Technical Writing

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J. Wiley, 1920 - History - 178 pages

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Page 137 - Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.
Page 167 - So did the best writers in their beginnings; they imposed upon themselves care and industry; they did nothing rashly: they obtained first to write well, and then custom made it easy and a habit.
Page 37 - He was made the recipient of a silver teapot,' you write Jargon. But at the beginning set even higher store on the concrete noun. Somebody — I think it was FitzGerald — once posited the question 'What would have become of Christianity if Jeremy Bentham had had the writing of the Parables?
Page 167 - So that the sum of all is, ready writing makes not good writing, but good writing brings on ready writing.
Page 84 - She has kept her heds of coal many millions of years without being able to find much use for them; she has sent them down beneath the sea, and the sea-beasts could make nothing of them; she has raised them up into dry land, and laid the black veins bare, and still, for ages and ages, there was no living thing on the...
Page 28 - To explain requires the use of terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained, and such terms cannot always be found; for as nothing can be proved but by supposing something intuitively known and evident without proof, so nothing can be defined but by the use of words too plain to admit a definition.

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