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I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good versi ...
But as some silly young men returning from France affect a broken English, to be thought perfect in the French language; so his Lo ...
Literature takes shape and life in the body, in the wombs of the mother tongue: always: and the Fathers of Culture get anxious abo ...
When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contrac ...
The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; an ...
English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin--a la ...
When my mother died I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tongue,
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I'm going out to fetch the little calf
That's standing by the mother. It's so young,
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With a tongue like a razor he will kiss,
the mother, the child,
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I remember the almost daily talks of my mother on the cruelty of slavery. I would say nothing to her, but I was thinking all the t ...
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