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" He that will write well in any tongue must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do; and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him. "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 72
by George Burnett - 1807
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Fabliaux Or Tales: Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth ..., Volume 2

Legrand (cit.) - 1800
...our literature. ' He that will write well in any tongue ' (says old Roger Ascham), must follow the counsel of ' Aristotle : to speak as the common people do; to think as ' wise men do :' and a copious model of this popular style is preserved in the common English translation of the...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...mostjbold in English : when surely every man that is most ready to talk is not most able to write. He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as Uie common people do, to think as wise men do: as so should every man understand him, and the judgment...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...most bold in English : when surely every man that is most ready to talk is not most able to write. He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this...Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise4 men do : as so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him. Many...
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth

Roger Ascham - 1815 - 391 pages
... THE ENGLISH WORKS OK ROGER ASCHAM, PRECEPTOR TO QUEEN ELIZABETH. A NEW EDITION. " He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this...as the common people do, to think as wise men do." TOXOPHILDS. LONDON* '•' '-' PRINTED FOR WHITE, COCK&Atix'; 'AND COO., HORACE'S HEAD, '' ' ' MDCCCXV.'...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer, Francis Wrangham - 1816
...bold in English; when surely every man, that is most ready to talk, is not most able to write. He, that will write well in any tongue, must follow this...do: as so should every man understand him, and the judgement of wise men allow him. Many English writers have not done so, but using strange words, as...
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The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne ...: To which are ..., Volume 1

George Horne, William Jones - 1818
...compositions will be insipid. Distil a bone, and you will have a quantity of water. 3. He that would write well in any tongue must follow this counsel of Aristotle ; — to think with the learned, but speak with the common people, that these may understand, and those approve...
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Advice in the Pursuits of Literature, Containing Historical, Biographical ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - 1832 - 296 pages
...expressed by himself. " He that will write well in any tongue, must speak as the common people do, think as wise men do ; as so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him." This tutor of queens wrote a work he called The Schoolmaster. It is a fine treatise on education, and...
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Advice in the Pursuits of Literature: Containing Historical, Biographical ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - 1832 - 296 pages
...expressed by himself. " He that will write well in any tongue, must speak as the common people do, think as wise men do ; as so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him." -\ This tutor of queens wrote a work he called The Schoolmaster. It is a fine treatise on education,...
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Domestic Life in England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With ...

Editor of "The family manual and servant's guide"., Editor of The family manual and servant's guide - 1835 - 379 pages
...phrases intelligible only to a few readers : he adopted, he tells us, the counsel of an ancient writer, " to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do." The study of the Greek language was the fashion of this day, and Aschatn informs us that the princess...
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Amenities of literature, sketches and characters of English literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - 1841
...prose, instead of the pedantry of the unformed taste of bis day ; and adopted, as he tells us, the counsel of Aristotle, " to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do." The study of Greek was the reigning pursuit in the days of Ascham. At the dispersion of the Greeks...
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