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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 330
by George Burnett - 1807
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The Lady's Magazine: Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

1829
...can write well without having read much. Let us attend to Ben Jonson's remarks on this subject. — " For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries: to read the best books, observe the best speakers, and much exercise his own style. In style, to consider what ought...
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The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - 1821 - 318 pages
...who as they are mischievous, so end they unfortunate. Essay t, or Counsels, Civil and Moral. JONSON. For a man to write well, there are required three...speakers ; and much exercise of his own style. In style to.considt.r what ought to be written ; and after what .:. M 3 manner : manner : he must first think,...
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The Extractor; or Universal repertorium of literature, science ..., Volume 2

1829
...from so fortuitous a rin um. stance. — La Belle Assemhlíe. Requisites for a Man to write tvell. — For a man to write well there are required three necessaries — to read the hest hooks, ohserve the hest speakers, and much exercise his own style. In style, to consider what...
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The Lives of the Poets-laureate: With an Introductory Essay on the Title and ...

Wiltshire Stanton Austin, John Ralph - 1853 - 428 pages
...composition he laid down for himself; the second is interesting as a criticism on his great rival. " 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 own style. In style to...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 pages
...great advantage, and the style is unusually close, precise, and pure. DIRECTIONS FOR WRITING WELL.1 For a man to write well, there are required three...much exercise of his own style. In style, to consider vvhat ought to be written, and after what manner ; he must first think, and excogitate his matter ;...
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Palaestra stili Latini; or, Materials for translation into Latin prose ...

Benjamin Hall Kennedy - 1855
...all, that which is worse than all the rest, a lawless tyranny. — Arnold. 386. How TO WRITE WELL. — 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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Guide to the civil service examinations [by H. White]. By H. White

Henry White - 1856
...projectile, Dublin, Exeter. 8 Put the proper stops to the following passage and explain it : — " 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." 9 Write the...
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The handybook of the civil service

Edward Walford - 1860
...projectile, Dublin, Exeter. 8. Put the proper stops to the following passage, and explain it : — " 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." 9. Write the...
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The Literature of Society, Volume 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1862
...critic he followed the injunctions ol Ben Jonson in that masterly posthumous work the ' Discoveries :' ' For a man to write well there are required three necessaries:...best speakers, and much exercise of his own style.' Addison's first efforts in the ' Spectator ' were to correct public taste, which had degenerated during...
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Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

1867 - 146 pages
...Lyly. Books, such as are worthy the name of books, ought to have no patrons but truth and sense. Bacon. For a man to write well, there are required three...best speakers, and much exercise of his own style. Joiison. A good memory is the best monument. Others are subject to casualty or time ; and we know that...
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