101 Elegant Paragraphs

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Vocabula Communications Company, 2005 - English language - 78 pages
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Page 1 - some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention — Francis Bacon, Of Studies
Page 1 - Step by step he walked before them; slow with their slowness, quickening his march by theirs, the true representative of this continent; an entirely public man; father of his country, the pulse of twenty millions throbbing in his heart, the thought of their minds articulated by his tongue. — Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Page 2 - things allied to the insubstantial, wait upon that master feeling; cold, numbness, dreams, perplexity; moonlight itself, with its shadowy and spectral appearances, — that cold ghost of the sun, or Phoebus' sickly sister, like that innutritious one denounced in the Canticles : — I am none of her minions — I hold with the Persian.

About the author (2005)

Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review, an online journal about the English language. The author of The Dictionary of Unendurable English and other books about language, he lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.

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