walter Savage Landor - 1853
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...union with them, in which we merge at last altogether. Kvery good writer has mueh idiom ; it is the life and spirit of language ; and none such ever entertained...
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Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1853 - 492 pages
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your jRandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...to the populace, and every day we miss a little of onr own, and collect a little from strangers: this prepares us for a more intimate union with them,...
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Selections from the Writings of Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor - 1856 - 308 pages
...decay lose their idiom, which loss is always precursory to freedom. What your father and grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...; it is the life and spirit of language; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 29, Issue 8

1864
...rather than the pedant ; a vicious growth upon one of the first and soundest principles of literature. Every good writer has much idiom ; it is the life and spirit of language. But it ceases to be a grace when it is insisted upon as an art. Coleridge exclaimed, " If men would...
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First series of Imaginary conversations: Classical dialogues (Greek) and ...

Walter Savage Landor - 1876 - 4 pages
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...; it is the life and spirit of language ; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened...
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Selections from the Writings of Walter Savage Landor

Sir Sidney Colvin - English literature - 1882 - 375 pages
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned...; it is the life and spirit of language ; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened...
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Imaginary Conversations

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1883
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation is now abandoned...; it is the life and spirit of language : and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened...
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London Society, Volume 43

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - 1883
...their idiom, which loss is always precursory to that of freedom. What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation is now abandoned...altogether. Every good writer has much idiom ; it is the ife and spirit of language ; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and...
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