And don’t confound the language of the nationWith long-tailed words in osity and ation.
The Monks and the Giants (published c. 1871), canto i, line 6, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Their accents firm and loud in conversation, Their eyes and gestures eager, sharp and quick Showed them prepared on proper provocation To give the lie, pull noses, stab and kick! And for that very reason it is said They were so very courteous and well-bred.John Hookham Frere
A sudden thought strikes me,—let us swear an eternal friendship.John Hookham Frere
And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation.John Hookham Frere