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" This grew speedily to an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter ; and more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration... "
The essays of lord Bacon, including his moral and historical works, with ... - Page 144
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1884
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The British spy, or, Letters to a member of the British Parliament: written ...

William Wirt, Young Englishman of rank - Virginia - 1804 - 105 pages
...choiceneSs of the phrase and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet fallings of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of...argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment." Mr. 's temper and habits lead himto the swelling,stately manner of Bolingbroke ; but either from want...
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The life and pontificate of Leo the tenth, Volume 4

William Roscoe - Popes - 1806
...grew speedily to an ex" cess ; for men began to hunt more after " words than matter, and more after the " choiceness of the phrase, and the round " and...weight of " matter, worth of subject, soundness of ar" gument, life of invention, or depth of judg" meat. Then grew the flowing and watery 0 . . J A....
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The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volume 2

1806
...phrase, and the round and clean com" position of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the claus" es, and the varying and illustration of their works with...argument, life of invention, or " depth of judgment." A discourse delivered in Haverhill March 22 1 805 nt the funeral of jfabcz Kimball AM attorney at law,...
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The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth, Volume 4

William Roscoe - 1806
...grew " speedily to an excess; for men began to hunt " more after words than matter, and more, after " the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and "...sweet " falling of the clauses, and the varying and illus" tration of their works with tropes and figures, " than after the weight of matter, worth of...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...This grew speedily into an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter; and more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean...Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price. Then did Sturmius spend such infinite and curious pains upon Cicero the orator, and Hermogenes the rhetorician,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...into an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter; and more after the chtiiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean composition...Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price. Then did Sturmius spend such infinite and curious pains upon Cicero the orator, and Hermogenes the rhetorician,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, andthe sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and...Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price. Then did Sturmius spend such infinite and curious pains upon Cicero the orator, and Hermogenes the rhetorician,...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1809 - 496 pages
...flourished, and grew " speedily to excess; men began to hunt more after words " than matter; and more after the choiceness of the phrase, " and the round and...sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illus" tration of their works with tropes and figures, than after the " weight of matter, worth of...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1812 - 541 pages
...so well describes, when " men hunt more after " words than matter, and more after the choice" ness of the phrase, and the round and clean " composition...sweet " falling of the clauses, and the varying and illus" tration of the whole with tropes and figures, " than after the weight of matter, worth of sub*...
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Specimens of English prose writers: from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...grew speedily into an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter ; and more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean...Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price.. Then did Sturmius spend such infinite and curious pains upon Cicero the orator, and Hermogenes the rhetorician,...
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