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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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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Τόμος 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 σελίδες
...the style, again he tells us in his autobiography: "The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the...between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation: . . ." The result is a prose eloquent, balanced, and flexible; more rapid than Johnson's and graver...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - 1984 - 1544 σελίδες
...chief peculiarity lies — yet this, I believe, has never been shown. In his autobiography he says — oe The immense theme of the decline and fall required precisely the kind of sentence which he habitually...
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Writing Broadcast News: Shorter, Sharper, Stronger

Mervin Block - 1997 - 314 σελίδες
...stone falls to the ground." HENRY DAVID THOREAU "The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise." EDWARD GIBBON "Whatever is translatable in other and simpler words of the same language, without loss...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 σελίδες
...was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years.' He also laboured to find his own style: 'Many experiments were made before I could hit the...between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation.' He rewrote chapter I three times, and chapters 2 and 3 twice. The first volume appeared in 1776 and...
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The Practice of Cultural Analysis: Exposing Interdisciplinary Interpretation

Mieke Bal, Bryan Gonzales - 1999 - 392 σελίδες
...in the strongest possible sense. History and/as Cultural Analysis GIBBON AND OVID Frank R. Ankersmit "Many experiments were made before I could hit the...compose the first chapter, and twice the second and the third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect" (Gibbon 1923: 141). This is the way...
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Historical Representation: F.R. Ankersmit

F. R. Ankersmit - 2001 - 321 σελίδες
...not tell us how to evaluate them. HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS GIBBON AND OVID: HISTORY AS METAMORPHOSIS "Many experiments were made before I could hit the...compose the first chapter, and twice the second and the third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect. "1 Thus Gibbon in his Autobiography...
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Barbarism and Religion, Τόμος 2

J. G. A. Pocock - 2001 - 440 σελίδες
...Concerning style, the autobiographies have this to say: The style of an author should be the image of his mind: but the choice and command of language is the...third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect.92 The message here is that a non-narrative style was the harder to achieve; the first three...
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Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life

Michael Dirda - 2006 - 170 σελίδες
...writer's own, individual, unique. — Willa Gather The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. — Edward Gibbon The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost....
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Τόμος 13

Edward Gibbon - 1907
...often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the...was tolerably satisfied with their effect. In the re17 From the mixed, though polite, company of Boodle's, White's and B rooks' s, I must honourably...

The Principles of Rhetoric and English Composition for Japanese ..., Τόμος 1

William Douglas Cox - 1897
...perfectly sufficient." (Macaulay, 1800—1859.) " The style of an author should be an image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the...before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect." (Gibbon, 1737—1794.). " My style was not formed without great care, and earnest study of the best...




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