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" This grew speedily to an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter ; and more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration... "
The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth - Page 60
by William Roscoe - 1827
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Three Lectures on English Literature

Sir William Symington M'Cormick - English literature - 1889 - 196 pages
...speech. . . . This grew speedily to an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter ; more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round...soundness of argument, life of invention, or depth of jndgement." — Of the Advancement of Learning. Book I. Hohenstiel-Schwangau, and Red Cotton Night-Cap...
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The Defense of Poesy, Otherwise Known as An Apology for Poetry

Sir Philip Sidney - Poetry - 1890 - 210 pages
...4. 2, 3) : " This grew speedily to an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter ; more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round...argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment. . . . Here, therefore, is the first distemper of learning, when men study words and not matter." Yet,...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1890 - 730 pages
...composition of sentence, sweet falling of the clause, varying an illustration by tropes and figures, weight of matter, worth of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, and depth of judgment. This is monte potiri, to get the hill ; for no perfect discovery can be made...
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Timber; Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 216 pages
...compo- 5 sition of sentence, sweet falling of the clause, varying an illustration by tropes and figures, weight of matter, worth of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, and depth of judgment. This is monte potiri, to get the hill ; for no perfect discovery can be made...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter; Ed. with an Introduction ...

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 216 pages
...compo- s sition of sentence, sweet falling of the clause, varying an illustration by tropes and figures, weight of matter, worth of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, and depth of judgment. This is monte potiri, to get the hill ; for no perfect discovery can be made...
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 2

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894 - 628 pages
...composition of sentence, sweet falling of the clause, varying an illustration by tropes and figures, weight of matter, worth of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, and depth of judgment. This is monte potiri, to get the hill ; for no perfect discovery can be made...
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English Prose: Selections : with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 2

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894 - 624 pages
...composition of sentence, sweet falling of the clause, varying an illustration by tropes and figures, weight of matter, worth of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, and depth of judgment. This is monte potiri, to get the hill; for no perfect discovery can be made...
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Ben Jonsons Poetik und seine Beziehungen zu Horaz

Hugo Reinsch - Poetry - 1899 - 148 pages
...composition of sentence, sweet falling of the clause, varying an iltitstration by tropes and fignres, weight of matter, worth of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, and depth of judgment" (Xotae dr/mini Sti. Albani etc. Dise. IX. 226). Massgebend für die Richtigkeit...
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Advancement of Learning and Novum Organum

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 542 pages
...composition, sweet cadence of periods, the use of 1 tropes and figures, than after weight of matter, dignity of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment. Then grew into esteem the flowing and watery vein o\ Orosius,* the Portugal bishop; then did Sturmius bestow...
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Physical and Metaphysical Works: Including the Advancement of Learning and ...

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1901 - 606 pages
...composition, sweet cadence of periods, the use of tropes and figures, than after weight of matter, dignity of subject, soundness of argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment. Then grew into esteem the flowing and watery vein of Orosius,6 the Portugal bishop; then did Sturmius bestow...
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