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" ... is no more comparable to the German or Spanish, than a bagpipe is to an organ ; and that, with regard to poetry in particular, considering the incorrigible uncouthness of their measure, and their always writing in rhyme, (to say nothing of their vile... "
The History of Rochford Hundred ...: From Former Authors, Ancient ... - Page 393
by Philip Benton - 1867
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The City-road magazine, Volume 4

1874
...Europe, and no more comparable to the German or Spanish than a bagpipe is to an organ, and that it isas impossible to write a fine poem in French, as to make...their chapel is well filled, principally by fishermen ami their families. It is supposed that Wesley preached in an upper room not far from the present edifice....
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Studies in English Literature

John Dennis - English literature - 1876 - 444 pages
...and Voltaire's ' Henriade ' convinces him that " French is the poorest, meanest language in Europe," and that it is " as impossible to write a fine poem in French, as to make fine music upon a jew's-harp." Wesley seems to have read a great deal of poetry, and his critical judgments will frequently...
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The History of Kingswood School: Together with Registers of Kingswood School ...

Arthur Henry Lee Hastling, Walter Addington Willis, Walter Percy Workman - Bath (England) - 1898 - 574 pages
...always writing in rhyme (to say nothing of their vile double rhymes, nay, and frequently false rhymes), it is as impossible to write a fine poem in French as to make fine music on a Jew's harp." — Wesley, Works, ii. p. 387 (nth October 1756). * Afr. John Jones, one of the early...
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Methodist Review, Volume 40

1858
...author ; but condemns the French tongue as the " poorest, meanest language in Europe," and declares " it is as impossible to write a fine poem in French as to make fine music on a Jew's harp." In one of his journeys he read another French work, namely, the prose-poetic romance...
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Romanic Review

Henry Alfred Todd - Romance literature - 1913
...admire, and perhaps John Wesley's strident vituperations against the French language, which close : " It is as impossible to write a fine poem in French as to make fine music from a jewsharp." If he had descended as far as Mr. George Saintsbury, he wud have found a man skilful...
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The Works of John and Charles Wesley: A Bibliography ...

Richard Green - Reference - 1906 - 291 pages
...always writing in rhyme (to say nothing of their vile double rhymes, nay, and frequent false rhymes), it is as impossible to write a fine poem in French as to make fine music on a Jew's harp." — -Journal, Oct. 11, 1756. He does not seem to have edited any French books for...
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