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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord ... - Page 27
by Francis Bacon - 1826
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 15

1810
...and clean composition of sentence; sweet falling of the clause; varying an illustration by figures ; weight of matter ; worth of subject ; soundness of argument ; life of invention ; depth of judgment. ' Before you enter on the main subject, endeavour to gain the affection of your...
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The British Spy, Or, Letters to a Member of the British Parliament: Written ...

William Wirt - 1804 - 105 pages
...languages, a taste for the fulness of the Ciceronian manner, and hence the still prevalent error of hunting more after the 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 their works with trop'es and figures,...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - 1805 - 128 pages
...ness of the Ciceronean manner ; and hence the " still prevalent error of hunting more afterwords "" than matter ; and more after the choiceness of " the phrase and the round and clean compositi*' on of the sentence, and the sweet fallings of " the clauses, and the- varying and ittustration...
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The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth, Volume 4

William Roscoe - 1806
...began to nourish. This," says he, " grew " speedily to an excess; for men began to hunt " more after words than matter, and more, after " the choiceness...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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The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volume 2

1806
...Writers of this stamp may profit by the following pertinent rebuke of Lord Bacon. They " hunt more after words, than matter, and more after " the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean com" position of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the claus" es, and the varying and illustration...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...which then began to flourish. This grew speedily into an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter ; and more after the choiceness...and the round and clean composition of the sentence, andthe sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with tropes and...
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Parliamentary logick: to which are subjoined two speeches, delivered in the ...

William Gerard Hamilton - 1808 - 253 pages
...clean composition of sentence ; sweet falling of the clause ; varying an illustration by figures ; weight of matter ; worth of subject ; soundness of argument ; life of invention, depth of judgment. Understand those to whom you are to speak ; consider what they will hear with most...
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Parliamentary Logick: To which are Subjoined Two Speeches, Delivered in the ...

William Gerard Hamilton - 1808 - 253 pages
...clean composition of sentence ; sweet falling of the clause ; varying an illustration by figures ; weight of matter ; worth, of subject ; soundness of argument ; life of invention, depth of judgment. Understand those to whom you are to speak ; consider what they will hear with most...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1809 - 496 pages
...eloquence and copia of speech flourished, and grew " speedily to excess; men began to hunt more after words " than matter; and more after the choiceness...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 - 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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