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" In style, to consider what ought to be written and after what manner, he must first think and excogitate his matter, then choose his words and examine the weight of either, then take care in placing and ranking both matter and words, that the composition... "
Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ... - Page 418
edited by - 1807
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The Lady's Magazine: Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

Great Britain - 1829
...examine the weight of either ; then take care, in placing and ranking both matter and words, that his composition be comely ; and to do this with diligence...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be labored and accurate; seek the best, and be not glad of forward conceits, or first words that offer...
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The Elements of English Composition: Containing Practical Instructions for ...

David Irving - English language - 1803 - 238 pages
....of either. Then-take care in p!ac.. 'ing, and ranking both matter and words,. that. the compofition be comely ; and to do this .with diligence and often'. .No matter how flow the ftile be at firft, fo it be laboured and accurate ; feek the beft, and be not glad of the...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in placing, and ranking both matter and words, that the...glad of the forward conceits, or first words, that ofter themselves to us, but judge of what we invent ; and order what we approve. Repeat often, what...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine ,the weight of either. Then take care in placing and ranking both matter and words, that the...glad of the forward conceits, or first words that ofter themselves to us, but judge of what we invent, and order what we approve. Repeat often what we...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...and excogitate his matter, then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in placing and ranking both matter and words, that the...to do this with diligence and often. No matter how stow the style be at first, so it be laboured and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the...
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The Extractor; or Universal repertorium of literature, science ..., Volume 2

1829
...examine the weight of either ; then take care, in placing hoth matter and words, that his composition he comely, and to do this with diligence and often. No matter how slow the styls he at first so it he lahoured and accurate ; seek the hest, and he not glad to forward conceits,...
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Palaestra stili Latini; or, Materials for translation into Latin prose ...

Benjamin Hall Kennedy - 1855
...excogitate his matter; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either ; then take care in placing and ranking both matter and words, that the composition be comely ; and to doe this with diligence and often. No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be laboured and...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...and excogitate his matter; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in placing and ranking both matter and words, that the...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be labored and accurate ; seek the best, and be not gkd of the forward conceits, or first words that offer...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...excogitate his matter ; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in placing and ranking both matter and words, that the...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be labored and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of the forward conceits, or first words that...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1860 - 762 pages
...choose his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in placing and ranking both mutter and words, that the composition be comely ; and to...No matter how slow the style be at first, so it be labored and accurate ; seek the best, and be not glad of thf forward conceits, or first words that...
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