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22), and "many studies, however, relating to Semitic languages refrain from original linguistic thought, either reposing on achievements of the past, or--which is by no means better--embracing servilely whatever theory is in vogue" (p.
shake off all the fears and servile prejudices under which weak minds are servilely crouched.
His moment of honesty is again replaced by denial as he blames his wife for the cruel note he sends to Marianne, "I had only the credit of servilely copying such sentences as I was ashamed to put my name to .
Not servilely disposed to bend, But like a conqueror to make him bow: