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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... "
Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 138
by Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 726 pages
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

1796
...narrative ; 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...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

1796
...narrative ; and 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...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 - 1805
...narrative; 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 is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...Mr. Thomas Warton, Dr. Burney, &c. form a large and luminous constellation of 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 middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 74

1845
...form 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...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...narrative; 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 is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

1830
...narrative; 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 is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - 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 Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830
...History of Great from the Restoration to the Accession of the House of HanThe style of an author should exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull tone and a rhetorical...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...narrative ; 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 is the fruit of exercise. Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and...
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