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" The great pest of speech is frequency of translation. No book was ever turned from one language into another without imparting something of its native idiom... "
The Anti-Jacobin Review and Protestant Advocate: Or, Monthly Political and ... - Page 347
1802
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Refinement and Affectation, will obtrude borrowed Terms and exotick Expreffions. The great Pell of Speech is Frequency of Tranflation. No Book was ever turned...imparting fomething of its native Idiom ; this is the moft mifchievous and comprehenfive Innovation ; fingle Words may enter by Thoufands, and the Fabrick...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Refinement and Affectation, will obtrude borrowed Terms and exotick Expreffions. The great Peft of Speech is Frequency of Tranflation. No Book was ever turned from one Language into another, wtthout imparting fomething of its native Idiom ; this is the moft mifchievous and comprehenfive Innovation...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...exotick ExprelTions. The great Peft of Speech is Frequency of- Tranflation. No Book was ever turned irom one Language into another, without imparting fomething of its native Idiom ; this is the moft mifchievous and comprchenfive Innovation ; fingle Words may enter by Thoufands, and ihe Fab/ick...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...ment and affectation, will obtrude borrowed terms and exotick expreflions. The great peft of fpeech is frequency of tranflation. No book was ever turned...imparting fomething of its native idiom ; this is the moft mifchievous and comprehenfive innovation ; Tingle words may enter by thoufands, and the fabrick...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...ment and aflectation, will obtrude borrowed tefm* and exotick expreffions. The great pefl of f[>eech is frequency of tranflation. No book was ever turned...from one language into another, without imparting fomethingof its native idiom; this is the moft mifchievous and comprehenfive innovation; fingle words...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 92

1850
...themselves in translating it. ' The great pest of speech,' says Johnson, ' is frequency of translation. No book was ever ' turned from one language into another without imparting ' something of its native idiom.' But the extent to which this importation of French words was carried...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...nothing but the language. vIbid. p. 94 & 99. The greatest pest of speech, is frequency of translation. No book was ever turned from one language into another, without imparting something of its native idiom. This is the most mischievous and comprehensive innovation: single words...
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A New and Enlarged Military Dictionary: Or, Alphabetical Explanation of ...

Charles James - 1805 - 1006 pages
...wittingly done so) will obtrude borrowed terms and exotick expressions. Let it also be remembered, that no book was ever turned from one language into another, without imparting something of its native idiom." • How would я handful of men have been able to check Bonaparte at...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...obtrude borrowed terms and exotic expressions. The great pest of speech is frequency of translation. No book was ever turned from one language into another, without imparting something of its native idiom ; this is the most mischievous and comprehensive innovation ; single...
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The Charges of Jean Baptiste Massillon, Bishop of Clermont, Addressed to His ...

Jean-Baptiste Massillon - Pastoral theology - 1806 - 308 pages
...mind, as my apology, the observation of the first of critics and the best of men, Dr. Johnson, that — "No book was ever turned from one language into another, without imparting something of its native idiom." I . cannot, in my judgment, be too often inculcated nor too earnestly...
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