Results 1-3 of 48
viii I had been taken away from the French school and went for my lessons every
day to the apartment of the English clergyman at the church attached to the
Embassy . His method of teaching me English was to make me read aloud the
It smacks of the English soil . To my mind King James's Bible has been a very
harmful influence on English prose . I am not so stupid as to deny its great beauty
. It is majestical . But the Bible is an oriental book . Its alien imagery has nothing
I have read many books on English prose , but have found it hard to profit by
them ; for the most part they are vague , unduly theoretical , and often scolding .
But you cannot say this of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage .
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hellbent - LibraryThing
This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review