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" And though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them as well as the words and lexicons, he were nothing so much to be esteemed a learned man, as any yeoman... "
The American Journal of Education - Page 75
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1853 - 716 pages
...himself to have all the tongues that Uabel cleft the world into, yet, if he have not studied the »olid things in them, as well as the words and lexicons,...as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only. Hence appear the many mistakes which have made learning generally so unpleasing...
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Select specimens of English prose [ed.] by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1853 - 766 pages
...linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues thnt Babel cleft the world into, yet if he had not studied the solid things in them as well as the...were nothing so much to be esteemed a learned man as many yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only." — Milton. Lin quo, I leave;...
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Thoughts on Education

Eliza C. Lawton - 1854 - 56 pages
...said, " Though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet, if he have not studied the solid things in them...as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only." The study of history, as it forms a part of the present school exercise of girls,...
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Thoughts on Education

Eliza C. Lawton - 1854 - 60 pages
...said, " Though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet, if he have not studied the solid things in them...as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only." The study of history, as it forms a part of the present school exercise of girls,...
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Laconics, Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors: In Three Volumes, Volume 3

1856 - 374 pages
...DCCCCLXV. Though a Linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them...as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only. Hence appear liie many mistakes which have made learning generally so unpleasing...
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The Relative Importance of Ancient and Modern Languages: Considered as ...

1856 - 84 pages
...reform. though a linguist should prids himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them...as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only." ' Those languages should be preferred which afford the most abundant means of...
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The British Educator

1856 - 352 pages
...remarks, " Though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them,...as any yeoman or tradesman, competently wise in his mother dialect only. We do amiss to spend seven or eight years merely in scraping together so much...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 1-2

1856 - 600 pages
...— Though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them...as any yeoman or tradesman, competently wise in his mother dialect only. — Milton. HUMILITY. — When the two goats, on a narrow bridge, met over a deep...
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The Lover's Seat. Kathemérina Or Common Things in Relation to ..., Volume 2

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1856 - 368 pages
...cleft the world into, yet, if he have not studied the solid," which involve assuredly the common, " things in them, as well as the words and lexicons,...man, as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in bis mother dialect only." He goes on to speak of such culture, as if it were only a haling and dragging...
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Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 27

American Institute of Instruction - 1857 - 228 pages
...linguist," says Milton, " should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them,...as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only." " Language is but the instrument conveying to us things useful to be known."...
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