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" For pronunciation the best general rule is, to consider those as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words. "
A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ... - Page 4
by John Walker - 1825 - 103 pages
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...

John Walker - English language - 1806 - 87 pages
...nation combines to vitiate language in one manner, have often established the jargon of the " lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciation the best general rujo : fe,' te " consider those as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words."...
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The Savage

Piomingo - National characteristics, American - 1810 - 312 pages
...nation combines to vitiate language in one manner, have often established the jargon of the lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciation,...speakers who deviate least from the written words." Some have been inclined to dispute the justice of these observations; but, to me, they appear correct...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1812 - 766 pages
...cation combines t- vitiat>- inngimge in one manner, have often established the Jargon of the lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciation the best general rule is, to consider fhose us the m> .-' elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words. There have* been many...
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary: And Expositor of the English Language...

John Walker - 1822 - 775 pages
...nation combines to vitiate language in one manner, have often established the jargon of the lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciation...speakers who deviate least from the written words." j Without any derogation from the character of Dr. Johnson, it may Be asserted, that in these observations...
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A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper ...

John Walker - Bible - 1823 - 103 pages
...the objection. Equally indefinite and uncertain is bin general rule, that those are to be considered as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words. It a certain, where custom is equal, this ought to take place ; and if the whole body of respectable...
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A critical pronouncing dictionary

John Walker - 1824
...nation combines to vitiate language in one manner, have often established the jargon of the lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciation...best general rule is, to consider those as the most Ğlegant speakers who deviate least from the written words." Without any derogation from the character...
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Instructions in Reading the Liturgy of the United Church of England and ...

John Henry Howlett - Elocution - 1826 - 270 pages
...subject of pronunciation. PRONUNCIATION. Dr. Johnson's general rule, that " those are to be considered as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words," has been justly censured by Mr. Walker. It has already led to much innovation, and, in many cases,...
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A critical pronouncing dictionary [ed. by J. Murdoch].

John Walker - 1827
...the objection. Equally indefinite and uncertain is his general rule, that those are to be considered as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words. It is certain, where custom is equal, this ought to take place ; and if the whole body of respectable...
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The savage

Piomingo - Indians of North America - 1833 - 324 pages
...nation combines to vitiate language in one manner, have often established the jargon of the lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciation,...those as the most elegant speakers who deviate least Iromthe written words." Some have hcen inclined to dispute the justice of these observations; but,...
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Speech of Ephraim Banks, Esq., of Mifflin: Delivered in the Convention, to ...

Ephraim Banks - Bank notes - 1838 - 15 pages
...often established the jargon of the lowest of the people as the model of speech. For pronunciatien, the best general rule is, to consider those as the...speakers who deviate least from the written words." Some have been inclined to dispute the justice of these observations : but, to me, they appear correct...
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