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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Language
 
She ceas’d, and ere his words her fate decreed
Impatient watch’d the language of his eye:
There pity dwelt.
        Shenstone.—Love and Honour.
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Languages are the pedigree of nations.
        Dr. Johnson.—Croker’s Boswell, 340, (A.D. 1733.)
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Words are the leaves on the tree of language, of which if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.
        Trench.—English past and present, Lect. 3. Page 151. Ed. 5.
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Language is fossil poetry.
        Emerson.—Essays: The Poet.
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