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If someday I make a dictionary of definitions wanting single words to head them, a cherished entry will be "To abridge, expand, or ...
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ
Attempt translation.
A tattered copy of Johnson's large Dictionary was a great delight to me, on account of the specimens of English versifications whi ...
It is neither the best nor the worst things in a book that defy translation.
We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind--mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising ...
I have nothing but wastes and wilds of self-translation before me for many miserable months to come.
Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information--hence, something inesse ...
A very simple and useful device is to have a memorandum-book, so small that it can be easily carried in the pocket, to be used ins ...
Now a Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as descended from t ...
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits ...
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