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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 420
by George Burnett - 1807
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The Lady's Magazine: Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

Great Britain - 1829
...manner, he must first think and cogitate in his mind his subject, then choose his words, and 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 and often. No matter how slow the style be...
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Sir Philip Sydney's Defense of Poetry: And Observations on Poetry and ...

Sir Philip Sidney - Poetry - 1787 - 144 pages
...after what manner ; he muft firft think, and excogitate his matter ; then choofe his words, and examine the weight of either. Then take care in placing, and ranking both matter and words, that the cpmpofition be comely ; and to dcfffiis v\athdili~-gervc'e~ahd' often. No matter how flow the ftile...
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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
...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...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
...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...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
...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...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
...after what manner : hee must first thinke and excogitate his matter; then choose his words, and examine the weight of either ; then take care in placing and...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
...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...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
...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...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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