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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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3595. GRAMMAR, Rigor of.—

strictness of grammar does not weaken expression,
it should be attended to * * *.
But where, by small grammatical negligences,
the energy of an idea is condensed, or a word
stands for a sentence, I hold grammatical rigor
in contempt. [226]
To James Madison. Ford ed., viii, 108.
(W. 1801)

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