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" For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them , and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them.... "
The American Practitioner - Page 321
1897
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American Publishers' Circular and Literary Gazette, Volume 4

Bibliography, National - 1858
...literature for some time to come; and then, perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all ho has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in tho plainest...
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The political economy of art: being the substance (with additions) of two ...

John Ruskin - Art and society - 1860 - 125 pages
...literature for some time to come ; and then, perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author...; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else. And though I often hear moral people complaining of the bad effects of want of thought,...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious : Gathered from the Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1865 - 477 pages
...literature for some time to come; and then, perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author...way; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of...
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The value of physical science in the work of education: an address delivered ...

William Henry Green, Layfayette College (Easton, Pa.). - Chemistry - 1865 - 32 pages
...Concord, and listen to his terse, sententious utterances. You will always remember what Ruskin said : " Certainly it is excellent discipline for an author...or his reader will certainly misunderstand them." Moreover, let the Bible be studied by him who seeks to acquire a good style of composition not...
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Precious thoughts: moral and religious. Gathered from the works of John ...

John Ruskin - History - 1866 - 349 pages
...literature for some time to come; and then, perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent disciplin'e for an author...way; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of...
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Precious Thoughts, Moral and Religious

John Ruskin - 1868
...literature for some time to come ; and then, perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author...; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious

Mrs. L. C. Tuthill - 1869
...literature for some time to come ; and then, .perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author...; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of...
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Nature, Volume 49

Sir Norman Lockyer - Science - 1894
...student of science this diffuse method of expounding facts is distasteful. As Ruskin has remarked, " A downright fact may be told in a plain way ; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else." The chapter on " The ' Heat Wave' of 1892 " furnishes an example of what can be done...
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The Political Economy of Art: Being the Substance (with Additions) of Two ...

John Ruskin - Art - 1872 - 125 pages
...literature for some time to come ; and then, perhaps, the public may recover its patience again. For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he mast say all he has to say in the fewest possible, words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and...
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Common-school Literature, English and American: With Several Hundred ...

James Willis Westlake - American literature - 1876 - 156 pages
...good to lose, ' My Father knoweth best to choose. ALICR CARY : A Dream of the West. Cfmforitim.] LXIIL It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that...them ; and in the plainest possible words, or his reade1 will certainly misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a plain...
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