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" By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended them ; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 267
1924 - 304 pages
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Classics Old and New: A Series of School Readers, Book 4

Edwin Anderson Alderman - 1906
...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...I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in some particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method of the language. This...
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Classics Old and New: A Series of School Readers

Edwin Anderson Alderman - 1906
...discovered many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in some particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method of the ' language. This encouraged me to think that I might possibly, in time, come to be a tolerable...
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The Heath Readers by Grades, Volume 2

1907
...had pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion, and after some weeks endeavored...writer — of which I was extremely ambitious. My brother had, in 1720 or 1721, begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in America,...
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ST. Botolph's Gomn An Account of Dio Boston in Colonial Days

MARY CAROLINE CRAWFORD - 1908
...again. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion, and after some weeks endeavoured to reduce them into the best order, before I began...method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious....
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Benjamin Franklin

Theodore Hornberger - 1962 - 48 pages
...Method in the Arrangement of Thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discover'd many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had...enough to improve the Method or the Language and this encourag'd me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English Writer, of which I was...
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American Colonial Prose: John Smith to Thomas Jefferson

Mary Ann Radzinowicz, Graham Storey - 1984 - 285 pages
...Method in the Arrangement of Thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discover'd many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had...enough to improve the Method or the Language and this encourag'd me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English Writer, of which I was...
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Mathematical Writing

Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, Paul M. Roberts, Paul M.. Roberts - 1989 - 115 pages
...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 Next, she reminded us of the verse-writing exercises that she had so highly recommended during the...
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Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography

Herbert A. Leibowitz - 1991 - 386 pages
...rewrote the sentiments in his own words: By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discover'd many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had...enough to improve the Method or the Language and this encourag'd me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English Writer, of which I was...
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Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language & the Culture of Performance

Jay Fliegelman - 1993 - 268 pages
...the essays, comparing them, and then testing himself again, Franklin concluded in the Autobiography, "I sometimes had the Pleasure of Fancying that, in...Import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method of the Language and this encourag'd me to think I might possibly come to be a tolerable English Writer,...
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Voicing America: Language, Literary Form, and the Origins of the United States

Christopher Looby - 1996 - 287 pages
...Method in the Arrangement of Thoughts. By comparing my Work afterwards with the original, I discover'd many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had...enough to improve the Method or the Language and this encourag'd me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English Writer, of which I was...
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