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PROGRESS AND DESTINY

OF THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

AND

LITERATURE.

BY

JOHN A. WEISSE, M.D.

“The other nations of Europe may esteem themselves fortunate, that the English have
not made the discovery of the suitableness of their language for universal adoption.”

-Dr. K. M. Rapp's “ Physiologie der Sprache.” Vol. III. p. 157.

NEW YORK:
J. W. BOUTON, 706 BROADWAY.

1879.

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"Language is an art, and a glorious one, whose influence extends over all others, and in which all science whatever must center; but an art springing from necessity, and originally invented artless men."

-HORNE Tooke's Diversions of Purley.” Vol. I., P. 317, L. E.

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