One of you gentlemen," he said, " has used the words 'official phraseology.' Now official phraseology is a good thing in its way, but very often it by no means describes the actually existing state of affairs. For instance, in writing to you gentlemen,... Papers on penmanship - Page 18by Frederick C. Cleaver - 1885 - 32 pagesFull view
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Edmund Yates - Journalism - 1884
...Trollope, one at a time, if you please; another gentleman is speaking now." And later on, when some one had been talking of " official phraseology," the old...gentlemen, I am accustomed to describe myself in official phraseology as ' Your obedient humble servant,' whereas" — and here he sat up and glared round through...