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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... "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 297
1797
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

English literature - 1796
...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 a rhetorical declamation *.' Our author, by...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1796
...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....chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I cotnpofe the firft chapter, and twice the fécond and third, before I was tolerably faibfied wiih their...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...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 decla• From the mixed, though polite, company of Boodle's White's, and Brookes's, I must honourably...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1814
...British stars. image 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...chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...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...chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...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...chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...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 times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third,...
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Chambers's Cyclopćdia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...should be the image of hi.s mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. ttle to the tune, thru intermitt tone and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...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...chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their...
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The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Selections from His Correspondence, and ...

Edward Gibbon - Historians - 1839 - 455 pages
...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...chronicle and a rhetorical declamation : three times did I compose the first chapter, and twice the second and third, before I was tolerably satisfied with their...
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