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" Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money. But we must \<> not be too frequent with the mint, every day coining, nor fetch words from the extreme and utmost ages; since the chief virtue of a style is... "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 332
by George Burnett - 1807
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Timber

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
...It is an honest error that is committed, following great chiefs. Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current...words from the extreme and utmost ages; since the chief_yirtue_of a stylets perspicuity^ and nothing so vicious in it as to need an interpreter. Words...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - English prose literature - 1892 - 166 pages
...extreme and utmost ages ; i A | since the chief virtue of_a _styje is perspicuity, and noth-^ 'Vl ing so vicious in it as to need an interpreter... Words:...borrowed of antiquity do lend a kind of majesty to style, ,5 and are not without their delight sometimes ; for they have the authority of years, and out of their...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter; Ed. with an Introduction ...

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
...the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money. But we must 10 not be too frequent with the mint, every day coining,...words from the extreme and utmost ages ; since, the -ehieXyirtue of a styje js perspicujty, and nothing^ so . vicious in it as to need an interpreter....
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - English prose literature - 1892 - 166 pages
...most certain mistress of language, as the , public stamp makes the current money. But we must 10 | not be too frequent with the mint, every day coining, nor fetch words from the extreme and utmost ages ; j since the chief virtue of a style is perspicuity, and nothing so vicious in it as to need an interpreter....
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - English prose literature - 1892 - 166 pages
...It is an honest error that is committed, following great chiefs. Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money. But we must 10 not be too frequent with the mint, every day coining, nor fetch words from the extreme and utmost...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter; Ed. with an Introduction ...

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
...It is an honest error that is committed, following great chiefs. Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money. But we must 10 not be too frequent with the mint, every day coining, nor fetch words from the extreme and utmost...
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The Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1893 - 307 pages
...better counsels than those given by Ben Jonson and by Pope : — " Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current...in it as to need an interpreter. Words borrowed of antiguity do lend a kind of majesty to style, and are not without their delight sometimes. For they...
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The Principles of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1895 - 431 pages
...no better counsel than that given by Ben Jonson and Pope: — " Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current...nothing so vicious in it as to need an interpreter, 1 " The curt form of gent, as a less ceremonious substitute for the full expression of 'gentleman,'...
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The Principles of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1895 - 431 pages
...Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money. But \ve must not be too frequent with the mint, every day...nothing so vicious in it as to need an interpreter. 1 " The curt form of gent, as a less ceremonious substitute for the full expression of ' gentleman,'...
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The Principles of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1895 - 431 pages
...no better counsel than that given by Ben Jonson and Pope: — " Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current...mint, every day coining, nor fetch words from the ex treme and utmost ages ; since the chief virtue of a style is peripicuity, and nothing so vicious...
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