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" The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times... "
The Popular Educator - Σελίδα 670
1855
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Τεύχος 56

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...his masterpiece. He was a fastidious writer, and wrote nothing " in haste, to repent at leisure." " Three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice...before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect." • Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains, just as its opposite might be...

Proceedings, Τόμος 56

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1902
...his masterpiece. He was a fastidious writer, and wrote nothing " in haste, to repent at leisure." " Three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice...before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect." Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains, just as its opposite might be described...

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Τόμοι 14-15

Edgar Allan Poe - 1902
...chief peculiarity lies — yet this, I believe, has never been shown. In his autobiography he says, " Many experiments were made before I could hit the...between a dull chronicle, and a rhetorical declamation." The immense theme of the decline and fall required precisely the kind of sentence which he habitually...

The Oxford Point of View, Τόμος 2

1903
...fresh as the flowers in May." " The style of an author," says Gibbon, " should be the image of his mind ; but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise " : and it is in his lyrics that Peele, like so many other of his contemporaries — as Dekker for...

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Τόμος 130

1881
...He could not please himself either in the arrangement of his subject or the style of his diction. " Many experiments were made before I could hit the...: three times did I compose the first chapter, and thrice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect." He was by this time...

The Writer, Τόμος 18

1906
...narrative, will feel no surprise at the care with which the work was evolved. "Three times," says Gibbon, "did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second...before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect," and of the two final chapters he explains that " three successive revisais were necessary to reduce...

Models for Study

1911 - 186 σελίδες
...often tempted to cast away the labor of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the...the first chapter, and twice the second and third, 151 before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect. In the remainder of the way I advanced with...

History of Christianity: Comprising All that Relates to the Progress of the ...

Edward Gibbon - 1916 - 86 σελίδες
...tempted to cast away the labor of " seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his " mind, but the choice and command of language is the...middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declama•' tion : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the " • From the mixed,...

Constructive English: Derivation, Spelling, Pronunciation, Grammar, Usage ...

Francis Kingsley Ball - 1923 - 458 σελίδες
...Sirs, Your obedient servant. CHAPTER XI EXERCISES The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. — GIBBON. 546. Exercise I (Preface). a. 1. Read the quotation on the title-page. 2. Why is education...

The Genius of Style

William Crary Brownell - 1924 - 226 σελίδες
...mastery as well as on perception. C" The style of an author should be the image of his mind," he says, "but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."^, He emphasizes thus the important part played by personality in a man's style and reprehends its denaturing,...




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