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A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes [by R. Lowth]. - Page 208
by Robert Lowth (bp. of London.) - 1775
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...QuintefTence, many a bulky Author would make his Appearance in a Penny Paper: There would be fcarce fuch a thing in Nature as a Folio : The Works of an Age would be contained on a few Shelves ; not to mention Millions of Volumes, that would be utterly annihilated. 1 cannot think that...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1739
...Quinteflence, many a bulky Author would make his Appearance in a Penny-Paper : There would be fcarce fuch a thing in Nature as a Folio : The Works of an Age would be contain'd on a few Shelves; not to mention Millions of Volumes, that would be utterly annihilated....
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Something new [essays, signed Automathes].

Richard Griffith - 1762
...quinteflence, many a bulky author would make his appearance in a penny paper — there would be fcarce any fuch thing in nature, as a Folio : the works of an...millions of volumes that would be utterly annihilated. I think that the above reflection of Mr. Addifon's, is a proper paragraph to conclude thefe two Chapters...
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Something new [essays, signed Automathes].

Richard Griffith - 1762
...quinteflence, many a bulky author would make his appearance in a penny paper — there would be fcarce any fuch thing in nature, as a Folio : the works of an age would be contained on a few Ihelves ; not to mention millions of volumes that would be utterly annihilated. I think that the above...
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A Short Introduction to English Grammar: With Critical Notes ...

Robert Lowth - English language - 1763 - 196 pages
...would be fcarce any fuch, thing in v , : ' i ' '" 1 e nature as a folio : the works of .an a|;e. •would be contained on a few fhelves : not to mention millions of volumes, that be utterly annihilated.^ Here the whole Sentence is divided into four parts by Colons : the firft and...
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The Most General School-assistant: Containing, a Complete System of ...

Gilbert Dyer - Arithmetic - 1770 - 191 pages
...many a bulky Authcr woiild make hie Appearance in a Penny Paper ! There would be fcarce .'.ny fucli Thing in Nature as a Folio : The Works of an Age would be i o.itamed'in a few Shelves : Not to mention Millions of Volume: that would be utterly annihilated."...
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An essay on punctuation

Joseph Robertson - 1785
...would make his appearance in a penny paper : there would be fcarce any fuch thing in nature as a foHo : the works of an age would be contained on a few fhelves...millions of volumes, that would be utterly annihilated *. This punctuation feetos to be inaccurate; The fecond and third claufes are intimately conneEled...
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An Essay on Punctuation

Joseph Robertson - English language - 1785 - 177 pages
...his appearance in a penny paper : there would be fcarce any fuch thing in nature as a folio : thje works of an age would be contained on a few fhelves...millions of volumes, that would be utterly annihilated *. This punctuation feems to be inaccurate. The fecond and third claufes are intimately COHneEted with...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...quintelTence, many a bulky author would make his appearance in a penny paper : there would be fcarce any fuch thing in nature as a folio : the works of an age would be contained on a few ihelves : not to mention millions of volumes that would be utterly annihilated." Addin, SpeQ. N...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794
...many a bulky author would make his appearance in a penny-paper. There would be scarce such a th^ng in nature as a folio ; the works of an age would be contained on a few shelves ; not to mention millions of volumes, that would be utterly annihilated. I cannot think that...
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