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" For a man to — write well, there are required three necessaries — to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style. "
Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ... - Page 418
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1902 - 428 pages
...STYLE Prom < Timber, or Discoveries Made upon Men and Matter* DE STILO, ET OPTIMO SCRIBENDI GENERE. — For a man to write well, there are required three...style. In style, to consider what ought to be written, <md after what manner, he must first think and excogitate his matter, then choose his words, and examine...
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English Authors: A Handbook of English Literature from Chaucer to Living Writers

Mildred Lewis Rutherford - English literature - 1906 - 804 pages
...was the Spanish Armada ? 10. Why was Sir Philip Sidney sent to Holland? DIRECTIONS FOR WRITING WELL. For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries :— to read the best anthors; observe the best speakers; and much exercise of his own style. In style, to consider what...
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The Works of William Shakespeare...

William Shakespeare - 1907 - 476 pages
...was a strict one and tolerated no heresies ; his laws were carefully numbered for fear of omission. "For a man to write well, there are required three...authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise his own style." The good writer, the good poet must read considerably : " That which we especially...
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - 1908 - 376 pages
...Authors, observe the best °Pti""> _, . , : - ajT _ . scribtndi 15 speakers, and much exercise of his owne style. In style, to consider what ought to be written and after what manner : Hee must first thinke and excogitate his matter, then chopse_his_vvords, and examine the weight of...
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Composition and Style

Robert D. Blackman - Authorship - 1908 - 328 pages
...bookes of the Proficiencc and Advancement of Learning, divine and hvmane.) BEN JONSON, b. 1574, d. 1637. For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries ; to reade the best authors ; observe the best speakers ; and much exercise of his owne style. In style...
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English Prose (1137-1890)

John Matthews Manly - English prose literature - 1909 - 578 pages
...state of nations, till they betrayed themselves to riches. CXV. DE STILO, ET OPTIMO SCRIBENDI GENERE1 For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries — to read the tiest authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style. In style, to consider...
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Methods and Aims in the Study of Literature: A Series of Extracts and ...

Lane Cooper - Literature - 1915 - 264 pages
...his vertues. There was ever more in him to be praysed, then to be pardoned.1 IV. BEN JONSON ON STYLE For a man to write well, there are required three Necessaries : To reade the best Authors, observe the best Speakers, and much exercise of his owne style. In style to...
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Technical Writing

Thomas Arthur Rickard - English language - 1920 - 194 pages
...results obtained from the methods used by others. Ben Jonson said, "For a man to write well there are three necessaries: to read the best authors, observe...best speakers, and much exercise of his own style." Naturalness comes from exercise, not from lack of care. Aristotle said, long ago: "Naturalness is persuasive...
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Englisches Englisch: über den treffend richtigen, formvollendeten Ausdruck ...

Paul Heyne - Americanisms - 1922 - 208 pages
...the packages. 4. Werden gewisse Einzelheiten aufgezählt, so setzt man oft einen Doppelpunkt vor sie: For a man to write well, there a're required three...best authors; obs'erve the best speakers; and much practice of his own style. 5. Ein direkter Anführungssatz wird durch einen Doppelpunkt, dem oft ein...
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Discoveries, 1641: Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden, 1619

Ben Jonson - Authors, English - 1641 - 146 pages
...Necessaries. To reade the best Authors, observe the gene'" | best Speakers: and much exercise of his owne style. In style to consider, what ought to be written; and after what manner; Hee must first thinke, and excogitate his matter; then choose his words, and examine the weight of...
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