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" The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation: three times did... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 218
by Edward Gibbon - 1814
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

English literature - 1796
...and I was often tempted to caft away the labour of feven years. The ftyle of ah author ihould be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife. Many experiments were made before 1 could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1796
...I was often tempted to caft away the labour of feven years. The ftyle of an author flioiild be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon, John Holroyd Earl of Sheffield - English literature - 1796
...and I was often tempted to caft away the labour of feven years. The ftyle of an auihor fhould be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...and I was often tempted to caft away the labor of feven years. The ftyle of an author fhould be the image of his mind , but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercife. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 1

1797
...of learoing, imagination, and difeemment." &nd and command of language is the fruit of exercife. — Many experiments were made before I could hit the...chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compofe the firft chapter, and twice the fecond and third, before I was tolerably fatisfied with their...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language...middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical decla• From the mixed, though polite, company of Boodle's White's, and Brookes's, I must honourably...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as ..., Volume 74

...than the pages of a magazine afford. T Johnion'i " Vanity of Human Wishes." of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise." His plan of life now was to be, when old enough, ordained, and eventually to retire from Oxford on...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language...third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect. In the remainder of the way I advanced with a more equal and easy pace ; but the fifteenth...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...and I was ofteA tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. /The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language...third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their effect. In the remainder of the way I advanced with a more equal and easy pace ; but the fifteenth...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...and I wat often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years. The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were mndu before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and rhetorical declamation : three...
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