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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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