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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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COPYRIGHT BY
J. W. BOUTON,

1878.

TROW's
PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING Co.,
205-213 East 12th St.,

NEW YORK.

To the

ENGLISH-SPEAKING POPULATIONS

IN

EUROPE, AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA, AND OCEANICA,

AS
I Token of Appreciation of their Language,

THIS WORK IS DEDICATED

BY THE AUTHOR.

"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 by artless men.”

-HORNE TOOKE's “Diversions of Purley.” Vol. I., p. 317, L. E.

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