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Page xxv - of the building as the larger timbers, and " more so than the mere showy, unsubstantial " ornaments, I hate any thing that occupies " more space than it is worth. I hate to see a " load of band-boxes go along the street, and I " hate to see a parcel of big words without any
Page xxiv - The proper force of words lies not in the words themselves, but in their application. A word may be a fine-sounding word, of an unusual length, and very imposing from its learning and novelty, and yet in the " connection in which it is introduced, may be " quite pointless and irrelevant. It is not pomp " or pretension, but the adaptation of the