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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 British Spy, Or, Letters to a Member of the British Parliament: Written ... - Página 58
por William Wirt - 1804 - 105 páginas
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - 1805 - 128 páginas
...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 Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volumen2

1806
...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 ..., Volumen2

George Burnett - 1807
...flourish. 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 composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with tropes and figures, than...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volumen2

George Burnett - 1807
...flourish. 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 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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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 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 of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with tropes and figures, than...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1809 - 496 páginas
...speech 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...clean composition of the sentence, and " the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illus" tration of their works with tropes and figures,...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1812 - 541 páginas
...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 of the sentence, and the sweet " falling of the clauses, and the varying and illus" tration of the whole with tropes and figures,...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - 1813 - 186 páginas
...Ciceronean manner; and hence the " still prevalent error of hunting more after " words than matter; and more after the choice"ness of the phrase and the round...sweet fall"ings of the clauses, and the varying and illui"tration of their works with tropes and figures, " than after the weight of matter, worth of sub"jeet,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...flourish. 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 composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with tropes and figures, than...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - 1829 - 224 páginas
...Ciceronean manner; and hence the still " prevalent errour of hunting more after "words than matter; and more after the " choiceness of the phrase and the...sentence, and the "sweet fallings of the clauses, and the vary" ing and illustration of their works with "tropes and figures, than after the weight of " matter,...
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