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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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Murray's English Exercises ...: Revised, Prepared and Particularly Adapted ...

Lindley Murray - 1840
...separate the relative who from its antecedent our countrymen , in this way : " Aboutan age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practise it, &c. (19.) With regard to relatives, it may be further observed, that obscurity...
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Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part I: Containing The Principles ...

Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox - English language - 1841 - 122 pages
...separate the relative who from its antecedent our countrymen ; in this way : tf About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practise it, &c. 305. With regard to relatives, it may be further observed, that obscurity...
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English Exercises: Consisting of Exercises in Parsing, Instances of False ...

Lindley Murray - 1847
...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 take of being witty." We are at no loss about...
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Murray's English Exercises ...: Revised, Prepared, and Particularly Adapted ...

Lindley Murray - 1850
...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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Progressive Exercises in English Composition

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1850 - 143 pages
...separate 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 practise it," &c. With regard to relatives, it may be further observed, that obscurity...
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Exercises Adapted to Hiley's: English Grammar

Richard Hiley - 1858 - 185 pages
...to arm ourselves against the accidents of life, against wliicIi,f' &c. Violations of this Rule. — This kind of wit 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. Hence the impossibility...
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Elements of English Composition, Grammatical, Rhetorical, Logical, and ...

James Robert Boyd - English language - 1860 - 406 pages
...his address, his pace, and career, as well as the vigor of his horse, and his own skill would allow. This kind of wit 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. It is folly to pretend...
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Companion to English Grammar ...

Jacob Lowres - 1862
...ought to be ashamed or afraid to avow? It is true what he says, but it is not applicable to the point. This kind of wit 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. I do not only mean the...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1866 - 560 pages
...the structure of the sentence. Thus, in the Spectator, (No. 54.) 'This kind of wit/ says Mr. Addison, 'was very much in vogue among our countrymen, about an age -or two ago, who difl not practise it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty.' We are !»t no...
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Questions and exercises adapted to Hiley's English grammar, style, and poetry

Richard Hiley - 1867
...&c. ? Give the example. 2. Exercises to be corrected in Writing. — Violations of Rule 1. — 651. This kind of wit 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. Hence the impossibility...
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