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" About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practise it, "
A French Grammar: To which is Prefixed, an Analysis Relating to that Subject - Page 91
by René Labutte - 1790 - 112 pages
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1787
...feparate the relative who, from its antecedent our countrymen ; in this way : " About " an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very " much in vogue among our countrymen, " who did not practife it for any oblique reate fon, but purely for the fake of being witty." Spectator,...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1793
...the ftructure of the fentence. Thus, in the fpeftator, (No. 54.) "This kind of wit," faysmr. Addifon, "was " very much in vogue among our countrymen, " about an age or two ago, who did not pradlife " it for any oblique reaibn, but purely for the " fake of being witty." We are at no lofs...
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The Elements of English Composition: Containing Practical Instructions for ...

David Irving - English language - 1803 - 238 pages
...manner 'as not to feparate the relative who from its antecedent countrymen. " About an age or two age this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not pradYife it for anyoblique reafon, but purely for the fake of being witty.!' It is folly...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1805 - 336 pages
...sentence, when these relatives are out of their proper place. " This kind of wit," says an author, " was very much in vogue among our countrymen, about an age or two ago ; who did not practise it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." We are at no loss about...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1805 - 336 pages
...sentence, when these relatives are out of their proper place. " This kind of wit,'.' says an author, " was very much in vogue among our countrymen, about an age or two ago ; voho did not practise it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." We are...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1805 - 328 pages
...feparate the relative who from its antecedent our countrymen ; in this way : " About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practife it," &c. The following paflage is ftill more cenfurable. " It is folly to pretend...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 2

1807
...separate the relative who from its antecedent oar countrymen ; in this way: " About an age or two ago this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practise it," &c. The fallowing passages are far more censurable: " It is folly to pretend...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners, with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1809 - 336 pages
...separate the relative who from its antecedent our countrymen-; in this way: * i About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practise it," Sec. The following passage is still more censurable. " It is folly to pretend...
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Elements of English Grammar: With a Postscript, Analysis, and an Appendix

Jonathan Morgan - English language - 1814 - 284 pages
...have only to follow nature, who always places the appendage, nextto the thing, to which it belongs. "This kind of wit was very much in vogue, among our countrymen, about an age or two ago, who did not practice it for any oblique reason,, but purely for the sake of being witty." The order ef the words...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles of ...

Alexander Jamieson - English language - 1820 - 345 pages
...place, we .always find something awkward and disjointed in the structure of the sentence. Uhis. 1. " This kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, ahout an age or two ago, who did not practise it for any ohlique reason. hut purely for the sake of...
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