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" Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of " Mercury, and though we might be dragged along without "them, it would be with much difficulty, very heavily, and  "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 302
1798
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Epea pteroenta: or, The diversions of Purley ...

John Horne Tooke - English language - 1798 - 534 pages
...mention the mere ornamental parts of gilding, varnilh, 8cc. Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury. And though we might be dragged...productive of error when we neglect to obferve their complication. Into what blunders, and confe'quently into what difputes and difficulties, might not...
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Epea Pteroenta., Or, The Diversions of Purley, Volume 27, Part 1

John Horne Tooke - English language - 1798 - 534 pages
...mention the mere ornamental parts of gilding, varnifh, &:c. • Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury. And though we might be dragged...productive of error when we neglect to obferve their complication. Into what blunders, and confequently into what difputes and difficulties, might not the...
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The British Critic, Volume 29

English literature - 1807
...the raeré prßajneataj part of gild, ing, varniib, &c. ' ' Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury . And though we might be dragged...it would be with much difficulty, very heavily and tcdiouily ." P. 24. From this p:ifiage the fpcaker, who carries on the dialogue with Mr. HorneTooke,...
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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 29

1807
...mere ornamental part of gilding, varnifli, &c. " Aib'rfviationsiat the wheels of language, the lulngs of Mercury. And though we might be dragged along without...with much difficulty; very heavily and tedioufly." P. 24. From this paffage the fpeaker, who carries on the dialogue with Mr. Home Tooke, and who is announced...
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Epea pteroenta. Or, The diversions of Purley. To which is annexed ..., Volume 1

John Horne Tooke - 1829
...mention the mere ornamental parts of gilding, varnish, &c. Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury. And though we might be dragged...it would be with much difficulty, very heavily and tediously. There is nothino- more admirable nor more useful O than the invention of signs : at the...
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Analysis of the seven parts of speech of the English language

Charles Jobson Lyon - English language - 1832 - 127 pages
...awkwardness and ambiguity it sometimes occasions. " Abbreviations," says Tooke, " are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury, and though we might be dragged along without them, it would be with difficulty, very heavily and tediously." To be convinced of the truth of this, we have only to examine...
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Nuces philosophicĉ; or, The philosophy of things as developed from the ...

sir Edward Johnson - Language and languages - 1842 - 536 pages
...tediously. " There is nothing more admirable nor more useful than the " invention of signs. At the same time there is nothing more " productive of error when we neglect to observe their com" plication. Into what blunders, and consequently into what " disputes and difficulties...
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The Diversions of Purley

John Horne Tooke - English language - 1860 - 739 pages
...mere ornamental parts of gilding, varnish, &c. Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the vrings of Mercury. And, though we might be dragged along...it would be with much difficulty, very heavily and tediously. There is nothing more admirable nor more useful than the invention of signs : at the same...
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Grammar of English grammars; or Advanced manual of English grammar and language

Jacob Lowres - 1863
...ellipses or abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury. And though we might drag along without them, it would be with much difficulty, very heavily and tediously.'— H. Tookc. ON TRANSPOSITION. Transposition consists in changing the order of words or...
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Blindness and the Blind: Or, A Treatise on the Science of Typhology

William Hanks Levy - Blind - 1872 - 518 pages
...ABBREVIATIONS. It has been well said by Home Tooke, that " Abbreviations are the wheels of language, the wings of Mercury, and though we might be dragged...it would be with much difficulty, very heavily, and tediously." If these observations be true with regard to abbreviations and their use by the sighted,...
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