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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter - Page 54
by Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
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The Lady's Magazine: Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

Great Britain - 1829
...after what manner, he must first think and cogitate in his mind his subject, then choose his words, and examine the weight of either ; then take care,...in placing and ranking both matter and words, that his composition be comely ; and to do this with diligence and often. No matter how slow the style be...
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Sir Philip Sydney's Defense of poetry: And observations on poetry and ...

Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson - Poetry - 1787 - 144 pages
...written; and after what manner ; he muft firft think, and excogitate his matter ; then choofe his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in...placing, and ranking both matter and words, that the cpmpofition be comely ; and to dcfffiis v\athdili~-gervc'e~ahd' often. No matter how flow the ftile...
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The Elements of English Composition: Containing Practical Instructions for ...

David Irving - English language - 1803 - 238 pages
....of either. Then-take care in p!ac.. 'ing, and ranking both matter and words,. that. the compofition be comely ; and to do this .with diligence and often'. .No matter how flow the ftile be at firft, fo it be laboured and accurate ; feek the beft, and be not glad of the...
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Essays biographical, critical, and historical: Illustrative of the Tatler ...

Nathan Drake - Literary Criticism - 1805
...written ; and after what manner; he must first think, and excogitate his matter; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words, that...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...written ; and after what manner; he must first think, and excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate; seek the best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words, that...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...written, and after what manner ; he must first think, and excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine ,the weight of either. Then take care...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words that...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...after what manner ; he must first think, and excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examino the weight of either. Then take care in placing and...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words that...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care iu placing and ranking both matter and words, that the...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the . best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words that...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...written, and after what manner ; he must first think, and excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words that...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...written, and after what manner ; he must first think and excogitate his matter, then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in...to do this with diligence and often. No matter how stow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the...
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