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s.n., 1902 - Literary Criticism - 107 pages
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Page 90 - I am in no pain about the matter. For it is a maxim with me, that no man was ever written out of reputation, but by himself.
Page 99 - To judge of poets is only the faculty of poets ; and not of all poets, but the best.
Page 93 - Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Page 80 - The books which help you most are those which make you think the most.
Page 84 - ... expense of judgment. This is the Boeotian method, which offers us a brick as a sample of the house, forgetting that it is not the goodness of the separate bricks, but the way in which they are put together, that brings them within the province of art, and makes the difference between a heap and a house. A great writer does not reveal himself here and there, but everywhere. Langland's verse runs mostly like a brook, with a beguiling and wellnigh slumberous prattle, but he, more often than any...
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