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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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Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature

Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...of writing," Jonson underscored the affinity of reading and writing within the process of imitation: "For a man to write well, there are required three...authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise his own style." Ben Jonson, Timber: or Discoveries, in Complete Poems, ed. George Parfitt (London:...
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Reclaiming Reluctant Writers: How to Encourage Students to Face Their Fears ...

Kellie Buis - Education - 2007 - 130 pages
...classroom use. Pembroke Publishers. For a man to write well: there are required three necessities; to read the best authors, observe the best speakers and much exercise in his own style. — Ben Jonson, Discoveries Made upon Men and Matter, 1 635 Stories beget stories....
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