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" In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not aofc without forethought. It had long seemed to me that the great vice of American writing and speaking was a studied— want of -simplicity, that we were in danger of coming to look on our mother-tongue as a... "
Melibœus-Hipponax: The Biglow papers. Second series - Page ix
by James Russell Lowell - 1867 - 258 pages
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian ...

1867 - 902 pages
...adoption. " It had long seemed to me," he says, " that the great vice of American [modern English ?J writing and speaking, was a studied want of simplicity, that we were in danger of coming to look on our mother tongue as a dead language, to be sought in the grammar and dictionary rather than in the heart,...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell, Issue 514

James Russell Lowell - 1873 - 488 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage In choosing the Yankee dialect, l did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...be sought in the grammar and dictionary rather than m the heart, and that our only chance of escape was by seeking it at its living sources among those...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1876 - 434 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage. In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...be sought in the grammar and dictionary rather than ill the heart, and that our only chance of escape was by seeking it at its living sources among those...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1879 - 592 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage. In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that the great vice of American writing and sjK'aking was a studied want of simplicity, that we were in danger of coming to look on our mother-tongue...
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Education, Volume 17

1897 - 704 pages
...American writers are cultivating a style wholly wanting in this first best essential. He says : " It has long seemed to me that the great vice of American writing and speaking is a studied want of simplicity.* Whether it be want of culture, for the highest outcome of culture...
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The poetical works of James Russell Lowell. Household ed. Complete ed

James Russell Lowell - 1882 - 496 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage In choosing the Yankee dialect, l did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...simplicity, that we were in danger of coming to look on our mother-tongoe as a dead langoage, to be sought in the grammar and dictionary rather than in the heart,...
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The Poetical Works

James Russell Lowell - 1885 - 518 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...be sought in the grammar and dictionary rather than m the heart, and that our only chance of escape was by seeking it at its living sources among f , ly...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 560 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage. In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...our only chance of escape was by seeking it at its iiving sources among those who were, as Scottowe says of Major-General Gibbons, " divinely illiterate."...
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The Writings of James Russell Lowell: Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 460 pages
...seeing my verses survive to pass beyond their nonage. In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...simplicity, that we were in danger of coming to look on our mother-tongne as a dead language, to be sought in the grammar and dictionary rather than in the heart,...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 562 pages
...worthlessness of contemporary reputation, especially us In choosing the Yankee dialect, I did not act without forethought. It had long seemed to me that...speaking was a studied Want of simplicity, that we wwe ill danger of coming to look on our mother-tongne as a dead langnage, to be sought in the grammar...
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