„Swinburne gave the coup de grace to English rhyme.“

—  F. S. Flint, Otherworld Cadences (1920)
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English Imagist poet 1885 - 1960

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„A western scholar must de-europeanize himself, and, in view of the most universal use of English, an Englishman must de-Anglicize himself as well.“

—  John Rupert Firth English linguist 1890 - 1960
J. R. Firth, (1956). "Descriptive linguistics and the study of english." in: F.R. Palmer (ed.), Selected Papers of J.R. Firth, Indiana University Press, p. 96; As cited in: Angela Senis (2016)

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„Nihilist and Christian. They rhyme, and do not merely rhyme…“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, livro O Anticristo
The Antichrist (1888), Nihilist und Christ: das reimt sich, das reimt sich nicht bloss. Sec. 58, as translated by R. J. Hollingdale. In German these words do rhyme; variant translation: Nihilist and Christian. They rhyme, and they do indeed do more than just rhyme.

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„I thank the goodness and the grace
Which on my birth have smiled,
And made me in these Christian days,
A happy English child.“

—  Ann Taylor (poet) British female poet and literary critic 1782 - 1866
Misattributed, Jane Taylor, "A Child's Hymn of Praise," from Hymns for Infant Minds (1810)

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„So I told them in rhyme,
For of rhymes I had store.“

—  Robert Southey British poet 1774 - 1843
The Cataract of Lodore http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/652.html (1820), St. 1.

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„My opposition lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.“

—  James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961
Letters and interviews, Letter to Henry Brandon after an interview with him, explaining his opposition to interviews; quoted by Brandon in As We Are (1961)

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„(Unless all coup perpetrators) are brought before the courts, Fiji cannot put to rest the ghosts of the coup.“

—  Koila Nailatikau Fijian politician 1953
On the government's proposed Reconciliation and Unity Commission, 7 May, 2005, 7 May 2005

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