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Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 267
1924 - 304 pages
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1881
...fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious.' Even at this early age nothing could exceed the perseverance and self-denial which he displayed in...
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Relfe brothers' model reading-books, in prose and verse, ed., with ..., Volume 5

Richard Fletcher Charles - 1882
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - 1883
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer ; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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The New Franklin Fifth Reader: With a New Elocutionary Treatise, Essentials ...

Loomis Joseph Campbell - 1884 - 432 pages
...paper. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of thoughts. 8. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended...possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer. Grub Street (2), formerly a street in London, once noted for literary hacks and inferior literary productions...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself: Now First ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1884
...paper. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended them ; but I sometimes had the pleasurc of fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, 1 had been lucky enough to improve...
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The Improved illustrated reader, Book 5

Improved illustrated reader - 1885
...arrangement of thoughts. By comparing my work with the original, I discovered many faults and amended them. I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in...lucky enough to improve the method or the language. This encouraged me to think I might possibly, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - 1885
...paper. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults, and amended...of fancying that, in certain particulars of small import,7 I had been lucky enough to improve the method .or the 1 with this view . . . to hand. What...
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The Student, Volume 7

1887
...well forgotten the prose, turned them back again. I also sometimes jumbled my collections of hiuts into confusion, and after some weeks endeavored to...English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." — Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. BOOK REVIEWS. Books sent to THE STUDENT for review, will be...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1887 - 638 pages
...paper. This was to i95 teach me method- in the arrangement of thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended...enough to improve the method or the language; and this 0 encouraged me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...have in that way About this time I met with an odd volume of the " Spectator." It was the third. I had never before seen any of them. I bought it, read it...improve the method or the language, and this encouraged mo to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely...
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