A Manual for Writers: Covering the Needs of Authors for Information on Rules of Writing and Practices in Printing

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University of Chicago Press, 1913 - Authorship - 225 pages
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Page 207 - In the case of lectures or other oral addresses, or of dramatic or musical compositions, one complete manuscript or typewritten copy of the work. (b) In the case of photographs not intended for general circulation, one photographic print. (c) In the case of works of art (paintings, drawings, sculpture...
Page 110 - Men lose their high aspirations as they lose their intellectual tastes, because they have not time or opportunity for indulging them, and they addict themselves to inferior pleasures, not because they deliberately prefer them, but because they are either the only ones to which they have access or the only ones which they are any longer capable of enjoying.
Page 8 - The negative condition is plasticity; the avoidance of all such crystallization as is immediately suggested by the environment. A mind that would grow must let no ideas become permanent except such as lead to action. Towards all others it must maintain an attitude of absolute receptivity; admitting all, being modified by all, but permanently biased by none. To become crystallized, fixed in opinion and mode of thought, is to lose the great characteristic of life, by which it is distinguished from...
Page 125 - Single quotations marks should be used to indicate a quotation, with double quotations marks reserved for a quotation within a quotation. 5. The following words, phrases, and abbreviations should be italicized: ad loc., ante, cap., circa (ca.), et al., ibid., idem, infra, loc.
Page 82 - Adjectives formed by the addition of "like" to a noun are usually printed as one word if the noun contains only one syllable (except when ending in /); if it contains more (or is a proper noun), the adjectives should be hyphenated : childlike American-like bell-like doglike business-like eel-like homelike habit-like Puck-like (but: lenslike tiger-like Christlike) 219. Compounds of "skin...
Page 116 - Art. II, sec. 2, of the Constitution provides that 'each state shall appoint .... a number of electors equal to the whole number of senators and representatives . . . .'"; "He also wrote a series of 'Helps to Discovery, etc.
Page 113 - APOSTROPHE — 163. An apostrophe is used to mark the omission of a letter or letters in the contraction of a word, or of figures in a number: ne'er, don't, 'twas, "takin' me 'at"; m'f'g; the class of '96.
Page 122 - He trode the unplanted forest floor, whereon The all-seeing sun for ages hath not shone; Where feeds the moose, and walks the surly bear, And up the tall mast runs the woodpecker. He saw beneath dim aisles, in odorous beds, The slight...
Page 119 - In connecting consecutive numbers omit hundreds from the second number — ie, use only two figures — unless the first number ends in two ciphers, in which case repeat; if the next to the last figure in the first number is a cipher, do not repeat this in the second number...
Page 118 - These discoveries — gunpowder, printing-press, compass, and telescope — were the weapons before which the old science trembled. But here we are trenching upon another division of our field — the interpretation of New Testament books.

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